UK defence issues and the odd container or two

Think Defence is a blog that covers UK (mostly) defence issues; images, videos, news items and in depth studies. It is not a campaign site and is funded wholly from donations and Google advert revenue, the objective is a simple one, to get people talking about UK defence and security.

Blog posts are short. Journal posts more detailed and sometimes part of a multi part series. Open threads are freeform discussion posts, one per month. The subject space contains consolidated multi part series posts and information centred on a single theme.

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    On this day in 1854 the light cavalry under Lord Raglan made their magnificent but ill fated charge against the Russian guns in Crimea. httpv://www.youtub ...

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    A Sapper from 22 Engineer Regiment stands at the bow of his boat whilst providing a river crossing for Zulu Company, 1 RRF during Exercise Prairie Storm i ...

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    Much like the FRES series that I consolidated and updated into a single article I am working on the same for the Ship to Shore Logistics series. As part o ...

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    Just trying out a new feature, embedding short self running video clips Anyway, read more about the Centurion here ...

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    No reason, I just think they look good! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCkfs6Dl9SY H/T RP Defense ...

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    A fascinating white paper from Inmarsat and the Royal Institute of Navigation Inmarsat, one of the companies in the broad group working to locate the airc ...

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    North West troops train with NATO in #latvia Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (2 LANCS) have been working with troops from L ...

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    In 2004, the Army was still engaged in the conflict in Iraq and its leaders admit they were aware that they did not have the resources to fight in more th ...

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    From a recent FOI request; The MOD owns and operates the 34 yachts detailed below that are used exclusively for Core Maritime Skills professional #trainin ...

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    I cam across Colourising #history on my Twitter timeline earlier in the week. They take black and white photographs and painstakingly colourise them, all ...

  • 08 266x179 Home

    On this day in 1854 the light cavalry under Lord Raglan made their magnificent but ill fated charge against the Russian guns in Crimea. httpv://www.youtub ...

  • Royal Engineers 740x5101 266x179 Home

    A Sapper from 22 Engineer Regiment stands at the bow of his boat whilst providing a river crossing for Zulu Company, 1 RRF during Exercise Prairie Storm i ...

  • Royal Marines 266x179 Home

    Much like the FRES series that I consolidated and updated into a single article I am working on the same for the Ship to Shore Logistics series. As part o ...

  • Chemring Centurion Firing 266x179 Home

    Just trying out a new feature, embedding short self running video clips Anyway, read more about the Centurion here ...

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    No reason, I just think they look good! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCkfs6Dl9SY H/T RP Defense ...

  • P3 Search1 266x179 Home

    A fascinating white paper from Inmarsat and the Royal Institute of Navigation Inmarsat, one of the companies in the broad group working to locate the airc ...

  • 49X 2014 2 Lancs Ex Silver Arrow1168 600 01 266x179 Home

    North West troops train with NATO in #latvia Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (2 LANCS) have been working with troops from L ...

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    In 2004, the Army was still engaged in the conflict in Iraq and its leaders admit they were aware that they did not have the resources to fight in more th ...

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    From a recent FOI request; The MOD owns and operates the 34 yachts detailed below that are used exclusively for Core Maritime Skills professional #trainin ...

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    I cam across Colourising #history on my Twitter timeline earlier in the week. They take black and white photographs and painstakingly colourise them, all ...

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    Submarine rescue systems and capabilities including escape suits, the Royal Navy Submarine Parachute Assistance Group and the NATO Submarine Rescue System ...

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    The UK's response to the West African Ebola is called OP GRITROCK. This is a detailed look at the story so far, land, sea and air ...

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    The need to rethink the ideal balance between mobility, protection and firepower Historically, the best tanks have always been those that provided a balan ...

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    An audit of the UK’s existing vehicle fleet The UK has more than 2,000 frontline AFVs that were acquired before 1980. Some people might argue that the Arm ...

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    Developing a coherent AFV strategy to support Army 2020 An Army Cut to the Bone Until 1989, the capabilities of Britain’s Armed Forces were almost entirel ...

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    There is a general and widespread assumption that unmanned ISTAR is cheap ISTAR but I think the best that can be said of this assumption is that the jury ...

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    Operating helicopters from the deck of naval vessels in poor weather is a significant challenge demanding the highest levels of skill and a number of tech ...

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    Where do you start with a summary of the Future Rapid Effects System (FRES)? I suppose the first thing to do would be define what FRES actually is. And th ...

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    We are now in the home stretch, racing to the conclusion of this series on the Future Rapid Effects System (FRES) In January 2012 the MoD's long awaited D ...

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    For this final few posts in the 'history' part of this series, before I get into a summary and analysis, I am going to mix the previously separated topic ...

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