To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

The year ahead: European land programmes

4th January 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in London


In Europe, falling defence expenditure means that most countries are struggling to maintain significant force sizes that can sustain one medium sized operation at a time.

Whilst most countries on the continent are struggling to replace obsolete equipment to defend their countries, it is the UK and France that are trying to maintain forces that can deploy on a worldwide basis. In some cases they are getting close to losing a critical mass of armoured vehicles and units that can enable a full capability. 

The UK is progressing with the development of its Ajax tracked armoured reconnaissance vehicle but it

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 2 free stories per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

Read full bio

Share to