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Large military exercises of Britain and France canceled due to lack of funds from Paris

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Large military exercises of Britain and France canceled due to lack of funds from Paris

One of the largest joint military exercises of Great Britain and France over the past decade, scheduled for November in Djibouti in eastern Africa, has been canceled due to a lack of budget funds from Paris, British media wrote on Sunday.


“The maneuvers involved the participation of 10 ships of the Royal Navy, about 1,5 thousands of fighters of the elite units of British special forces. The teachings of Djibouti Lion (“Djibouti Lion”) were a landing operation for a large landing force on the African coast, ”ITAR-TASS reports, citing the Sunday Times.

However, the other day Paris warned London that it would not participate in the maneuvers due to the lack of money for the Ministry of Defense to conduct them. After that, the British command also canceled the exercise, writes Mail on Sunday.

The publication noted that the news of the cancellation of the exercises came when about 1,5 thousands of British military had already reached the Red Sea and spent about 1 million pounds sterling (about 51,5 million rubles) on fuel for ships. The relocation of ships to the Gulf of Oman, where new exercises for the United Kingdom Navy were urgently organized, would cost the courts the same amount.

“The refusal to hold the most important amphibious exercises, which were being prepared for more than a year, is a powerful blow to the armed forces of both countries and their combat readiness,” the publication concluded.
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  1. andrei332809
    andrei332809 14 October 2013 13: 20
    +3
    here and the paddlers became impoverished. who is the next?
    1. Zhenya
      Zhenya 14 October 2013 13: 23
      +2
      Well, after France is Germany and England, if these are impoverished, Europe is completely gone.
      1. rolik
        rolik 14 October 2013 13: 27
        +2
        Quote: Marrying
        Well, after France is Germany and England, if these are impoverished, Europe is completely gone.

        But what about the French going to fight with Syria, if they have no money for maneuvers ???)))) Or is it from the field: Good show-off is more expensive than money)))))
        1. Lord of the Sith
          Lord of the Sith 14 October 2013 13: 47
          +1
          Kerry said at a meeting of the Senate: - that the Gulf countries pay for everything. About 2,5 billion dollars for everything.
      2. GSH-18
        GSH-18 14 October 2013 13: 47
        0
        Quote: Marrying
        Well, after France is Germany and England, if these are impoverished, Europe has completely fallen

        Nah. States for them for this purpose their dough on toilet paper will print skoka necessary. Do not hit the dirt face for arrogant Saxons is the most important thing! lol
    2. Botanologist
      Botanologist 14 October 2013 13: 45
      +2
      Quote: andrei332809
      the plunge pools became impoverished


      They decided to save, bad people. But how then harnessed themselves to the war with Syria? Obama completely dismissed the servant, poking around in the corners wassat
    3. pahom54
      pahom54 14 October 2013 14: 47
      0
      And we have enough attendants for teachings, and thank God, and for the joy of it !!!
    4. VAF
      VAF 14 October 2013 16: 00
      +1
      Quote: andrei332809
      here and the paddlers became impoverished. who is the next?


      Andrew, this hat is full wassat Or do you think that the Western media differ in professionalism from ours? wassat
      Exactly the same .. "jaundice" or fulfilling the "order" of the rulers, they say, see how we save wassat
      Well, against the background of our "successes" in the form of non-flying missiles, launching boats and tugs instead of warships, the "obsolescence" of the aircraft fleet and its .... to say the least "state ... not very ice" such articles seem to be as well as cheer up our audience.

      And about real events and facts for some reason (well, it’s understandable why) ... silence and silence.
      Therefore, I will fill in the gap and .. "lower" the degree of joyful fellow moods wink

      On September 13-26, the Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, British and U.S. air forces took part in the joint Arctic Challenge 2013 air exercises.



      On the part of the British Air Force, two Typhoon fighters (Tranche 2), which were deployed in Leichers, took part in the two-week maneuvers.
      The US Air Force was represented by F-15C and F-15E fighters.
      The British fighters were controlled from the Norbotten base of the Swedish Air Force, the American fighters from the Orland and Bude bases of the Norwegian Air Force, respectively.
      The Norwegian Air Force operated F-16AM fighters.
      Finnish Air Force - F-18C.
      Swedish Air Force - Gripen (Callax base).



