UK Land Power is a new blog that seeks to start intelligent and informed discussions about defence issues.  Although the site will have a UK and Land emphasis, it will also explore a variety of related areas including Air and Sea Power issues, as well as reviewing other countries’ activities.  Articles posted here will generally be written by people who have served in the British Army, worked in the UK Defence Industry or who are recognised subject matter experts. The topics considered will include UK Government Defence Policy, Equipment Procurement, Military Hardware, Recent Combat Operations, Military History and Defence News. We will consider Command & Control, Doctrine & Tactics, the NATO Alliance and, of course, the Threats we face. We will offer in-depth explorations of hot topics such as Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Infantry Weapons, Artillery systems, Complex Weapons (including antitank guided missiles and anti-aircraft systems), UAVs, Helicopters & other aircraft that support the Land Environment, Communication & Information Technology, and key future trends across these areas.

We invite you to contribute comments and look forward to your views. May we also ask you please to treat authors and other contributors with respect and courtesy, even if you don’t agree with their points of view. Thank you.