Cameron urges more spend on drones

British PM claims more spending on drones, spy tech will help UK to counter the threat posed by ISIL and international terrorism

Cameron urges more spend on drones

World Bulletin / News Desk

Prime Minister Cameron is confident that spending more on spy planes, drones and covert forces to fight extremist militant is what Britain's defence forces should do. 

The Conservative government of Cameron's, which is going to be in the office for the next 5 years, announced it would meet the minimum defence spending target set by NATO of two percent of gross domestic product in full.

"I have tasked the defence and security chiefs to look specifically at how we do more to counter the threat posed by ISIL and international terrorism," Cameron said in a statement, referring to ISIL fighters, who have carved out large regions of control in Syria and Iraq.

"This could include more spy planes, drones and special forces. In the last five years, I have seen just how vital these assets are in keeping us safe."

A review of spending by defence chiefs is due to conclude in the autumn.

The review should prioritise "evolving threats, be that terrorism, extremism, or an increasingly aggressive Russia and whether that threat is physical or in cyberspace", the statement from Cameron's office read.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Temmuz 2015, 09:54