Britain radically changes strategic doctrine

In recent months, statements coming from London on the subject of the evolution of the British armies have followed one another, often with drastic cuts in resources, especially heavy, of its forces. It is in fact a question of halve the F35B fleet, as well as reducing the Royal Navy surface fleet by 5 frigates, and cocoon the Challenger 2 tanks and the Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicles of the British Army. The government of Boris Johnson had, until now, contented itself to indicate that nothing was decided today as for the arbitrations which will be carried out at the end of thea Strategic review underway across the Channel.

Dance what contexts, the presentation of the new "Integrated operational concept" by the Chief of Staff of the British Armed Forces, General Nick Carter, this September 30, offers a much more precise vision of the objectives targeted by the General Staff and the Ministry of Defense, and the reasons which led to these radical changes in the format of forces. Indeed, beyond the sporadic information distilled by the authorities in recent weeks, explaining that the British forces were going to specialize in space and cyber operations, as well as in support missions, the London strategy is based on an in-depth reflection on the the very nature of modern and future conflicts, and their dynamics as shaped by the “competitors” of the West, as the New Approach describes them.

The Royal Air Force could lose 50% of its planned fleet of F35s to finance the resources dedicated to the new British doctrine.

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