A number of specialists will focus their attention and expertise to interceptimg intelligence from Russia.
ARMY chiefs will mount their biggest cyber warfare operation against Russian forces by deploying a battalion of specialists to eastern Europe.
Military sources say it is a “significant” electronic warfare force that will intercept intelligence from Russian air, ground and naval forces in the Baltic and Black Sea.
Its signallers and linguists can identify communications and deploy intercept software without alerting the Russians.
It is also set to increase its Black Sea fleet to 35 vessels with the addition of three kilo-class submarines whose engines make them almost silent.
It is capable of destroying an aircraft carrier more than 500 miles away.
A senior source said: “Russia is playing a dominance game but while they have a lot of equipment and warships, in the main it is very old as we saw with their aircraft carrier which recently sailed back through the English Channel.”