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British Army to overhaul dismounted close combat capabilities

11th April 2024 - 12:17 GMT | by Giles Ebbutt in London


Among the updates expected under the improvements being made to DCC capabilities will be better fitting equipment for female personnel. (Photo: UK MOD © Crown copyright 2023)

The future of the British Army’s DCC capabilities will include replacement equipment for female personnel and a new procurement framework.

The British Army has outlined planned improvements to its dismounted close combat (DCC) capabilities and procurement mechanisms.

The improvements reflected the branch’s need to be able to respond rapidly to technology developments, as well as to resource and fielding limitations, while the use of a framework approach to procurement will also be developed.

A multi-product framework would qualify different products within a particular programme, enabling specific quantities of each product to be purchased as the need arises or as resources permit.

Alternatively, a multi-supplier framework would qualify equipment items from several suppliers, under a no-guarantee construct that would see contracts

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Giles Ebbutt


Giles Ebbutt

Giles Ebbutt is a Shephard Media correspondent based in the UK who specialises in C4ISR …

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