the UK is technogically sound (2nd only to america).
1) a major nuclear power
2) raf:- eurofighter, which people say is the worlds 2nd best fighter (2nd only to the new f-22), tornadoGR4's, F-35's (coming in service soon).
3) navy:- Type45's entering service soon, new carriers, new subs.
4) future:- great looking projects in the future (ucav's, uav's) again from what ive seen only america can challenge us with the UCAV designs
(raven, corax) look really promising
+ BAE have 4 more in production (apprantly).
. working on UCAV projects with the US (project churchill) for one.
. hmmm, that new nuclear weapon thing the US & UK are testing (that can destroy a country the size of russia in one)
. arn't the UK involved in that 'star wars defence system' thing also?
i agree with what the dude said above me, i believe our troops are the best trained in the world - but technological wise america leads the way!!
but i believe america is the only threat to the united kingdom, i don't think we'd be second faviourtes if anyone else tryed to invade us.
but yeah back to the topic, i don't believe the manpower of the british armed forces is an issue!!
my concern is that our troops are EVERYWHERE (afganistan, iraq, falklands, peacekeeping in eastern europe, still troops in ireland) etc.
as a nation we are doing too much.
[edit on 23-3-2006 by st3ve_o]