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A massive "simulated war" involving ships, aircraft and submarines is to be staged off the west coast of Scotland as part of a Nato military exercise.
The Royal Navy's flagship aircraft carrier, HMS Illustrious, will take the lead role in Exercise Joint Warrior.
Forces from the USA, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Turkey and Brazil are also taking part in the 21-day exercise which starts on Monday.
The scenario involves three nations fighting over disputed territory.
State-sponsored terrorism will also be introduced to the exercise, along with a period of built-up tension, followed by simulated war fighting and open hostilities.