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Headlines – September 8, 2017

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News Explosion at Bagram Airfield injures multiple personnel – An explosion outside an entry control point at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan Sept. 6 has resulted in multiple casualties, U.S. Forces Afghanistan said.     Business Rafael to offer Spike missile in Eastern European vehicle tenders – With a number of Eastern European nations aiming to…

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Air Force awards Long Range Strike Bomber contract (Part II)

Posted October 28, 2015 by Stuart Ibberson

The Air Force announced Oct. 27 that it has awarded the Long Range Strike Bomber contract to Northrop Grumman. The announcement was made jointly by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III. The other competitor for the…

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News Briefs – November 11, 2015

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Military identifies remains of seven Pearl Harbor ‘unknowns’ The remains of seven crew members missing since the USS Oklahoma capsized in the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor have been identified, the military said Nov. 9. The names of the servicemen identified using dental records will be released after their families have been notified. In June,…

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News Briefs – June 17, 2016

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Australian navy sailor dies during shore leave in Oman An Australian navy sailor has died during shore leave in the Oman port town of Muscat, officials said June 16. The Australian Defense Force released few details of the circumstances of the death. The sailor was on shore leave in Muscat when he was found, defense…

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News Briefs – June 6, 2017

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BAE Systems lays of 130 at Virginia shipyard BAE Systems has laid off 130 workers at its Norfolk, Va., shipyard as part of an expected workforce reduction of about 300 by the end of the month. The layoffs took place June 2 and that the cuts were first announced in late April. BAE Systems provides…

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News Briefs – June 16, 2017

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Missing USS Shiloh sailor found alive The USS Shiloh (CG 67) sailor missing since June 8, has been found alive aboard the ship. Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Peter Mims was found June 15, and will be transferred to the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) for a medical evaluation. Following that evaluation a…

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News Briefs – February 21, 2018

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Failed missile test off of Kauai costs the U.S. $130 million The U.S. Missile Defense Agency says the total cost of a failed missile test off of Kauai was $130 million. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Feb. 17 that a missile failed to intercept an air-dropped intermediate-range target missile during a Jan. 31 demonstration off of…

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Headlines – July 14, 2016

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News Senate Democrats block DOD spending bill, seeking omnibus – With their blockage of defense appropriations, Democrats are signaling that they are done with the process for passing individual appropriations bills and want to negotiate an omnibus.     Business Turkish policy changes may mean bigger defense business – In May, Turkish President Recep Tayyip…

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Headlines – February 16, 2018

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News It’s official: DOD releases new ‘deploy or get out’ policy – The Pentagon on Feb. 14 released its new policy on military lethality, which will begin separation procedures for service members who have been non-deployable for the last 12 months or more.     Business South Korea’s K2 tank to run on German transmission…

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News Briefs – March 2, 2018

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U.S. general: Russia is both ‘arsonist and fireman’ in Syria The top U.S. general in the Middle East is criticizing Russia for being both “arsonist and fireman” in Syria. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command, told a House committee Feb. 27 that Russia is at the heart of the conflict in…

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