Equipment, Support, and Technology for UK Defence and Security: A Consultation Paper

Equipment, Support, and Technology for UK Defence and Security: A Consultation Paper

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About the Equipment, Support, and Technology for UK Defence and Security: A Consultation Paper

The ‘Equipment, Support, and Technology for UK Defence and Security: A Consultation Document’ (Cm 7989) will be used to discuss the proposals for the Government to create formal policy covering how the Uk Government should acquire equipment, support, and technology for UK defence and security.  The purpose of this consultation is to seek feedback from [...]

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Foreword

We are very pleased to begin formal consultation on how the UK Government should acquire equipment, support, and technology for UK defence and security.  This Green Paper follows on from the Strategic Defence and Security Review and is part of the process of developing a White Paper on these issues to be published in 2011. [...]

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Executive Summary

The security of our nation is the first duty of Government. The UK today faces a different and more complex range of threats than it did in the last century, so we have a different, more wide-ranging approach to handling them, as we set out in our National Security Strategy earlier this year. The most [...]

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Acronym List

A|D|S Aerospace | Security | Defence (a trade body) ATT Arms Trade Treaty C4ISTAR Command, Control, Communications, & Computers, Information/Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting Acquisition, and Reconnaissance CBRN Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear CCTV Closed-circuit television CDE Centre for Defence Enterprise CESG Communications-Electronics Security Group COTS Commercial off-the-shelf CPNI Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure DGDC [...]

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1.1 Introduction

The first duty of Government is to safeguard our national security. We have, therefore, published our National Security Strategy (NSS), which sets out the context in which we operate and our goals; and conducted the first Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), which sets out how we will achieve those goals. Two key factors in [...]

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1.1.1 Strategic Background

In October 2010, the Government published the NSS and the accompanying SDSR1 . The National Security Strategy of the United Kingdom is: to use all our national capabilities to build Britain’s prosperity, extend our nation’s influence in the world, and strengthen our security. The networks we use to build our prosperity we will also use [...]

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1.2.1 Context

The uncertain world depicted in the NSS requires us to be more thoughtful, more strategic, and more coordinated in the way we advance our interests and protect our national security. More than ever, expenditure on defence and security must be to ensure that the UK has what it needs at a price it can afford. [...]

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1.2.2 Core policy

Our proposed approach to equipment, support, and technology for UK defence and security consists of three key principles. Key principle 1: The UK Armed Forces, the wider National Security community, and the Law Enforcement agencies must have the capabilities they require to protect the UK and its interests, in line with the goals set in [...]

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1.2.3 Government and its suppliers

The SDSR enables us to plan for what the UK will need in the coming years. At the heart of this are various defence and security capabilities – the combinations of trained and skilled people, equipment and support, and operating methods that enable the UK to act against the various threats we face. The Government, [...]

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