New tactical surveillance drones, and new electronic warfare and cyberspace capabilities will be brought into service.
Manning will increase in the areas of electronic warfare, air defence, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
The Infantry will be restructured into four new divisions.
A new Global Readiness Force will be formed, consisting of the newly formed 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, and 16th Air Assault Brigade, the latter of which will be reinforced by a further infantry battalion. These forces will become known as the Army's 'Air Manoeuvre Forces'.
£200 million will be invested over 10 years to deliver an 'enhanced electronic warfare and signal intelligence capability'. Further manning will increase with the area of collection and exploitation of signal intelligence.
£6.6 billion will be invested into space over the next 4 years.
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