It is claimed that a “SHOCKING” increase in security breaches at the Faslane nuclear site could be linked to Russia.
The number of incidents has nearly quadrupled in just 12 months, new figures show.
It showed that there were 60 incidents at Clyde Naval Base in 2022, up from 16 in 2021, a 275% increase in one year.
In March 2022, only two violations have been registered so far, while there were only 18 incidents in 2020, 2019 and 2018.
It follows reports thatattached to leaked Information about the base online.
LBC reports that the security breaches related to things like lost ID cards, personal electronic device zone violations, general data protection regulations, misrecorded documentation, and minor security breaches.
Philip Ingram, a former senior BritonThe intelligence officer said, “It’s interesting if this happened from March 2022, right around the time the Russians staged their re-invasion.” .
“The authorities will look for possible connections.”
“Security breaches in the areaThe deterrent measures range from minor violations, such as incorrect passports, to serious violations.
“For example, if someone takes a private phone that has been compromised to a very secure area where secure conversations are being conductedWhen it comes to patrol programs or technical problems of our nuclear deterrent, it can be very serious indeed.
“I think there is a very high possibility that some of them are related to increased Russian activity.”
“Whether these are direct activities or activities that stimulate them. The authorities need to investigate. It is important that the Ministry of Defense [Ministry of Defence] look at this closely.
Conservative MP and Chair of the Defense Committee Tobias Ellwood added: “sees us as an important supporter of Ukraine.
“They are trying to distract us, if you will, with these attacks on some of our mainland assets, including HMNB Clyde, where our nuclear deterrent is stored.”
“Unclear, stealthy threats are on the rise, as shown by (these) studies, which I think illustrate how the…Warfare is changing.”
A MoD spokesman told LBC: “While the MoD does not comment on the individual security arrangements at HMNB Clyde, we take security extremely seriously.”
“Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and updated to improve effectiveness.
“It is important to be aware that all security-related incidents, no matter how minor, are recorded. This can include, among other things, failure to show ID cards, loss of ID cards and violations of general data protection regulations.”