New Long Read and a Quick Update

From my last update I reminded everyone that whilst the Think Defence blog would be winding down, the Think Defence long form content would not be. The latest long read is a piece on Multidrive Vehicles, arguably, an opportunity lost for…

Closedown Phase I Complete

Phew, that took longer than expected. As I mentioned in my last post on the subject, the first part of the Think Defence blog closedown is to move most of the posts over to an archive site. Done; https://thinkdefence.wordpress.com/…

A Longer Farewell

Last Friday I let everyone know of my intent to shut up shop and close Think Defence. I also said I would pen a more considered farewell by way of an explanation and look forward. Beginnings The reason I started Think Defence was simply…

So long, fish and all that

After nearly eight years , time to call it a day. Has been a hoot, made some great friends and had the honour to interact with current and ex service personnel, academics, people from industry and members of the great British public who…

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…

Warfighting Warrior Experimentation

Excellent news, I have been a long time proponent of experimentation without specific fully worked up statement of user requirements. The Royal Navy has been publicising the upcoming Unmanned Warrior, and even has a Fleet Robotics…

The Return of the Anti-Tank Mine?

With most of the UK’s stock of anti-tank Barmines either expired or used for Explosive Means of Entry (EMOE) in Afghanistan there is somewhat of a dilemma when it comes to the ‘return to contingency’, or conventional combined arms combat.…

SA80 Equipped to Fight

There was a flurry of news this week about the MoD considering extending the service of the SA80, with a handful of images reportedly showing prototypes of the A3 model.…

GUEST POST – Fixing UK Land Power

A guest post from 'Monty' This article is intended to be a high-level discussion of the issues and potential fixes that would address the manifold problems faced by the British Army. It isn’t a deep-dive supported by detailed…
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