UK defence issues and the odd container or two
  • VetiGel – Stop Bleeding in Seconds

    VetiGel is a plant based polymer formulated to stop bleeding in seconds. Obviously, stemming blood loss resulting from a wound is an important part of the ...

  • Perceptions

    The A10 is a fascinating case study on the perception of a weapon systems effectiveness from different perspectives. The leadership of the USAF think it i ...

  • SDSR 2015 – Great Britain’s Place in the World

    Lets make no mistake, Great Britain is great, the clue is in the name after all. Anyone who thinks otherwise is obviously uneducated, or French. Without G ...

  • SDSR 2015

    There is a pre defence review ritual that everyone with an interest indulges in. It starts with a few gentle discussions on Great Britain's 'place in the ...

  • The AirTEP

    The Tactical Extraction Platform from Escape International in France is designed to carry up to 10 personnel, providing facilities for them to be rapidly ...

  • The Panther Command and Liaison Vehicle

    The Panther Command and Liaison Vehicle has always been somewhat of a controversial vehicle. The requirement for a Ferret replacement was articulated in t ...

  • The Schermuly

    The word 'Schermuly' is synonymous with an illumination parachute flare but where does it come from? William Schermuly was born in 1857 going to sea on HM ...

  • MoD Private Finance Initiatives

    Previous governments have sought to obtain capability improvements for the MoD via the mechanisms of Private Finance Initiatives (PFI) and Public Private ...

  • The Biggest Bang

    8km North West of Burton upon Trent is the site of the UK's largest man-made explosion, the RAF Fauld munitions storage depot. Mining at the location date ...

  • SDSR 2015 Battle Lines

    Two Interesting articles in the press today seem to be drawing the battle lines for the major cut in the defence budget post 2015.     Now that ...

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