The argument over the UK’s post-Brexit role in the Galileo satellite network has led to broader discussions of the UK’s role as a space power. Yet, of equal importance is what this episode tells us about Europe’s long-term space ambitions.
The new £2 billion Tempest programme aims to both keep the UK in the combat aircraft business and secure for it a place in the next major European fighter project. Initial mock-ups unveiled with the announcement give some clues about design priorities, but funding the project long term may be challenging
The final communique of NATO’s Brussels summit pledges Allies to ‘continue to respond to the deteriorated security environment by enhancing our deterrence and defence posture’. But developing NATO’s deterrence strategy against a range of current threats needs a more comprehensive approach, as evidenced by the current debates in the UK.
Placing the British army's experience on the Western Front into the context of wider military developments in strategic and tactical thinking amongst allies and opponents alike, Dr Philpott's assessment of the often traumatic but nonetheless dynamic transformation in the conduct of war between 1914 and 1918 provides an important corrective to the existing Anglo-centric interpretation.
While both the Gray report on defence acquisition and the Haddon-Cave report on the Nimrod disaster cover a similar subject, they offer very different visions for future reform in the Ministry of Defence.
Effectively starting from scratch with a force of varied backgrounds and global outlooks, the IDF underwent an unusual learning curve in its early stages, where previous experience and lessons of success were absent from the process until built up in years to come.
Chris Maughan, managing consultant at Decision Analysis Services Ltd, examines the two key procurement processes employed by the Ministry of Defence and highlights lessons to be learned from the success of the LPPV rapid procurement