According to foreign media reports, a few days ago, the British Ministry of Defense announced the dispatch of the Marine Corps "Future Commando" to perform the mission in coastal operations in the Arctic region. Recently, Britain has released the "Arctic Strategy" high -profile and actively participated in large -scale joint exercises in the region. Related actions highlight their intention to expand the influence of the Arctic region.
The elite troops led the British army to dispatch the "Future Commando" to lead the Arctic military operations. The main purpose was to take the leadership as a lead to continuously enhance its combat capacity building in the Arctic region. The "Future Commando" was established in 2020 and is the "first strike force" for the modern transformation of the Royal Navy’s Marine Corps.
In 2021, the British Ministry of Defense proposed that it will invest 40 million pounds (about 1 pounds of about RMB 1) in 4 years to increase the scale of the "Future Commando" to 4,000. The "Future Commando" has the two coastal reaction groups in the south and north. Among them, the northern coastal response group is responsible for the Atlantic and Arctic Ocean areas.
According to the British imagination, the north -end coastal reaction group will maintain 4 consecutive scale in the Arctic region and deploy about 1,500 people to perform strategic tasks of the Arctic region.
In order to prepare for military tasks in the Arctic region, members of the "Future Assault Team" actively participated in the NATO "Cold Response" joint military exercise.
The commando in the exercise focuses on long -distance maneuverability, guiding strikes, and amphibious landing, which is intended to enhance its amphibious combat capabilities under the extreme cold conditions of the Arctic region. The strategic report is high -profile. With the increasing strategic position of the Arctic region, the United Kingdom has continuously strengthened and declared the existence and influence in the region, so as to divide a share in the future regional strategic game. In recent years, it has actively introduced relevant strategies and policies to provide a legal basis for action. In 2013, the British issued a report on "Copper Capital: The British Arctic Policy" report, which became the first Arctic country to formulate and promulgate the comprehensive Arctic policy documents.
In 2018, the British government issued strategic documents such as the "Arctic Defense Strategy" and "Beyond Ice and Snow: British Arctic Policy", which showed the British government’s position on related Arctic regions and listed a series of measures to participate in the Arctic affairs.
In 2021, the United Kingdom released a report on "Evaluation of Global Britain in the Competitive Era: Comprehensive Evaluation of Security, National Defense, Development and Foreign Policy", which uses the content of the Arctic defense as an important explanation part. In March of this year, the British Ministry of Defense issued a report on "Contribution of the British Defense in the Gaobei Region", claiming that the Arctic region was vital to the British defense, and emphasized that it would strengthen the military forces in the Arctic region.
In fact, the British army has gradually expanded its impact on the Arctic according to relevant strategies.
On the one hand, accelerate equipment deployment. In recent years, the British army has continuously dispatched combat forces to the Arctic region. The main equipment including Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier and "Typhoon" fighter has participated in military activities in the Arctic region. In the future, the Royal Navy will support the upgrading and purchasing warships to support the north -end coast reaction group to perform strategic mission in the Arctic. The Royal Air Force will send E-7 early warning aircraft and "guardians" drones to support the task of the Arctic.
In addition, the British Ministry of Defense will also increase investment in the space field and strengthen the ability to surveillance and monitoring the Arctic.
On the other hand, strengthen cooperation with allies.
In addition to participating in joint military operations in the Arctic region led by NATO, the British Ministry of Defense also actively played its initiative to conduct large -scale military training through the "British Expeditionary Army Joint Force" under the NATO framework.
In the future, the British army will also strengthen joint training with the United States, Norway, the Netherlands and other countries.
Development prospects are not optimistic, although the UK expands its influence in the Arctic region through various measures, the outside world has a skeptical attitude towards the specific implementation of the British Arctic Action. The first is the lack of autonomy. As a country outside the Arctic, the United Kingdom has limited power in terms of defense security. All military activities need to be carried out as NATO allies. In the future, the "Arctic Strategy" can only "look at the faces of the ally". , Insufficient strategic autonomy. The second is the lack of sustainability.
The United States regards the Arctic as the "national defense line", and Russia regards the Arctic as "the core interests of the country." Compared with the North Pole policies, strategic guidance and practical actions of the United States, Russia and other countries, Britain’s "Arctic Strategy" is slightly thin and has not played a role in promoting. In the future, it may make adjustments to cooperate with American actions at any time. The third is the lack of measures. As the core of the British "Arctic Strategy", its military strength is not optimistic.
At present, the Royal Navy has only 20 surface ships in combat reserve, both in combat capabilities and scale structures in a "bleak" state. In the case of the defense budget and stagnation of the level of combat reserve, the "ambitious" "Arctic Strategy" of Britain can be questionable. (Wang Changfan) (Responsible editor: Chen Yu, Ren Yilin) ??Share more people see it.