DS completely agree with the sentiments in a recent letter published in the Times by Air chief marshal Sir Michael Graydon, former chief of air staff; vice-admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham, former deputy chief of defence staff. With their kind permission it is republished below.
Following on from a recent House of Commons Briefing Paper on UK National Shipbuilding Strategy (focussing upon Complex Warships for the RN), DS delved more deeply into the Terms of Reference (TOR’s) that MOD produced. What we found was that the TOR’s for Sir John Parker are too narrowly focused on ‘complex warships’ to be meaningful. Although the Continue reading
DS has been pleased to provide evidence to the House of Commons Defence Committee inquiry into Defence Acquisition HERE
Despite the odd typo, this House of Commons library briefing paper on the National Ship building Strategy is reasonably informative and therefore a step in the right direction. http://www.defencesynergia.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/CBP-7737.pdf
Following the end of the 2016 Party Conference season DefenceSynergia (DS) decided to take stock of the political position vis-a-vis United Kingdom Security and Defence in the wake of the 2015 party manifestos and changing political leadership across many major UK parties. In doing so DS takes an apolitical stance but is not shy in Continue reading
DS is most grateful to the Editorial Board of The NAVY: The Magazine of the Navy League of Australia and Professor Dr Julian Lindley-French for granting permission to publish a recent article entitled ‘The Global West is All at Sea’. The development of Strategy, national and global, to meet emerging threats is crucial but all too often neglected Continue reading