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Is the British Army training for the right fight? (Opinion)

22nd July 2022 - 15:15 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


The Chief of the General Staff promised to focus more on readiness, combined arms and urban combat training. (Photo: UK MoD/Crown Copyright)

Analysts and experts will scrutinise the conflict in Ukraine for years to come, but the past few months have certainly been enough to highlight some of the gaps in the British Army’s capabilities. Are the lessons learned in the east being applied correctly?

In his keynote speech at the RUSI Land Warfare Conference in June, Gen Sir Patrick Sanders, Chief of the General Staff, said that from now on the British Army will have a single focus – to mobilise to meet today’s threat and thereby prevent war in Europe.

Now that the full-scale Russo-Ukrainian war is entering its sixth month, NATO allies are beginning to outline their European deterrence initiatives. As Shephard walked around the show floor at Eurosatory 2022 in Paris, there seemed to be a consensus within industry as to how the situation has changed defence requirements and projects in

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

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

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