|I always felt that the lack of IFV's, snipers and mortar teams in our army was a major Achilles heel. Sure, none of them was very helpful during your average peace keeping mission.
But for infantry combat, they are essential. IFV's were acquired on the latest Defence Budget, though.
And now, the first army snipers are being trained at The Royal Life Guards.
The rifles being issued is the SAKO TRG42, caliber 8,6 mm Lapua. The rifle is already used by Finland and is by all accounts an excellent weapon.
It is planned that the new sniper units will get to train with AKS, Jægerkorpset and Frømandskorpset.
In addition, mortars are being re-introduced.
All I know about that system is that it is Spanish in origin and of 60 mm caliber.
That leaves only one major gap in our army equipment: we still do not have ANY KIND OF UAVS WHATSOEVER!