【5月31日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

On April 1, 2021, Russian state news agency TASS cited a source in the military industrial complex as saying there had been another successful test of the Tsirkon from the Admiral Gorshkov–class frigate, saying all four test rockets had hit their target, and that another more advanced level of tests would begin in May or June.

The climate emergency has removed many of Russia's natural defenses to its north, such as walls of sheet ice, at an unanticipated rate. ‘The melt is moving faster than scientists predicted or thought possible several years ago,’ said the senior State Department official.

The Pentagon said that the U.S. is monitoring Russia's Arctic military buildup‘very closely.’

中譯:

2021年4月1日,俄國官方新聞媒體「塔斯社」引述其軍工複合體某消息來源指出,「高希柯夫海軍上將級」巡防艦已成功完成「鋯石」極音速反艦巡弋飛彈另一場測試,代表所試射的4枚飛彈,全數命中各自目標;而另一波更高階的測試任務,會在5月或6月進行。

氣候緊急狀態業已清理掉許多俄國北部的天然防禦屏障,例如冰層的大塊冰牆,以出乎意料的速度融解。美國國務院1名高階官員表示,冰層融解的速度,比科學家幾年前所預測或認為的速度,更快。

五角大廈表示,美國刻正「嚴密」監測俄國在北極的軍事建設。

─關鍵軍語─

※military industrial complex:

Network of individuals and institutions involved in the production of weapons and military technologies.

※frigate:

A warship with a mixed armament, generally heavier than a destroyer.

例句:

The dimensions of corvette are slightly smaller as compared to the traditional frigate.

護衛艦的尺寸較傳統巡防艦略小。