DefenceSynergia is pleased to publish below the speech given by Defence Secretary The Right Honourable Ben Wallace MP addressed to parliamentarians from across the NATO Alliance at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly on Monday 14 October 2019.
The House of Commons Defence Select Committee UK Defence and the Strait of Hormuz oral evidence session took place today. Witnesses were Admiral Lord West. Nick Childs and Penny Mordaunt MP. Before the session the MOD had been asked for witnesses and had received a letter of refusal, HERE The hearing about the details of Continue reading
The British Army has launched the Army Industrial Engagement Framework (AIEF). Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has endorsed the new initiative, which for the first time defines how the Army can develop a more cohesive and effective relationship with industrythroughout the procurement and development process. Army launches Industrial Engagement Framework 05 September 2019 12:40 The framework sets Continue reading
Below is the transcript of an open letter that DS has sent to the Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt MP DefenceSynergia (DS) congratulates you on your appointment as Secretary of State for Defence and wishes you every success, believing that security and defence will be in safe and capable hands. Some years ago we met you Continue reading
Logistic is the Stem Without Which the Flower of Victory Cannot Blossom – Winston Spencer Churchill DefenceSynergia is grateful to Howard Wheeldon FRAeS for this welcome introduction to the Defence Fulfilment Centre (DFC) based at Donington. Logistics is a less glamorous subject than sexy front line operational ‘stuff’ and often takes a back seat in Continue reading
The Speech Good evening – it’s a great privilege to be with you this evening to give my first annual Chief of the Defence Staff lecture precisely six months after I started in the job. And without getting overly excited I guess there’s never been a better week for a CDS to be controversial …but Continue reading
DS has constantly warned that the Defence funding settlement is threatened by MOD’s failure to control overpriced, often over specified and some dubious quality weapon systems programmes – the F35B Lightning II being the most recent and possibly the most contentious as even now, as the first aircraft are delivered, it remains an open ended technical and Continue reading