• Type 26: all systems go

    UK Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon recently announced the signing of a contract worth around £3.7b to start building the Royal Navy’s much anticipated Type 26 frigates. The complex deal...

  • The 10 biggest aircraft carriers

    The eminence of aircraft carriers as floating air bases has been proven since World War II. Three of the world's 10 biggest aircraft carriers by displacement are operated by Asian...

  • Gerald R Ford: Ready or not?

    The US Navy’s Gerald R Ford carrier is suffering from a number of issues which could affect major areas of flight operations, rendering it “not ready for warfare”, according to...

  • Operation Ocean Shield: mission success?

    Since the end of NATO’s Operation Ocean Shield, two ships have been hijacked within two weeks near the cost of Somalia – a development that has raised questions over the...

  • Tackling trafficking with joint forces

    Over 127,000 migrants – men, women and children – made the hazardous trip across the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe’s shores in the first six months of 2015 alone. Although...

  • UCLASS kicks off

    After years of uncertainty, deliberation and delay, the competition for the US Navy’s much debated unmanned carrier-launched airborne surveillance strike (UCLASS) acquisition programme is about ready to begin in earnest....