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Great Britain Ministry of Defence

Overview
Works: 4,240 works in 5,343 publications in 1 language and 24,274 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Handbooks and manuals  Treaties 
Roles: Other, Publisher
Classifications: VM299.7.G7, 341.6
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Most widely held works by Great Britain
The Royal Navy's new-generation Type 45 destroyer : acquisition options and implications by J. L Birkler( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2001, RAND helped the United Kingdom_s Ministry of Defence (MOD) evaluate different acquisition strategies that it might use to acquire the new-generation Type 45 destroyer. RAND_s analyses helped in determining whether the MOD should have the Type 45 built by one company or two, whether it should compete the 12 ships in the class or directly allocate work to specific shipbuilders, and whether companies producing the Type 45 should construct the destroyer in its entirety in one shipyard or from blocks produced in several shipyards
Learning from experience. lessons from the United Kingdom's Astute submarine program by John F Schank( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large, complex submarine design and construction programs demand personnel with unique skills and capabilities supplemented with practical experiences in their areas of expertise. Recognizing the importance of past experiences for successful program management, the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence (MOD) asked the RAND Corporation to develop a set of lessons learned from its Astute submarine program that could help inform future program managers. RAND reviewed the history of UK nuclear submarines, investigated how operational requirements were set for the Astute class; explored the acquisition, contracting, design, and build processes that the Astute program employed; and assessed the plans and activities surrounding integrated logistics support for the Astute. The impact of the substantial time gap between the design and build of the Astute and its predecessor nuclear submarines was greatly underestimated by the private sector and the MOD, and both parties underestimated the impact of the MOD's decision to shift responsibilities to the private sector. Designing and building a submarine requires careful management and oversight and a delegation of roles and responsibilities that recognizes which party--the shipbuilder or the government--is best positioned to manage risks
Federation of Malaysia : joint statement by the governments of the United Kingdom and of the Federation af Malaya by Great Britain( )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The manual of the law of armed conflict by Great Britain( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work provides a full-scale tri-service official UK military manual on the international law of armed conflict. Topics covered include conduct of hostilities, intervention in civil wars, neutrality and environmental considerations
Nepal and the Gurkhas by Great Britain( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1971 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updated account of the inhabitants of Gurka in Central Nepal, their social customs, tribal characteristics, and religious beliefs and practices
The Admiralty hydrographic service, 1795-1919 by Archibald Day( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a continuation of Dawson's 'Memoirs of Hydrography'. The opening chapter, which summarizes the period from 1795 to 1884, retraces Dawson's narrative; the succeeding chapters, conforming to his scheme, embody biographical notes of four hydrographers - Wharton, Field, Purey-Cust and Parry - and on many of the distinguised, often dedicated, officers who served afloat and ashore (Dust jacket)
Arrangements for the employment of overseas Commonwealth forces in emergency operations in the Federation of Malaya after independence by Great Britain( )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proposed agreement on external defence and mutual assistance between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Federation of Malaya by Great Britain( )

2 editions published between 1957 and 1963 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tommy Atkins' children; the story of the education of the army's children, 1675-1970 by St John Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United Kingdom's naval shipbuilding industrial base : the next fifteen years( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United Kingdom has many contracted and prospective naval shipbuilding programmes on the horizon over the next two decades, ranging from the Astute-class attack submarine to the Future Aircraft Carrier (CVF). The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) wants to know whether the United Kingdom's existing naval shipbuilding industrial base will be able to meet the requirements of the MOD's future acquisition plan. Using extensive surveys and a breadth of data, RAND researchers looked at the capacity of the UK naval shipbuilding industrial base and how alternative acquisition requirements, programmes, and schedules might affect this capability. Using the MOD's current plan, they focused on its potential impact in the areas of labour, facilities, and supplier demand. Overall, the researchers find that, using the 2004 planning assumptions, the overlap of certain large programmes would cause a near-term peak in workload demand, followed by a steady decline. To minimise such inconsistencies, they suggest that the MOD in the near term consider, among other options, shifting the scheduling of the labour demand (known as "level-loading"); reexamining the current UK Defence Industrial Policy to allow non-UK firms to meet peak demand; and using alternative facilities to assist major construction during peak workload times. For the long term, the researchers recommend, among other alternatives, that the MOD make long-term industrial planning outlooks of this report's nature a regular occurrence, define an appropriate role for the United Kingdom's supporting offshore industry, and explore the advantages of interoperable technologies for sharing design work
Options for reducing costs in the United Kingdom's future aircraft carrier (CVF) programme( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2012 and 2015, respectively, the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence (MOD) will replace its three Invincible-class aircraft carriers with two Future Aircraft Carriers (CVFs), the largest ships ever constructed for the Royal Navy. In preparation for this project, the MOD asked RAND to look at the economic implications, schedule impact, and technical risks of adopting new technologies and alternative manufacturing options. The research described in this report, based on the design and manning data available at the time, focuses on possible reductions in whole-life costs and manpower requirements of the carriers. Concerning reduced acquisition costs-based on figures from various cost analysis models-the researchers suggest options such as using construction practices from the commercial shipbuilding industry plus commercial systems and equipment in place of military standard equipment wherever there is no adverse impact on operations or safety. Regarding personnel cost savings and complement-reducing initiatives, the researchers look towards the practices of private-sector shipbuilding companies and of navies around the globe. Based on this analysis, they recommend, for example, promoting a cross-trained workforce with broad skills and using civilians to augment the ship's crew for nonwarfare responsibilities. Options for reducing the complement examine the trade-offs of increased up-front investments in technology with the corresponding manpower reductions. As the CVF Integrated Project Team continues to explore its many options, the researchers remain optimistic that, given several factors indicated, the CVF's targets can be reached
The Falklands campaign : the lessons by Great Britain( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to space by Great Britain( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual of military law by Great Britain( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual of map reading by Great Britain( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a chapter on reading air photographs
The Nassau connection : the organisation and management of the British POLARIS project by Peter Nailor( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldiers on Everest : the joint Army Mountaineering Association, Royal Nepalese Army Mount Everest Expedition, 1976 by Jon Fleming( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operation Firedog : air support in the Malayan emergency, 1948-1960 by Malcolm Postgate( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Learning from experience. lessons from the United Kingdom's Astute submarine programThe manual of the law of armed conflictThe Admiralty hydrographic service, 1795-1919The United Kingdom's naval shipbuilding industrial base : the next fifteen yearsOptions for reducing costs in the United Kingdom's future aircraft carrier (CVF) programmeTendering and Negotiating Mod ContractsHigh command : British military leadership in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
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Ministry of Defence Great Britain

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Secretary of State for Defence

UK. Ministry of Defence

Verteidigungsministerium Great Britain

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English (157)