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UK must be ready to use hard power, says defence secretary

The 'squadrons' could confuse the enemy, says the defence secretary. File pic

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"Swarm squadrons" of drones capable of "confusing the enemy and overwhelming their air defences" are set to be deployed by the UK's armed forces.

He told military leaders that Britain must be ready "to use hard power" and not "walk on by when others are in need".

Mr Williamson said actions by China and Russia had "blurred" the boundaries between peace and war and that the UK "may need to intervene" to honour the "global Britain" mantra.

"The price of non-intervention in global crises has often been unacceptably high. To talk, but fail to act, risks our nation being seen as little more than a paper tiger," he said.

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