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British Army looks again at future plans

The British Army has launched a root and branch review of all its future plans, including force structure, equipment procurement, manpower requirements, and basing footprint, IHS Jane’s has learned.

British Army Looks Again At Future PlansThe British Army is reviewing its future force plans in order to find billions of pounds of savings as mandated by the 2015 SDSR. (IHS/Patrick Allen)

The review, dubbed ‘Project Marble Arch’, was ordered by the Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Nick Carter, earlier this year after each of the UK armed services and the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) civilian administration were ordered to come up with proposals on how they would contribute to GBP11 billion (USD14.7 billion) in savings mandated by the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR).

The SDSR said that any money saved from efficiencies in the MoD’s existing spending plans would be re-invested on the new equipment announced in the review.

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