British Snapshot: Getting the Right Kit to the Front
It’s an oft-quoted military maxim that amateurs study tactics, while professionals study logistics. It’s also true that the pressures of combat tend to reveal areas where internal and external politics and decisions have hurt a military, leading to a more serious emphasis on getting key decisions and processes right.
The UK MoD recently released “Getting the right kit to the right place and on time,” which discusses improvements made in fielding the right equipment to the front lines. The article is full of the expected praise for the MoD’s successes in this area, and mentions some pieces of equipment that the MoD believes are performing particularly well. There’s also a section at the end that offers some quick excerpts from the logistics efforts and amounts involved in supporting 6 months of Britain’s operations in Afghanistan.