The Strike Brigade – what, why, how?

A GUEST POST FROM JED It appears to this humble arm chair general, that the British Army has a fundamental problem, or three. After over a decade of constant deployment and action in a counter-insurgency role, there appears to be a…

Time to Cancel FRES SV?

THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY A DETAILED STUDY INTO THE HISTORY OF FRES http://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/future-rapid-effects-system-fres/ Can UOR equipment provide a viable alternative for Cavalry regiments ? Introduction In…

RN OPV’s – what do “patrol” vessels do?

A GUEST POST FROM LONG TIME TD CONTRIBUTOR, JED There has been a lot written in recent threads about the Chief of the Defence Staff’s speech and his comments about more vessels for the RN.  Much of the commentary on this site has…

An Alternative History

A guest post from Jed TD’s recent Atlantic Conveyor and Harrier FOB pieces have allowed a few of our regular commentor’s to indulge in some “what if” scenario development.  As a fan of the alternative history genre of fiction, and a fan…

Do we need the 60 tonne MBT

A guest post from Jed I want to make this another short article that asks some questions in order to peruse the conversations started in the comment threads of various other posts; hence the contentious title to grab your attention!…

A balanced force with a balanced budget ?

A guest post from Jed... TD has recently regailed us with posts on the Post Afghan vehicle lottery and on aspects of operational mobility (just to back up his veritable reference work on bridging!), including his awesome series of…

Mortars

A guest post from Jed We have a lot of discussion of fire support for mobile (armoured, mechanised) infantry, and touched upon the same subject in the context of light infantry. A number of articles penned by TD, myself and others have…

Is the MICV concept past its use by date ?

A guest post from Jed There have been a lot of interesting comments made in the various post-SDSR army articles written by TD (and guests), some by serving soldiers, some by us arm chair generals, but I am focusing here on the ones about…
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