Defence news today focused on the Defence Secretary's update on the Modernising Defence Programme to the House of Commons.
Modernising Defence Programme
There has been widespread coverage in print and broadcast news today of Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson's update on the Modernising Defence Programme (MDP) to the House of Commons. This included setting out plans for a new team of specialists to analyse and map future threats, as well as a new fund worth up to £160 million to tackle them. The Defence Secretary explained he will also look to make a further £340 million available as part of the Spending Review.
Additionally, the Defence Secretary revealed a renewed focus on modernisation in the Armed Forces, launching a range of innovation programmes under the title ‘Spearhead' and doubling funding for Defence's Innovation Fund.
Read the MDP update in full here.