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NATO helicopter crashes in Afghanistan; two injured

Posted July 19, 2012 by by Deb Riechmann

A NATO helicopter crashed July 18 in western Afghanistan, injuring two troops serving with the U.S.-led military coalition, NATO said. No other information was disclosed about the crash in the relatively peaceful west. The crash is under investigation. Separately, NATO reported that a service member was killed July 17 during an insurgent attack in the…

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United Kingdom accepts first international Lockheed Martin F-35

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The United Kingdom accepted the first international Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft in a July 19 ceremony with senior...

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Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines announce order for additional 777-200LR

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Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines July 29 announced an order for one additional 777-200LR (Longer Range) Worldliner, adding to the airline’s fleet of five 777-200LRs. The order is valued at approximately $276 million at list price. “The 777-200LR has been a fantastic airplane for Ethiopian Airlines,” said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines. “The performance and…

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Panetta lauds first international F-35 delivery to United Kingdom

Posted July 18, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

After a meeting July 18 with the United Kingdom's top defense official, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta lauded an important milestone in...

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U.S. plane makers teaming with Chinese firms

Posted July 17, 2012 by by Roxana Hegeman

Walter Beech was one of America’s greatest aviation pioneers, a former World War I flyer who spent three years after the war touring the country as a barnstorming exhibition pilot. That experience spawned ideas for aircraft design, inspiration that came to fruition in 1932 when he and his wife founded Beech Aircraft Co. Today, the…

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Researchers, officials collaborate for global demining efforts

Posted July 17, 2012 by by Amanda Rominiecki

Army researchers hosted national and foreign partners at the 2013-2014 Humanitarian Demining Requirements Workshop to plan humanitarian...

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Stryker units in Afghanistan now equipped with precision mortars

Posted July 17, 2012 by by Audra Calloway and Breanna Merenda

he first-ever Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative round fired from a Stryker vehicle in Afghanistan accomplished what few conventional 120mm high-explosive mortars can achieve: a direct hit on a target...

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Boeing demonstrates multi-location paint capability for Royal Australian Air Force

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Boeing subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has delivered the first two of 65 repainted aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)...

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Aegis Combat System successfully completes trials on second Republic of Korea destroyer

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The Republic of Korea ship Yulgok Yi I’s, supported by the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin, successfully completed a series of trials for the ship’s Aegis Combat System. The at-sea Combat System Ship Qualification Trials took place at the Pacific Missile Range Facility off the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The trials are the final tests…

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Pacom chief calls Australia key player in regional security

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Australia has been a staunch U.S. ally for more than 60 years and its leadership will continue to be critical to regional security and the future of the Asia-Pacific, Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, the top U.S. officer in the region, told reporters in Canberra, Australia, at the National Press Club July 13. Locklear,…

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