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23 Mar 05. Official Publications: Recent Releases. During the past week the Defence Committee published three Reports and the Committee of Public Accounts added a further Defence-related Report. Details of the Reports and the Budget Day documents are at page 3. Comment: The ‘Future Capabilities’ Report (both parts) and the ‘Battlefield Helicopters’ Report, serials 9 and 11 on page 3, are likely to be of particular interest to the Defence community. In his comments (18 Mar 05) on the ‘Battlefield Helicopters’ Report, the Defence Procurement Minister reiterated the MoD intent to invest some £3,000m “in Future Rotorcraft Capability to replace and enhance our existing helicopters”.(Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 05/12, 21 Mar 05)

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