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UK MoD equipment budget set to increase as of 2015

19th July 2011 - 17:22 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London, UK


Despite a multi-billion pound deficit in the UK MoD’s procurement plans, ‘significant’ equipment purchases, including 14 new Chinooks, have been included in a £3 billion additional defence equipment budget proposed to begin in 2015.

The package was announced by Defence Secretary Liam Fox on 18 July as part of Future Force 2020, the long-term vision of the UK forces so as to fund ‘vital future military equipment’.

‘For the first time in a generation, the MoD will have brought its plans and budget broadly into balance, allowing it to plan with confidence for the delivery of the future equipment budget,’

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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