Discussion in 'Strategic Defence & Spending Review (SDSR)' started by Snoreador, Oct 19, 2010.
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Linky courtesy of Auntie:
BBC News - Strategic Defence Review
For those of us abroad we can watch the SDSR statement at 15:30 using this link:
8% cut in real terms.
DC> Not a cost saving exercise. Of course it is
25000 civies lose their jobs
Promising the 'long-overdue' helicopter capacity for Afghanistan.
7000 reduction in Army
30 000 deployable
A smaller army with less equipment will be easier to move about than a big one with more.
Well that at least makes sense.
That will be an impressive conjuring trick.
Dave's getting some glares from Dr. Fox isn't he? Nick Clegg looks bored...
Navy down to 30,000 RAF to 33,000
19 Escorts wtf?
That's rather what I was thinking.
RN to reduce to 30 000
19 Frigates and Destroyers
Harrier to go. Tornado to stay. Bad news for CAS.
ensuring carrier strike in the future, but wont have the aircraft for many years.
RAF lose 5,000
Navy lose 5,000
Army lose 7,000
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