Saturday, 16 March 2013

Defence Budget Increase Debate

The Eulenbourg will be debating an increase in the defence budget over the April session.  At present the budget for defence is set at 0.1% of GDP with 2% set for research and development.  The MODFA wishes to extend the Type 46 fleet by a further ship and develop a carrier with similar stealth technology along with a support/science vessel.  HIM Caprican Government has opened a preliminary public vote on the issue to gain the views of the people.