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ADF capability snapshot 2015: Part 3—Army

By Andrew Davies

The paper surveys the capabilities of the Australian Army and is an update of the ADF capability review: Australian Army from 2008 and the Army capability review 2010.

The main focus of the Australian Army over the past 15 years has been on sustaining combat, training, stabilisation and peacekeeping operations in our near region and the Middle East and Afghanistan theatres.

The demands of the ADF’s operational tempo have driven a major rethinking of the structure of the Army under Plan Beersheba. Now well advanced, the end state will be three essentially similar brigades, which will make rotational deployments easier to manage and sustain. Like the RAAF and the RAN, described in previous reports in this series, the Army needs a major recapitalisation of its equipment.