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  • NWI - Naval Warfare

    UK MoD wishes to accelerate nuclear programmes

    3rd December 2018

    Despite contributing to 40% of the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) budget deficit its two nuclear submarine programmes, Astute and Dreadnought, are in safe hands ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    RAF ISTAR Force moves forward with transformation

    24th October 2018

    The UK's Royal Air Force (RAF) is moving forward with an ambitious plan to transform its intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) force to ...

  • NWI - Naval Warfare

    UDT 2018: Concerns over depth of UK ASW capability

    22nd June 2018

    A report published by the House of Commons Defence Committee on 18 June warned of several areas where the UK’s armed forces lack the capability ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    Two percent echo reverberates around Westminster

    21st February 2018

    As UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) spending on defence is scrutinised, a commitment to the NATO benchmark of 2% of GDP spent on defence has ...

  • NWI - Naval Warfare

    Costing confusion over Type 31e

    31st January 2018

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has defended itself in light of suggestions by the National Audit Office (NAO) that it failed to stipulate the ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    Protector deliveries yet to be finalised as IOC looms

    25th January 2018

    As development of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian continues with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA‑ASI) announcing the first SATCOM taxi of the system, the timeline for first deliveries of ...

  • NWI - Naval Warfare

    First UK P-8s under contract

    22nd December 2017

    Christmas has come early for the UK as the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced that Boeing has been awarded the first production contract for ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    Former UK defence chiefs warn of significant capability gaps

    14th November 2017

    Assumptions made by the UK Ministry of Defence during the 2010 and 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Reviews (SDSR) could leave the country exposed to ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    Opinion: London’s latest SDSR review attempts to square the defence circle

    10th November 2017

    The UK has adopted a policy of conducting a Strategic Defence & Security Review (SDSR) every five years. The process aims to review commitments, ensure ...

  • NWI - Naval Warfare

    DSEI 2017: Frigate designs fuel T31 prospects

    5th September 2017

    With two new frigate designs expected to be officially unveiled at the show, attention will focus on what prospects, if any exist, there could be ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    Air Power 2017: CAS highlights partnerships

    12th July 2017

    As the Royal Air Force (RAF) looks forward to its centenary in 2018, the Chief of the Air Staff has highlighted partnerships as key for ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    Diminished returns for UK equipment

    7th July 2017

    A reduction in platform numbers is a recurring theme in the UK Armed Forces Equipment and Formations publication, with the headline loss being a 37% ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    UK MoD confirms Sentinel fleet cut

    16th June 2017

    The UK Ministry of Defence  (MoD) has confirmed reports that it will retire one Sentinel R1 aircraft, reducing the Royal Air Force's operational fleet to ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    UK election delays Sentinel decision

    20th April 2017

    An announcement on whether the Royal Air Force (RAF) will retain all five of its Sentinel R1 intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft, or reduce ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    The year ahead: European land programmes

    4th January 2017

    In Europe, falling defence expenditure means that most countries are struggling to maintain significant force sizes that can sustain one medium sized operation at a ...

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  • Frigates

    Type 31e

    The Type 31e frigate programme for the UK Royal Navy (RN) emerged during the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) 2015 when the MoD decided ...