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News Digest from the February 2012 edition

REVIEW RINGS THE CHANGES FOR RAN The Australian government has begun the process of implementing the findings of two reviews into the nation’s naval capabilities. Defence Minister Stephen Smith, and Minister for Defence Material Jason Clare announced the changes during the commissioning of HMAS Choules. It was revealed the navy would be receiving an additional sealift vessel. This was a recommendation made in a review by independent expert Paul Rizzo, who in ...

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News Digest December 2011

TEHRAN TO CREATE ‘STRIKE CARRIERS’ Iran is reportedly intending to design and build aircraft carriers. An Iranian newspaper has quoted Deputy Navy Commander Captain Mansour Maqsoudlou expressing his fleet’...

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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 ...

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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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