Boxer and the British Army – Third Time Lucky

The ARTEC Boxer 8×8 armoured vehicle will meet the British Army’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) requirement that will equip the new Strike Brigades. Boxer and the British Army go back much further than widely known. There are three broad stages of the UK’s involvement with Boxer, starting in the late eighties/early nineties and this is […]

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Guest Post – Future Small Arms

This guest article was written by a retired naval weapons engineer with some small arms experience, as an exercise in seeing how much information can be gleaned from the internet on small arms, in the interests of ‘Thinking Defence’. Future Small Arms for the British Armed Forces. BACKGROUND HISTORY. A brief reminder of the types […]

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Content Update – Ascension Island and the 1982 Falklands Conflict

Ascension Island, in the Mid-Atlantic, would play a decisive role in the 1982 Falkland conflict and arguably, the operation to retake the islands would have been impossible without it. Click here to read ordownload for a couple of quid below   …

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Long Read Update – Operation Black Buck

Each of the reference and journal articles on Think Defence is subject to a regular update schedule. The first of these is the 25,090 word article on the 1982 Falklands Conflict Vulcan bomber missions against Stanley Airport codenamed Black Buck. I am committed to keeping all the Think Defence content free online but a new […]

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Winston and Nellie (the Trenching Machine)

Nellie was the nickname given a unique trenching machine produced at the insistence of Winston Churchill during the early stages of WWII. Click here to read  

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The Light Strike Brigade – A Concept

Counter insurgency operations in the Middle East and South Asia resulted in light forces becoming heavy forces. With a renewed interest in conventional operations in Europe and the evolving nature of operations elsewhere, a concept that gets back to mobility. Click to read The Light Strike Brigade – Concept and Requirements The Light Strike Brigade […]

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