The Labour Party’s emerging policies for future defence procurement represent a mix of new ideas for the future along with old concepts from the past. It is now the job of Labour to convert procurement 'ideas' into a detailed implementation plan.
The suggestion that the UK Government might in future have access to a French aircraft carrier raised eyebrows on both sides of the Channel. But the programme to build the Queen Elizabeth class of carriers has involved the French for years.
Stephen Gosden, CASE Team Leader with Babcock’s Marine & Technology Division, looks at how the challenge of ensuring cost-effective and efficient delivery of amphibious capability and platform support is being tackled