DefenceSynergia has noted that MOD officials, possibly not the NAO, are confident that the Dreadnought (Successor) Programme is on budget. Reading the MOD report one cannot but be mesmerised by some of the slick wording…“In Summer 2017, the Department completed a baseline review of the submarine portfolio that confirmed the programme remains within its estimated Continue reading
DefenceSynergia (DS) is relieved that the Secretary of State for Defence has at long last published the Ministry of Defence (MOD) report entitled ‘Modernising Defence Programme’. At this early stage it is difficult to comment in depth about a report that has taken so long to produce so little albeit that DS takes heart that within Continue reading
Link to summary : http://www.defencesynergia.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Equipment-Plan-2018-2028-Summary-.pdf DS notes that the NAO must have been briefed on the potential direction of MDP because they mention it in the Summary thus: “6 The Department aims for the MDP to resolve its affordability challenges. As part of the MDP, announced in January 2018, the Department will consider its future Continue reading
DefenceSynergia recently wrote to Teresa May concerning her definition of the UK armed forces as “tier one”. The original document can be found HERE. The reply from the Cabinet office can be found HERE Both are reproduced. without DS comment. below for ease of reading: Madam Prime Minister, Theresa May, You have called for Continue reading
DS is pleased to publish the Philp Dunne report on Growing the Contribution of Defence and UK Prosperity
Summary NATO is the cornerstone of UK defence. The 2018 NATO summit is taking place against a backdrop of increasing political uncertainty and potential military threat. As in previous times of danger, the UK Government must work with allies to ensure the country’s security. NATO has responded to the change in threat following the annexation Continue reading
The Ministry of Defence’s Modernising Defence Programme (MDP) must address the challenges presented by the resurgence of state-based threats and be supported by a fully-funded and sustainable financial settlement, says a report published by the Defence Committee.