Defence Select Committee report into remotely piloted aircraft

DEFENCEA Defence Select Committee report published today says remotely piloted aircraft are an important military capability for the future. The rapid development of remotely piloted air systems by the UK armed forces over the… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

 

Are too many quitting the Armed Forces?

ARMED FORCESA Defence Select Committee Announcement on the MoDs Annual Report and Accounts 2012-13 conclude that the Armed Forces have significant shortages in key specialists… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Communications at the MoD is not all that it could be…

COMMUNICATIONSThe Guardian has reported today that the MoD has been accused of suppressing information about the role and future of Britain’s armed forces. Reporting that Chairman of Commons Defence Committee James Arbuthnot has criticised… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Complaints about Complaints

COMPLAINTSThe House of Commons Defence Committee is calling on the Government to change the role of the Service Complaints Commissioner to one of an Armed Forces Ombudsman. Chair of the Committee James Arbuthnnot said “The Service complaints system is an important part of ensuring the duty of care owed to personnel…There are too many reports of personnel being reluctant to raise genuine complaints and grievances…More information »

MP’s Concern at Maritime Surveillance ‘Capability Gap’

A Defence Committee Report has expressed serious concern at the MoD’s capacity to manage the capability gap in maritime surveillance. The Chairman, Rt Hon James Arbuthnot, said: “We are unconvinced that the MoD has the capacity to respond to any escalation in the risks that may appear beyond UK’s shores…The MoD must explain why it is satisfactory to wait until 2015 or beyond before deciding how to close the…More information »

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