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Britain's new aircraft carrier will go to the Pacific on its first operational mission, Defense Minister Gavin Williamson has revealed.

Speaking at the Royal United Services Institute, Mr Williamson also confirmed the government will invest £1.8 billion in cyber warfare defences to protect against foreign powers.

The task of the country he took, in particular, and opposition to "resurgent Russia" in the conditions of termination of the Agreement on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty).

Williamson will also highlight US-UK military relations while echoing Trump's call for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries to increase their spending, citing a need to better handle what Williamson calls Russian provocations.

"NATO, 70 years on from its founding remains the bedrock of our nation's defence".

Mr Williamson added "state-on-state competition was reviving" through proxy wars such as operations to eliminate Islamic State and Al Qaeda in Syria and the wider Middle East where Western countries and Moscow have clashed over policy.

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The UK needs to strengthen its "lethality" and must be ready to "use hard power" to uphold it interests against nations like Russian Federation and China, Secretary of State for Defense Gavin Williamson said on Monday.

China is in the process of developing its own aircraft carrier capability, with now only one considered combat-ready.

The HMS Queen Elizabeth, which carries squadrons of U.K. and U.S. F-35 jets, will sail to the Gulf, Mediterranean and Pacific on its maiden voyage, U.K. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said in a speech Monday.

He said recent actions by China and Russian Federation had "blurred" the boundary between peace and war, warning that the United Kingdom. "Ready to strengthen our resilience".

"To talk, but fail to act, risks our nation being seen as little more than a paper tiger".

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