Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010

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The Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010 was announced by the newly formed Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government of the United Kingdom in May 2010, and published on 19 October 2010.wikipedia
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Strategic Defence Review

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The previous major review of UK defence strategy was the Strategic Defence Review, published in 1998, and updated in 2003 by the Delivering Security in a Changing World white paper.
The next wholesale review of the British Armed Forces was the Strategic Defence and Security Review of 2010.

HMS Albion (L14)

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Albions future came under review as part of the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review.

Albion-class landing platform dock

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To cut the running costs of the Royal Navy, the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review concluded that one of its two Albion-class LPDs should be placed into extended readiness, or docked, while the other is held at high readiness for operations.

Conservative Party (UK)

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As well as wanting an updated security policy, both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats wanted the £38 billion overspend in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) procurement budget addressed.
It has pledged to break away from holding a traditional Strategic Defence Review and have committed to carrying out a more comprehensive Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) immediately upon coming into office.

Joint Expeditionary Force (Maritime)

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The JEF (M) (formerly RFTG) was established under the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review.

Type 26 frigate

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The October 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) reaffirmed the government's commitment to the Global Combat Ship, saying; "As soon as possible after 2020 the Type 23 will be replaced by Type 26 frigates, designed to be easily adapted to change roles and capabilities depending on the strategic circumstances".

Delivering Security in a Changing World

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The previous major review of UK defence strategy was the Strategic Defence Review, published in 1998, and updated in 2003 by the Delivering Security in a Changing World white paper.

British Forces Germany

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Following the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the permanent deployment will end by 2020.

RAF Kinloss

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It was intended that the MR2 would be replaced by the Nimrod MRA4, but the MRA4 was cancelled in the Strategic Defence and Security Review of October 2010.

BAE Systems Nimrod MRA4

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The MRA4 was ultimately cancelled in 2010 as a result of the Strategic Defence and Security Review, at which point it was £789 million over-budget and over nine years late.

Type 42 destroyer

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The 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review sounded a death knell for these venerable warships and they have all been decommissioned and in most cases scrapped.

Lockheed TriStar (RAF)

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However, the date was brought forward to 2014 under the Strategic Defence and Security Review of 2010.

Joint Force Harrier

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The Report also announced the early retirement of the Joint Force Harrier aircraft, the Harrier GR7/GR9.
However, on 19 October 2010, as part of the UK government's Strategic Defence and Security Review, it was announced that the Harrier out-of-service date was to be brought forward to April 2011.

Raytheon Sentinel

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In 2010 the UK Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government's Strategic Defence and Security Review announced its intention to "withdraw the Sentinel airborne ground surveillance aircraft once it is no longer required to support operations in Afghanistan."

British Aerospace Harrier II

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The Report also announced the early retirement of the Joint Force Harrier aircraft, the Harrier GR7/GR9.
However, on 19 October 2010 it was announced in the Strategic Defence and Security Review that the Harrier was to be retired by April 2011.

Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015

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Cameron–Clegg coalition

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The Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010 was announced by the newly formed Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government of the United Kingdom in May 2010, and published on 19 October 2010.

White paper

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The previous major review of UK defence strategy was the Strategic Defence Review, published in 1998, and updated in 2003 by the Delivering Security in a Changing World white paper.

Liberal Democrats (UK)

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As well as wanting an updated security policy, both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats wanted the £38 billion overspend in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) procurement budget addressed.

Ministry of Defence

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As well as wanting an updated security policy, both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats wanted the £38 billion overspend in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) procurement budget addressed.

Government budget balance

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With the government committed to reducing the national budget deficit, the Treasury asked the MoD to draw up options for a 10–20% real-terms cut in its budget.

HM Treasury

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With the government committed to reducing the national budget deficit, the Treasury asked the MoD to draw up options for a 10–20% real-terms cut in its budget.

2003 invasion of Iraq

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This compares to the 45,000 involved in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Helicopter carrier

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