Defence Innovation and the UK: Responding to the Risks Identified by the US Third Offset Strategy

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This paper examines the implications of the US Third Offset Strategy for the UK. It finds that UK defence equipment capabilities costing £16 billion a year are increasingly vulnerable to low-cost, technology-rich weapons from hostile states. It argues that the UK government has focused more on offensive systems over protective capabilities, and it calls for a commitment to research, innovation and adaptive technologies for defence.

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The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is the world's oldest independent think tank on international defence and security.