DefenceSynergia Comment – Government Spending The NHS and Defence

The House of Commons Select Committee on Defence (HCDC) has this week published its preliminary findings ahead of Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) and Ministry of Defence (MOD) report into the Modernising Defence Programme (MDP). The bottom line from the HCDC is that HMG should be funding MOD with a minimum of 3% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). DefenceSynergia (DS) supports this view but is not optimistic in the light of current political circumstances. Were the Defence capability deficiencies more widely known the public might well be willing to pay but they are never informed or asked. (more…)

PAC HCDC Letter to PM on Serious Defence Underfunding Concerns

DS has constantly warned that the Defence funding settlement is threatened by MOD’s failure to control overpriced, often over specified and some dubious quality weapon systems programmes – the F35B Lightning II being the most recent and possibly the most contentious as even now, as the first aircraft are delivered, it remains an open ended technical and cost liability upon the total Defence budget.  
Therefore, DS welcomes the direct intervention of the Chairman of the Public Accounts and Defence Committees with the Prime Minister in a letter which DS is pleased to republish HERE

UK Space Command Howard Wheeldon Commentary

DefenceSynergia is grateful to Howard Wheeldon for these thoughts on the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Defence Space Conference being held on 21st May.

It is especially relevant as the conference has triggered the Secretary of State for Defence, The Right Honourable Gavin Williamson MP, to announce that Royal Air Force (RAF) Air Command has been given responsibility for command and control of UK military space operations to defend the UK’s interest in space.

Here is what Howard has to say on the subject: (more…)

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