Military Chief: Russia Could Cut Under Water Internet Cables, Crippling West

As was warned about, years ago:

Top Secret Brief: Russian Threat to Undersea Cables Growing

Russian Presence Near Undersea Cables Concerns U.S.

U.S. Shadowing Russian Ship in Atlantic Near Nuclear Submarine Areas

 

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Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, the head of Britain’s Armed Forces, told a group of military insiders that the risk of such action is grave and potentially catastrophic.

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Royal Navy’s new HMS Queen Elizabeth can be ‘DISABLED’ by CHEAP missiles, think tank warns

HMS Queen Elizabeth on sea trials

HMS Queen Elizabeth could be vulnerable to attack by missiles (EPA)

 

THE Royal Navy’s new £3billion aircraft carrier is “vulnerable to low-cost missiles”, a terrifying industry report has revealed.

The HMS Queen Elizabeth, which was built in various yards around the UK before being assembled in Fife, could be sunk by cheap missile readily available to regimes across the globe, according to a a paper by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

According to the institute, both China and Russia were already directing investment into such weaponry and have eroded the military dominance by the West. Continue reading

Vladimir Putin’s growing navy ‘could leave Europe PARALYSED from devastating sea attacks’

Vladimir attending a military ceremony in Kaliningrad in 2015 [Getty]

 

With a stronger navy Vladimir Putin could launch new undersea attacks capable of “paralysing” Europe, the chiefs claim in a report which will be published later today.

Kremlin officials have revealed the Russian navy has been upgrading their fleet with the latest military equipment with reports claiming new submarines are on the way. Continue reading

Russian government admits agencies were hacked

The Russian government has announced that 20 different bodies within Russia, many of them government agencies, have been found with espionage malware lurking in their networks

The Russian government has been hacked, according to the state security agency, the FSB.

Malware was discovered on the systems of 20 organisations within Russia including several state agencies. Defence companies, scientific and military institutions and  “critical infrastructures” were also compromised. Continue reading

British Army could be slashed to just 50,000 troops – its smallest number in 250 years

The British Army could be reduced to just 50,000 soldiers – its smallest size in 250 years – a report has warned.

Troop numbers are already being slashed from 102,000 to 82,000, but a report from the Royal United Services Institute suggests this number could be cut yet again by a further 30,000. Continue reading

World War 3: Russian Nuclear Bombers Buzz British Air Space, RAF Typhoon Jets Scramble To Respond

In yet another incident that may feel like World War 3 but seems to actually be part of Cold War 2, two Russian nuclear bombers steered away from their planned routes to fly dangerously close to British air space, over a region that United Kingdom defense officials called the U.K. “area of interest.”

The bombers followed the disturbing pattern of many Russian military aircraft that have confronted fighter jets from NATO, Britain, and even Japan over the past year, in that they did not file a flight plan, appeared to fly with their transponders switched off, and failed to communicate with air traffic controllers in the ground.

But the RAF fighter pilots flew close enough to the Russian bombers that they could communicate with visual hand signals.

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Strategic ties with UAE likely to result in billion-pound defence contracts for UK

UK defence companies would benefit from a more energetic UK-UAE bilateral relationship, especially since the UAE is keen to replace its ageing Mirage fighter jets with the BAE Systems Typhoon in a deal worth $10 billion (c. £8bn), according to a new paper from the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

As the UK appears to strategically orientate its defence and security posture towards the Gulf region from 2014, with the Minhad airbase in Dubai undoubtedly forming a major focal point of the future British presence, new research suggests that the UAE government is also committed to reinvigorating its relationship with the British; possibly at the expense of other potential strategic alliances. Continue reading

Report: UK plans largest military presence in Gulf states since 1971

LONDON — Britain intends to establish a permanent military presence in the Gulf, the report said.

The Royal United Services Institute asserted that Britain seeks to restore military bases in Gulf Cooperation Council states. The London-based think tank said Britain was working to reach agreements for army, air force and naval installations. Continue reading