In defence, new ideas get bogged down in bureaucracy. Let’s cut the red tape.
In autumn 2020, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) published an imaginative paper on science and technology strategy, committing extra, welcome funding to this field. To turn its vision into actual equipment for the armed forces, however, it also needs the right structures, processes and authority – and they are not there today.
A piece for the Article in which I argue that it's time to shift the spotlight onto the serious structural flaws in the MOD. Full article here.