Spending on Endless Maintenance Vs Continues Modernization Equation

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To be competitive and to operate efficiently in the countenance of new risks and threats generated by developments in modern operational situation ground forces must adjust constantly. Flexibility lies in implementing a modernization and revolution plan of long-term vision to support the development effort of capabilities and forces to be successful in joint situation battle.

Armies always willing to continually adapt unconventional ways to gain successful battle, it is possible to deal with unconventional adversaries who have a better capacity to adapt, not limited by the bureaucratic process. To avoid adopting a reactive attitude against an adversary always been one step ahead of our plan is required to implement a long-term transformation plan of the armed forces containing changes demanded by the developing capabilities and future operational situation.

Plan should be the center of importance of the development of modernization and transformation of the Armed Forces and provide a clear vision of the land forces future in order to support efforts in developing the forces and capabilities. The plan ensures constituents, people, equipment and technology that will allow ground forces to achieve success in joint battle situation.

Given the complexity of the operational environment, land forces will be key to successful manage the effort in the five lines of operations, in the right place at the right time, with the following principles:

  1. Flexibility – the ability to maintain efficiency over the entire range of tasks, situations and circumstances, through a line of operation;
  2. Agility – the ability to manage dynamic, in time and space, effort capacity along all lines of operations;
  3. Resistance – the ability to withstand losses, damage and delay capability to maintain essential levels of key functions;
  4. Responsiveness – the ability to quickly identify and subsequently effectively respond to new threats and opportunities within a line of operation;
  5. Robustness – ability to generate and sustain an optimum force level depending on population density and opponents capabilities, thus achieving adequate control of the operational environment to manage uncertainty and act along the five lines of operations.

Reference: PROCHÁZKA, J. (2015). CHALLENGES FOR DEFENCE PLANNING–BUSINESS PROCESS OPTIMISATION AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT. THE COMPLEX AND DYNAMIC NATURE OF THE SECURITY ENVIRONMENT, 102.

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