Archive: Defence Procurement

New aircraft carriers will not be ready until 2020 - we hope

Still failing: MoD's big-budget spending rocketing upwards

Costs to the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) biggest projects have increased by nearly £0.5 billion in the last year.

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  • The proposed carriers will go ahead, but at a cost for the rest of the fleet

    Navy 'will get' new carriers

    Programmes for the building of two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy have been preserved following a last-ditch meeting of the national security council (NSC), according to reports.

  • Defence cuts are likely to hit industries associated with the Royal Navy and RAF hardest

    Govt 'wants to wreck UK defence industry'

    Government spending cuts in defence could "raze the UK defence industry to the ground", Unite has claimed.

  • MoD warned over lack of spending discipline

    MoD 'living beyond its means'

    The Ministry of Defence's (MoD) failure to manage its purse-strings is an ongoing problem, the public spending watchdog has warned.

  • MoD 'at worst deliberately obstructive'

    'Obstructive' MoD angers MPs

    The Commons' defence committee says the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) reluctance to discuss future spending is preventing it from scrutinising the department.

  • UK warned off defence project

    UK warned off defence project

    The UK should end its involvement in the Airbus A400M military transport programme due to a budget shortfall and concerns over viability, a leading expert at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has warned.

  • Appalling: MoD ineptitude over Chinooks putting soldiers' lives at risk

    Soldiers at risk due to inept procurement

    "Appalling" decision-making and a "catalogue of errors" are the reasons eight helicopters bought by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in 2001 are still not airworthy, according to a parliamentary committee.

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