It really is difficult for me to understand how people say UK still has a modern military. From what I have seen and read over the years. UK's military is more and more becoming just an another arm of the US military. UK really doesn't have that much of a navy that people hype. They have only 19 front line warships and in those we have the type 23 which are quite old. Another factor we must understand is that they do not operate all 19 ships due to lack of sailors and maintaince. There air force is similarly hyped with those old tornadoes which are extremely vulnerable in the modern environment. Their eurofighter jets also consist of the tranche 1 batch which is not good at all and have major spare parts problems. So I don't understand why people simply hype things up. The only good thing is their submarine fleet in which to they only have 1 operational ssbn at a time. There was an article will try to find it which explained that generally 3 or at max 4 of their ssn can be in waters remaining in repairs. I don't see the situation changing during wartime due to their severe staff shortages. I can go on about the army if anyone would like a much browser description. Similarly I can give an explanation about their carriers.