The Royal Artillery’s ability to fight peer and near-peer threats has stagnated after two decades in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Modernising Defence Programme now offers the Royal Artillery a chance to consider the future of fires.
Last week, the normally secretive ‘Skunk Works’ division of the Lockheed Martin company unveiled a new, remotely piloted, hypersonic jet with strike and reconnaissance capabilities. Given the right investment, it has the potential to revolutionise military aerospace technology.
While polling suggests that Egypt’s otherwise religiously conservative population are ambivalent towards religion-based political parties, support for restrictions on the ousted Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party has yet to be tested.
As the UK sends 330 personnel to assist France's military intervention in Mali, there are real concerns that, like Afghanistan, the UK will be mired in another intractable conflict. However, the strategic conditions are very different for this to happen and it is wrong to assume there will be mission creep.
Russia’s revanchist behaviour on the Eastern flank of NATO and the US choice to double-down on its B61 Mod 12 Tactical Nuclear bomb both have important implications for Europe’s aging dual-capable aircraft fleets
The Pentagon recently agreed a contract for its next-generation, nuclear-capable Long Range Strike Bomber. But questions remain about reported plans for the bomber to be ‘optionally manned’ in its conventional role, while funding may also prove an issue