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DSEI 2017: Royal Navy seeks 'transformative' technologies

13th September 2017 - 10:00 GMT | by Alice Budge in London

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As the armed services increasingly recognise the need to keep pace with technological developments in the public sector, Adm Philip Jones, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, wants the Royal Navy to lead the way.

According to Jones, who delivered a keynote speech at DSEI on 12 September, the biggest risk to the Royal Navy is to ‘carry on as we are’ and risk ‘falling even further behind’.

The navy needs to be ‘even faster and more agile’ in how it exploits technology advancements if it is to keep up with the ‘relentless’ pace of development, Jones explained.

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