Ten facts about the UK’s run-down military bases

An aerial photograph of Portsmouth Dockyard, which was taken as part of a Photex, it was taken from 2,000 feet.

The Photex was conducted for 849 NAS based at RNAS Culdrose, by a Lynx MK3 from 815 NAS based at RNAS Yeovilton, testing a new radar system that will detect buildings and ships within the dockyard area. PPP-151116-111848001
An aerial photograph of Portsmouth Dockyard, which was taken as part of a Photex, it was taken from 2,000 feet. The Photex was conducted for 849 NAS based at RNAS Culdrose, by a Lynx MK3 from 815 NAS based at RNAS Yeovilton, testing a new radar system that will detect buildings and ships within the dockyard area. PPP-151116-111848001
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A DAMNING report this morning has said a lack of spending by the Ministry of Defence on improving run-down military bases could hit the UK’s ability to defend itself.

Here is a list of ten key findings by the National Audit Office’s report, revealed today.

1) 424,000 hectares: Land and foreshore that the Ministry of Defence owns or has access rights to in the UK as at April 1, 2016.

2) 1.8 per cent: Total percentage of UK land owned by the MoD.

3) £8.5bn: Estimated shortfall in funding needed over the next 30 years to replace dilapidated parts of the nation’s defence estate.

4) £4.8bn: Spend by the MoD on its estates in 2015-16.

5) 55,000: The number of new homes to be built on land released by the MoD between 2015 and 2020.

6) £1bn: Amount of cash the MoD must make from land disposals between 2016-17 and 2020-21.

7) 2026: The year Gosport’s HMS Sultan will be axed and sold off.

8) £475m: Current estimated cost of the backlog of work to maintain the nation’s military bases.

9) £100m: Cost being spent on upgrading Portsmouth Naval Base for the arrival of the navy’s two new aircraft carriers.

10) £328m: Expected fees to be paid by the MoD’s strategic business partner over 10 years to improve Britain’s defence estate.