What impacts will Brexit have on the Defence industry?

Strategic Defence Intelligence

At 11am on the 16th March 2017, The Queen officially signed the Brexit Bill into law, clearing the pathway for our Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Article 50 and initiate proceedings for Britain’s official exit from the European Union.


Therese May now has the legal authority to activate Article 50 at a time of her choosing, and it is expected she will notify the EU no later than the 28th of this month.

Since the 23rd of June 2016 when the nation’s divided votes were tallied, the Defence Industry entered into unstable territory. The UK’s decision to leave the EU raises important questions for defence and security worldwide. These questions have provoked deep uncertainty and speculation at a time when Europe and the UK already find themselves in a challenging defence landscape; the ever increasing threat of terrorism, a resurgent Russia, the migrant crisis, a volatile…

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One Response to What impacts will Brexit have on the Defence industry?

  1. I’m thinking that big business (weapons division) won’t even hiccup.
    There will always be a trade in small arms and weapons innovation.
    The difference is NO FREE MONEY. So at last the years of development will shorten down to something much more ‘competitve’. i.e. be quick, make it work, we need the money.

    As for the UK?
    15,000 left the forces last year. They can’t replace them, simple as that.
    A schoolboys dream job isn’t anymore and the spectre of legal action, historical legal action, poor everything, and pointless deployments all adds to the “why the hell stay in?”
    So that’s numbers down, equipment problems, capital expenduture on white elephant projects, yet they can’t even provide good food or a decent personal weapon.

    As for the UK being a ‘key member of NATO”. Bollocks.
    The UK forces have the tag ‘the borrowers’ as our equipment is so bad.
    Flying in 50 year old design of aircraft that wipe spots of the multi million Typhoon, subs which at one point this year were ALL broke, ships that can’t work in warm water?
    Trump is probably right, NATO and it’s members (especially Turkey) is a nightmare.

    To make a better world class multi-national peace keeping force, the US might be better off ditching NATO and joining the Russians.
    What, I’m thinking the worse possible thing ever?
    Consider the advantages.
    As allies you can moderate both countries wayward political actions, not waste resources standing looking at each other over barbed wire, and probably clean up more messes in half the time than it takes the UN to decide what day it is!

    Then together, you can handle the real problem in the world today, Islam.
    After all you both agree on that.

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