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US General says British Army less than Par?!?!?!?

Old 15th Feb 2023, 20:56
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Originally Posted by Ninthace
control of the military still rests with the sovereign states, not Brussels, does it not?
I repeat, give them time.....
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It appears that the French have now jumped on that bandwagon.
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Surely the state of our defence should not be judged in solation but relatively to the strength our main potential adversary.
If our defence capability takes a slight dip while we replace what we send to Ukraine that is not so significant if Russia is being battered.

Our short-medium term aims should be about supporting Ukraine (and reducing Russia) rather than building back up the British Military.






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Old 16th Feb 2023, 09:25
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Originally Posted by typerated
Surely the state of our defence should not be judged in isolation but relatively to the strength our main potential adversary.
If our defence capability takes a slight dip while we replace what we send to Ukraine that is not so significant if Russia is being battered.

Our short-medium term aims should be about supporting Ukraine (and reducing Russia) rather than building back up the British Military.
And that depends on us replacing what we send as you suggest, but Challenger wise we only have so many hulls, so where are you going to whistle up replacements for them from? and the AS90 had proven to be to short a range weapon compared to other artillery so would be at risk, now they are apparently looking at the French and Korean weapons and they will not be ready and in service next week, month, year, decade....
how much we get M109 from the Belgiqee dealer in the short term...that's if he has any left. or the States.

The United Kingdom is facing a massive shortage of weapons due to Downing Street’s decision to send guns to Ukraine. According to a report published by The Sun, two Royal Artillery regiments were left completely disarmed, and the British War hawks are now making efforts to convince taxpayers to submit to a surge in military spending.

Also, the Defence Secretary of the UK, Ben Wallace has pledged to immediately replace the weapons by spending £ 800 million on “mobile fires programme”. This development came as all of the UK’s 30 serviceable AS-90 self-propelled artillery guns were sent to Ukrainian forces.

Two Royal Artillery regiments were left completely disarmed, and the British War hawks are now making efforts to convince taxpayers to submit to a surge in military spending.

Also, the Defence Secretary of the UK, Ben Wallace has pledged to immediately replace the weapons by spending £ 800 million on “mobile fires programme”. This development came as all of the UK’s 30 serviceable AS-90 self-propelled artillery guns were sent to Ukrainian forces.

"The decision to give them away has stripped two Royal Artillery regiments, based on Salisbury Plain, Wilts, of all their working weapons," wrote the outlet, which added that an artillery source told them: "If gunners don’t have guns, we can’t fight, we can’t train." The former head of the UK’s Joint Forces Command, retired General Richard Barrons, claimed that the fighting capabilities of British forces have been "hollowed out by spending cuts." He further said that "years of cuts to ammunition production mean that, for some types of key weapons, the army would run out in a busy afternoon."

Barrons opined that the UK's military has now come down to "tier two," a designation that is shared by countries including Germany and Italy, rather than "tier one." He suggested that the British government needs to send more funds to strengthen the country's military power.

Also, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has reiterated that the British military has been left "hollowed out and underfunded" in light of his government’s continuous support for Ukraine. "As the world gets more dangerous, defence should get a growing proportion of spending," he reportedly urged.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the UK's defence ministry told MailOnline, "The granting in kind of AS 90 will provide an important increase in Ukraine's capabilities and will help to accelerate Ukrainian success on the battlefield. Concurrently, the Army is continuing to meet its operational AS90 commitment in Estonia," he added. The British army is now focused on increasing the "Mobile Fires Platform project, which is designed to deliver an enduring replacement this decade," and work is "being undertaken at pace to replace AS90 in the short term."
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