Army needs ‘heavy investment’ or ‘heavy metals’, war expert says
Key gaps in the UK army outlined by defense Expert Hamish de Breton-Gordon said the military would require “huge investments”.A chemical weapons expert told the Daily Express that if Britain wants to join the United States, He said Britain needed to put more money into hardware, especially heavy metals, armor, artillery and drones. NATO to protect the West from the growing threat from China and RussiaHe warned that the UK is focusing too much money on cybersecurity and large maritime projects, and that the UK currently “does not have the right balance”.
Wednesday, President Jeremy Hunt has announced a further £5 billion contribution to the Ministry of Defense over the next two years, with an allocation of £11 billion over five years.
De Breton-Gordon, speaking to the Daily Express about how Britain should allocate the money, said: “The equipment the army will need will be heavy metal armor, artillery and drones.
“This will require significant investment in hardware to keep the UK military viable and ready to pay alongside the US and NATO allies.”
He added: “Perhaps some of the funding is too focused on cybersecurity and perhaps large maritime projects.
“They may need to be rethought and focus more on the heavy metal I was talking about.
“Ultimately, the UK needs a comprehensive defense capability covering land, air and sea, and it is probably not the right balance at this point.”
De Bretton-Gordon said the UK should increase defense spending to 3%, warning that “on the surface, the increase in inflation will have little knock-on effect.”
However, the investments announced in the budget will cause the UK to spend just 2.25% of its GDP on defense.
secretary of defense Ben Wallace had Campaigned for an increase of £8bn to £11bn £5bn over two years, £11bn total over five years.
Prime Minister said he was ‘proud of what we are giving’ Ukraine More military support than anyone in Europe.”
Chairman of the National Defense Special Committee Tobias Ellwood declined funding.
He told the Daily Express: Effective in reducing real conditions.
“It’s even less when you factor in taxes and expenses.
“This means that our conventional forces remain hollowed out as threats come over the hill.”
Colonel James Sunderland, a Conservative MP, said: “This is a step in the right direction, but one that future-proofs the British armed forces, especially the Army, against the whole set of threats we continue to face in an increasingly unstable world. It may not be enough to
“We welcome the commitment to 2.5% of GDP. Translating this quickly into operational capability is now imperative.”