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Eurofighter Typhoon multinational Analysis: BAE Systems’ Salam Deal Hints at the Importance of Defence Industrial Partnerships with Emerging Powers 25 Feb 2014 by Dr Henrik Heidenkamp
After protracted negotiations, UK defence giant BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia have agreed on the pricing for 72 Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets. The deal highlights the crucial relevance of and challenges to defence-industrial partnerships between Western countries and emerging powers around the world. Defence Management UK Defence Equipment and Acquisitions Middle East and North Africa The Gulf Region Europe UK
Typhoon take-off Analysis: ‘4.5 Generation’ Fighters – Multi Role Aircraft in Search of a Role 11 Feb 2014 by Justin Bronk
Europe’s leading manufacturers are competing with each other to sell the latest generation fighters. But in an age of decreasing defence budgets, air forces around the world are being more cautious with their new purchases. Aerospace Defence Management
US Flag Stylized Analysis: The United States Implements Defence Export Control Reforms 22 Jan 2014 by Dr Joanna Spear
Export controls for the US defence industry are being reformed. This is a strategic judgment by the Obama Administration where ‘higher fences around fewer items’ of very advanced technologies are designed to counter threats to the US from advanced states or near-peer competitors such as China. Defence Management Defence Policy US Defence Policy United States
Abbey Wood RUSI Newsbrief: UK Defence Procurement: The Abandonment of GOCO 15 Jan 2014 by Professor John Louth
The MoD's announcement that it is ‘no go’ for GOCO is a considerable setback to its plans for reform Defence Management UK Defence Equipment and Acquisitions Defence Spending Europe UK
EDA Conference RUSI Newsbrief: European Defence Co-operation: Can Working Together Work? 13 Nov 2013
The latest figures released by the European Defence Agency indicate that member states have failed to meet the four targets for collaboration International Institutions NATO Defence Management Europe European Union Germany France UK
BAE SYSTEMS SHIP Analysis: Portsmouth Ship Yard Jobs: Britain’s Maritime Capabilities Rebalanced 8 Nov 2013 by Professor John Louth
British maritime defence industrial manufacturing capabilities saw a historic transition with the Portsmouth naval yard losing out to Glasgow. This is an important milestone, but it is too simplistic to talk glibly about the resulting strategic shrinkage or the demise of British maritime strength. Defence Policy Maritime Forces Defence Management UK Europe
News: Defence procurement is an inherently governmental function and questions remain over proposed reform of DE&S 4 Oct 2013
The UK government’s proposal to outsource more than 40 per cent of the MoD budget to private contractors – the so-called government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) option for Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) – is moving in the opposite direction to the US, whose experience of placing more procurement functions with private sector results in higher rather than lower costs, states new RUSI briefing paper. Defence Management UK Europe
European Union Analysis: German Joint Venture Signals Big Changes in European Defence Industrial Base 2 Oct 2013 by Dr Henrik Heidenkamp
Last week, the German automobile parts and military equip­ment manufacturer Rheinmetall announced a joint venture with German industrial services provider Ferrostaal. The arrangement sheds light on how the European defence industrial base is significantly diversifying. Defence Management Germany Europe
British Procurement Analysis: The UK’s Defence Growth Partnership: Refocusing the Relationship Between the Private Sector and Government 30 Sep 2013 by Professor Trevor Taylor
The first report of the UK government’s ‘Defence Growth Partnership’ is aimed at addressing barriers to growth for the defence industry. With on going austerity measures in UK defence, the focus will have to be on export opportunities abroad. Defence Management Defence Policy Equipment and Acquisitions UK Defence UK Europe
RUSI Defence Systems: Getting the Most out of Open Innovation: The Challenge for Defence 19 Sep 2013
Dr Andrew James, Senior Lecturer in Science and Technology Policy and Management at Manchester Business School argues that the traditional closed model of defence innovation is broken and a new era of open innovation beckons, placing a strong emphasis on a closer relationship between government, industry, universities and non-traditional sources of research and technology Equipment and Acquisitions UK Defence Defence Management Defence Policy Technology
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