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Opinion: Fate of the Littoral Strike Ship inextricably linked to fortunes of minister

9th April 2019 - 09:00 GMT | by The Clarence


April Fools’ Day is not traditionally regarded as an auspicious day to make serious announcements to the media. But in keeping with his reputation as a secretary of state who does things differently, Gavin Williamson made a keynote speech in Portsdown to discuss the latest funding for the UK Ministry of Defence’s ‘innovation fund’.

This injection of £75 million comes from a new pool of funding (known as the ‘Transformation Fund’) announced during the last budget as a means of accelerating innovative technology into service quickly. 

This fund will benefit both the British Armed Forces and industry, particularly small and

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