RUSI JournalVolume 159Issue 1members only

British Defence-Acquisition Reform: Three Years On

Despite heavy criticism, the current British system of defence acquisition offers a solid basis for improvement

Recent decisions regarding UK defence acquisition have attracted vocal criticism from many sides. Trevor Taylor reviews changes and progress made in recent years, and concludes that, while the complexities of the beast will never allow for perfection, the current system of defence acquisition can offer a good basis for improvement.

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Trevor Taylor

Professorial Research Fellow

Defence, Industries and Society

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