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Military warn on budget cuts

Budget cuts could damage Britain's armed forces and investing in the defence industry could help lead Britain out of recession, leading figures from the UK&rsquo;s armaments sector said yesterday.<br /><br /> &ldquo;The defence industry requires support and leadership from political leaders and we are looking for future governments to take that forward,&rdquo; Ian King, chief executive of BAE Systems, told reporters. &ldquo;Unless it is adequately funded it will cause problems for Ministry of Defence (MoD) forces.&rdquo;