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Army September 15, 2011
By DCA Maj-Gen Paul Symon
RECENTLY Army reviewed its
performance and progress under
the Strategic Reform Program
for the last financial year.
As part of that review, Army
has achieved great results in the
Smart Sustainment and Non-
Equipment Procurement Streams.
The Army Smart Sustainment
Stream exceeded the last finan-
cial year's savings targets by
Approval has been received to
retain the proceeds earned from
the disposal of the outgoing B
This will enable Army to rein-
vest the savings in vehicle simu-
lation for driver training, which
will also reduce the ongoing sus-
Army also anticipates further
savings in the cost of owner-
ship of the new G-wagon with
the installation of a computerised
vehicle health monitoring system.
Application of more simula-
tion in weapons training aims
to save about $4 million in live
ammunition usage this year.
Reforming the delivery of
Army's individual training has
resulted in a reduction of about
$4 million in operating costs and
$1.6 million in travel in the last
More accurate forecasting of
Reforms surpass targets
resource requirements and train-
ing targets have driven training-
related costs down.
Based on lessons from reform
activities conducted last year,
Forcomd has implemented a new
individual reform training strat-
egy to enable further cost reduc-
tions over the next five years.
Army reform remains on track
with the focus being on identi-
fying longer-term reforms and
implementing the cultural change
required to achieve future targets.
For more information about reform activ-
ities around Army visit the Army Reform
intranet site at http://intranet.defence.
More simulation: Increased use of simulation systems is expected to save about $4 million in ammunition this
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