Advantages And Disadvantages Of Defense Planning Methodologies

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Giorgi Dolidze


Maintaining military forces ready to address security challenges deriving from future uncertainty requires permanent improvement of defense capabilities through the acquisition of technologically advanced equipment, which is a challenging business. To facilitate and support the implementation of this process it is critical to employ a relevant planning methodology, based on which strategic defense acquisition is held. The article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the four analytical planning methodologies which have been actively used for strategic defense acquisition planning over the recent decades: capability-, threat-, resourceand scenario-based planning. Based on the review of these planning approaches, the author argues that none of them is effective separately and only a combination of these perspectives may lead to a successful strategic defense acquisition process.

Defence Planning, Strategic Defence Acquisition, Defence Planning Methodology
Published: Sep 28, 2021

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