Delivering Air Operations in an Era of Persistent Forward Presence
Through the Integrated Review the UK has declared a decisive shift in the way that it operates; defending its interests in the Euro-Atlantic while shaping the global order to ensure the world’s shared spaces are protected and open societies and economies can flourish. The UK will engage proactively and persistently around the globe, working with allies, to support foreign policy goals, promote UK interests and keep competitors at bay, including in the grey zone.
To play its part in delivering this policy, the Royal Air Force must be radically forward looking in the face of fast evolving challenges and emerging threats. It must continue to adapt at pace, in depth and across the Service. The Royal Air Force needs to be ready and able to act fast, with great precision, lethality, and around the world.
The Royal Air Force will adapt how it operates, how it commands and leads and how it is structured. Persistent forward presence will require a more agile, lighter force which is able to sustain persistent operations at range.
Air Marshal Mayhew, RAF Deputy Commander (Operations), in this presentation and Q&A session will discuss how the Royal Air Force is adapting to address the evolving threat landscape and deliver on the approach set out by the Integrated Review.