I had high hopes for the Integrated Review. Then the wheels came off

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

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MoD Nuclear Deterrent Up date to Parliament 20/12/18

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

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HCDC Inquiry Into Amphibious Warfare – RM and LPDs

The oral evidence provided on the 5th of December to the House of Commons Defence Committee (HCDC) inquiry into UK Amphibious Warfare capability can be accessed here.  http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/71a68c0d-db9f-4af0-a27b-928dd5831271   The evidence of Maj Gen Julian Thompson and Lt Gen Sir Robert Fry echoed much of the written evidence that DefenceSynergia (DS) is submitting to the Continue reading

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