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Defence in a Competitive Age: Implications for Land

Main Image Credit Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicles from 1 PWRR during exercise Allied Spirit VIII in 2018 / British Army image: Open Government Licence

The greatest alterations in direction announced in the government’s Defence Command Paper are in the Land domain

The Defence Command Paper (DCP) outlines the formation of three new types of brigades, but not their role nor exact equipment capability. The number of brigades and exact organisation is not mentioned, but it seems that the UK intends to field two light and heavy brigades and one deep strike recce brigade in terms of core capability. The paper states that these brigades will be Brigade Combat Teams. The Army intends to ‘reorganise…into more self-sufficient Brigade Comba

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