SDSR 2015 and the Army Contents

Contents

Terms of reference

Summary

1 Introduction

Background

Our inquiry

2 SDSR 2015: Headline ambitions for the Army

Strategic rationale of Army

Army 2020 Structure

SDSR

Joint Force

SDSR 2015 commitments to Army equipment

3 A new warfighting division

Introduction

Vision for the new warfighting division

Air superiority and protection of the warfighting division

Enhanced forward presence and deployment of the new warfighting division

Training

Integrated Action

Regeneration and reconstitution

4 Defence engagement and national resilience

Introduction

Defence engagement

National resilience

5 Army personnel

Background

Trained personnel

Army strength and recruitment

Regular Army

Reserves

Recruitment Partnership

Other recruitment and retention initiatives

Whole Force Concept

Maximising Talent Initiative

New Employment Model

Army culture

Women in ground close combat roles

6 Army equipment

Introduction

Army equipment projects

The AJAX programme

Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank and Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicles

Mechanised Infantry Vehicle and Multi-Role Vehicle (Protected)

Delivery of the Army component of the equipment plan

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: Armed Forces’ Missions

Appendix 2: Army Personnel Statistics

Appendix 3: Historical figures for Main Battle Tanks and Warrior Vehicles

Formal Minutes

Witnesses

Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament





28 April 2017