What will the SDSR Mean for Armed Forces Procurement, Equipment and Manpower

This panel discussion explores an industry and academic perspective on the Strategic Defence and Security Review – with Brigadier Charlie Hobson, an expert in expedition requirements from the UK MoD and Lieutenant Colonel Jim Storr PhD, a specialist in Army doctrinal analysis. They take a look at how the SDSR will address procurement and equipment plans in the light of the new strategic mission – to meet operational requirements both in Afghanistan and post-Afghanistan. The debate also addresses the role that land forces play in domestic security against terrorism and how this might change following the SDSR. Another area discussed is how the Review will address the challenge of manpower, recruitment and retention in the face of the operational demands for soldiers today.