Michael Fallon told Parliament the government planned to spend £180 million ($268 million) over the next 10 years to boost the security of the islands as part of a defense review, although the level of military and civilian personnel involved would remain at around 1,200.
“The principle threat to the islands remains,” he told legislators. “I am confident that, following this review, we have the right deployment.”
For the most part, Kirchner is just saber rattling for domestic consumption. I suppose Argentine could try something. If they do get their hands on some old Russian Su-24s, they probably could successfully raid the airfield. But their amphibious shipping is virtually non-existent.
Britain should also quietly remind Argentina that while they may not have aircraft carriers available, they do have Tomahawk armed nuclear attack submarines that can hold mainland Argentine targets at risk.