While it is not as hard to detect as the F-35 and certainly the F-22, it would still be a lethal and evasive threat hidden within a mass of conventional aircraft and missile tracks in any flashpoint scenario.
If the Integrated Review is to succeed, the government will need to demonstrate through actions, rather than words, that it is able to coordinate interdepartmental activities and support key programmes.
Three former senior officials deeply involved in managing the UK’s defences comment on the country’s latest Integrated Review, Defence Command Paper and the newly-released Defence and Security Industrial Strategy.
While the changing character of war is writ large in the Defence Command Paper, its enduring nature is not; war remains a human endeavour. In a competitive age, Defence’s preparedness to win the war for talent remains uncertain.
Alexandra Stickings, Research Fellow, Space Policy and Security
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