Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The return of the (original) Frigate?


As you've probably guessed I've been pressed for time lately, popping in at Think Defence now and again but otherwise detained from writing. Well today I've got a few minutes to spare so I'm going to touch on something that seems quite a popular idea, but I'm not so sure about, that being the idea of smaller ships for the Navy.

Monday, 13 January 2014

The Threats Ahead

In December of last year, Think Defence posted a tongue in cheek piece about the "biggest threats in the next ten years". The post itself may have been a comical stab at the defence industry, but the comments section got going with ideas and theories about the legitimate potential threats that may exist in the the next ten years. And as old TD's trying to stimulate the online defence community to have a discussion about the SDSR due in 2015, I thought I'd weigh in with my own thoughts.

Friday, 3 January 2014

To start the new year, a quick look back

So, 2014 then. And what better way to start the new year than with a slight change of schedule to look back at a post from the past? If that makes sense. It did in my head at any rate.

See I was flicking through some old posts yesterday, just looking back on the year that was 2013, when I came across this old nugget about second hand procurement. In it I referenced the potential sale by Air India of eight of their Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, and so it occurred to me to go and check up on that and see if they'd been sold yet.