UK military threat sails to Malvinas




The British government is to deploy its most sophisticated warship to the South Atlantic on Wednesday to defend the disputed Malvinas Islands, it was announced on the 30th anniversary of Malvinas war.


While people in both Argentina and Britain were marking the anniversary of the bloody war between the two nations over the Malvinas (Falklands), tensions have heightened again after UK Ministry of Defence announced that the HMS Dauntless will leave its base in Portsmouth this week.

A ministry spokesman said that the warship, which is UK Navy’s second powerful Type 45 destroyer, will reach the archipelago through western and southern Africa.

The warship is a £1billion warship equipped with supersonic Sea Viper missiles, radar and an air defense system, being able of shooting a cricket ball moving at three times the speed of sound out of the sky. And according to the Royal Navy it can protect a naval task force from aerial threats up to 70 miles (113 kilometres) away.

The move will remind the Argentineans of the first British warships, including the aircraft carriers HMS Hermes and Invincible, which were deployed from the Hampshire port on April 5 1982.

Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner, who denounced Britain’s ruling of the islands as "anachronism", has once again accused the British government of militarizing the dispute between the two nations over the sovereignty of the islands.

“It is unjust that, in the 21st century, there are still colonial enclaves such as the one we have here a few kilometers away. There are 16 such colonial enclaves in the world and they belong to the UK. Justice, we also claim so that they do not continue to harm our natural resources, our fisheries, our oil,” she said marking the anniversary of the war.

However, UK government has repeatedly considered its military threats as part of a routine plan, claiming it was not militarizing the archipelago, and that the deployment was a routine mission.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

UK military threat sails to Malvinas



The British government is to deploy its most sophisticated warship to the South Atlantic on Wednesday to defend the disputed Malvinas Islands, it was announced on the 30th anniversary of Malvinas war.


While people in both Argentina and Britain were marking the anniversary of the bloody war between the two nations over the Malvinas (Falklands), tensions have heightened again after UK Ministry of Defence announced that the HMS Dauntless will leave its base in Portsmouth this week.

A ministry spokesman said that the warship, which is UK Navy’s second powerful Type 45 destroyer, will reach the archipelago through western and southern Africa.

The warship is a £1billion warship equipped with supersonic Sea Viper missiles, radar and an air defense system, being able of shooting a cricket ball moving at three times the speed of sound out of the sky. And according to the Royal Navy it can protect a naval task force from aerial threats up to 70 miles (113 kilometres) away.

The move will remind the Argentineans of the first British warships, including the aircraft carriers HMS Hermes and Invincible, which were deployed from the Hampshire port on April 5 1982.

Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner, who denounced Britain’s ruling of the islands as "anachronism", has once again accused the British government of militarizing the dispute between the two nations over the sovereignty of the islands.

“It is unjust that, in the 21st century, there are still colonial enclaves such as the one we have here a few kilometers away. There are 16 such colonial enclaves in the world and they belong to the UK. Justice, we also claim so that they do not continue to harm our natural resources, our fisheries, our oil,” she said marking the anniversary of the war.

However, UK government has repeatedly considered its military threats as part of a routine plan, claiming it was not militarizing the archipelago, and that the deployment was a routine mission.

SAB/JR/HE

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