- Want to better understand asymmetric adversaries? Learn to play Hnefatafl, an ancient Viking board game.
- A new RAND report concludes that joint fighter development projects shared across multiple services probably don't reduce costs compared to the procurement of specialised fighters.
- Boeing's recent failed bid for Brazil's future fighter contract highlights the changing global market for large fighter aircraft.
- Meanwhile, India is set to receive its first locally designed and built fighter, marking a substantial step in the evolution of its domestic defence industrial base.
- Peter Singer and Allan Friedman's new book on cybersecurity and cyberwar is aimed at a general audience. What can we make of cyber-offense versus cyber-defence? It also comes with a reading playlist.
- Despite US and European weapons embargoes, China's defence industry is more globally integrated than you might expect.
- Another role has emerged for the UCLASS carrier-based drone being developed by the US Navy: flying missile magazines for manned fighters.
- Thomas Fedyszyn argues that Russia's naval decline has finally bottomed out, as Moscow's shipbuilding budget climbs towards half that of Washington's.
Military & strategy links: Boeing's Brazil loss, Russia's navy, cyberwar, India's Tejas and more
Published 7 Jan 2014 17:37 0 Comments