QinetiQ's contribution to the British Army Review
Whilst Iain Harrison’s submission, which examines the role industry must play in supporting the UK’s Armed Forces, sits among the lead features of a mobilisation-themed edition and is warmly welcomed by General Sir Patrick Sanders in the issue’s foreword, it is a relative footnote in the story of the quarterly title’s return after an 18-month pause.
As the business partner of the Centre of Historical Analysis and Conflict Research (CHACR) – the British Army’s think tank and publisher of the Review – QinetiQ Training & Simulation has played a pivotal part in the redesign and relaunch of the journal of military thought.
Committed to developing and nurturing the conceptual component of fighting power and generating the intellectual edge that will ensure the Army can out-think, as well as out-fight, its adversaries, CHACR meshes the talents of industry experts with Service specialists.
QinetiQ’s contribution to CHACR promoting professional debate across the ranks has delivered a comprehensive programme of academic research projects, conferences and lectures; including within its team the Centre’s director, highly-respected academics and the British Army Review’s new editor.
John Prosser, Director QinetiQ Training & Simulation, said: “We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to rejuvenate a respected publication and reposition it to best serve General Sanders’ main effort – mobilising the Army to meet today’s threat and prevent full-scale war in Europe.
“We hope that issue 182 of The British Army Review, and all those that follow, further strengthen the standing of a journal that is steeped in tradition and widely read throughout the ranks of the UK’s Armed Forces and those of its allies.
“The CHACR’s outputs are a demonstration of the positive impact of blending civilian and military talent and we are immensely proud that the Army’s principal publication is the latest chapter in that success story.”