The Ministry of Defence has dismissed as "speculative" a media report that it is to face the biggest cuts in 20 years in an upcoming spending review.
The Navy's fleet could be cut, the Mail on Sunday says
The Mail on Sunday published leaked details of cuts that all three armed services could face.
These included 10,000 RAF personnel being cut and four of the Army's 40 battalions being axed, the paper said.
An MoD spokesperson said: "We don't know the results of the spending review and nor does the Mail on Sunday."
He added: "I think this is purely speculative.
'Air base closure'
"We will wait and see what the outcome of the spending review is before we make any judgment on it."
The Mail on Sunday also said Chancellor Gordon Brown is planning cuts that will see six of the Navy's 30 warships taken out of commission.
At least one air base - probably Coltishall in Norfolk, the paper said - would be closed and 41
Jaguar planes axed.
The Navy will lose four Type 42 destroyers and two Type 23 frigates, the paper
The Treasury also dismissed the paper's claims about the government spending review expected within the next few weeks.
A spokeswoman said the reports about army and navy cuts were "totally wrong".
The spending review would provide sufficient funding to ensure that the armed
forces were well equipped, she said.
"Far from cuts, the 2002 spending review delivered the biggest sustained
increase in defence spending for 20 years and on top of that, we have met in
full the cost of campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan and the war on terror," said
"We are ensuring, and will continue to ensure, that our armed forces are best
equipped to do the job we ask of them."