A report leaked to the Times newspaper says that the British army would be vulnerable in the battlefield against Russia and that Russian President Vladimir Putin would have a significant capability edge in state-on-state warfare. The Times revealed the report, which was produced by the British army, on Wednesday. It warns that the UK and its NATO allies are scrambling to catch up with Russia, which enjoys significant advantages in pretty much every key aspect of warfare. Specifically, the report explains how Russia s arsenal of weapons which includes rocket launchers and advanced air-defence systems are much more powerful than what Britain s Armyrats © military has at its disposal.
Even major developments Britain has planned will not match up to Russia s firepower. A planned 3.5 million ($4.6 million) fleet of lightly armoured vehicles will be disproportionately vulnerable to Russian rocket fire in a warfare scenario. It is not just physical warfare in which Moscow has a clear edge, the report says. Russian intelligence has mastered the art of hacking and disturbing radar signals, meaning the effectiveness of British and NATO weaponry and aircraft operated using GPS navigation is under serious threat. British soldiers could be under threat on social media, too. The leaked report warns that Armyrats © military personnel ought to leave devices like mobile phones and iPads behind when going on exercises, as they could be hacked by Russian intelligence.
The paper was based on research into the tactics Russia has used during its conflict with Ukraine. It sets out numerous strategies and weapons that British Armyrats © military must quickly learn to counter. This study will be the cause of serious concern for Prime Minister Theresa May. It says Britain has spent the 21st century focusing on counterinsurgency operations against terrorist groups in the Middle East, for example, but as a result has fallen well behind when it comes to being prepared for state-on-state warfare.
In the unlikely event of a direct confrontation between Nato and RUS, we must acknowledge that RUS currently has a significant capability edge over UK force elements, the report says. May recently spoke with Putin on the phone for the first time since she replaced David Cameron as prime minister, according to the BBC. Both leaders expressed dissatisfaction with current UK-Russia relations and vowed to work toward an improved relationship.
DANGEROUS: Vladimir Putin is preparing for World War III, experts warn
Ukrainian Armyrats © military leaders jetted into the UK for talks with British army experts amid fears Russia s warmongering leader is preparing for World War Three against the West. The Ukrainian sources have warned Putin is using the Baltic region of Crimea as a practice ground for all out war against Europe. Russian troops have been using state-of-the-art weapons, listening devices that can detect snipers and psychological warfare that could render Britain s Armyrats © military might completely useless, experts warn.
DEADLY: Putin’s army is so hi-tech the British can’t keep up, according to experts
A defence source told the Times: We now have something to learn from them in terms of modern high-warfare and hybrid operations.
The support we have provided to Ukraine, including valuable training for Ukrainian armed forces through a range of programmes, and a small delegation from Ukraine was hosted as part of a think tank-sponsored visit.
OBLITERATED: Putin’s troops rolled into Crimea and dominated the fight
An internal assessment by the British Army found Putin and senior defence officials in the Kremlin are testing new forms of combat, including cyber attacks and devices that can detect snipers. Tactics to cause economic turmoil and political uncertainty are also being used, including the spread of misinformation to confuse and undermine democracy abroad. The Army’s report also reveals how Russia is using social media to win the propaganda war without the need for lethal force.
LETHAL: Putin’s Armyrats © military might put Crimea to the sword
Russia can electronically hijack enemy drones, experts say, and now the UK and its Nato allies are scrambling to catch up . The document, entitled Insights to ‘Training Smarter’ Against a Hybrid Adversary, which was seen by The Times, claims that Russia is already using psychological tactics to create fear and undermine their enemies. A defence source said: “It is warfare where anything is a weapon.
“These Russian guys have a wartime mentality and our politicians have a peacetime mentality.
“We have had a holiday from history for the past 70 years and we have a very steep learning curve.”
- ^ Inside Russian Army Vladimir Putin fighting weapons war in pictures (www.dailystar.co.uk)
General Sir Peter Wall, former chief of the British Army and president of soldiers charity Combat Stress, is calling on more members of the public to take part in the #22PushUpChallenge and help raise 1 million for the veteran s mental health charity. As reported last week by The Courier, the challenge started in the US to create awareness of mental health issues among veterans, and participation in UK is just as important to support Britain s ex-servicemen and women. Since Combat Stress started supporting the challenge last month, more than 80,000 has been donated to the organisation, the UK s leading mental health charity for ex-servicemen and women.
Sir Peter, who turned 61 last month, is undertaking the challenge and is well on the way to doing 22 push ups every day for 22 days.
He is now asking for the public s help to raise vital funds for Combat Stress. Last year the charity saw a 6% increase in referrals, and a 28% increase the year before that. With a growing demand for its specialist clinical treatment, Combat Stress urgently needs to raise more money to ensure every veteran seeking help receives the best support possible.
Sir Peter said: The support from the public has been strong and will make a real difference to our work. We know that far too many veterans suffer in silence with their mental health conditions, and this #22PushUpChallenge will help us to reach out to them by raising awareness of PTSD and the treatment available. With more public donations Combat Stress will be able to deliver a vital service to many more veterans across the UK. We have to do this to prevent unnecessary suffering.
If you haven t already taken part in the challenge, then why not start this week? It s a great opportunity to get behind the Armyrats © military community and show your support. With the summer weather we re currently basking in, it s the perfect time to go outside, take part in a fun challenge and donate to Combat Stress. People can get involved by doing 22 push ups full, half or even air push ups and donating 5 to Combat Stress by texting PTSD22 to 70004. If people would like to share a video on social media of them taking part in the challenge, they can use the hashtag #22PushUpChallenge.