Ministry of Defence warns Enemies will outgun UK within 20 years

Britain’s military may be unable to cope with the weaponry of foreign powers and even terrorist groups within 20 years, a report by the Ministry of Defence (has warned. The study, written by the MoD’s Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, an internal think tank based at Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, admits that “our key [weapons] systems may … Read more Ministry of Defence warns Enemies will outgun UK within 20 years

Ministry of Defence sinks £2bn sub-hunter jet deal

Britain’s Ministry of Defence is understood to have dropped a £2bn plan to buy a fleet of US-made submarine-hunting jets for the Royal Air Force. The proposed purchase of up to nine P-8 Poseidon aircraft was expected to be the centrepiece of the government’s forthcoming defence review, but sources say the project has been shelved … Read more Ministry of Defence sinks £2bn sub-hunter jet deal

Americans in frame to build new Trident submarines?

Defence officials are considering the appointment of an American contractor to run the construction of Britain’s four new nuclear missile submarines. The Ministry of Defence confirmed last week that it was looking to shake up the procurement process for the planned £20bn project, which is highly contentious politically. • Read my article on The Sunday … Read more Americans in frame to build new Trident submarines?

Dispute threatens to capsize £4bn Clyde warship deal

  A multi-billion pound deal to build a new generation of Royal Navy combat ships on the Clyde has hit stormy waters. Shipbuilders at Scotstoun and Govan yards are poised to begin work on 13 Type 26 frigates but the £4bn deal is mired in delays because of a dispute over costs between the Ministry of … Read more Dispute threatens to capsize £4bn Clyde warship deal