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ANALYSIS PODCAST: The Defence Pound

Commentary, 3 February 2012
Defence Management, Europe
Defence spending cuts are rarely out of the news. One of the ways of economising is for the UK's Ministry of Defence to spend money on so-called, 'off the shelf' systems. But there could be problems with that. In this podcast, Elizabeth Pearson talks to Dr John Louth, Deputy Head of RUSI's Defence Industries and Society Programme. He's looked into the effects of buying off the shelf - and found it could be a false economy.

Defence spending cuts are rarely out of the news.  One of the ways of economising is for the UK's Ministry of Defence to spend money on so-called, 'off the shelf' systems.  But there could be problems with that.  In this podcast, Elizabeth Pearson talks to Dr John Louth, Deputy Head of RUSI's Defence Industries and Society Programme.  He's looked into the effects of buying off the shelf - and found it could be a false economy.

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Elizabeth Pearson
Associate Fellow
Elizabeth Pearson is a Lecturer at the Cyber Threats Intelligence Centre (CyTIC) in the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of... read more

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