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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.

Libya News Digest

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 • RAF Hits Libyan Navy   THE British assault carrier HMS Ocean and French Navy amphibious aviation ship FNS Tonnerre have been ordered to take up station off the coast of Libya by their respective national governments to launch attack helicopter strikes against Gaddafi regime ...

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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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HARPOON FOR INDIA

India is planning to buy 21 Boeing AGM-84LS Harpoon II Anti-Ship Missiles (ASM), and related equipment that includes five training missiles. They are for its future fleet of Boeing P-8I ...

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SUBMARINE LAUNCHED NUKES ARE LIMITED

A new Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (START) between the United States of America and Russia was due to take effect from February 5, with each nation entitled within 60 days to make short ...

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