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Commerce vs. Defence Irreconcilable Differences? Matt Minshall CSL Defence Interest Group 27 April 2005.

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1 Commerce vs. Defence Irreconcilable Differences? Matt Minshall CSL Defence Interest Group 27 April 2005

2 Introduction The aims of defence and industry are fundamentally different. With acceptance of this premise democratic governments try to manage a defence capability in which the armed forces, the administration and industry work in synergy to the mutual benefit and satisfaction of all parties.

3 Aim The aim of this short presentation is to highlight the fundamental differences between defence and industry – based on the current situation in the UK - and to suggest ways of bringing the elements together in a way that satisfies all requirements.

4 Four Elements

5 The First Element 1. The Government is the first element - being the ultimate owner of all defence matters. It provides a defence ministry as the agency which attempts to bring the elements of Industry and Defence together for mutual benefit and satisfaction

6 The Political Dilemma The Government tries to be all things Provide a defence capability Support UK Industry Maintain the manning levels of the civil service Allow open competition Satisfy the need to spend less Key player in global peace brokerage

7 The Two Central Elements 2.Defence 3.Industry

8 Requirement of Defence Capability Aims Protection of the Mainland Protection of interests overseas Support of foreign policy Support to NATO Support to the UN Support to Allies Means Deterrence Operations Other Than War War Needs Proper funding and support Relevant equipment

9 Overview of Industry Requirements Aims Profit Reputation Increase or maintenance of business Expansion Means Saleable credible and reliable products Good marketing Needs Money Contacts Client base

10 Divergence of Interest Product Defence = Peace and security £ Industry = Profit x Common ground = Nil

11 The Aim The Aim is the Key

12 Defence Procurement C Concept A Assessment D Demonstration M Manufacture I In-Service D Disposal

13 From the Concept comes the aim

14 Military Concept Analysis Let A = Task Let B = Threat Let C = Requirement So A + B = C

15 Government Concept Development Let C = Committee Let H = Hiatus Let N = Nugatory Let O = Omnidirectional After at least seven committees Creating five hiatuses Three nugatory studies And six changes in direction The Government has changed the simple military requirement - C - to make: C 7 H 5 N 3 O 6

16 The Government Malaise Defence Requirement Industry Solution Go to MOD/DPA/DERA/ QINETIQ/CIVIL SERVICE/ TREASURY/ PROTECTION OF SELF INTEREST/ FAIR COMPETITION/ JOBSWORTH FIREWALL Defence solution Complex Incomplete Compromise

17 Why is there Divergence? Measures to protect the system from itself creates the Malaise

18 Defence Misspending and Mismanagement Symptoms of the Malaise Strategic Technology vs. Credible Land, Air and Sea Forces Tactical Future Command and Liaison Vehicle

19 Defence Misspending and Mismanagement The Malaise - Strategic Following the US lead billions of pounds have been allocated and spent on technology Aim by 2020 is for the forces to have1000% the effects 50% of the size 10% of the logistics 50% of the cost How? Distancing the battlefield Robotic weaponry and logistics Long Range Smart Munitions Computer Management

20 Defence Spending Comparison Sources: New York Times; Le Monde; World Bank; Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

21 Defence Misspending and Mismanagement The Malaise Tactical AFV 430 CVRT SAXON Land Rover Future Command and Liaison Vehicle - FCLV

22 Defence Misspending and Mismanagement The Malaise Tactical FCLV – Mobile, Armoured, 5 seater, BOWMAN compatible and within a limited budget Worst Trial Vehicle Within Budget <50% Compliant New vehicle Best Trial Vehicle Within Budget >85% Compliant Reliable proven pedigree Requires trailer for many roles Under armoured 3 Seater (with BOWMAN) So far cost is around 20% over Best Trial Vehicle cost 9% cheaper – Purchase cost

23 When C is confused the aim is lost Results are a loss of synergy

24 Loss of Synergy Aims Management Demands on Time and Money Consultants

25 The Fourth Element 4. Sound consultancy can be the solution Defence requirements Defence Capability Needs Commercial Needs Defence Solution Government Industry Armed Forces Sound Consultancy

26 Irritants to The Malaise Budgets Technology Outdated mindsets Non SMEs The Committee Syndrome Innocent Quangos The need to be fair – Open competition

27 The Return to Synergy and the Way Forward Courage Reaffirmation of the aims Lateral thinking Positive support Constructive criticism Integrity Accountability

28 Future Roles for Defence Consultants Helping the MOD to help itself Pre-emptive assistance at the right level Acting as the honest broker Filling the gaps

29 Summary Identifying the malaise Working with the system Shaping the future

30 Questions?


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