This Whitehall Paper reviews the new Ministry of Defence (MoD) procedure for Combined Operational Effectiveness and Investment Appraisal (COEIA) studies and the role of these studies in MoD procurement of defence equipment, and discusses some possible developments in that procedure.
The UK, the US and Europe are considering options in a number of key aspects of military space, and the time is therefore ripe to analyse the considerable British experience of military space and to examine the options facing a British government in this vital area of defence technology.
In 1990 RUSI brought out Whitehall paper 6, entitled 1992: Protectionism or Collaboration in Defence Procurement. Much of its substance remains valid three years on, since the process of streamlining it describes in the defence industries predates the Single European Act and continues without strict regard to the new competition affecting the wider market.
The Seminar on the Democratic Management of Defence was held at RUSI in May 1992. This Whitehall Paper is taken from the proceedings of the Seminar. It is not a verbatim report, but a summary of the proceedings.