LONDON-The U.K. plans to send a new aircraft carrier to tour the Gulf and Pacific Ocean in a show of strength aimed at reassuring its US and European allies that Britain won't dial down its military ambitions following Brexit.
"And with the world changing so rapidly, it is up to us to seize the opportunity that Brexit brings", he will note.
He also warned in a speech that the United Kingdom needs a bolder and stronger armed forces prepared to use "hard power".
The opposition Labour Party accused him of "saber rattling".
Britain spends around 36 billion pounds ($46.45 billion) per year on defense - the seventh largest sum globally, measured in dollar prices in 2017, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
The UK is now experiencing its most severe political crisis since World War Two as the country would have to leave the European Union without any deal.
The Conservative minister will say that Britain must be prepared to take military action against countries that "flout global law" or risk being seen as a "paper tiger". Opponents describe it as a blow both to Britain's influence and to the West as a whole.
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He will also confirm the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is being deployed to the Pacific region, where China has been involved in a dispute over territorial claims in the South China Sea.
China has laid claim to nearly all of the strategic South China Sea which is viewed as important for shipping lanes and potential resources.
Mr Williamson called on European countries to follow the UK's lead by investing more in their defence to deter the Kremlin and Beijing. Nevertheless, the armed forces face a long-term budget shortfall estimated by a parliamentary committee to reach 15 billion pounds over the next decade.
In a separate development that month, Williamson unveiled the country's new Defence Arctic Strategy, citing ever-increasing threats in the region and Russia's alleged attempts to militarise it.
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson addresses the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Britain September 30, 2018.
Williamson added that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries should step up and pay their 2 percent share of spending, while European countries must "not be distracted by the notion of an EU army". It was Washington's main battlefield ally in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with more than 600 troops killed.
"Such action from Russian Federation must come at a cost", Williamson will say in the speech, extracts of which were seen by Reuters.
He will state: 'To talk but fail to act risks our nation being seen as little more than a paper tiger'.