Weapons technology

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Risk of nuclear war from cutting off China and Russia, says security tsar
Sir Stephen Lovegrove, the UK’s national security adviser, says backdoor channels have deteriorated

Nadeem Badshah

27, Jul, 2022 @10:51 PM

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Ben Wallace ‘wants defence budget lifted to 2.5% of GDP by 2028’
Defence secretary’s leaked letter to PM warns of shortfalls in military personnel and long-range rocket artillery

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

28, Jun, 2022 @9:16 AM

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Israel and Saudi Arabia ‘in talks over joint defence against Iran’
US-brokered summit discusses shared threat of Tehran’s growing missile and drone capabilities

Bethan McKernan in Jerusalem

27, Jun, 2022 @10:55 AM

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China says anti-missile test not ‘aimed at any country’ despite rising tensions
Ballistic missile interception system trial follows North Korean tests and deployment of US THAAD system in South Korea

Vincent Ni and agencies

20, Jun, 2022 @3:57 PM

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Meta banned firearms sales. Why are they still available on Facebook and Instagram?
A tech watchdog group reveals users can buy materials to build high-powered, automatic weapons in a few clicks

Kari Paul

15, Jun, 2022 @6:08 PM

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Syria’s barrel bomb experts in Russia to help with potential Ukraine campaign
Over 50 specialists skilled in delivering crude explosive working with Vladimir Putin’s forces, intelligence sources believe

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

22, May, 2022 @10:59 AM

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Zelenskiy compares Russian laser threat to nonexistent Nazi ‘wonder weapon’
Russia says weapon destroyed drone in five seconds in a test, but there is scepticism that it could be used in war

Dan Sabbagh and Pjotr Sauer

19, May, 2022 @5:11 PM

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The world will not be safe until nuclear weapons are abolished | Letters
Letters: Whether by accident or design, these horrifying weapons will eventually be used, says Frank Jackson, while Douglas Saltmarshe writes about the role of CND

Letters

13, May, 2022 @3:57 PM

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UK poised to hand further £1.3bn military package to Ukraine
Equipment will include anti-battery radar systems, plus GPS jamming and night-vision devices

Michael Savage

07, May, 2022 @10:06 PM

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Russia using cluster bombs to kill Ukrainian civilians, analysis suggests
Guardian research finds cluster munitions, widely banned across the world, used in populated areas

Lorenzo Tondo in Kyiv

21, Apr, 2022 @3:10 PM

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German report casts doubt on scale of its weapons support for Ukraine
Claims that only three of 15 types of arms requested now on official list likely to add fuel to diplomatic row

Philip Oltermann in Hamburg

21, Apr, 2022 @10:33 AM

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The sinking of the Moskva: what do we know, and why does it matter?
Russia has acknowledged the ship has sunk but will not say it was hit by a Ukrainian missile

Peter Beaumont

15, Apr, 2022 @11:47 AM

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