The UK has decided to increase its global military presence in the world and has begun a large-scale modernization of the royal land forces. This is reported by Free News with reference to the plan published by the Ministry of Defense of the country.
The document entitled “Soldier of the Future,” in particular, refers to the creation of a global response force on the basis of the 16th Airborne Assault Brigade and the 1st Army Aviation Brigade. They will be used both in the conduct of hostilities and in humanitarian operations. It is also noted that the main “ground regional hubs” will be based in Germany, Kenya, and Oman.
London intends to significantly increase military spending. Instead of the originally planned 33 billion pounds ($44 billion), Britain will spend up to 41.3 billion pounds ($55 billion) on arming ground forces during the current decade.
“Our army will operate around the world with full tools to combat a huge number of threats — from the cybersphere to conflicts on the battlefield,” said the country’s Defense Minister Ben Wallace.
Also, the Ministry of Defense is thinking about creating a special purpose army brigade that will resist violent extremist organizations and fight threats from hostile states.