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martin

Think Defence contributing author

Making the Most of The F35 B

One of the fundamental changes in SDSR 2010 was to select the F35C over the F35B. The rational for this was that the F35C could also replace the Tornado and cover the RAF’s Future Offensive Air System requirement as well…

SDSR 2015 – Getting Tooled Up

Imagine if you will for a second that since the lasts SDSR the United Kingdom’s major potential adversary had increased its defence budget by 43% in three years. Now imagine that the same potential adversary had gone from a nominal…

UK to spend 2.5 billion on F35

The BBC is reporting a purchase of 14 new F35 aircraft by the MOD. A few interesting points in this article.Firstly the purchase price of the aircraft is understood do be GBP 59 million which is a major reduction over…

The Ideal SDSR 2015 Part 1

I started off trying to write a quick post on what I would like to see in and ideal SDSR 2015. But I got a bit carried away on the preamble of strategy and threats so decided to split it…