Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Strategic Defence And Security Review

Details can be found on the following links.

The following fact sheets provide more information on the National Security Strategy and the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

Fact sheet 1: Our approach to the National Security Strategy

Fact sheet 2: National Security Risk Assessment

Fact sheet 3: Summary of key SDSR changes

Fact sheet 4: The National Security Tasks

Fact sheet 5: Future Force 2020 - Summary of size, shape and structure

Fact sheet 6: Future Force - Royal Navy

Fact sheet 7: Future Force - British Army

Fact sheet 8: Future Force - Royal Air Force

Fact sheet 9: Carrier Strike

Fact sheet 10: Trident Value for Money Review

Fact sheet 11: Changing the Defence Estate

Fact sheet 12: The Armed Forces Covenant

Fact sheet 13: Defence Reform

Fact sheet 14: Military Aid to the Civil Authorities (MACA)

Fact sheet 15: Afghanistan

Fact sheet 16: Terrorism

Fact sheet 17: Instability and Conflict Overseas

Fact sheet 18: Cyber Security

Fact sheet 19: Energy, Resources and Climate Change

Fact sheet 20: Foreign Policy and Engagement Overseas

Fact sheet 21: Coordinating Our National Security Approach


Chuck Hill said...

They said they would switch from F35Bs to F35Cs and reduce the buy, but did they say how many they would buy? I didn't see that. I would think if they buy any at all for the RAF, they will have enough for two carrier wings if they choose to do so.

Isn't "fast jets" redundant? No one will admit to having slow jets (except perhaps the A-10).

GrandLogistics said...

Hello Chuck Hill,

the Royal Air Force lost it's "slow jet" Nimrod today.
After spending £3,600 Million it was cut before it entered service in a matter of months.
The 5 brand new Sentinels are also being axed as soon as we leave Afghanistan.
They are Joint S.T.A.R.S. equivalents and cost about £900 Million.
Along with the carriers and the axed amphibious ships there is about £11,000 Million worth of brand new equipment which will not be used!

I have not seen a figure for the F35 yet.
They did say the carrier was expected to routinely carry 12 aircraft but that would be the case if they had a full carrier wing as it would only surge up to 36 for major warfighting operations.
That would suggest around 60 aircraft would be required.

The switch to F35C is very good news.
Losing carrier capability for the rest of the decade is extremely bad news.
Some have questioned whether that is really a covert way of axing both carriers.

There is a big question over whether the Royal Navy will operate those aircraft.
The Fleet Air Arm's fighter squadrons will be disbanded for nearly a decade but the review did say the F35s were for both the navy and air force.


Chuck Hill said...

The period between the loss of the Harriers and the IOC of the carrier/F35 will be a window of opportunity for Argentina. Or perhaps we will see how well the T45s will manage without air cover.

Anonymous said...

Not much mention of a potential Falklands contingency in there.