Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Three Merlin from 845 Naval Air Squadron @ Exercise Clockwork in Norway...

The BREXIT crisis has totally focused the mind of the British military.  Their ops tempo (at least from my chair) has increased dramatically.  More important to the NATO Alliance is the fact that they're fully embracing operations in Northern Europe.

That's a great thing.

Looking into a short term future I can see them highlighting superb light infantry along with a robust motorized Strike Brigade Concept, mixed with an impressive (for their size) aviation force (their Joint Helo Force seems like a unique but ideal solution).

I don't know what the future holds for them with regard to their economic/trade future but militarily they will be able to hold the line ASSUMING they're not faced with another round of budget cuts.  That's a huge IF, because the forecast is gloomy if they're faced with a hard breakaway.

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