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Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced at a NATO summit today that Britain will increase defence spending to 2.5% of GDP by 2030.
Today’s announcement brings the total UK military support since the outbreak of war to £2.3 billion – more than any country other than the United States.
More troops, more Typhoon jets and more F-35B stealth fighters in addition to Royal Navy vessels including Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers will be made available to NATO in order to deter Russian aggression.
The Ministry of Defence "is assessing options to accelerate the programme" to complete work to repair propulsion issues with the Type 45 Destroyer fleet.
The British Army is "mobilising" and it is "speeding up the delivery of new equipment" including artillery, attack helicopters and air defence due to the threat posed by Russia.
The almost eight times increase in NATO Response Force troops is due to the threat posed by Russia, say the Alliance.
Scotland is experiencing "a new era of investment" thanks to "record UK Government spending" leading to major Ministry of Defence investment in Scotland, say the Scottish Affairs Committee.
"The UK Government's increased defence spending is benefiting MoD bases and local communities in Scotland", say the Scottish Affairs Committee.
British RC-135 electronic surveillance aircraft continue to operate over the Black Sea near Ukraine, with two in the area at the one time, in order to monitor Russian forces.