DS Input- Ministry of Defence Mechanised Infantry Vehicle Single Source Contract – To Overseas Buyer

DefenceSynergia (DS) is concerned that unless we have missed something in the Christmas mist we are not aware of any overriding operational need to go single source for the Army’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) contract. The German system under consideration seems like a ‘gold plated’ solution and probably far too heavy to easily meet United Continue reading

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UK Defence – Damaging Confusion and Uncertainty

DefenceSynergia (DS) is pleased to publish a recent piece by Howard Wheeldon commenting upon the current parlous state of UK defence, its funding and the confusion being engendered by Ministry of Defence and Government interference. DS shares many of Howard’s concerns, not least the obviously destabilising environment caused by constant Government/Treasury tinkering disguised as ‘reviews’ Continue reading

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HCDC Inquiry Into Amphibious Warfare – RM and LPDs

The oral evidence provided on the 5th of December to the House of Commons Defence Committee (HCDC) inquiry into UK Amphibious Warfare capability can be accessed here.  http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/71a68c0d-db9f-4af0-a27b-928dd5831271   The evidence of Maj Gen Julian Thompson and Lt Gen Sir Robert Fry echoed much of the written evidence that DefenceSynergia (DS) is submitting to the Continue reading

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