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UDT Europe: SDSR supports UK underwater capabilities

29th May 2012 - 16:28 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Alicante


The views of the UK's Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) is a major support to the development of the Royal Navy’s underwater capabilities according to one senior officer.

'We took some pretty tough decisions in that,' Cdre Mark Beverstock, head of capability deterrent and underwater, UK MoD told delegates at UDT Europe on 29 May. 'It also reaffirmed the underwater capability requirement.'

Beverstock explained that some 95% of UK trade comes via the sea, and that the fiscal section in the SDSR was 'fundamental' in supporting this. He referred to the Merlin helicopter and Future Frigate upgrades, and the

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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