by Max Barry

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Region: Greater Middle East

OOC: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental, and does not reflect the current real-life situation regarding said topics.

Pacific Aerospace inaugurates new MANPADS/MANPATS design

PAIC, one of New Zealand's largest industrial bodies, has inaugurated its first design meant for military use.

The UCMS, or Universal Combat Missile System, is a dual-purpose guided missile system, which can target both aircraft and armoured vehicles - the first of its kind in the world. Aimed at standardizing the Realm's military defenses and cutting costs needed to maintain 2 separate missile systems, the UCMS will undergo initial prototype design and manufacture.

As a joint TPA project, PAIC has also invited researchers from BAE Systems Australia (The Australis Republic), Seri Sayam, the Central American Alliance, and Greater Indonesia Republic to perform the first combat trials in Linton Military Base. Parliament has approved $25 million NZD of additional funding, and the UCMS is expected to enter service by 2021.



South Pacific Ice Cream Games

The Ice Cream Rally has been epic, with the following teams getting the following scores:

    GROM (ITA) - 5th Runner Up
    Kohu Road (NZL) - 2nd Runner Up
    New Zealand Natural (NZL) - 1st Runner Up
    Tip Top (NZL) - 4th Runner Up
    Bulla (AUS)
    Cold Rock Ice Creamery (AUS)
    Golden North (AUS)
    Magnum (AUS) - 3rd Runner Up
    Paddle Pop (AUS) - 6th Runner Up
    Peters Ice Cream (AUS)) - last place
    Streets (AUS) - Winner

Stay tuned for the first part of the Fabrication Contest.