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Farnborough 2018: Carter leads charge on interoperability

13th July 2018 - 07:00 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London


Four weeks in to his new role, Chief of the Defence Staff, Gen Sir Nick Carter was adamant that the nation must ensure profound interoperability through joint working with allies.

Addressing delegates at the Air Power 2018 conference, on 12 July, Carter said: ‘Deep interoperability is built on long-term relationships, developed by exercising together, testing doctrine and tactics together, and building mutual trust and understanding.’

This interoperability role has been highlighted through the recent authorisation of the UK Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) Comprehensive MoU. 

The JEF doctrine was signed on 28 June 2018 by UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson along with …

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