MoD Equipment Plan 2019-2029

DefenceSynergia is pleased to publish the Ministry of Defence (MoD) 2019 to 2029 Equipment Plan. However, a recent National Audit Office (NAO) report said this…”Today the National Audit Office (NAO) reports that the Ministry of Defence’s Equipment Plan (the Plan) is still unaffordable, with the MoD estimating that costs will be £2.9 billion higher than Continue reading

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No Strategy, No Public Discourse – Royal Navy Escorts 2021       

DefenceSynergia (DS) is most grateful to Christopher Samuel, a former Royal Navy officer and founder member of DS, for providing the following short commentary on the state of the United Kingdom’s (UK) maritime defences. The issues covered become more pertinent in view of Her Majesty’s Government decision to launch a new review of UK security Continue reading

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Leangkollen 2020: Europe’s China Challenge

DefenceSynergia (DS) is grateful to Prof Dr Julian Lindley-French for permission to publish his recent commentary entitled ‘Leangkollen 2020 Europe’s China Challenge’. The Strategic aspects of the West’s relationship with China have been largely ignored outside the USA mainly for fear of financial disadvantage. As Dr Lindley-French says towards the end of his commentary: ‘Respect’ Continue reading

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The Strategic Defence and Security Review Britain Needs

DefenceSynergia (DS) is indebted to Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon, former Chief of the Air Staff, Vice Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham, lately Deputy Chief of Defence Staff and former RUSI Vice-President, Major General Jonathan Shaw, previously Director Special Forces and, subsequently, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff, Antony Hichens, lately Chairman of DS Smith PLC Continue reading

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DE&S Annual Report 2018/2019

DefenceSynergia is pleased to publish HERE the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Annual report covering Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) activity in the financial year FY18/19 . The document is 104 pages in length so as a brief aide memoire the Contents are broadly laid out as follows: 

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