27th April 2018
The Human Security Centre (HSC) is pleased to announce that the House of Commons Defence Committee has published the evidence submitted by Senior Fellow Dr Rowan Allport to the Modernising Defence Programme Inquiry. The investigation is designed to explore the issues surrounding the UK Government’s ongoing defence review.
You can read the full evidence on the Defence Committee website.
- The Government is fundamentally correct in assessing that state-based threats now pose the greatest overall challenge to UK security, and this has been reflected in developments since the drafting of the most recent National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review in 2015.
- Looking to the future, the capabilities of the Armed Forces in need of enhancement include air and missile defence systems, anti-submarine systems and ground-based anti-armour and indirect fire systems.
- The MoD should be seeking additional resources: increasing defence spending to 2.5 per cent of GDP – or around £7.7 billion extra a year – is a viable policy.
Image: British Army Challenger 2 tank (Image: MoD/Crown Copyright)