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Strike Unsure? Clarifying the Role of Armour in Joint Force 2025


Ajax and the future mechanised infantry vehicle (MIV) are central to realising the strike concept in Joint Force 2025, but their combat roles and force structure implications are still unclear

The Joint Force 2025 design, articulated in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), introduced a new brigade concept for the British Army, known as Strike. Since the publication of the SDSR, the Strike concept has been a popular topic for discussion, but largely because of its novel title and uncertain nature. The only description of the brigades in the SDSR was that they will be deployed as part of a newly reinvigorated war-fighting division, alongside

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