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British Army faces critical digitisation and modernisation challenges

23rd September 2022 - 15:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


The British Army's deep-battle approach would rely on the Ajax. (Photo: UK Crown Copyright)

The UK Integrated Review outlined how the UK plans to compensate for the loss of numbers with more advanced technologies, novel training solutions and the acceleration of digitisation across all forces. A year on, it is still unclear how the British Army will reach the desired sophistication and readiness levels.

There was no shortage of uproar and clamour when the then-UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson published the Integrated Review (IR), with many of his rivals and allies challenging the practicability and approach of the matters outlined – or the lack of those – in the document.

The IR and the subsequently published Future Soldier recognised the need for a digital transformation across the British Armed Forces, and they promised the creation of a more agile, more deployable army.

The former paper outlined bold objectives for modernisation and overhauling and said the UK ‘will prioritise the development and integration of

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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