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British analysts offer Southeast Asian countries to "protect themselves from China" by purchasing weapons from Britain

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British analysts offer Southeast Asian countries to "protect themselves from China" by purchasing weapons from Britain

The so-called security bubbles are projections of hypothetical hemispheres marked on the map to indicate the range of weapons systems. The center point of the bubble is where the weapon system is placed, and the firing range from it is the sphere's projection radius.


This is the essence of a new report by the London-based Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Britain's premier defense and security think tank.

If the UK wants to help small Asian states defend their maritime sovereignty against giants like China, it must provide them with “security bubbles” created by anti-ship and anti-aircraft weapons.

- say the co-authors of the report.

Armed in this way, local authorities can protect coastal waters and skies that are rightfully theirs. The weak can make life difficult for the stronger, seeking to seize their sea territory and resources.

Essentially, the RUSI team wants to mimic the actions of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) towards the US Navy and its associated combined forces. The PLA, so to speak, has scattered a lot of inexpensive anti-ship weapons around its territory, while building a counter-naval fleet based on missile-armed submarines and the latest surface patrol ships.

Leaders in countries like the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia are well aware that they will have to live next to China forever—and that Beijing will be furious if they side with America in the nascent great power rivalry. The report says that smaller Asian states prefer to maintain a kind of military neutrality, in which they do not join the ranks of large competitors, but at the same time assert their sovereign rights.

Great Britain is a middle-level power that does not have decisive resources even to defend Europe without outside help. In addition, Britain cannot afford an expeditionary battle fleet comparable to the Seventh fleet USA.

To conserve the Royal Navy's resources for European waters, the RUSI report suggests that the navy and British industry work together to supply the Asian military with a host of low-cost weapons.

The co-authors of the project note that small states can afford to buy ready-made weapon, sensors and control systems, but generally cannot afford to develop them. They conclude that the UK should bear the costs of research and production, while regional partners will buy the equipment at a modest unit price. A sort of attempt to promote their weapons to the markets of Southeast Asia: We cannot protect, but try to protect yourself from China on your own - with the help of weapons bought from us (Britain).
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 15 November 2022 08: 42
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    British analysts offer Southeast Asian countries to "protect themselves from China" by purchasing weapons from Britain
    belay Does Britain not want to send its troops to defend democracy in Southeast Asia?
    it must provide them with "security bubbles" created by anti-ship and anti-aircraft weapons
    Alas, bubbles are not eternal, they always burst, because they are inflated artificially from scratch. fool
    1. DymOk_v_dYmke
      DymOk_v_dYmke 15 November 2022 08: 54
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      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Alas, bubbles are not eternal, they always burst, because they are inflated artificially from scratch.

      "British scientists" will be able to prove that British bubbles are the most bubbly and persistent in the world. laughing
    2. credo
      credo 15 November 2022 09: 17
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      By the way, both China and Russia need to promote the same idea in relation to countries that could potentially become the object of aggression of the Anglo-Saxons and EU countries.
      So to say - "The enemy must be beaten with his own weapon." bully
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 15 November 2022 08: 51
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    offer the countries of Southeast Asia to "protect themselves from China" by acquiring weapons from Britain
    The toad crushed that the United States was making huge money on the Ukrainian conflict and decided to offer itself as an arms exporter in Southeast Asia. And pull if there are willing? Just the other day, they complained that they themselves had problems with modern weapons and it was necessary to urgently resolve the issue of strengthening the army.
  3. Zoldat_A
    Zoldat_A 15 November 2022 08: 54
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    Great Britain is a middle-level power that does not have decisive resources even to defend Europe without outside help. In addition, Britain cannot afford an expeditionary battle fleet comparable to the US Seventh Fleet.
    You just don't tell the Brits themselves.
    They will break the pattern from such news. How so? They inflate "security bubbles", but it turns out that they only inflate bubbles with their cheeks. Yes, in a puddle sometimes fart. Well, for example, blow up some gas pipeline ... Also bubbles ...
    Bubble specialists, dammit...
  4. APASUS
    APASUS 15 November 2022 09: 01
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    How easy it is to calculate the impudent Saxons. It is their doing, the emergence of precisely military conflicts. When a suicide bomber exploded in Turkey (it is clear that the Kurds will be blamed), but this is just the work of the impudent Saxons. Erdogan's weakening and a possible conflict are required. So it is with China's neighbors, it would be better for them to be friends remotely.
  5. Cottodraton
    Cottodraton 15 November 2022 09: 14
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    ... In other words, the small-shaven people decided to improve the economic situation in the war by selling weapons to the "Papuans" and playing them off. Favorite "divide and conquer" trending...
  6. bath
    bath 15 November 2022 09: 18
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    hmmmm......“purchasing weapons from Britain”

    Southeast Asian countries prefer to believe this description:


    The Joint Sino-British Declaration on the Transfer of Hong Kong, officially known as the Joint Declaration of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the Question of Hong Kong, was signed by Chinese and British Prime Ministers Zhao Ziyang and Margaret Thatcher on December 19, 1984 in Beijing.

    The Declaration entered into force upon the exchange of instruments of ratification on May 27, 1985. In a joint declaration, the PRC government confirmed that the PRC had decided to resume exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong (including Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories) effective July 1, 1997, and the British government confirmed that it would hand over Hong Kong to the PRC effective July 1, 1997.
  7. Arkady007
    Arkady007 15 November 2022 09: 42
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    So NATO is turning shafts towards China, apparently having already decided that Russia is over.
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 15 November 2022 10: 18
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    British analysts offer Southeast Asian countries to "protect themselves from China" by purchasing weapons from Britain
    . Is it their "humor"?