In his appeal to the House of Commons to extend UK anti-Daesh operations to Syria, the prime minister cited unique RAF capabilities, in particular the Brimstone anti-armour missile and MQ-9 Reaper. What contributions can the RAF bring to the campaign in Syria?
Recent reports shed light on Al-Shabaab’s evolving financing model. While charcoal remains key, sugar smuggling is playing an increasing role. Funding from illegal ivory, a focus of much distracting debate, is noticeable only in its absence.
It is a tired cliché in airpower circles that the F-15 is the most successful fighter in history with more than 100 kills to no losses in air-to-air combat. While no longer supreme, the replacement of the veteran air superiority fighter – currently being discussed in Washington – would leave serious capability gaps
The multinational MINUSMA and French Barkhane deployments to Mali involve the use of several indigenous European platforms, particularly the Eurocopter Tiger. Therefore, they represent a useful opportunity to evaluate some aspects of European expeditionary capabilities
The Ministry of Defence recently allocated £7.6 million to a ‘soft kill’ active protection system for armoured vehicles, being tested by QinetiQ. This article examines the potential place of such capabilities within the armoured concepts outlined in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review.
A roundtable discussion with H.E. Ambassador Natalia Gherman, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, on the UN in a new era...