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Hellfire-first as Apaches exercise with Navy off Scotland

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Ministry of Defence said:
Army Apache helicopters, launched from HMS Illustrious off the Scottish coast, have fired tank-busting Hellfire missiles in the UK for the first time, during one of the biggest military exercises of the year.

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Why put this up? It's just embarassing! "First time we've been able to test fire our own weapons", wow - aren't you cool?
 
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"The Hellfire missile firings conducted from HMS Illustrious once again proved - as HMS Ocean did so effectively last year off Libya - that the potent combination of Apache helicopter and Hellfire missile can be successfully delivered by a UK warship at sea," said HMS Illustrious's Commanding Officer, Captain Martin Connell


Talk about puffing up a degraded capability. No so long ago Illustrious was chucking Harriers armed with BFO bombs and such like off the pointy end.
 
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Presumably the Apache's were also confirming the op boxes for when the Jock Parliment goes completely rogue and shuts the border (and the oil).
 

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