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.
After the publication of the House of Commons Defence Comittee report on the Royal Marines and UK Amphibious Capability, DS Publishes its input to this important inquiry. The Full report can be read HERE and the DS submission below. 01. DefenceSynergia (DS) was formed by former directors and policy board members of the United Kingdom National Continue reading
National Defence & Strategy Research Group Exposing the incoherence and weakness in the United Kingdom’s Defence and Security Strategies DefenceSynergia’s Input to the Mini SDSR Process and the HoCDC September 2017 Winston Churchill was once asked by a new MP what he considered an MP’s most important quality. The great man replied ‘Courage’. The MP was a little surprised, Continue reading
DS is pleased to reproduce the House of Commons Defence Committee report SDSR 2015 and the Army. The report includes two DS submissions in the written evidence with many of our own thoughts concurring with it’s conclusions. FULL REPORT
DS examines defence funding: More Money or Use it Better? On 9th Apr 2017, Roger Bootle, a financial consultant, published an article for the Telegraph entitled “Why the Government should be spending more on defence”. His position can be summarized using two of his statements: “It is all a matter of how much of your Continue reading
DS notes the recent publication of the NAO report on Delivering Carrier Strike and posts links Below: “The Department has made good progress and clear plans to achieve an initial Carrier Strike operating capability by December 2020, but it still has a lot to do as it brings together the equipment, trained crews, infrastructure and Continue reading
DefenceSynergia One page Summary of the Problem with British Defence Policy Engagement Despite UK Defence receiving more cash inputs since SDSR 2010, indeed, despite earlier defence spending achieving much higher input than 2% of GDP, the fact remains that HM Armed Forces have, and continue to reduce in manpower, major weapons platforms, sustainment and Continue reading