The UK’s Future Aircraft Carrier (CVF) programme has come under pressure in the media for cost increases and potential job cuts which may follow its completion. A recent think-tank report has questioned CVF’s future contribution and relevance to potential operations. These reports, however, neglect the demonstrated relevance of aircraft carriers in supporting a range of recent UK operations, and...
In a major policy speech on nuclear issues, Prime Minister Gordon Brown recently suggested that Trident could be placed on the international negotiation table should there be a serious move towards multilateral disarmament. If such a gambit were to succeed, it would require something more than a leap of faith in trust.
The MBDA Meteor air-to-air missile is a game changer with strategic importance. With this in mind, Rob Hewson, Editor of IHS Jane’s Air-Launched Weapons, looks at the export potential for such a weapon
With responsibilities for UK maritime security falling between the Navy, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Police marine units, how well is the UK placed to address seismic changes in its own waters? Guy Whitaker, CEO of UK-based Missionkraft, offers his view and the Missionkraft solution