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News Briefs – May 16, 2016

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Poland’s defense minister accused of undermining military Several former Polish defense ministers are calling for the dismissal of the current minister, arguing that he is undermining the image of Poland’s military within NATO and Polish society itself. The letter, made public May 15, comes several days after Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz accused his predecessors of…

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Headlines – May 13, 2016

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News Senate Defense Bill would blow up DOD acquisition chief’s job – Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain is seeking to erase the office of the Pentagon’s chief weapons buyer and divide its duties between two positions, one of them a new chief technological innovator for the Defense Department.     Business ManTech to support…

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News Briefs – May 13, 2016

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Putin says Russian arms industries meet production targets Russia’s arms industries have met most production goals for new weapons, but some contracts haven’t been fulfilled, President Vladimir Putin said May 12. Putin, who spoke at a meeting with military officials and defense industry leaders in Sochi, said the military last year received 96 planes, 81…

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Headlines – May 11, 2016

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News X-37B approaches a year in space on its secret military mission – One of the most mysterious craft ever to be flown by the U.S. military is approaching a year in orbit.     Business U.S. diplomats at SOFEX highlight defense industry prospects in Middle East – Commercial officers from the U.S. embassy in…

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News Briefs – May 11, 2016

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China hopes for progress with new Philippine government China said May 10 that it hopes to work with the Philippines’ new government to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea, but insisted the onus is on Manila to lower tensions. Beijing hopes the Philippines will “meet China halfway, taking concrete measures to properly deal…

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Navy SEAL posthumously promoted

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Navy photograph Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV, 31, of San Diego. On May 11 the Navy announced that a SEAL killed in action last week will be posthumously advanced to chief petty officer. Petty Officer First Class Charles H. Keating IV, 31, of San Diego, died May 3 in Tall Usquf, Iraq,…

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Air Force release accident report

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One pilot’s landing, lack of comprehensive braking and flight path deconfliction, combined with a second pilot’s delayed transition to the correct side of the runway led to the collision of two F-16C aircraft on the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., runway Aug. 15, 2015.

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Headlines – May 9, 2016

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News U.S. reveals troops on the ground in Yemen – A “small number” of U.S troops are deployed on the ground in Yemen to help fight the al-Qaida affiliate there that was controlling a major port city, a defense official said May 6.     Business Finmeccanica sees Eurofighter boom, helicopter drop-off – As it…

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News Briefs – May 9, 2016

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U.S. military supporting Yemen in fight against al Qaeda The Pentagon is providing military support, intelligence, ships and special operations forces to help in the ongoing operations against al qaeda militants in Yemen, U.S. officials said May 5. The U.S. military is helping Yemeni, Emirati and Arab Coalition forces that are battling al Qaeda in…

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Naval aircrew rescues Marine pilot

Posted May 9, 2016 by PO3 Raward Madanat

A Navy search and rescue team rescued a Marine Corps pilot off the coast of North Carolina after he ejected from his jet, May 6. The jet — an AV-8B Harrier from Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 542 of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Cherry Point, N.C. — was found by another Marine aircraft….

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