Despite the MoD having a dim view of people speculating about what is to be cut it seems we are about to reach fever pitch.
This from Defence Management
The results of a three-month study designed to eliminate the Ministry of Defence’s budget deficit and tackle unfunded liabilities are due to be announced soon. The study was launched by Defence Secretary Liam Fox earlier this year and announced by the Ministry of Defence as looking to manage “defence priorities and the budget over the long-term”.
Recent media reports have indicated a £10b funding shortfall, better known as Hole, Black, Mk7
The various rumours include yet more salami slicing, cancelling projects and reducing force levels but rumours are just that.
It remains to be seen when and what cuts actually materialise but its a depressingly familiar story somewhat out of tune with political hot air