Cameron Pledges $18 Billion Army Upgrade Amid Security Focus

November 23, 2015 10:23 AM

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Cameron Pledges $18 Billion Army Upgrade Amid Security Focus

Prime Minister David Cameron will announce plans Monday to boost Britain’s military equipment budget by 12 billion pounds ($18 billion), the latest in a range of government commitments to fight terrorism and other security threats as Europe remains on a state of high alert.

The Strategic Defense and Security Review will outline plans to increase Britain’s military capability through the purchase of new maritime patrol aircraft and fighter jets, and to fund a series of rapid response teams, according to a statement released by Cameron’s office. The prime minister will p...

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