Due to the British experts’ assistance, the work groups developed the concept and methodological base on the national defense system review, mainly focusing on the following:
Guidelines for SDR (WG 1)
Methodology of Capabilities Evaluation (WG 2);
Methodology of Evaluation of the Armed Forces’ Capabilities Costs (WG 3);
Methodology of Evaluation of Defense Legislation (WG 4).
Based on the above-mentioned methodologies, 2 intermediary reports were developed. One of them covered the current capabilities of the Republic of Moldova Armed Forces and the second — defense legislation and norms.
The Strategic Defense Review process is currently coming to an end. Thus, during the final stage of the project, all the measures were taken to submit the final SDR document to the Upper Security Council.
After the meeting of the Upper Security Council (USC) as of April 6, 2011, the final Strategic Defense Review (SDR) document was adopted. The Ministry of Defense shall present the middle-term (3-5 years) concept of implementation of the final SDR document recommendations in accordance with resources and provisions of policy documents (National Security Strategy — NSS and National Military Strategy — NMS).