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The experiences of recent operations in Afghanistan and Iraq have demonstrated the difficulties of conducting land-based operations to both military commanders and the general public alike. The cost in terms of financial resources, human lives and the very reputation...
For UK Forces, the Deep Strike capability is counting on its incoming fleet of F-35s to overcome the issue of long-distance deployment. Speaking with Air Commodore Paddy Teakle, the Head of Air and Space at the MoD’s Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, the Air...
The National Audit Office has expressed deep concern about risks to value for money from the changes to the aircraft carrier and associated Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft project made in the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR).
The trajectory of Russia’s national policy combined with its on-going rearmament programme poses a growing threat to security in the Euro-Atlantic. Russian actions in Georgia in 2008, Ukraine since 2014, and the scale and scope of its ‘snap’ military exercises, especial...
The May 2012 announcement by the Secretary of State for Defence that the variant of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (or Joint Combat Aircraft in UK parlance) to be acquired for the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force was again being changed marks the third iteration in a deca...
Lt Gen Bernardis talking about Storm Shadow missiles Lt Gen (Rtd) Bernardis, former Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force, earned widespread praise for his command of the air strike operation over Libya during OUP. As the Chairman of the Joint Deep Stike 2013 conf...
The Pentagon on Friday said it had finalized two contracts with Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) valued at $7.8 billion for 71 more F-35 fighter jets, citing what it called significant reductions in the cost of the new radar-evading warplane.
Recently, the US secretary of defence, Robert Gates, once again emphasised the importance of the joint strike fighter (JSF) 35 programme, both for enhancing military logistics and improving global security. Gates spoke at a visit to Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth plant...
The US Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, has emphasised the importance of the joint strike fighter (JSF) 35 program, both for enhancing military logistics and improving global security. Gates spoke at a visit to Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth plant, where the final a...
The U.S. military on Thursday downplayed concerns it could cancel the F-35 fighter and a new stealth bomber, after leaked documents from a budget review suggested the programs might be eliminated as one way to deal with deep budget cuts.
Recently in Fort Worth, officials from the Pentagon, Lockheed Martin and the Australian government gathered to celebrate the fact that two F-35 fighter jets bound for our ally down under were rolling off the assembly line. If you’ve followed the news about this plane...
Cuts to the RAF could leave Britain unable mount proper air defence, counter threats from hostile states or conduct major foreign military campaigns, its senior officers have warned David Cameron. By James Kirkup, Andrew Porter and Thomas Harding...
The team at Defence IQ is getting into the Olympic spirit! So, just for fun, we sat down and compared some of London 2012’s greatest athletes and events to their military counterparts. 100m sprint The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the most expensive and technologic...
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