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T'graph: £16bn Future Rapid Effects System Faces Axe In Cuts

dublinclontarf

Badgeman
Re: T'graph: £16bn Future Rapid Effects System Faces Axe In

Thank god for that, what a waste of money that would have been. Apart from wear and tear most of the armor in use is just fine.
 
Re: T'graph: £16bn Future Rapid Effects System Faces Axe In

Also in there;

But The Sunday Telegraph has learnt Sir Bill Jeffrey, the MoD's permanent secretary and its most senior civil servant, has thrown his support behind the Royal Navy's £5.2 billion Carrier Strike programme.

Sources have revealed that Sir Bill, not previously regarded as a supporter of the carrier programme, has stated that it would be "economic madness" not to continue with the construction of the two 65,000-ton vessels given that £2 billion has been spent on the project already.

If Billy Boy's supporting it, there must be a flaw in the concept. It's always scary when future defence hinges on the opinions of people with the minds of an accountant.
 

wave_dodger

MIA
Book Reviewer
Re: T'graph: £16bn Future Rapid Effects System Faces Axe In

dublinclontarf said:
Thank god for that, what a waste of money that would have been. Apart from wear and tear most of the armor in use is just fine.

And your experience of the UK's light and heavy armoured capability is? Ever driven in a warrior or bulldog lately? They're in tatters, constantly needing overhauls and upgrades. Seen much use of scimitar? way past knackered. FRES is very much a needed capability.

Scouse_Castaway said:
Few important decisions are made by those who know what its all about. Usually its by gormless accountants and politicos

Wise words but not strictly true. Management accounts with the CAP areas will create options (reduction or enhancement) and these will inform decisions that are in turn considered by the CAP areas in capability terms balanced against the amount of money they have to utilise. The politicians operate at a higher level again using the information from CAP, Def Fin/RP and the RP areas to make decisions.
 
Of course, maybe I was indeed to abstract there. Shame the decision doesnt lie with those in the know who make the recommendations
 
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