Wednesday, 7 March 2018

British military spends more on computers than weapons and ammo


The Ministry of Defence has admitted that it spends more on computer services than it does on weapons and ammunition for the Armed Forces.

The startling admission came in a statistical publication issued by the department, breaking down how much of the £35bn defence budget is spent with British industry.

Spending on weapons and ammunition for the Armed Forces totalled £1.15bn in fiscal year 2016/17, whereas the MoD spent £1.45bn on computer services in the same period. For the four prior years, spending on computers consistently outpaced that for arms and ammo, with half a billion more being spent on computers than weapons in 2015/16.


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