During and prior to the Second World War, the Royal Navy operated a large number of Coastal Forces. Since the 1980s, these have dwindled to just a few unarmed patrol boats more usually employed for navigation training. Recent changes seek to regenerate expertise in this vital aspect of naval warfare.
Sanctions against Russian military companies and unsatisfactory management in the defence industry are hampering Russia’s plans to modernise its Tu-160 fleet and develop the PAK DA next-generation stealth strategic bomber.
Ukraine’s use of uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs) against the Russian Navy in 2022, alongside a host of major naval exercises involving USV trials, point to a coming technological revolution in naval warfare.
Pseudo-satellite platforms offer a range of potentially useful ISR capabilities for military forces, but harnessing them successfully will require new approaches to mission planning, sensor management and procurement
The development of the TF-X represents several decades of Turkish effort towards achieving independence in military systems and consequently greater flexibility in defence policy. It is also aimed at accelerating the rise of Turkey as a defence exporter.
In the study of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems, trustworthiness, control and reliance are huge considerations. An approach that combines psychology and engineering can help answer some of the deeper problems
As the Commando Force reforms to become a 21st-century raiding force, it faces significant equipment and capability challenges. None is more pressing than the design and development of the Multi Role Support Ship and the necessary ship-to-shore connectors