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Inside DSEI Issue 12 February 2017

New Land STRIKE Brigade Concept key to DSEI 2017 The 2015 Strategic Security and Defence Review incorporated two new STRIKE brigades into the UK Armed Forces, and DSEI will showcase how the STRIKE concept is manifesting itself in the modern day military. With less than a year to go until DSEI 2017 (Defence and Security Equipment International), the organisers are creating an exciting focus on rapid reaction or ‘STRIKE’ forces in the Land component of the event. Against a complex background of threats and instability, demands on the British Army are increasingly focused on its agility and the inherent mobility of its forces. The UK government, its Allies and partners are already directing funds toward land capabilities such as armoured vehicles, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR), future dismounted soldier systems, and deployable infrastructure. DSEI 2017 will showcase relevant exhibitor produced equipment which is set to be used by the British Army and other NATO militaries. There will also be three displays: A Dismounted Soldier feature; Mounted Close Combat vehicle park; and a Command HQ - featuring advanced command and control (c2) and information, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) - together with associated Force Protection elements. In Britain alone, around £178 billion will be spent on military equipment over the next decade including the arrival of the new STRIKE Brigades each composed of 5,000 personnel. These are to be equipped with a mix of the new Ajax reconnaissance vehicles and a new mechanised infantry vehicle (MIV), expected to be an 8x8. The British Army is planning a prominent presence at DSEI 2017. 20 FOCUS ON LAND


Inside DSEI Issue 12 February 2017
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