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According to General Sir Nick Carter we aren't spending enough on "modernisation"

In a nut shell, so basically the head shed is asking for more money to be set aside to finance more advances into our kit and capabilities in plain English. The real question is; what do we think we don't have after upgrading and modernising our kit for the last 20 years since lessons learned in Telic and Herrick...

"In an interview with Sky News for Remembrance Sunday, the chief of the defence staff offered a vision of Britain's army of the 2030s, saying it could comprise 90,000 human soldiers and 30,000 robots."

"He also revealed a desire for a multi-year budget settlement from the Treasury this month to enable the military to make the long-term investments needed to modernise."

"The chancellor scrapped plans for a multi-year spending review for government departments in November because of uncertainty related to COVID-19.

Instead, one-year budgets are being prepared, though talks are continuing to see if the Ministry of Defence can have a different settlement.

Turning to the UK, the top commander said he did not know whether the Treasury would give defence a multi-year budget settlement.

"At the moment there are negotiations going on in a very constructive way," General Carter said.

"But clearly from our perspective we are going to argue for something like that because we need long-term investment because long-term investment gives us the opportunity to have confidence in modernisation.

"Modernisation essentially means you are going to park some capabilities, perhaps from the industrial age, and want to look forward to some of the capabilities you need for an information age.

"And having the confidence to do that of course means you need confidence in your long term investment."
 

Cold_Collation

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Funding issues and operations notwithstanding, the questions are:

"Will the army be in a better state once he steps down than when he took it over?"

and

"Does it have a coherent plan for the future?"

Decide for yourselves.
 
" the chief of the defence staff offered a vision of Britain's army of the 2030s, saying it could comprise 90,000 human soldiers and 30,000 robots."

...the Guards are set to to get a big boost then...
 
The real question is; what do we think we don't have after upgrading and modernising our kit for the last 20 years since lessons learned in Telic and Herrick...
Upgrading? You mean soldiering on with kit bought as UORs that we can't afford to replace with something more relevant to our present/future operations?
 

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