New highly trained unit for British Army

The Ranger Regiment will operate in complex, high-threat environments using specialised equipment like unmanned ground vehicles. These are used to transport kit and equipment.

To meet the next challenges in warfare, through the Future Soldier transformation plan, a new highly-trained army unit will be formed to conduct special operations. This new Ranger Regiment will be part of the Army Special Operations Brigade made up of forces trained for unconventional action. The regiment will initially be based on four infantry battalions but will also select personnel from across the army.

Under Future Soldier, the army is becoming lighter, more agile, more lethal and more expeditionary than ever before. While always ready to fight, it is evolving to counter security threats presented by state rivals and violent extremists in the digital age.

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