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PREMIUM: £16.5 billion defence spending announcement sees RN steal limelight from RAF (updated)

19th November 2020 - 15:15 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

The UK government has announced an extra £16.5 billion for defence spending over the next four years, with Royal Navy modernisation a key focus of new commitments.

Fighter jet and helicopter manufacturers have welcomed news that the UK MoD will receive an additional £16.5 billion ($21.8 billion) over the next four years, the largest British military spending increase in the last 30 years, but commitments made to the Royal Navy (RN) have overshadowed those for ...

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