Article taster from IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly 13 February 2013 issue.
UK's 'defence industry strategy flawed' - By Tim Ripley
UK government plans for the defence industry are under mining its ability to compete with foreign competitors, according to an influential committee of parkliamentarians.
The House of Commons Defence Select Committee also criticised the proposals to outsource the running of the Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) procurement organisation to a private sector management company, saying "problems might arise if a non-UK company was given responsibility for UK defence acquisition."
- UK defence exporters are being undermined by government policy, the UK's Defence Select Committee has warned
- UK proposals to transform Defence Equipment & Support into a GoCo were also criticised
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