07 June 2012

A Sneak Peek At British Army Restructuring?

While much of the article concerns integration of contractors and reserves into service support, the notes at the end about maneuver forces are interesting.

Most of the significant changes at the unit level would occur between 2014 and 2016, he said.

Reaction forces would provide an assault brigade equipped with attack helicopters. There will be three armored infantry brigades equipped with medium and heavy vehicles, including the Challenger tank.

In addition, there will be seven infantry brigades of various sizes made up of paired regular and reserve forces. These will be particularly suited to U.K. or enduring operations such as the Falkland Islands and Cyprus.

Force groups involving artillery, engineering, intelligence and logistics would provide maneuver support and logistics, Wall said.

By: Brant

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