DS welcomes more money for defence. DS is concerned about the underpinning Strategy of this SDSR which leaves the impression of jam tomorrow. Full Review: SDSR2015 Taken from the SDSR, INFOGRAPHIC of the projected Joint force 2025 (Copyright MoD)
“The formal announcement of SDSR 2015 is at 14.00 this afternoon. In the interim DS reserves judgement. But as a minimum we would expect the PM to explain the Strategic case – the why, when, where and how questions – used to guide the actual outcome.” https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-pledges-178-billion-investment-in-defence-kit
DS is pleased to publish Dr James Bosbotinis’s most welcome paper on UK strategy. British Strategy in an Age of Uncertainty
As speculation in the press over SDSR 2015 hots-up DS is pleased to follow-up recent posts on the issue – ‘Filling the LRMPA Gap’ – with a thoughtful and informative piece by defence industrial analyst, Howard Wheeldon FRAeS. Howard, and DS believe that HMG created a serious gap in our defences with SDSR 2010 and that the Maritime Sensor Defence and Continue reading
DS read with interest the article concerning maritime patrol aircraft in the Sunday Times MoD sinks Sub Hunter. But still maintains it is the closing of the capability gap rather than the specific platform that is important.