||<p>As stated in the Defence Equipment Plan 2018, the Ministry of Defence has secured
sizeable cost savings on the Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (£207 million), Apache
Capability Sustainment Programme (£132 million) and Type 26 frigates (£104 million).
These are the result of efficiencies identified and realised by Defence Equipment
and Support through transformation initiatives. In particular, on the Poseidon Maritime
Patrol Aircraft, negotiations with the US Navy and Boeing achieved savings on the
aircraft and the initial provision of capital spares. On Apache, economies of scales
were achieved through negotiating combined requirements with the US Army and Boeing.
And for Type 26, savings were achieved through using improved project control and
commercial skills to adopt a much stronger negotiating strategy.</p>