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News Digest September 2011

UK WARSHIP OPENS FIRE IN GULF A Royal Navy warship was forced to fire warning shots across the bows of a high-speed craft that was acting in a menacing fashion in the Gulf, it has been revealed. The Duke Class (Type 23) frigate HMS Iron Duke was patrolling off Bahrain in April when the incident occurred, but until last month (Aug) no details had emerged in the UK of what was the most serious ...

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News Digest August 2011

NORTH KOREA STILL POSES CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER The uniformed head of the American armed forces has warned that North Korea has showed no signs of either giving up ...

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News Digest July 2011

In the Pacific this April, the US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell, furthest from camera, underway alongside the Republic of Korea Ulsan Class frigate ROKS Seoul during a passing exercise. The American warship recently intercepted a suspect North Korean vessel. Photo: US Navy.

VIETNAM VERSUS CHINA FACE-OFF STOKES SOUTH CHINA SEA TENSION Conflicting claims over rights to certain waters are creating a face-off between China and Vietnam, with the latter’s decision ...

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Libya News Digest

An Army Air Corps Apache attack helicopter launches a Hellfire missile while flying from HMS Ocean. The UK assault carrier is now off Libya. Photo: UK MoD.

LIBYAN SEA WAR EXPLODES • Carrier-based Attack Helicopter Strikes • Canadian warship attacked with rockets • Gaddafi Sends IEDs to sea off Misrata • British and Canadian Frigates in Gun Fight • Mines Cleared • ...

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DANISH AIR FORCE TAKES NAVY ‘COPTERS

The Royal Danish Navy’s Helicopter Service has transferred to the Royal Danish Air Force and renamed as squadron ESK 723. Together with the RDAF’s Merlin Search and Rescue (SAR) squadron ...

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CHINA’S ‘CONCRETE AIRCRAFT CARRIER’

Further evidence of China’s determination to achieve strike carrier status for its navy allegedly emerged last month when it was revealed that an extraordinary carrier simulator had been constructed from ...

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