DS wonders if the Prime Minister is being briefed truthfully as to the state of the Armed Forces by the MOD’. The herculean efforts being made by Service personnel with unreliable systems & equipment, terms & conditions in times of increasing threat are truly outstanding. Prime Minister’s Questions 23rd November 2016 Wayne David (Caerphilly) (Lab): Continue reading
DS has now had time to digest the House of Commons Defence Committee’s report ‘Restoring the Fleet’ and the immediate Ministry of Defence (MOD) response. Frankly the very idea postulated by the MOD that their procurement programme for the Royal Navy was ‘growing’ the fleet was greeted with incredulity. To then add insult to injury Continue reading
DS is pleased to publish the recent House of Commons Defence Committee report – Restoring the Fleet. We agree in principle with the report but feel that it may fall short in certain aspects. For example, there is no overt mention of the cost (value for money) of current UK warship procurement only an intriguing Continue reading
DS has been concerned for some time that the proposed Royal Navy T26 Frigate (Global Combat Ship) is very expensive compared to frigates currently in service with other European navies. Therefore we produced the following comparison data between a Royal Danish Navy Air Defence (AD) Iver Huitfeldt frigate and the proposed Royal Navy Type 26 Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) frigate. Continue reading
DS has long been concerned at the ‘hollowing out’ effect of HMG policy across the British Armed Forces. The paper below is a personal view and chronology of the effect upon the Royal Navy of successive Strategic Defence and Security Reviews from 1998 to date. It has been written with professional commercial and service insight by Continue reading
DS is pleased to provide a link to the Telegraph article on the views of the outgoing CDS General Sir Nicholas Houghton HERE.
Defence Synergia – DS – is an apolitical group of operationally experienced Service people. DS are concerned with protection of the UK and offshore dependencies from external threats. DS commentary is focused on perceived shortcomings of defence and security forces; in this context, the EU question rests on an assessment of which choice offers the Continue reading