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Headlines – November 7, 2016

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News New warship’s big guns have no bullets – Barely two weeks after the U.S. Navy commissioned its newest and most futuristic warship, armed with two huge guns that can hit targets 80 miles away, the service is moving to cancel the projectiles for the guns, citing excessive costs that run up to $800,000 per…

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News Briefs – November 7, 2016

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Hawaii soldier killed in training exercise The U.S. Army says a soldier has died during training exercises on Oahu. The soldier, who was based at Schofield Barracks, died Nov. 3 in the Kahuku area. The soldier’s name is being withheld pending notification of family. Officials have not released further details about the death. They say…

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Headlines – November 4, 2016

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News Pentagon moves forward — unilaterally — on $6.1 billion contract for ninth F-35 lot – The Pentagon Nov. 2 announced a $6.1 billion contract with Lockheed Martin for the ninth lot of joint strike fighter aircraft, but the F-35 manufacturer is not happy with the terms of the arrangement, which was not mutually agreed…

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News Briefs – November 4, 2016

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Duterte says he’ll consider sticking with US weapons Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he’ll consider continuing to acquire weapons and defense equipment from treaty ally the United States if the military recommends so, despite offers from China and Russia. Duterte made the remark in a speech Nov. 2 in which he again railed at the…

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Headlines – November 2, 2016

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News U.S. military may relax recruiting standards for fitness and pot use – Defense Secretary Ash Carter has launched a sweeping review of the military’s recruiting standards, saying current rules for screening new entrants may be “overly restrictive” and preventing America’s most talented young people from joining the ranks.     Business Report alleges new…

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News Briefs – November 2, 2016

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Turkey deploys tanks, military vehicles to border with Iraq Turkey’s defense minister said Nov. 1 his country is making preparations for “all kinds of possibilities” after the military began deploying tanks and other vehicles to the border with Iraq. Fikri Isik said the deployment is in response to “important developments in our region,” including events…

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Headlines – October 31, 2016

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News China finally unveils its J-20 war plane – The war plane will be showcased at the 11th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai this week as Beijing flexes its long-range military muscles.     Business Raytheon to upgrade missile defense radars – Raytheon has been awarded a Missile Defense Agency contract modification…

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News Briefs – October 31, 2016

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Air Force applying study of OSU athletes to Special Forces An Air Force laboratory is studying football players and other athletes from Ohio State University in research intended to benefit the players and help researchers understand demands on special forces teams in action. More than 100 wrestlers along with men’s and women’s lacrosse players will…

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Headlines – October 28, 2016

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News Pentagon offers temporary fix for California Guard pay problems – The Pentagon plans to “surge” manpower and “streamline” bureaucracy to resolve individual appeals from up to 10,000 California reservists asked to repay bonus money improperly approved a decade ago.     Business L-3 unveils smaller imaging system – L-3 has unveiled what it calls…

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News Briefs – October 28, 2016

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Marine Corps jet crashes in California desert; pilot safe A Marine Corps jet fighter crashed and burned Oct. 25 in the Southern California desert, but the pilot ejected safely, a spokesman said. The twin-engine F/A-18C Hornet crashed around 6 p.m. near the end of a training flight at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center….

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