Britain and France will soon be sent to the eastern Mediterranean, a powerful grouping of the Navy, Western media reported, citing sources in the British military.
The composition of the joint task group from the British side will include helicopter Illustrious, a large amphibious assault ship Bulwark with 400 marines on board, as well as the destroyer, frigate and a submarine. France will be represented by a compound aircraft carrier as part of an aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and ships outposts.
As part of the British ships would be in defense destroyer Defender, is able to protect the group from the Syrian anti-ship cruise missiles stationed on the coast.
It is expected that the ships set sail after the Olympic Games, as currently Illustrious helicopter involved in providing security in the London area. He was inducted into the River Thames in the center of the British capital, and will remain there until the end of the Olympics.
The official version of the War Department of Great Britain, the British and French ships of Task Force will take part in the exercises Cougar-12 in the eastern Mediterranean.