Tag Falkland Islands

Amphibious Logistics – Without a Beach

Whilst we are discussing amphibious operations on the open thread I started wondering about conducting said amphibious operation where there are no beaches or decent ports. Helicopters I suppose, but not for any meaningful logistics build up. On the small…

Selling Weapons to Argentina

There is, and always has been, a stench of hypocrisy around the arms trade but we grudgingly accept it because we are rather good at it and it adds considerably to the nations wealth, directly and indirectly. Your typical left…

Exercise Southern Warrior

Caption from the British Army First Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (1RRF) have been taking part in live-firing training on Exercise Southern Warrior in the Falkland Islands. The Rifle Company dismounted exercise is facilitated by HQ British Forces South Atlantic…

Ship to Shore Logistics News

Some ship to shore logistics news from the Falkland Islands; On 27 March 2014, following a long sea journey from North America, the new oil industry floating dock arrived safely in Port Stanley. Named the ‘Noble Frontier’  this dock will…

The Falklands Balance of Power

Janes have reported that the long discussed deal between Argentina and Spain for 16 Mirage F1M fighters is on hold and instead, alternatives being sought. [browser-shot width=”600″ url=”;] One of the alternatives is 18 IAI Kfir Block 60’s The Kfir…

St Helena Airport

A reader (James C)asked for a short post with relevant information about the new airport at St Helena, due to open in 2016, built and operated by a South African company called Basil read and costing about £250m, as a…

Laser Beams in 1982

Of course that kind of thing is frowned upon now but the ever dependable 30 year rule on the release of old documents has thrown up some  interesting information on the development and limited deployment of naval laser weapons in…

Airdrop, 1982

A small series of images from the South Atlantic, 1982, HMS Glamorgan receives stores and SAS personnel mid Atlantic from an RAF airdrop.   With kind permission from Flickr user; D168629K