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BRITS DELPOY NETWORK IN THE SKY

BRITS DELPOY NETWORK IN THE SKY 44,000 feet over London, Royal Air Force's "most complex airborne communications platform is providing a secure network" for spies, soldiers, police officers and counter-terrorist specialists to speak with each other, the Times reports.Usually, the Nimrod MR2, a communications plan carrying a crew of 13, is sent on missions where regular radios and cell phones don't reach -- like sub-hunting and search and rescue operations. The craft is also being used in "Operation Southern Watch," the allied patrolling of Iraq's southern "no-fly" zone.This is the first time that the 126 foot-long Nimrod is being deployed domestically, the Times notes.

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