The Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has said that today's spending plan for military equipment over the next 10 years is "all about stability and being able to plan forward."
He aims to avoid repeating previous cases where money is wasted, because equipment is ordered which then can't be afforded, and so has to be delayed, driving costs up.
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