The Royal Armed Force will receive a £2 billion fleet of jets to counter the Russian nuclear submarines, which are regularly patrolling the coast of Britain.
They are likely to include the US developed Boeing Poseidon P8, designed for 'long-range anti-submarine warfare' and worth about £150million each. The P8 jets look for magnetic fields under the water's surface, Daily Express reported Monday. About a dozen of different range planes will be purchased for the RAF over the next two years.
The Russian underwater vessels have been found after colliding with private boats and presently the ministers are looking to purchase aircraft to track them.
Even though the government had promised the drastic reduction in the defense budget , the Government is forced to invest in submarine detection as there is increased aggression by Russian forces.
Senior defence source told The Sun, "There have been several occasions in the last five years where foreign submarines have entered British water.
"They have been detected more by chance than anything else because we have no means of monitoring their activity." Senior defense added.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said the "full spectrum of submarine detection capability" would be reviewed this year.
The Parliamentary Committee on Defense in a recent report has asked the ministry of defense to speed up the process of setting up hardened aircraft shelters for the Indian Air Force frontline combat aircraft, Sukhoi-30MKI, Indian Express reported Tuesday. “The committee is concerned to find that our Air Force, which is already short of planes and worse than that hardened shelters for the existing limited number of aircrafts are not available,” the report submitted in the parliament recently said
Russia and China have signed an agreement today to set up a leasing company to support sales of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft for an approximate US$ 3 billion in China and South-East Asia for the next three years, UAC Russia said in a release. The framework agreement was supported by the Russia-China Intergovernmental Commission
Kelvin Hughes announced Monday that it has won contract to supply their SharpEye radars for the UK Royal Navys new River class Batch 2 Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) to be built on the Clyde. The UK Royal Navy is to receive three new OPVs to be named HMS Forth, HMS Medway and HMS Trent
The Royal Navy has taken its first Wildcat maritime attack helicopter to the seas onboard HMS Lancaster, Western Gazette reported on Saturday. The Type 23 frigate sailed from Portsmouth on Saturday, March 21 for a routine nine-month Atlantic patrol tasking
Uks Royal Marines will deploy high velocity missiles against incoming attack aircraft during a live-fire training exercise, which will be held in the Falkland Islands next month. The special exercise is to show that the Falklands can defend itself against air attack
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