This paper assesses the different options available to the RAF in meeting the government’s objective to extend the crucial air C2 capability provided by the E-3D fleet out to at least 2035. It also explores the trends and emerging capabilities that may well shape the final form of the post-2035 replacement for the E-3 across NATO.
5 June 2017 Dr Karin von Hippel, Director General of RUSI, was on CNN to discuss the response and challenge emanating from the 3 June London Bridge attack. The attacks in the UK are part of a wider pattern of violence inflicted by ISIS around the world.
The proposed merger of BAE Systems and EADS has naturally attracted a number of concerns, from safeguarding sovereign defence industries to job cuts through rationalisation. But are these concerns with foundation?
The rumoured merger between EADS and BAE Systems is a reflection of longer term trends within the defence industry. But short term impediments will have to be overcome to ensure this deal goes through.
Proposals by the government to allow law enforcement officers greater access to communications data will draw understandable criticism from privacy campaigners. However the draft Bill ensures a tighter scrutiny and oversight of such powers while providing an essential tool for police and counter-terrorism agencies.
A decision by four Britons to plead guilty to terrorist offences including a plan to bomb the London Stock Exchange sheds new light on the current terrorist threat to the UK. It also gives fresh insight into the work of counter terrorism officers in the UK, and of their coverage of extremist networks.