All articles by Richard Thomas

Richard is editor-in-chief for defence and transport at GlobalData.

Richard Thomas

UK military pilot training in limbo for beleaguered RAF

UK struggles with pilot training are emblematic of a chaotic year for London, as its main US ally seeks to deepen ties with the European Union.

Charting the extent of Iran’s arms proliferation

Iran’s support of proxies in the Middle East and allies such as Russia has extended to the provision of sophisticated weapons.

The irony of the UK’s China training revelation

Reports that former UK military pilots are being paid by China to train its own forces has been met with shock, as the US demands answers.

UK C-130Js listed for sale by MoD

The move to sell the 14-strong fixed-wing tactical airlift fleet had been on the cards for some time.

OSINT in Ukraine: Global Defence Technology 137

In this edition: OSINT in Ukraine, India’s new carrier, digital avionics, and more.

UK official speaks of western space alliance formation

Activities in space from states such as China and Russia are threatening the status quo in the domain.

UK’s F-35s to reach full operating capability by 2025

The Royal Navy’s 809 Naval Air Squadron is also due to stand up in 2023, joining the already operational Royal Air Force’s 617 Squadron.

Relief for defence as Wallace retains role, but is Truss’s 3% aim viable?

A considered stance as a steady hand on the defence tiller has paid off for Ben Wallace, who heads back to Main Building with challenges mounting.

Russian aggression shows the West’s GNSS weakness

In the modern world, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) form the digital link between all elements of society, from military, to parapublic and civilian.

NATO’s multi-domain counter to Russia and more in the new issue of GDT

In this issue: NATO’s ongoing pursuit of multi-domain integration, Ukraine’s ammunition supply demands and equipment chain challenges, and more.