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News Briefs – July 25, 2018

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Russia’s Lavrov meets Germany’s Merkel for talks on Syria The German government says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the head of the Russian military have met Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin for talks on Syria and Ukraine. The government said the July 24 meeting between Lavrov, German counterpart Heiko Maas, Merkel and the chief…

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Headlines – July 23, 2018

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News Trump, Iran’s Rouhani trade angry threats – U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have traded hostile warnings, amid rising tensions between the two countries.     Business Why BAE Systems doesn’t want a real cockpit in its Tempest – BAE System’ surprise presentation of a full-scale model for its Tempest fighter…

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News Briefs – July 23, 2018

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Helicopter mishap turns Army medical drill into real deal A medical evacuation drill at a California military base turned into a real emergency when two U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopters participating in the exercise blew down four large tents and injured 22 Army Reserve soldiers, officials said July 19. No one was seriously injured in the…

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Headlines – July 20, 2018

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News As Russians describe ‘verbal agreements’ at summit, U.S. officials scramble for clarity – Two days after President Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian officials offered a string of assertions about what the two leaders had achieved.   Initial cost for Trump military parade comes in at $12 million, DOD says – President…

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A Boeing KC-46A tanker prepares for receiver certification testing, conducted out of Boeing Field in Seattle. The Boeing/U.S. Air Force test team recently completed all flight testing that is required prior to first delivery. Testing included receiver certification flights with KC-135, F-16 and C-17 aircraft.
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Aerotech News Digital Edition – July 20, 2018

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Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition! The KC-46 reached an important program milestone in early July, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery planned in late October.

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Headlines – July 18, 2018

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News Revealed: Nnew structure for Pentagon’s tech, acquisition offices – Here are the details of a major restructuring for the two Pentagon offices that determine how the Defense Department buys and develops weapon systems.   NSA, Cyber Command to coordinate actions to counter Russian election interference in 2018 amid absence of White House guidance –…

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News Briefs – July 18, 2018

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Massive turbine must be replaced on USS Michael Monsoor The second of three stealthy destroyers is going to have one of its massive turbines replaced. Rear Adm. William Galinis tells the U.S. Naval Institute that a Roll Royce turbine must be replaced before Michael Monsoor can travel to San Diego. Galinis said testing indicates turbine…

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Headlines – July 16, 2018

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News Chinese spy ship eyes RIMPAC – China was disinvited from the prestigious Rim of the Pacific exercise, but it has made an appearance anyway — dispatching a spy ship to international waters off Hawaii, the Navy said July 12.     Business Pentagon reaches handshake deal with Lockheed on newest batch of F-35s –…

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News Briefs – July 16, 2018

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U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan; 2nd in 6 days One American service member was killed in combat in eastern Afghanistan on July 12, the U.S. military said. Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Andrew Celiz, 32, of Summerville, S.C., died of wounds from enemy small arms fire. Celiz was based at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah,…

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Headlines – July 13, 2018

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News Trump wants NATO to aim for 4 percent defense spending – The already contentious issue of burden-sharing within NATO took an unexpected swerve hours into this week’s alliance summit, with U.S. President Donald Trump telling allies he wants them to double their target for defense spending ? a figure the U.S. does not currently…

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