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May 19, 2008:  New Zealand is upgrading its fleet (two frigates and a coastal patrol boat) to better deal with terrorist attacks. The 20mm Phalanx weapons on the two frigates will be modified so they can attack small boats or jet-skis. Currently, the Phalanx systems can only attack incoming missiles or aircraft. The upgrade will cost about $20 million.



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DropBear       5/19/2008 9:24:29 PM
Makes one wonder exactly what type of waterborne terrorist attack the Kiwis think will come from the sub-Antarctic region that a 0.50cal can't handle at close range.
Penguins in boghammers per chance?
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