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UK Defence Committee puts MoD’s procurement practices in the firing line

12th May 2020 - 18:15 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


The UK MoD’s procurement practices came in for stinging criticism during a meeting of the parliamentary Defence Committee on 12 May, with suggestions that serious reforms needed to be made in light of legacy and current procurement failures.

As outlined by the UK National Audit Office (NAO) in its February analysis of the ten-year Defence Equipment Plan, just five of more than 30 key programmes were considered likely to be delivered on time, amid warnings of a fiscal black hole of up to £13 billion ($15.9 billion) in funding. 

The NAO reported at the time that the MoD’s plan was

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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