• Survival

    Autonomous Weapon Systems and Strategic Stability

    18 September 2017.  Autonomous weapon systems are prone to proliferation, and are likely to lead to increased crisis instability and escalation risks.

  • Military Balance Blog

    New UK shipbuilding strategy: do the numbers add up?

    07 September 2017.  Britain's new shipbuilding strategy aims to revive the sale of its warships around the world. The UK must overcome cost and flexibility challenges in a competitive marketplace.

  • Military Balance Blog

    EU initiatives for defence industry: breaking the curse of the ‘juste retour’?

    06 September 2017.  The European Commission’s European Defence Fund and associated initiatives are necessary but small steps on the long road to increased European defence-industrial cooperation, says Lucie Béraud-Sudreau.

  • Military Balance Blog

    What future for the MiG-35?

    04 September 2017.  In the years ahead Russia is expected to focus on comparatively large, long-endurance multi-role aircraft.

  • Expert Commentary

    Brexit and the European arms industry

    29 August 2017.  Assessing the impact on cooperation, competitiveness and funding.

  • Military Balance Blog

    HMS Queen Elizabeth: making an entrance, making an impact

    16 August 2017.  The new British aircraft carrier’s deployments may be very different from those imagined when she was first commissioned, thanks to a more complex and contested security environment.

  • Military Balance Blog

    US and UK aircraft carrier perspectives

    09 August 2017.  The arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth may prompt a significant change in the US–UK strategic relationship. Nick Childs considers the implications for leaders on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Beyond JL-2: China’s development of a successor SLBM continues

    07 August 2017.  Satellite imagery of modifications made to a Chinese submarine suggests work on a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, say Joseph Dempsey and Henry Boyd.

  • Military Balance Blog

    US Navy’s latest frigate plans: beyond LCS, but how far?

    04 August 2017.  The US Navy’s request for information from industry for a new guided-missile frigate underscores a further evolution of its thinking away from the original, much-criticised Littoral Combat Ship programme.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Type-055: a new chapter in China’s naval modernisation

    24 July 2017.  There is an exclusive club of five maritime nations currently operating surface combatants that displace over 9,750 tonnes – or what in The Military Balance classifies as ‘cruisers’. Missile defence and the ability to fire larger cruise missiles require bigger radars and cooling systems as well as more missile-launcher space, which all contribute to driving up the size of the vessel.

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