The new Royal Navy force structure and commitments announced in the Defence Command Paper should create a force broadly suitable for the foreign policy aims laid out in the Integrated Review. However, the second order implications may create problems in future.
Three former senior officials deeply involved in managing the UK’s defences comment on the country’s latest Integrated Review, Defence Command Paper and the newly-released Defence and Security Industrial Strategy.
There are notable positive outcomes for the RAF, especially a long-overdue AESA radar upgrade for Typhoon and part-renewal of the Chinook fleet. However, there are also significant cuts to operational capability and key questions remain as yet unanswered.
For military forces, AI is a case of ‘coming, ready or not’. Developed to meet commercial imperatives, the technology is rapidly maturing. It is now up to militaries to gain the best advantage from it.
A decade after the start of Operation ELLAMY, the contrast between the initial aims and the medium-term outcomes is stark. The conflict offers compelling lessons for the current generation of defence planners and policymakers.
To launch the Building Stronger Societies webinar series, Professor V. Sumantran, Chairman of Celeris Technologies and Elisabeth Braw, Senior Research Fellow in Modern Deterrence, RUSI, will discuss...