Military Capabilities

Multi-dimensional and urban warfare training highlighted as future British Army requirement

21 June 2018

The strategic, organisational and technological dimensions of multi-dimensional operations were among the topics covered during the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Land Warfare Conference held in London on 19-20 June.

UK Minister of State for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster said that land forces would achieve an advantage through to 2025 by addressing “multi-dimensional manoeuvres”, which he described as the “aspiration of western and perhaps global forces”.

Lieutenant General Mark Carleton-Smith, Chief of the General Staff, noted, “We live in exceptionally unstable times; the world has never been more unpredictable”. He suggested that the solution could lie in disruptive technologies and that the quicker the United Kingdom could field them the less useful traditional methods of combat would become.

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