As part of the warm up act for the forthcoming inter service wrangling it seems the RAF are first out of the traps with an offer to retire the Tornado early, close 3 bases and even cancel the MRA4.
Expect similar reactions from the other 2 services but as usual the RAF just seem to be better at this kind of thing!
Remember guys, get your suggestions in early, make them big and make sure you protect your sacred cows.
I predict no change to CVF, confirmation of JCA with a slight reduction and FRES to remain intact.
Everything else is up for grabs.
The Treasury are also reportedly telling the MoD that the capital costs of the Trident replacement are going to have to come out of the MoD’s core equipment budget unlike the current situation. By 2020 this would be consuming about a quarter of the MoD’s capital budget.
If this is the case then the services offering to cancel one or two programmes isn’t going to cut it, major surgery is going to be needed and my predictions above might even be completely wrong
By the way fellas, why has no one commented on my blimps and towers article, was it that bloody awful?