Tuesday, 28 March 2017
logo
Up-to-the-minute perspectives on defence, security and peace
issues from and for policy makers and opinion leaders.
        



dv-header-dday
     |      View our Twitter page at twitter.com/defenceredbox     |     

defencenews

Former Afghanistan commander attacks MoD over armoured vehicles
A former commander of British forces in Afghanistan has attacked the Ministry of Defence for keeping hundreds of armoured vehicles "parked up doing nothing" when they are desperately needed by commanders in Afghanistan.
The Telegraph

MoD outsourcing plan shot down
Ministers are set to water down a radical recommendation to outsource management of the £13bn defence equipment and support budget, which was part of an independent review that was "suppressed".
Financial Times


Defence companies set to fight for MoD contracts

Britain's defence companies are preparing plans to pitch this week for one of the biggest contracts to be handed out by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The Times

U.S. Navy: Nuclear Cruiser Could Be Cheaper Than Non-Nukes

A U.S. Navy draft study has concluded that operating a nuclear-powered cruiser could be cheaper than operating a non-nuclear ship, but the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is disputing that assessment.

Defense News

Torpedoes power into next decade with new support contract

The UK's torpedo industry will benefit from a ten-year support contract following a £370M deal with BAE Systems. It covers all aspects of support and maintenance for the heavyweight Spearfish torpedoes that arm Britain's submarine fleet.

MoD Press Release

MoD clarifies Ridgback situation

The nine Ridgback armoured vehicles stranded in Dubai are not scheduled to enter operations until late this year, the MoD has said, hence the reason they have been in Dubai for the last month.

Defence Management

Confusion surrounds F-35B and C

Minister for defence equipment and support Quentin Davies has come under attack after he refused to clarify the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF or F-35) situation. It has been widely reported that the MoD will drop the F-35B variant and buy the F-35C variant instead. Davies has refused to confirm or deny this rumour, creating what the Conservatives have labelled as damage to industry.

Defence Management

U.S. defense review under way in Arizona

The Pentagon Sunday began its biennial session to review military matters with regional and local officials in Arizona, officials said.

UPI

Russia to spend $15 bln on armed forces in 2010

Russia will spend 470 billion rubles ($15 billion) on arms, equipment and maintenance of its Armed Forces in 2010, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Friday.

RIA Novosti

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Cookies
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Defence Viewpoints website. However, if you would like to, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers. Please note that you will lose some features and functionality on this website if you choose to disable cookies. For example, you may not be able to link into our Twitter feed, which gives up to the minute perspectives on defence and security matters.