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Russia looks to revive its aircraft industry with new plane

Posted June 13, 2016 by AP

Russia presented June 8 a new airliner that is intended to revive the nation's aircraft-making prowess and reduce its reliance on Western planes.

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Russian military shows off its elite aerobatic flying teams

Posted May 23, 2016 by

KUBINKA AIR BASE, Russia–The Russian military’s elite aerobatic squadrons have marked their 25-year jubilee with an air show outside Moscow. The Strizhi (the Swifts) aerobatic team flying MiG-29 jets and the Russkiye Vityazi (the Russian Knights) operating the heavier Su-27 fighters performed May 21 before enthusiastic crowds at their home base west of the Russian…

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Ash Carter accuses Russia of ‘nuclear saber-rattling’

Posted May 4, 2016 by Robert Burns

STUTTGART, Germany–Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a U.S. military changing-of-the-guard ceremony May 3 to blast Russian aggression in Europe, saying Moscow is “going backward in time” with warlike actions that compel a U.S. military buildup on NATO’s eastern flank. “We do not seek a cold — let alone a hot — war with Russia,” Carter…

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French company scores huge Australian submarine contract

Posted April 27, 2016 by RodMcGuirk and Raphael Satter

Australia’s largest-ever defense contract has gone to a French shipbuilder to produce a new generation of submarines, thrilling officials in Paris and inaugurating half a century of close defense cooperation between the nations. French state-controlled defense contractor DCNS won out over Germany’s ThysennKrupp Marine Systems and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to build 12 conventional submarines…

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China’s Xi moves to take more direct command over military

Posted April 22, 2016 by Christopher Bodeen

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, April 9, 2014. Hagel met with Xi to discuss mutual state and defense issues. BEIJING–Chinese President Xi Jinping has assumed a more direct role over the country’s powerful armed forces as head of its increasingly…

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U.S. sending commandos, combat aircraft to Philippines

Posted April 15, 2016 by Lolita C. Baldor

In a military buildup certain to inflame tensions with China, the United States said April 14 it will send troops and combat aircraft to the Philippines for regular, more frequent rotations, and will conduct more joint sea and air patrols with Philippine forces in the South China Sea. The announcement by U.S. Defense Secretary Ash…

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Seoul says North Korean missile launch apparently fails

Posted April 15, 2016 by Foster Klug and Hyung-jin Kim

SEOUL, South Korea—A North Korean launch of a missile on the birthday of its revered founder appears to have failed, South Korean and U.S. defense officials said April 15. The officials provided few details, including the type of missile, of what would be an embarrassing failure, if confirmed. The launch comes as the two Koreas…

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U.S., India agree to improve military cooperation

Posted April 13, 2016 by

DOD photograph by Air Force SMSgt. Adrian Cruz Defense Ash Carter exchanges gifts with Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar following a welcome dinner in Goa, India, April 10, 2016. Carter is visiting India and the Philippines to solidify the rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region. NEW DELHI–The U.S and India are working to make it easier…

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Stennis sailors visit Guam elementary school

Posted March 4, 2016 by Smn. Dakota Rayburn

Sailors from USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) participated in a community relations (COMREL) event at Wettengel Elementary School in Dededo Village, during a port call.

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AGE mechanics provide vital mission support

Posted March 4, 2016 by TSgt. James Hodgman

AGE mechanics at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, provide vital support to the mission. The 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron’s Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, is the largest AGE Flight in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

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