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13 Aug 10 Secretary of State for Defence Dr Liam Fox has this morning announced the strategy for reforming the Ministry of Defence which will include the setting up of the Defence Reform Unit that will lead in the reorganisation of the Ministry of Defence into three...
It really is a pleasure to be at RUSI once again and to have the opportunity of discussing such an important issue and at such an appropriate moment. And, to those from industry, I’m very glad that this event is focusing on you, and your businesses. Focusing on th...
Ladies and Gentlemen, good morning. Two weeks ago, the Government published this country’s first ever Strategic Defence and Security Review. The past few months have been an uncertain and worrying time for everyone in Defence because we all knew that chang...
The Defence Solutions Centre, a product of the UK’s Defence Growth Partnership (DGP), was officially opened today in Farnborough. The new centre has been designed to bring together the leading authorities and the "best minds" from across the defence industry to develop...
Peter Luff MP Minister for Defence Equipment Support and Technology 15 March 2011 Speech delivered to the RUSI/ Cranfield conference on Defence Acquisition Reform at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham. Challenges that lie ahead I’m...
Japan has changed its constitution. Or, rather, has "reinterpreted" it. Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet announced recently that it approved the constitutional reinterpretation to allow Japan a "limited" right to collective self defence. The decision was taken to overturn a 67-...
10 Aug 11The Ministry of Defence's 2nd Permanent Secretary, Jon Day, explains what some of Lord Levene's recommendations on Defence Reform will mean, and why we will see dramatic changes across UK Defence. Report by Lorraine McBride. The Defence Reform Review, publis...
IBM has won a five-year GBP23m ($37.88m) contract from Defence Equipment and Support, a department of the UK Ministry of Defence, to manage the UK Air Surveillance Command & Control System, UCCS.
With the latest economic forecasts from the European commission putting the UK's budget deficit for this calendar year at 12 percent of gross domestic product—the highest of all 27 EU nations—questions are inevitably being raised about the funding available for defenc...
European defence is still ailing from the ravages of the financial crisis. As operational performance in Libya and continued capability cuts illustrate, many European militaries have failed their health-check. Inappropriately structured for today’s operational chal...
Since I arrived in the Department as the Deputy Permanent Secretary two years ago, life has been dominated by preparation for the SDSR. And I took over this job just as the SDSR was published. So my time in Defence has been one of great challenges and change. I wel...
Foreign and Defence ministers of the UK and Australia meet in London this week for the annual Australia-UK Ministerial (AUKMIN) meeting. Foreign Secretary William Hague and Defence Secretary Philip Hammond will meet Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Defen...
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