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NATO transformation chief encourages ‘smart defense’ strategy

Posted September 17, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

Despite fiscal challenges, NATO members should work together to develop the right capabilities to adapt to future challenges, NATO’s top transformation officer said in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17. At a Pentagon news conference, Gen. Stephane Abrial of the French air force, NATO’s supreme allied commander for transformation, encouraged the use of the alliance’s “Smart Defense”…

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Space Station Expedition 35 astronauts land safely In Kazakhstan, Expedition 36 begins

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Three members of the International Space Station Expedition 35 crew undocked from the orbiting laboratory and returned safely to Earth May 13, wrapping up a mission lasting almost five months. The departure marks the beginning of Expedition 36. Space station Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency, Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko of the Russian…

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Boeing delivers 60th 777 passenger jetliner to Air France

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Boeing and Air France are celebrating the delivery of Air France’s 60th Boeing 777 passenger jetliner. The airplane, a 777-300ER (Extended Range) model, landed in Paris April 4. Air France’s newest 777-300ER seats 468 passengers in a three-class configuration. The brand-new cabin includes 14…

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Speckles, completes the last UAV flight in Iraq

Posted May 2, 2012 by by Chandra Lloyd

A 38-pound unmanned aerial vehicle with a 10- foot wing span takes center stage as being the last UAV to take off and land in Iraq. Dubbed Speckles, the unmanned aerial vehicle system was a collaboration of...

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Boeing delivers final Wedgetail AEW&C aircraft to Australia

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Boeing delivered the sixth and final Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force May 2. “I would like to congratulate Boeing in achieving another key milestone in the delivery of the Wedgetail capability. 2 Squadron now has a full complement of aircraft and additional capability that will enable Initial…

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General Dynamics finalizes MoD contract for additional 100 Foxhound vehicles

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General Dynamics Land Systems – Force Protection Europe has finalized a contract for an additional 100 Foxhound light tactical blast-protected vehicles for delivery to the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence. The order expands the number of vehicles under contract from 200 to 300. General Dynamics Land Systems, parent company of General Dynamics Land Systems –…

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NATO to strengthen ability to act with global partners

Posted July 5, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

NATO seeks to assume a more global perspective, play its part globally and strengthen its ability to act with partners around the globe, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in London July 4. In a speech at Chatham House, Rasmussen said forging closer links with partners in Asia, Africa and elsewhere is crucial to guaranteeing…

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

Posted July 16, 2012 by

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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RIMPAC 2012 concludes

Posted August 7, 2012 by by PO1 Ernesto Bonilla

The world's largest international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific Exercise, officially concluded Aug. 3. The 23rd exercise in the biennial RIMPAC series, this year’s version involved 22 nations, more than 40...

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Afghan AF, NATO Air Training Command sign joint strategic flightplan

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Maj. Gen. Abdul Wahab Wardak, commander of the Afghan air force, and Brig. Gen. Steven Shepro, commander of NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan, signed the first-ever combined strategy into effect at a Nov. 28 ceremony at the NATC-A headquarters at the Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan. All three Wings and key leaders witnessed the ceremony. The…

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