Spanish shipbuilder Navantia announced that NUSHIP Supply, a new AOR (Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment) vessel for the Royal Australian Navy departed from the Ferrol shipyard to start initial sea trials.

Article: https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2020/08/navantia-built-aor-supply-starts-sea-trials-in-spain/
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Author: Lee Kenny

Members of the American military have arrived in Christchurch ahead of their deployment to Antarctica.

A C-17 plane – from McChord Air Force Base in the State of Washington – landed at Christchurch Airport on Friday morning, before the 30 personnel were transported to one of the city’s five quarantine hotels.

Article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/122376826/us-military-in-managed-isolation-in-new-zealand-ahead-of-antarctica-trip
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The EU is looking more toothless than ever before. Meanwhile, the USA has been hit by a worrying crisis which may cripple it for years. The western world is facing major hurdles. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Meet CANZUK. A theoretical union between Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Article: https://www.worldmilitarydatabase.com/post/canzuk-an-upcoming-superpower
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Author: Ben McKay

A long-awaited inquiry into the conduct of New Zealand SAS troops in Afghanistan has found Defence Force chiefs and one defence minister deflected and failed to disclose the truth regarding civilian casualties during a 2010 raid on a village.

Article: https://www.wellingtontimes.com.au/story/6858457/defence-misled-public-over-nz-afghan-raid/
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Councillors have recommended approving a charter which formalizes a relationship between New Plymouth and the new Royal New Zealand Navy vessel, HMNZS Aotearoa.

Article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/300068129/councillors-recommend-adopting-charter-for-new-navy-vessel
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Author: Brian Hartigan

Two training centres will be opened in Timor-Leste this week as part of commemorations to mark 20 years since the death of New Zealand peacekeeper Private Leonard Manning KIA.

Article: https://www.contactairlandandsea.com/2020/07/21/kias-legacy-to-be-marked-on-20th-anniversary/
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All three branches of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) have started trials of new electric utility bikes that will be used for tasks such as reconnaissance and surveillance, airfield security and other transport roles.

Article: https://defbrief.com/2020/07/27/new-zealand-military-testing-electric-mopeds/
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An astrophysicist who used to work for the Pentagon's secret UFO division has claimed the US military is in possession of "off-world vehicles not made on this Earth". 

Article: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/07/pentagon-has-off-world-vehicles-not-made-on-this-earth-insider-claims.html
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