United Kingdom Military




 
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May 13th, 2006  
DingleRipper
 

Topic: United Kingdom Military


Hey , please can people tell me how strong the UK Really is. It is a small country etc yet i've heard the uk has the 2nd biggest navy and some of the best technology.

Also please does anyone know which countries are the UKS allies and would always fight i know of . Nato , us , france , austrailia and few others.

Thank you.
May 13th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
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Originally Posted by DingleRipper
Also please does anyone know which countries are the UKS allies and would always fight i know of . Nato , us , france , austrailia and few others.

Thank you.
France? Mmh
Well UK is a member of NATO and that's the only binding military agreement it is part of, that I know of. Another non-Nato countries that would want to intervene on its side in case of hostilities against UK would probably be Australia.
Basically it all boils down to the US, if you want my opinion.
And this should help you on the Navy information.
May 13th, 2006  
Rabs
 
 
The brits are some of the best trained armed forces around. However with the exception of of the new Type 45 destroyers basically everything is a generation behind what the US has. Exception of the Challenger 2 arguably the best MBT on earth.
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May 14th, 2006  
LeEnfield
 
 
There are larger Navies but the RN is well trained and fairly well equipped, The Army is under strength and they fairly good equipment but there is room for further improvement. The Air force, well that totally under equipped in departments and is short on all sorts of aircraft
May 14th, 2006  
ASTRALdragon
 
 
I don't know if their navy is the 2nd largest in the world or not but I would agree if you said it was the 2nd best in the world. I believe that Britain is one of those countries where they have a relatively small navy, but it's so freakin powerful that it can do the job of a much larger navy with the same style of finesse if not better. In other words, quality over quantity. Then again, Britain has always had to maintain a formidable navy because they're surrounded by water, and they have done so since the 1600s.

As for their air force, I think it leaves much to be improved upon which is why I think they invested so heavily in the X-35/JSF project ($2 billion I believe....). I tend to hold their military in high regard. If I had to choose five militaries to come with me on my world domination quest , I'd choose the US, Britain, Japan, Israel, and Australia.
May 14th, 2006  
K9Dug
 
 
In terms of numbers (man-power) i think its


Army 106,000
RAF 75,000
RN 50,000

As for Equiment the UK's is good not great, its best strengths are it training and NCO's
May 14th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Well, UK is under the Five Power Defence Arrangement. My country is also part of it.
May 14th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
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Originally Posted by zander_0633
Well, UK is under the Five Power Defence Arrangement. My country is also part of it.
Who are the five powers?
May 14th, 2006  
PJ24
 
 
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Originally Posted by tomtom22
Who are the five powers?
United Kingdom, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand.

FDPA
May 14th, 2006  
King
 
UK has one of the best trained Military in the world.

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