UK And US Sign Agreement To Tackle Evolving Warfare

It will see the two nations working on a number of capabilities so their forces can "operate seamlessly together in future battlefields".

The UK and US have signed an agreement to together develop capabilities to meet future warfare challenges.

The agreement, signed by the Minister of the Armed Forces James Heappey and US Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, will see the UK and US work on the joint modernisation of both nation's armies.  

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) said it will see the countries work together to tackle shared threats and operational challenges. 

The initial plan aims to cover capabilities from 2023 to 2027.

It includes focusing on the development of digital infrastructure, Long Range Precision Fires, developing helicopter capability and improving the effectiveness of land forces.

The agreement formalises a number of ongoing joint initiatives between the two armies.

Mr Heappey said: "This agreement signals our shared determination to develop the novel capabilities that will give us that battle-winning edge and opportunity for the defence industry on both sides of the Atlantic. 

"It is a reminder that, in a more challenging and uncertain world, Global Britain remains the United States partner of choice."

Cover image: Minister of the Armed Forces James Heappey and US Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy signed the deal at the MOD building in London (Picture: MOD).