26 Regt Royal Artillery Night Firing At Camp Bastion

26 Regt Royal Artillery Night Firing At Camp Bastion

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105mm Light Gun Afghanistan

105mm Light Gun Afghanistan

105mm Light Gun Afghanistan

105mm Light Gun Afghanistan

105mm Light Gun Afghanistan

105mm Light Gun Afghanistan

Soldiers with 26 Regiment Royal Artillery fire illumination rounds from the gun line at Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of soldiers operating nearby.

26 Regiment Royal Artillery was formed as a distinct unit in relatively modern times.

It was not until 1947 that 26…

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Torpedo Away

Royal Navy Merlin Helicopter Launching a Training Torpedo

A Royal Navy Merlin helicopter with 829 Naval Air Squadron launches a dummy training torpedo off the Cornish coast.

Merlin helicopters from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose have been busy near their West Cornwall Base getting to grips with the launching of practice torpedoes.

The Submarine hunting aircraft, who have recently returned from…

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Desert Hawk

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A soldier from the Royal Artillery preapres to launch the Desert Hawk 3 UAS (Unmanned Air System) over Salisbury Plain during a training exercise.

Desert Hawk is an extremely versatile and small Unmanned Aerial System designed for discrete operations. It is operated normally at the company level but is equally well employed above and below this. It has an extremely…

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The UK National Space Security Policy

The UK National Space Security Policy

Nope, I didn’t know we had one either!

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Faith Meets Planties

Courtesy of 1st Armoured Brigade

Theological students hosted by 22 Engineer Regiment

Theological students hosted by 22 Engineer Regiment

Theological students hosted by 22 Engineer Regiment

Theological students hosted by 22 Engineer Regiment

Theological students hosted by 22 Engineer Regiment

Theological students hosted by 22 Engineer Regiment

Nine trainee ‘vicars’ from six theological colleges came to see what the Army was up to in Tidworth, this week. The annual week, organised by the RAChD (The Royal Army Chaplains’ Department) and on this day…

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The Russian Bear Cometh

The Russian Bear Cometh

Or not, a thoughtful post from Chris at Defence with a C

I read a similar piece a while ago summed up in a single sentence, most of the Russian armed forces would not survive first contact with the ignition key!

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The SCAR Pod

Airborne Systems in Austria have developed what I think is a very interesting product at the lower end, it is not designed to replace products like the Rafael Lightning that can work at high speeds and high G loads.

The S.C.A.R (self contained aerial reconnaissance) Pod is a self contained carbon fibre pod that can accept a variety of payloads. The main sensor is a single electro optical sensor…

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Cut Resistant Fabric

New from PPSS, Cut Tex Pro cut resistant fabric.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpGgUADIzDA

I note it is bit resistant, handy for the coming zombie apocalypse

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Wildcat Helicopter Carrying FASGW Missiles

Wildcat Helicopter Carrying FASGW Missiles

Both flavours of FASGW

Computer generated image of the Royal Navy’s Wildcat attack helicopter, fitted with next generation precision missiles.

The Royal Navy’s new Wildcat attack helicopters are to be fitted with next generation precision missiles thanks to a £90 million contract with a British defence company that will sustain 300 UK jobs.

Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (Heavy) (FASGW(H)) and…

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Scottish Defence Service - Things to Do Day 1

Scottish Defence Service – Things to Do Day 1

We have discussed the ins and outs of Scottish independence many times on Think Defence but as the vote looms I thought it would be interesting to try and capture the combined wisdom of the Think Defence readership and collate an issue list, or things to do, for a newly formed Scottish Defence Service, or Scottish Defence Force, or any other name.

Put your thoughts into the comments and I will…

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