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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...
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...
Behind today’s recession led military budget debates lies a fundamental truth that is exacerbating the pain of defence retrenchment. This is that much of Europe has been under-investing in defence for years, by failing to meet self-imposed targets for spending as a pe...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Representing the UK, BAE Systems makes it to number three on the list of biggest defence companies.
A note from Defence Dateline Lead Columnist, Jonathan Dowdall
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...
The Government has set out its plans to prioritise investment in Science and Technology, in order to ensure the UK's Armed Forces continue to have state-of-the-art technology, equipment and support, in a White Paper published today. The intention to sustain science...
The final part of Defence Dateline Group's three-part review of 2011 sees Jonathan Dowdall explore the development and changing nature of Europe’s defence industry.
Defence IQ is proud to announce the winners of the Top Ten Defence Blogs 2011. We had an overwhelming number of suggestions from our readers and we are very thankful to all those who nominated their favourite bloggers. We have aimed to give a broad range of blogs; fro...
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