Defence secretary calls for greater share of UK spending on military

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Speaking at the Royal United Services Institute’s annual land warfare conference in London, Sanders warned many of the army’s combat platforms were “outdated and not fit for purpose”. He likened some of the army’s armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles and main battle tanks to “rotary dial telephones in an iPhone age”. He added: “We need credible armed forces that are balanced across all of the domains . . . Mass is still indispensable.”