Looks like the integrated review’s being pushed out to next year. Maybe they need DC to post the draft back to them.
On a more serious note there is:
New Trident warheads
Challenger 2 LEP
JLTV purchase (gone v quiet but slated to replace Landrover/Snatch, some Foxhound and Jackals)
Completion of AJAX and purchase of BOXER
MOD announced a new frigate, Type 32 yesterday.
The RAF is fairly well placed though there are questions about the size of the final buy for Wedgetail AWACS and the F-35.(*)
Beyond that the Army needs upgraded long range fires and SHORAD, and ideally a direct fire variant of Boxer and / or Ajax. The Navy needs a surface to surface missile and to sort out Crownest, and get its fleet solid support ships. At some point the RAF will need a replacement for the Puma fleet, then there is Tempest.
That is before anything goes on AI, cyber, robotics, space… or sorting out the actual number of service men & women.
With a 13bn hole in the equipment budget I can’t see us getting more cash soon, unless it comes from DCMS/Education or a contingency like the LIBOR grant.
- if Mrs WS let me place bets I’d bet on a tranch 4 Typhoon buy similar to Germany’s recent announcement rather than the full 100+ F-35s, or F-35As rather than all Bs.