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Re: [latam] Falklands Monitoring/Repping Guidance

Released on 2012-02-27 22:00 GMT

Email-ID 874103
Date 2010-02-22 16:11:32
I believe they have had a sub rotation in the region since 82

Nate Hughes wrote:

We want to watch the Ocean Guardian rig and any Argentinian attempt to
interfere or intimidate operations. Any Argentine naval or air activity
in the vicinity of the Falklands right now should at the very least be
noted, if not repped. Any UK reinforcements being deployed or arriving
on station in the Falklands should be noted and repped unless they are
simply rotational (one destroyer or detachment of fighters replacing
another, for example.

The heart of this is watching for actual developments and physical
deployments. There will be no shortage of rhetoric flying out of Buenos
Aires on this. But it is a keen awareness of what is actually happening
that will help us sift through the rhetoric.

UK assets on station:
-the guided missile destroyer HMS York (D98)
-the offshore patrol vessel HMS Clyde (P-284)
-the Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Wave Ruler (A-390)
-four Typhoon air superiority fighters

You probably won't see it, but keep an eye out for any indication that
there is a British sub on station.

Probably want to dig and see if we can find a Falkland Islands paper.
Nathan Hughes
Director of Military Analysis

Alex Posey
Tactical Analyst