Our planning work has been and will continue to be driven by operational priorities, taking account of the experience of current operation, and planned future operations. The Department's first priority remains the delivery of the utility vehicle family. After that, the procurement of a successor reconnaissance vehicle is particularly important.
FRES will provide a rapid intervention capability and will also have wide utility across the spectrum of conflict, supporting three main types of operation:
Peacekeeping and peace enforcement operations;
High intensity war-fighting operations.