Year 2009

B or C

As a penance for the last sweary blog posting… Recent reports of a rumour from the usual ‘reliable defence sources’ indicates that the MoD is considering switching its preferred option to fulfil the Joint Combat Aircraft from the F35B STVOL…

Bears Really Do Shit in Woods

There has been much fuss this week over the Gray Report with all the online and traditional media outlets frothing at the mouth because of the rumoured content and delayed publication. The report was due to be published before the…

A Tale of Two Chinooks

Whether the Government likes it or not, helicopters are on the agenda and regularly on the front page.  In this instance we take a delve into the recent story of the ‘Cut and Shut Chinook Scandal’, which actually isn’t a…

On the Subject of Helicopters

Chinook Afghanistan

The issue of helicopters has been brought to a head this week following the news of 15 casualties in Afghanistan in less than a fortnight. The opposition and media have hammered the hapless Prime Minister and Minister of State for…

Defence Spending

Whilst there is a great deal of controversy raging at the moment about resources for operations in Afghanistan we thought we would have a look at the comparative percentage of GDP Defence spending has represented over the last forty odd…