26 septembre 2022 | International, Aérospatial, Naval, Terrestre, C4ISR

Despite economic woes, UK leaders tout massive defense-spending hike

Analysts question whether the Ministry of Defence could even spend the amount of extra money envisioned by the Truss government.


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