- Bidder urges overhaul of design tender in $60B navy frigate program
Canada’s plan to buy an off-the-shelf design for the navy’s new frigates faces a “very high risk of failure” unless the Liberal government rewrites its proposed requirements, one of the bidders has told the shipyard running the competition.
- [UK] Government urged to decide on new frigates as National Shipbuilding Strategy still in dry dock
GMB, the union for shipbuilders, says now is the time for the Government to commit to new Royal Navy Type 31 frigates and RFA support vessels.
- Pride of Britain? No, HMS Queen Elizabeth is a £6bn blunder that should be scuttled
There is a multi-billion-pound hole in the defence budget, and especially in Navy funding, which seems likely to be filled by yet again slashing the Army, a deplorable and short-sighted expedient.
- Debating ‘rules’, ‘order’ and ‘peace’ in the Asia–Pacific
The region is therefore not lacking in the quantity of dialogue mechanisms; the challenge is in the content of the discussions.
- Russia’s Arctic Ambitions: Hype vs. Reality
Due to a combination of poor exploration data, high extraction costs, and potential environmental risks, the Arctic is likely to remain a rather desolate place for years to come.
- Hacks Raise Fear Over N.S.A.’s Hold on Cyberweapons
“We now have actors, like North Korea and segments of the Islamic State, who have access to N.S.A. tools who don’t care about economic and other ties between nation states,” said Jon Wellinghoff, the former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.