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DSEI 2019: UK capability 'confidence' masked by Brexit blind spot

10th September 2019 - 15:13 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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Drawing on a message to ‘take back confidence in our defence industry’ Anne-Marie Trevelyan, UK minister for defence procurement, announced a handful of contracts in a speech that projected Britain as a major global force at domestic and export level – though failed to make mention of potentially catastrophic trade complications, dependent on a fallout from Brexit.

An investment of £130 million ($160 million) is to be allocated to ‘novel’, electric-powered, laser and radio frequency weapons, off the back of a new joint delivery office for directed energy weapons being formed – made up of the Defence Science and Technology

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