All articles by Richard Thomas

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

Richard Thomas

ReOrbit and AAC Clyde Space partner on joint satellite avionics bundle

Data flow in space is a critical factor in ensuring operators are able to conduct activities and relay information, in the commercial, security, and defence sectors.

MBDA has hypersonic solutions to “bring to the table”

The growth of hypersonic missiles has resulted in a race to develop defence capabilities able to match the performance characteristics of the advanced weapons.

UK financial commitment to Ukraine on par with uptick in domestic defence spend

The apparent defence settlement in the Integrated Review refresh does not cover earlier announced budget pressures brought about by ongoing inflationary challenges.

UK could supply Typhoons to fellow NATO country to enable MiG-29 Ukraine provision

The Ukrainian Government has called for the provision of UK fighters to aid it in its ongoing war against Russia.

A year of conflict: Global Defence Technology 139

The Ukraine-Russia war nears the 12-month mark, analysis of the US Navy’s LCS programme, and trends on cybersecurity.

Russo-Ukraine war equipment loss ten times that of Moscow’s Chechen conflicts

Ten months of fighting has resulted in thousands of equipment losses on both sides, as the war drags on into 2023.

Latest figures show UK E-7 Wedgetails will cost £630m apiece

The UK has outlined hundreds of millions of pounds in savings via reducing the buy of E-7 Wedgetails down to three aircraft.

European SCAF programme heads to Phase 1B ramp up

Airbus is ramping up its industrial commitment into the SCAF programme under Phase 1B, although flight demonstrations are some way off.

Lessons in lethality: Global Defence Technology 138

Soldier modernisation trends in lethality, the UK-based training of Ukraine’s raw recruits, and the threats of undersea warfare.

New GCAP fighter moves beyond parochial European continentalism

The inclusion of Japan in the rebranded UK-Italian Global Combat Air Programme fighter effort could see it surpass rival European competition in France and Germany.