Look at the forward equipment plans for the British armed forces and what do you see?
Fast jets, frigates and armoured vehicles.
All pretty conventional stuff
A handful of questions spring to mind
Is that just stodgy inertia?
OK, so there are bits of innovation are but they are incremental?
Is the MoD actually a learning organisation or is it condemned to relearn expensive lessons time and time again?
Are we capable of imaginative and disruptive thinking any more?
What mechanisms in the services, AND, across them, exist for innovative thinking, discussion and debate?
Or, is it simply that after hundreds of years of conflict the needs of the armed forces are pretty well understood and settled so fast jets, frigates and armoured vehicles are exactly what is needed?
Move along here, nothing to see!