Pictured are Royal Marines from X-Ray Company, 45 Commando, have taken part in a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft Personnel (TRAP) scenario during Exercise Trident Juncture 18. They deployed from American CH-53 helicopters with a Para Jumper (PJ) Personnel Recovery specialist from the United States Air Force to rescue two downed Fast air pilots. The Importance Continue reading
Mr Speaker, thank you and with permission, I will update the House on the Government’s Integrated Review of foreign, defence, security and development policy. Our Review will conclude early next year, setting out the UK’s international agenda, but I want to inform the House of its first outcome.
DefenceSynergia provided written evidence to and publishes here the Public Accounts Committee report entitled ‘Delivering Carrier Strike’ which was formally released on 13th November. Some of the headlines in the media and on social media have been lurid – read and decide for yourself. Full report HERE
DefenceSynergia (DS) is indebted to Politics Home and The House Magazine of the House Commons for the sight of an article by Lord Robertson covering the Government’s Integrated Review. Lord Robertson was Secretary-General of NATO (1999 to 2003) and British Defence Secretary (1997 to 1999) – at which time he initiated the well-received Strategic Defence Continue reading
DefenceSynergia is pleased to publish the latest NATO Defence Spending Report by country for the period 2013 to 2020. HERE
DefenceSynergia is pleased to publish the latest report by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee – A brave new Britain? The future of the UK’s international policy – not least because, in a Strategic Defence and Security context, it supports the position DS has held for over a decade. To quote just one element Continue reading
Whilst UK MOD dithers over T31e frigate contracts and HMG struggle to fund five the Japanese MOD and industry just gets on with it. In 2017 the Japanese Government decided to increase the tempo of its warship building programme to combat Chinese activity. Three years later the first 2 (of 22) new 5500 ton multi-purpose Continue reading