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By Tom Wein Militaries and governments are not the only players in defence and procurement; they exist in a complex reciprocal relationship with the corporations that manufacture their equipment. Governments attempt to support their domestic arms industry as a strat...
Since the financial crisis first plunged European budgets into the red, pundits have declared with mechanical persistence that "the time has finally come" for a fundamental shake-up of the EU’s defence initiatives. Each of these "epochs", usually coinciding with a...
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...
Speaking at DSEI in London this week, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon discussed the upcoming Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) and future developments within the MoD, including the potential realignment of its commercial research house DSTL.
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...
Chris Markey is the Chairman of the Defence Forum of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT). He provides advice and consultancy support in both commercial and defence sectors, primarily on supply chain and logistic issues. Ahead of his pre...
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...
Defence related research and development (R&D) is a vital component of Europe’s technical industrial base. It not only provides the technological solutions that will power the next generation of high-performance platforms, but also contributes to the feedback loop...
Representing the UK, BAE Systems makes it to number three on the list of biggest defence companies.
Defence news: In a new Government White Paper entitled ‘Better Defence Acquisition’, the MOD has announced how it expects to save £200 million a year under new contract rules designed to allow for greater transparency in defence procurement. However, the question for...
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-...
Chris Markey is the Chairman of the Defence Forum of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT). He provides advice and consultancy support in both commercial and defence sectors, primarily on supply chain and logistic issues. Defence IQ recen...
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