The UK Goes on the Cyber Offensive

09/21/2018
An offensive cyber-force to combat hostile states, terrorist groups and domestic gangs will be set up by the Ministry of Defence and GCHQ, The Timesunderstands. The £250 million unit will comprise about 2,000 digital warriors, with experts recruited from the military, security services and industry. It will quadruple the number…

A South African Perspective on Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI)

09/21/2018
By Guy Martin Saudi Arabia’s military industry is open for business – and hoping to secure South African ventures before the end of this year. Set up in May last year as part of Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman’s 2030 project to reform and modernise the kingdom, Saudi Arabian Military…

Constrainment, Australia and China: Working the Relationship with Papua New Guinea (Updated)

09/20/2018
Pushing back on the Chinese projection of power into the Pacific is a key priority for the US and the allies. At a recent Williams Seminar, a senior Australian Army official argued that China had already pushed its way out to achieve its first island defense strategy. Clearly, it is…

The Next Phase of Global Transit: Leveraging the Northern Passage

09/20/2018
Interestingly, a combination of a Danish transport company, Chinese shipbuilding and Russian clients have put together the next phase of global transit.  A Maersk ship has left Asia bound for Russia through the Northern Passage. "A brand new ice-strengthened containership is heading straight into the annals of maritime history. As…

5th Gen and the Tactical Leadership Program at Albacete

09/20/2018
With the coming of the F-35 to European Air Forces, a key priority is to work the training side of F-35s and fifth generation aircraft with other types of European Aircraft. This has been a key focus of attention by the European Air Group for some time, but this Fall,…

The RAF and Typhoons in Arab Air Forces

09/19/2018
The Saudis have been key customers for the UK with regard to Typhoon and have invested in upgrades common to their two fleets as well as benefited from British experience with maintaining the aircraft. With the agreement concluded earlier this year to buy an additional 48 Typhoons, the Saudis have…

The Evolving Role of Australian Ground Forces in Australia’s Deterrent Strategy

09/19/2018
By Robbin Laird Australia is building an integrated force and working to extend the reach and range of that force. This is a core effort for the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force and clearly focused on dealing with challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. But what is…