Developments by Defence Sector

Action Plans

2012/2013 2012 2011

Progress Reports

2011/2012 Oct 2011 2010/2011

Savings Reports

2011/2012 2010/2011


  • Operational services required to be delivered by Government, including international commitments in terms of overseas deployments on peace support operations, have been maintained despite a 10% reduction in personnel in the Defence Forces in the first two years of the Agreement.
  • Proposals are being developed for a very significant reorganisation and restructuring of the Defence Forces which will reduce the number of Army Brigades from 3 to 2.
  • Four army barracks were closed at end March 2012 which will maximize the effectiveness of the Defence Forces by removing the burden imposed by manning and maintaining unnecessary installations.
  • Approximately 1,800 personnel have been redeployed during the first two years of the Agreement.
  • New promotion systems for Generals, Officers and Enlisted personnel, including the elimination of seniority and the introduction of merit based systems of promotion at all levels.
  • Pilot retention pay has been eliminated in the Air Corps.