Tagged: Ministry of Defence (MOD)

UK Carriers’ Shipbuilder Denounces Project as “Loony Tunes Disaster”

UK Carriers’ Shipbuilder Denounces Project as “Loony Tunes Disaster”

The deputy chairman of Babcock, builders of the RN’s two aircraft carriers, says Britain is paying twice as much as it should for the F35 aircraft, to get half the capability. He says this is because of BAE Systems being the prime contractor on the carrier project whilst also being Lockheed’s partner in making the F35 aircraft. Lord Hesketh says this is a disaster that will make Britain a laughing stock.

India doesn’t want our Harrier jets – is this a surprise?

India doesn’t want our Harrier jets – is this a surprise?

In Defence, “Saving” Money is often “Wasting” Money. India’s refusal to buy UK’s Harriers reveals more of the illogicality, danger and waste of the SDSR.

Brown’s Selfish Pleading for Rosyth Jobs

Brown’s Selfish Pleading for Rosyth Jobs

Brown’s choice of speech subject reveals the personal motivation of his decision-making whilst PM, but also the damaging politicisation of defence procurement decisions.