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With the ‘surprise’ announcement of a general election to take place on June 8th, Britain finds itself facing a number of critical decisions at home and abroad that will greatly impact defence. Defence IQ looks at the existing defence policies across the major political...
Prior to the announcement of the general election on the 6th April, the British Government has reportedly signed or agreed to at least nine key defence contracts, valued at more than $3.8 billion. The British Army gets the ASCOD2 vehicle to meet the FRES-SV light armour...
New York, Apr 5 2011 The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Cõte d’Ivoire reported today that it has received telephone calls from the heads of forces loyal to former leader Laurent Gbagbo stating that their soldiers have been instructed to stop fighting a...
UK forces can expect to see a further expansion of their armoured vehicle contingent as the government announced this month that it had signed off a £500m Scout reconnaissance vehicle deal with General Dynamics, just weeks after inking two other major vehicle deals....
With the installation of the new UK coalition government, the UK Ministry of Defence finds itself with a new superior, charged with the responsibility of securing the nation’s security both home and abroad. We profile the Shadow Defence Secretary and see just where hi...
Livingstone Partners, an international M&A mid-market and Debt Advisory firm, recently co-hosted an Aerospace and Defence roundtable with the team at British Growth Fund. The lunch brought together the CEOs and MDs of some of the UK’s most dynamic mid-tier aerospa...
James Farwell's "The Pakistan Cauldron" is an insightful look into one of the most complex, highly nuanced and complex countries in the world, Pakistan.The three major characters discussed in this book worked within this high pressure environment and played major roles...
Lieutenant Colonel Bruno Vanasse, Deputy Directory Psyops, Canadian Forces, discusses how we can rethink information activities in Afghanistan. The classical counterinsurgency tenets include addressing the root causes of insurgency, such as a vulnerable population...
Think Trump is being too friendly with Russia? A deeper look at current US policies indicates otherwise, says analyst Matthew Shoemaker, as he looks behind the curtain for Defence IQ.
Philip Dunne MP is the UK’s new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State following a cabinet reshuffle. Outgoing DE&S Minister Peter Luff announced his intention to step away from politics at the next general election and after a discussion with Prime Minister David...
The issue of military spending in the UK was once again brought into focus at the beginning of this month, as the government published its green paper on the Strategic Defence Review (SDR). This paper, titled "Adaptability and Partnership: Issues for the Strategic De...
By James Kirkup, Political Correspondent Published: 9:57PM BST 18 Oct 2010 One of the Navy’s new £3 billion aircraft carriers will never carry aircraft and will sail for only three years before being mothballed and possibly sold, ministers will announce on Tues...
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