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EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING 3 MAY 2021 No.56

"Never forget that your weapon was probably manufactured by the lowest bidder.” - Unattributed. Dear Readers, Having followed the developments of military rotorcraft over the last...
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ULA Launches Delta IV Heavy Rocket Carrying U.S. Space Force Payload

The launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket on 26 April was conducted on behalf of the U.S. National Reconnaissance...
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EU Looks to Optimise for Greater Strategic Autonomy

On 22 April the European Defence Agency (EDA) announced the implementation of OPTIMISE, a project led by Spanish company Skylife Engineering but involving nine...

EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING 27 APRIL No.55

“This Officer has the wisdom of youth, and the energy of old age.” - Apocryphal Officer Fitness Report. Dear Readers, Russian forces began to pull back...
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U.S. Navy begins first Manned-Unmanned Naval Capabilities Exercise in the Pacific

On 19 April the U.S. Navy began its inaugural multi-domain manned and unmanned capabilities exercise, Unmanned Integrated Battle Problem 21 (UxS IBP21), which is...
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Indonesian Navy loses contact with Submarine off Bali

An Indonesian Navy (Tentar Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut - TNI-AL) has lost contact with one of its Cakra-class submarines, KRI Nanggala 402 in the waters...
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Heavy Metal Takes a Knock in UK’s Integrated Defence Review

The United Kingdom’s Integrated Defence Review published in March 2021 had some surprises, and a few ‘well known’ secrets, such as the force reduction...
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CJTF’s Twin Tracks to Defeat Daesh; Erode Their Physical and Conceptual Presence

“The military working alongside and through proxies will be how we operate on any operation around the world. Lessons learned in this operation...

EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING 19 (APRIL) No.54

“This Officer works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap.” - Apocryphal Officer Fitness Report. Dear Readers, The withdrawal of...

EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING (12 APRIL) No.53

“Victory comes from finding opportunities in problems.” – Sun Tzu Dear Readers, LONG TERM DAESH THREAT While international forces have proved that coordinated kinetic might can defeat...

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