In the current issue of Hampton Roads International Security Quarterly
Volume XIII, Nr. 1
Africa in Crisis: Seeking Solutions for a Region in Turmoil
Failed states and lawless enclaves – some of them larger than France – dot Africa.
Numerous de facto civil wars, the worldwide greatest increase in radical militant
Islam, potential for genocide – the outlook for the dark continent seems dark indeed.
The implications extend far beyond the suffering of the African peoples. Terrorists
and drug cartels are using Africa as a convenient stepping stone to Europe. Al Qaeda
allies control Northern Mali. Iran and China, among other rivals to the West, are
investing human and financial capital to establish footholds in Africa, and gain
control over the continent’s strategic minerals and energy reserves. To Contents
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By Andreas Uhl
JThe German navy's F124 air-defense frigates (also known as the Sachsen Class frigates)
compare very favorably with the U.S. Navy Aegis cruisers and destroyers. No other
warship of the western world can boast – as the F124 frigate does – three different
guided missile systems which optimally translate the concept of defense-in-depth
/ layered defense into action.
This article describes and analyzes the air and missile
defense capabilities of the F124 Class, including details of its sensor technology;
and describes its role in NATO and Coalition naval operations.
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