British army to get extra £8bn of kit as part of radical shake-up

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 14:31:17 GMT 3

British army to get extra £8bn of kit as part of radical shake-up


Defence secretary says Future Soldier programme will reconfigure army to face next-generation threats

The defence secretary, Ben Wallace, has announced a radical reorganisation of the British army, with an additional £8.6bn to be spent on equipment and a new ranger regiment created to help counter extremist organisations and hostile state threats.

The “Future Soldier” programme will reconfigure the army to address next-generation threats around the globe, positioning it as a globally engaged, modernised war-fighting force, Wallace told MPs.

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