An Army Battle Map of Otterberg in Germany with pins  showing positions of assets during Ex MANSERGH SABRE.

DS concern over ISTAR

DS has written to the House of Commons Defence Committee about its concerns with MOD plans for UK Intelligence, Surveillance, Target-Acquisition and Reconnaissance enabled weapons platforms and interconnectivity for Data Linked Communication transfer following SDSR 2015. Of particular concern has been the disconnect between SDSR 2015 plans and the lack of additional funding to meet them. Thus leading to the cancellation, reduction or curtailing of some projects to fund others. Although cancelled some time ago, DS is most concerned that MOD UK (Navy) have no plans to install Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) as a recent Navy Secretariat reply to an FOI request confirms. See FOI reply here. (more…)

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