Methodology for Long Term Defence Planning

Long term defence planning is a complex, multi-stage, iterative process. The main stages defined  in this report are:

  1. Political Guidance Analysis
  2. Environmental Assessment
  3. Mission Analysis
  4. Planning Situations Development
  5. Capability Requirements Determination
  6. Capability Assessment
  7. Options Development
  8. Solution Selection

Long term defence planning is never just a technical procedure. That is also a highly political process that needs to be discussed in political terms.