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The USS George H.W. Bush during Ex Saxon Warrior off the UK. Photo: US Navy.

SUPER-CARRIER NAMED AFTER A PRESIDENT PROVIDES A LESSON FOR THE UK PRIME MINISTER

Special Report from WARSHIPS IFR July 2011 edition The adrenalin fuelled thrill of an arrested landing on the US Navy’s newest carrier, and a catapult launch later - with a bit of a pause in between those two heart-pumping episodes - made a great day out for Dr Dave Sloggett. Having been immersed in the multi-sensory roller-coaster ride of a super-carrier going at full throttle ...

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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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