Defence Studies Talk Series

Thought I would use Think Defence for some actual good for once, not just indulging in my bridge and container fetish. Paul Barnes is a serving Warrant Officer in the British Army, highly educated, and one of the few serving soldiers I know that writes on his own blog. Paul has been on a quest …

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Think Defence – June 2017 Update

To repeat myself from earlier updates, Think Defence was never going away, but it was changing, so stopping short blog posts and concentrating on the longer form content was that change. The first part of that change has now more or less completed; the old long form content has either been refreshed and updated, or …

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New Long Form Content – Joint Port Opening Capability – A Proposal

A proposal to create a Joint UK Port Opening Capability in support of defence, disaster response and Overseas Development Assistance, exploiting and expanding existing areas of expertise and a capabilities. There has been a great deal of speculation about the political and practical desirability of maintaining Overseas Development Aid (ODA) at 0.7% of GNI and …

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From Umm Qasr to Unmanned Warrior – Royal Navy Mine Countermeasures

Mines are not only able to destroy shipping, but they can also deny large areas of sea to all traffic. A look at current and future Royal Navy MCM capabilities, trends, and a few thoughts, in 7,265 words. Click to view From Umm Qasr to Unmanned Warrior – Royal Navy Mine Countermeasures  

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UK Amphibious Capability – Today and Tomorrow

This is the first new piece of content on Think Defence for a while, a look at existing UK amphibious capabilities, issues and plans and a half a dozen ideas for the future.

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Think Defence – The Story So Far

As per previous posts, an update on progress. To recap, no more regular short blog posts, but occasional long form documents once the existing long form content has been refreshed and updated. Some of the older posts have been split apart with additional content added. Here is where I am on that, roughly 217 thousand …

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The History of Airborne Aircraft Towing

As we approach the RAF’s 100 year anniversary year it is interesting to note the absence of information about airborne towing, a discipline that has been proven to be effective over many years and one which continues to be used by all major air forces today. During early combat air operations, low payloads and fuel loads …

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