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31 October 2017.
UK final assembly of crewed combat aircraft will likely end by the mid-2020s, due to a lack of long-term strategy from British governments.
23 October 2017.
As recent NATO exercises show, Europe’s collective naval capability remains impressive, although continued integration of maritime forces on a more routine basis remains a challenge, says Nick Childs.
04 October 2017.
Assessing the size, strength and location of China's submarine fleet.
10 October 2017.
While the focus of Russia’s Zapad (West) 2017 was a fictional conflict in Belarus, several parallel exercises arguably offered as valuable an insight into Moscow’s military thinking as events around Minsk, and served to outline capability areas that NATO needs to consider further.
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Contested maritime domains and the growing significance of disaster-relief missions have increased the attraction of amphibious forces in the Asia-Pacific.
Changing threat perceptions and an improved economic climate have prompted European states to increase defence spending.
Russia is close to concluding its next ten-year armament programme, with a more modest level of re-equipment ambition.
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