DefenceSynergia (DS) is grateful to DefenceUK and Mr Fred Dupuy for permission to publish his prescient article following the recent, thus far unexplained, loss of an RAF F35B in the Mediterranean. ‘And Now There Are Seven’ – (subtitled: Thank Goodness the Yanks are Here!) rather succinctly sums up UK’s Defence position. We can do some Continue reading
Background The British system of resourcing the activities of Departments of State is for individual professional bodies to set out cases to the Treasury of what the perceived threats to their tasks are and likely to become, what resources they have and what they perceive they will need, in what might be called ‘The Whitehall Continue reading
DefenceSynergia (DS) is pleased to publish Nicholas Drummond’s article ‘State of the Union Summary of British Defence Priorities’ which originally appeared in UK Land Power. The article is prescient, well researched and thought provoking.
Whilst DefenceSynergia (DS) has been critical of the RAF, RN and, most particularly, HMG for the parlous and incoherent state of HM Armed Forces the British Army are equally disadvantaged. In some ways, being an organisation that depends on people (boots on the ground) supported by protective vehicles, the situation for the Army is Continue reading
Whilst it is true that the recent additions to the Royal Navy”s (RN) Order of Battle (ORBAT) is enhancing the service; the overall operational capability remains woefully thin.
DefenceSynergia (DS) has been highly critical of the 3 services for allowing HM Forces to be steadily reduced and emasculated under the guise of ‘capability’ enhancement and then offering PR ‘can do’ to cover the obvious deficiencies. Recently DS were quite critical of the Air Staff for balancing the budget by gapping essential capability Continue reading
The ambition of the RAF is to be commended – albeit that a desire to balance the budget seems to have gained more traction with the Air Staff than the air defence of the UK and its interests.