The Royal Artillery’s ability to fight peer and near-peer threats has stagnated after two decades in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Modernising Defence Programme now offers the Royal Artillery a chance to consider the future of fires.
This summer's Pitt Review, and the Government's response, should ensure that the Civil Contingencies Act Enhancement Programme is based on bitter experience and not just the best considered planning assumptions.
The Ministry of Defence points to the recent success of some acquisition projects as it defends itself against criticism made in ‘Changing the Dinosaurs Spots’. But the key issue is not the relative success or failure of individual projects but the overall performance of the MoD’s acquisition organisations and how their cultures affect that performance.