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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...
Curt Schacker is the CCO of RTI, and here speaks with Defence IQ's Richard de Silva about what he means when he refers to ‘interoperable open architecture’ and how it differs from past open architecture efforts. They also discuss how the global defence industry sho...
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...
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. Ahead of his pre...
The defence sector in Europe has long been familiar with collaborative purchasing. Dr Baudouin Heuninckx picks out lessons for other organisations. Collaboration is being hailed as one way to achieve procurement savings in the private and public sectors in the UK. I...
This article first appeared in Defence Industry Bulletin Issue #4. The next Issue will be available for download on this website in April 2015 and will feature the latest news updates and offer an exclusive insight into key global procurement programmes.
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...
Defence Procurement Tops the Agenda at International Armoured Vehicles LONDON, UK – 23rd November 2009 – Defence procurement policy in the UK which was designed to provide troops with improved armoured vehicle military capabilities is beginning to unravel according t...
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...
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 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...
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