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News Briefs – November 7, 2018

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USS Wichita to be commissioned by Navy in early January The third Navy ship to bear the city of Wichita’s [Kansas] name will be sent into active duty early next year. The littoral combat ship USS Wichita will be commissioned Jan. 12 at a Naval Station in Mayport, Fla. Littoral combat ships are the Navy’s…

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U.S. EP-3 intercepted in near Black Sea

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On Nov. 5, 2018, a U.S. EP-3 Aries aircraft flying in international airspace over the Black Sea was intercepted by a Russian SU-27. This interaction was determined to be unsafe due to the SU-27 conducting a high speed pass directly in front of the mission aircraft, putting at risk the pilots and crew. The intercepting…

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Headlines – November 5, 2018

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News Here’s military units headed to the border – The following military units are headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to meet President Donald Trump’s directive to deploy active duty forces through Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico. DOD now reports more than 7,000 troops will be tasked to support the Department of Homeland Security.  …

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News Briefs – November 5, 2018

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Decision on U.S.-Korea joint exercises coming by December The U.S. and South Korea are reviewing whether they will conduct large-scale military exercises next year and will decide before December. South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo told reporters Oct. 31 at the Pentagon that if more exercises are suspended the two countries will conduct other training…

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Russia blames rocket failure on mistake during assembly

Posted November 5, 2018 by Nataliya Vasilyeva

A Russian space investigation has found that sensor that was damaged during assembly forced a Russian rocket to abort its trip two minutes after it was launched, a top Russian official said Nov. 1. The Soyuz-FG rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin failed shortly into the Oct. 11 flight, sending…

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Headlines – November 2, 2018

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News President Trump: Border force could grow to 15,000 troops – President Donald Trump said Oct. 31 that the number of troops he is sending to the U.S.-Mexico border could grow to as many as 15,000 active duty and National Guard personnel, putting the deployment on par with the military’s wartime operations in Afghanistan.  …

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News Briefs – November 2, 2018

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NATO, Russia expected to behave during dueling Nordic drills NATO’s secretary general said Oct. 30 he is confident the Western military alliance and Russia “will act in a respectable way” as both hold training exercises in the same area off Norway’s coast. “This is not a Cold War situation,” Jens Stoltenberg said as he attended…

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The AV Wall will be on display at the Palmdale Amphiteater Nov. 8-13.
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Aerotech News Digital Edition – November 2, 2018

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Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA – Digital Edition November 2, 2018 Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition! As we look forward to the coming week’s Veterans Day observances here in Aerospace Valley, we take time to…

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Headlines – October 31, 2018

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News Mattis sets 30-day deadline for Yemen ceasefire – “We’ve admired this problem for long enough down there,” the defense secretary said.   Yemeni rebels unveil new missile – The Yemeni rebel group Ansar Allah (Houthis) unveiled a guided version of its Badr-1 artillery rocket on Oct. 28, potentially giving it a weapon system that…

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News Briefs – October 31, 2018

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Mattis: Military already moving equipment to southern border U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the military has already begun delivering jersey barriers to the southern border in conjunction with plans to deploy active duty troops there as a caravan of Central Americans slowly heads across Mexico toward the United States. Mattis says details of the…

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