Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Summary of UK's Strategic Defence and Security Review

The British Ministry of Defence has put up a summary of the changes which will occur as a result of the Strategic Defence and Security Review which has just been made public. Most of the details reported here yesterday have come to pass, and among other things:

  • Either the HMS Ocean or HMS Illustrious will be decommissioned, and after a capabilities study comparing the two, instead of the HMS Illustrious as reported

  • The upcoming buy of Chinooks will be reduced to 12 from 22

  • The Nimrod MRA.4 program will be cancelled

  • All RAF C-130s to be withdrawn ten years ahead of schedule in favour of the A400M

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