Jim Murphy, shadow defence secretary, warns that government cuts could damage the supply chain to troops:
"It is vital our troops get the equipment they need when they need it. Improvements were made during the last government and can be built upon.
"Ministers must heed the warning in this report that their cuts programme could damage not support the supply chain.
"An important first step for ministers would be to tell the country how they will plug the financial gap left by their rushed defence review."