The head of the British General staff Nick Carter intends to launch an appeal to respond to new threats, which the United Kingdom has no immunity. According to the published abstracts, we are talking about “aggressive modernization” of the Russian Armed forces, which, according to General Carter, there is nothing to oppose.
As writes The Telegraph, Carter is explaining why the UK must increase spending on defense. Speaking to the Royal United Institute for defense studies, the General says that the country can no longer “sit idly by” and now must respond to the threat.
According to Carter, these threats are already not thousands of miles away, they are “on the doorstep of Europe” and the British before them defenseless.
UK lags behind Russia in the field of military development, says the head of the British General staff. Opportunities to be proactive or to respond to already done will be less. While London reduced spending on military development, Russia has shown its capabilities and the British armed forces find it hard to meet them, said Carter.
The British military noted the danger of Russian cruise missiles used in Syria (it seems that we are talking about “Caliber”). Sources The Telegraph talking about the dominance of Russia in the field of electronic warfare and computer technology, artillery.
The military capabilities of Russia in recent times has been analyzed in the West. In particular, its report on year-end 2017 was presented by American analysts, who called and weaknesses of the armed forces in case of war with an equal opponent.
This year it became clear that the Pentagon is aware of a Russian nuclear super-weapon — an underwater drone capable of delivering powerful nuclear warhead.