With additional funds, it is planned to create an agency focused on artificial intelligence and space command.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has supported an investment program in the country’s armed forces, which is presented as the largest since the Cold War.
Johnson will detail a four-year financial agreement for the Defense Department on Thursday. He said it will “transform” the armed forces by deploying them to potential future threats.
“Since the Cold War, the international situation has never been as dangerous and tense as it is now, and Britain must be true to our history and stand with our allies,” he said.
Johnson told lawmakers that the military will receive £16.5 billion over and above the current government plans.
As part of the new defense spending, a new agency will be created that will deal with artificial intelligence.
In addition, it is planned to create a “space command” capable of launching the first British missile by 2022.