Britain intends to significantly intensify the actions of the Royal Navy in the waters of the Black and Baltic Seas, as well as in the arctic region. Plans to modernize the British fleet are outlined in the country's military reform plan presented on Monday..
London intends to carry out a major modernization of the fleet with the introduction of a new generation of anti-submarine defense frigates into the Navy, improve interoperability with NATO allies, as well as build up its military presence in the Black and Baltic Seas, as well as in the Arctic.
Major investments in a new generation of anti-submarine defense frigates and improved interoperability (…) guarantee, that the United Kingdom will retain its historic role, ensuring NATO freedom of action in the North Atlantic and the ability to support European allies
– the document says.
For action in the Black Sea region, London plans to strengthen ties not only with NATO member countries, but also with partners like Ukraine. The UK is confident, that the new capabilities of the Navy will help ensure “freedom of navigation and navigation” not only in the Black Sea, but also in other regions, including Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Earlier in London, plans were announced to create “Europe's largest surface fleet”, which will include 12 new project frigates Type 26 and Type 31, some of them will become part of the aircraft carrier group of the Royal British Navy.