Army sixth division focuses on cyber, electronic warfare, intelligence, information operations

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Field Army rebalancing is part of the Army's response to emerging threats; 6th Division to focus on cyber, electronic warfare, intelligence, information operations and unconventional warfare.

Today the ministry of defence announced its plans to rebalance the Field Army "to ensure that it can compete with and defeat adversaries both above and below the threshold of conventional conflict."

The Field Army rebalancing is reported to be part of the Army’s response to emerging defence thinking and will create a Field Army of integrated, interdependent and complementary formations from 1 Aug 2019. In a ministry of defence statement, Lt Gen Ivan Jones, Commander Field Army (CFA), described plans for rebalancing his command which will see changes to the structure of the Field Army’s primary formations.

In particular it was noted how the 6th (United Kingdom) Division focuses on cyber, electronic warfare, intelligence, information operations and unconventional warfare.. The re-designation of Force Troops Command (FTC) to 6th (United Kingdom) Division (6 (UK) Div) will, according to the statement, provide the Army’s asymmetric edge, orchestrating intelligence, counter-intelligence, information operations, electronic warfare, cyber and unconventional warfare.

6 (UK) Div will include: 1st Signal Brigade, 11th Signal Brigade, 1st Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade, 77th Brigade and the Specialist Infantry Group.

There will be no changes to personnel numbers, resourcing, cap badges or locations.

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