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Royal Marines transformation programme shows early signs of progress

9th April 2024 - 07:55 GMT | by Giles Ebbutt in London

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The Royal Marines have been and pioneering uncrewed systems for comprehensive battlefield awareness and precision strikes. (Photo: UK MOD © Crown copyright 2024)

The UK’s Royal Marines have taken significant strides in the first year of a decade-long transformation programme focusing on advanced communications, distributed operations and enhancing its capabilities.

An ambitious plan to modernise the UK’s Royal Marine has seen significant progress made one year into a 10-year programme to transform its capabilities and develop its new concept of employment, according to the team behind the project.

The force has made particular progress with its internally developed communications network, according to Lieutenant Colonel Will Jerrold, SO1 Commando Systems in the Royal Navy’s Commando Force (CF) Programme Team.

Speaking at the Future Soldier Technology conference in London last month, Jerrold said that the force had been focussed on distributed and disaggregated operations coupled with persistent forward deployment.

Jerrold said the

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

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