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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...
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...
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...
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...
Representing the UK, BAE Systems makes it to number three on the list of biggest defence companies.
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...
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...
A note from Defence Dateline Lead Columnist, Jonathan Dowdall
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.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is bolstering the country’s defence budget with an additional 6.8 billion hryvnia (US $697 million) set aside for mobilising troops and modernising weapon systems following the recent annexation of Crimea by Russia. "Today...
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