      Arctic Challenge exercises have become An excellent opportunity for planning, conducting and evaluating the use of large aviation forces in an unlimited area with various scenarios. recourse

      The exercises worked out interaction with the air forces of non-NATO countries.

      1. andrei332809
        andrei332809 14 October 2013 17: 03
        +1
        Quote: vaf
        Therefore, I will fill the gap and .. "lower" the degree of joyful mood

        Ser, yes it’s understandable. But a good mood must be maintained. By the way, about the birds, why are the Swedes so active in cooperating with Nata? How about neutrality?
        1. alone
          alone 14 October 2013 18: 43
          +1
          and here it’s just the same thing to think about why the neutral country started cooperation with NATO. I think it’s worth taking into account the fact that recently the media began to receive reports that the Russian Air Force is flying around the Swedish islands.
          I think you understand now what this cooperation is for.))
  2. a52333
    a52333 14 October 2013 13: 31
    +1
    The refusal to conduct the most important landing exercises being prepared for more than a year is a powerful blow to the armed forces of both countries and their combat readiness
    I would also add a blow to morale.
  3. honest jew
    honest jew 14 October 2013 13: 33
    0
    Another tabloid duck !!! These exercises were canceled a long time ago, and not because of a lack of funds, but because of the hostilities in Mali, since most of the paratroopers are involved there and will replace them with infantry and redeploy to Djibouti for the sake of exercises is absurd. Especially when the flights of all transport aviation are already planned. for six months ahead !!! The Western Sunday Times is classified as a gossip and rumor press, so there is nothing unusual about this article.

    Yesterday in Belfort (the city where I live in France) I saw at the station a train with a brand new 42 btr (VBCI) for the 35th infantry regiment in Belfort, as it seems like a lack of funds laughing hi
    1. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 14 October 2013 14: 02
      +2
      Well, the fact that the budget in Britain and France was cut, I think no one will argue.

      Military budget 2011:

      USA 711 billion
      United Kingdom 62.7 billion
      France 62.5 billion

      Military budget 2013:

      USA 549.900 billion
      United Kingdom 58.985 billion
      France 58.244 billion
  4. 6 sunrise 9
    6 sunrise 9 14 October 2013 14: 13
    0
    Hmm, if they have no money for teachings, how are they going to fight and what? There is a total reduction of equipment in the EU. If in the 90s, in the event of a war between the Russian Federation and NATO (only the EU), we could only fight back with the "Russian spirit", now the opposite is true. The EU surpasses the Russian Federation only in terms of the number of army and reserves, aircraft and ships. However, it is worth recalling that the gay Europeans lacked missiles for Libya, Gaddafi had to finish off amers. So, the question arises for how many days in the event of a war with the Russian Federation (we will not take nuclear weapons) the Europeans will run out of missiles ... because then their planes will only be able to participate in parades.
    1. alone
      alone 14 October 2013 18: 45
      -1
      Quote: 6Sunrise9
      . So, the question arises of how many days in the event of a war with the Russian Federation (nuclear weapons will not be taken), the Europeans will have missiles to end ... because then their planes can only participate in parades.


      add amers to this list and start counting the days. do you think the striped will sit on the sidelines and watch Russia and Europe fight?))
      1. 6 sunrise 9
        6 sunrise 9 14 October 2013 19: 08
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        Well, I said that I consider only the EU. Amers have the strongest army in the world. But even without nuclear weapons, the US victory over the Russian Federation will be so difficult and with millions of losses and it is not known who else will win the European theater of war, as I have already said to the Europeans (especially to the countries of the former socialist camp ... with the exception of Poland).
  5. AVV
    AVV 14 October 2013 15: 51
    0
    Yes, the French, they sold us two Mistral, and they all have no money ???
  6. Starominchanin
    Starominchanin 14 October 2013 17: 12
    +1
    vaf (1) Today, 16:00 p.m. ↑ - in Europe at the present moment it’s so tense, they try not to remind us of the crisis once again and again (the person is lost in the face of new seekers) and therefore if such information nevertheless penetrated the media, then this fact takes place to be.