Britain will have to strike new international agreements with other countries to maintain access to nuclear power technology after indicating that it is minded to leave Euratom, which has controlled the peaceful use of nuclear energy on the continent since 1957.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter remains a source of controversy and polarising performance claims. While problems with both the aircraft and the programme remain, there are no competing solutions that offer anything approaching the current or upcoming capabilities of the F-35 in contested airspace.
Installed power on naval surface combatants has steadily grown over the past few decades. The principal reasons for this are two fold: ships have got larger and faster, and ships have more power demanding mission-systems.
The military rotary-wing market is currently dominated by AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Eurocopter, Russian Helicopters JSC and Sikorsky. In spite of defence cuts, the original equipment manufacturers are continuing to bring out innovative designs and upgrades, albeit on a reduced level. Ian Vincent Frain takes a look at the combat helicopter sector