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0 #1 Dennis Anderson 2015-01-28 17:06
It is unbelievable that the 2010 defence strategy did not take into account our interest around the World.
Placing more emphasis on our ability to defend them.

We have one of the largest Coast Mass of any Country in the World but lack in comparison to the Navy Air Force of Countries like South Korea with an coast mass less than 1/2 the UK.

The UK need 4 full Navy Fleets at a minimum requirements to protect the UK and our interests.
Each Fleet consisting of
5000 Commando troops
1 Queen Elizabeth Class variant Troop helicopter / Hospital carrier
1 Queen Elizabeth Class Carriers with 40 F35B
4 Type 45 destroyers for air protection
2 Acute Class Submarine for sea protection.
One Navy Fleet based on the Falkland Islands
Another based North Scotland to protect against an threat from Russia
One based in Plymouth with the other on sea patrol in and around the Gulf.

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