From online dispatches
The British Army is planning to focus on undercover
special operations, intelligence, surveillance and cyber warfare as part of a
new "Army 2020" plan that has become necessary due to "budget
cuts and changing face of conflict,” The Independent reported today.
The plan includes structural reforms regarding the idea
of dividing the Army in two as "Reaction" and "Adaptable"
forces, the report said.
Three armored brigades, two infantry regiments and an
airborne brigade will be commanded by major generals in the “Reaction” forces.
Apache helicopter gunships and warrior fighting vehicles will also be parts of
The “Adaptable” team including seven infantry brigades
will serve two to three years in the Falklands and
The cyber security and expanding operations of the
SAS, SBS and Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance
(Istar) are other features of the new plan