RAF strengthens ‘air bridge’ to Afghanistan

The RAF yesterday acquired a new £200m C-17 transport aircraft. Known as the ‘workhorse of the RAF’ it is large enough to carry three Apache helicopters, a Chinook, or even a Tornado fast jet or three Warrior armoured vehicles. It will be used to strengthen the UK’s air bridge with Afghanistan. But how will this […]

Defence moves into cyberspace

Companies such as Boeing, Grumman, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, which make much or all of their revenues from defence, are rapidly building capabilities in cyberspace, buying software companies that can degrade or destroy a computer network, or protect it from such attacks. “The internet is turning the defence industry on its head, just as it […]