DefenceSynergia is pleased, if more than a little concerned, to be able to publish the 2021 United States Department of Defense Annual Report to Congress on China.
A 2021 Review of the DefenceSynergia (DS) Threat Analysis of March 2015 In 2015 DS conducted and published its own Threat Analysis in light of SDSR 2015. This has now been reviewed by DS and a comparison made with the current (2021) state of affairs post HMG’s Integrated Review and Command Paper. Our Continue reading
Hypersonic missiles travel at speeds in excess of Mach 5 (about one mile per second), some as high as Mach 25. They are a game-changing system, difficult to detect and even more difficult to kill and which may be either nuclear or conventionally armed. They have the potential to destabilise current defence postures. Western capabilities Continue reading
DefenceSynergia is grateful to one of our founding members, David Graham, for his insights below into the potential but ignored threat of mining of British Ports. David first wrote on this subject in 2010 since when the Ministry of Defence has reduced Mine Counter-Measures Vessels from 16 to 13. To assess the ability or otherwise Continue reading
DS agrees with the HCDC Sub-Committee that the high North/Arctic is an area that UK and NATO must direct serious money, resources and attention to. Report can be read in full: HERE
￼Defence Synergia revisits the implications of a Resurgent Russia
This paper provides a systematic analysis of the nuclear threats that the UK faces and how these are likely to evolve in the coming decade. https://rusi.org/publication/occasional-papers/future-nuclear-threats-uk