Category : Defence
Author: James Fyfe

China has issued a warning to the United Kingdom as ships from the royal navy enter the contested South China Sea, reportedly calling Britain a "bitch" that is "asking for a beating".

The comments - published in the Global Times - come as the UK's Carrier Strike Group, led by the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, sails through the South China Sea on its way to Japan.

Article: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2021/07/china-issues-warning-to-bitch-uk-as-warships-pass-disputed-islands-in-south-china-sea.html
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Category : Defence
Author: Jamie Ensor

The United Kingdom Royal Navy's "largest and most powerful" warship has sailed into contested South China Sea waters despite threats from Beijing it will "safeguard its sovereignty". 

The UK's Carrier Strike Group set sail in May on a seven-month deployment through the Mediterranenan, Indian Ocean and the Indo-Pacific, meant to be a symbol of "Global Britain" and the nation's desire to strengthen relations in the region.

Article: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2021/07/united-kingdom-s-most-powerful-warship-sails-into-south-china-sea-despite-china-s-threats.html
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Category : Defence
Author: nzdf

The New Zealand crew training with the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in Jacksonville, Florida, was recently involved in a dramatic rescue of a group of Haitians, including a baby, after their vessel capsized off the coast of Grand Bahama.

The Royal New Zealand Air Force No. 5 Squadron crew were on board two US Navy P-8As on a maritime intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance exercise with US Navy instructors when a radio channel lit up with a distress call from the United States Coast Guard, RNZAF Flight Lieutenant Reece Tamariki said.

Article: https://www.nzdf.mil.nz/nzdf/news/kiwis-help-in-bahamas-search-and-rescue/
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Category : Defence
Author: NZDF

The Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Calgary will visit Auckland in early August, in the first visit by a foreign military ship since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

Chief of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Rear Admiral (RADM) David Proctor said the plan is for the ship to visit between 4 and 10 August. 

Article: https://www.nzdf.mil.nz/nzdf/news/royal-canadian-navy-frigate-to-visit-auckland/
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Category : Defence
Author: VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV

Russian aircraft makers say they will present a prospective new fighter jet at a Moscow air show.

The new warplane hidden under tarpaulin was photographed being towed to a parking spot across an airfield in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, where the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon opens Tuesday. Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to visit the show's opening.

Article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/300361050/russia-to-unveil-new-fighter-jet-at-moscow-maks2021-international-aviation-and-space-salon
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Category : Defence
Author: RNZ

The 76-member crew of the HMNZS Wellington had undergone weeks of training to ensure strict safety protocols were in place to protect the islands from Covid-19.

Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio, was in Auckland to see the shipment off today and said the Pfizer vaccine doses can only be delivered by boat to Tokelau because of its remote location.

Article: https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/446745/over-1000-people-in-tokelau-cook-islands-to-get-covid-19-vaccine-from-nz
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Category : Defence
Author: Royal Canadian Navy

MANAMA, Bahrain–Commodore Dan Charlebois of the Royal Canadian Navy turned over command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) to Capt. Brendon Clark of the Royal New Zealand Navy in a ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, July 15.

Article: https://combinedmaritimeforces.com/2021/07/17/royal-canadian-navy-hands-over-command-of-ctf-150-to-royal-new-zealand-navy/
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Category : Defence
Author: NZDF

Aircrew on a Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules have carried out a medical evacuation of a patient from McMurdo Station in Antarctica.

The aircraft, with 13 crew on board including two New Zealand Defence Force medical personnel, left Christchurch for Antarctica at 10.25pm yesterday. The aircraft landed back in Christchurch shortly after 2pm today.

Article: https://www.nzdf.mil.nz/nzdf/news/rnzaf-carries-out-medevac-from-antarctica/
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