Scotland to benefit greatly in updated defence equipment plan

The UK Ministry of Defence has released the third annual update to the defence equipment plan, setting out spending plans for the next decade. The ten-year plan includes spending nearly £163bn on new equipment and support services for the armed forces. It also shows an independently run audit found the cost of the department’s 11 biggest equipment programmes fell by...

Third Edition Released

The third edition of the UK Defence Journal has now been released. It features articles from a look at this years RIAT, a look at the move of the Merlin fleet and even an analysis of the British Army on the outbreak of the Great War plus much more . It contains amazing insight and is well worth a read no matter your...

BAE now able to invest £200 million in Clyde ‘Frigate Factory’

Now that Scotland has voted 'NO' and paved the way for further Ministry of Defence work in Scotland, the defence giant BAE have announced that the contract to build the £200 million frigate construction facility will be put out to tender next week. According to STV, where this news first broke, this will happen within the next few days. BAE Systems...

Scottish First Ministers shipbuilding claims disproven by the shipbuilders themselves

Alex Salmond has amazingly given a guarantee that shipbuilding will continue in Scotland, despite the UK Government, Ministry of Defence, Royal Navy and BAE saying that it will not and cannot. Keep in mind that these are the people who actually order and build the vessels. The First Minister told the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) that the Royal Navy...

BAE back Scottish ‘No’ vote

BAE have indicated in their annual report that a 'No' vote in Scotlands upcoming independence referendum would help create "greater certainty and stability" for their business. The defence giant joins a list of companies including Standard Life, Royal Bank of Scotland, Shell, Lloyds and Barclays in highlighting the risks associated with the September vote. Their annual report states: "In September 2014,...

Scottish First Minister confused over Royal Navy in Scotland

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Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond seems to have put his foot in his own mouth when he made a speech in Lerwick, the capital and main port of the Shetland Islands in Scotland. The speech was centred around what appeared to be a significant misunderstanding of Royal Navy basing procedures and operational doctrine. For the sake of simplicity and ease...

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