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Monday, June 22, 2015

New antiaircraft missile test in Falklands, on fears of “more Argentine aggression”

JF-17 ThunderThe Sunday Express has revealed that a live-fire training exercise will be taking place in the Falkland Islands with the participation of Royal Marines deploying high velocity missiles against “incoming attack aircraft” with the purpose of demonstrating combat capacity and to show that the UK can deploy high readiness troops.

The piece by Defense Editor Marco Giannangeli under the heading of “UK troops in anti-aircraft test amid more Argentine aggression” says that the British made HMV missile can travel at three times the speed of sound within a second of launching, after which they are guided remotely to their target.

Apparently soldiers from 14 Battery Royal Artillery and Royal Marines from 3 Commando Brigade’s Air Defense unit are scheduled to fly to the Falklands as part of the ongoing ‘roulemont’, or rotation, of British troops which defend the Falklands from attack.

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