Military Capabilities

UK PM calls on service chiefs to acquire 'more readily deployable counter-terrorist capabilities'

14 July 2015

UK prime minister David Cameron has urged UK defence chiefs to spend more on "special forces and readily deployable counter-terrorist capabilities" such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), otherwise known as drones, as part of the ongoing Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), according to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office released on 13 July.

Following on from the Conservative government's commitment in its Summer budget, announced on 8 July, to spend the NATO-stipulated 2% of GDP on defence, Cameron was quoted as saying: "Now we know how much we will spend, what matters next is how we spend it.

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