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Has the British Army been learning from its mistakes?

20th September 2022 - 16:03 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


The cancellation of the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme created a capability gap in the British Army. (Photo: UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022)

Although it seems that the British Army and the MoD have learned some lessons, several adjustments must be taken in order to prepare troops and equipment for future warfare.

British Army acquisition programmes have become a headache for the UK MoD in recent decades. Due to unrealistic timetables, demanding requirements, funding and mismanagement, several efforts were terminated without delivering the expected systems even after spending millions of pounds from taxpayers.

Although the services have been repeating the same errors over decades, both the army and the MoD have been given signs that they have learned some lessons from their mistakes.

Admitting and recognising the failures is the first step to avoiding continually committing the same errors.

In June, at the RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2022, Chief of the General Staff Gen Patrick

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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