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UK Basing Posture Renews Naval Capability


With new UK facilities opening in Oman and Bahrain, an examination of these future bases offers helpful insights into the shape of UK strategic international engagements post-Brexit.

Like all forms of military capability, overseas bases are geared towards serving defined and specific purposes. Bases can vary in size and disposition, being configured to serve aircraft, ships, ground forces or a mixture of these elements. Strategic studies by groups such as the RAND Corporation have identified several common purposes that overseas bases are established to serve, such as enhancing contingency responsiveness, regional deterrence and assurance. By positioning

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