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Dempsey, NATO defense chiefs gather for conference

Posted April 24, 2012 by by John D. Banusiewicz

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will meet with his NATO counterparts and the defense chiefs of partner nations in a two-day conference that begins April 25 at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The chairman arrived here from Afghanistan today for the third stop in an overseas trip that began with a visit…

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Boeing announces final leg of 787 Dream tour

Posted May 21, 2012 by

The Boeing 787 Dream Tour will draw to a close with a seventh leg of international trips. During the tour, a refurbished flight test airplane has demonstrated the Dreamliner’s capabilities to more than 59,000 guests with an estimated 6,000 more to see it during the upcoming stops. May 23, the airplane known as ZA003 will…

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U.S. forces will retain self-defense capability in Afghanistan

Posted June 13, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

U.S. military leaders will take extra steps to ensure innocent Afghan civilians are not killed or hurt in combat operations, but U.S. forces will retain the means of self-defense, Pentagon officials said June 12. Following a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S and NATO forces…

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Airmen train with Kyrgyzstan partners

Posted June 27, 2012 by by SrA. Brett Clashman

Exercise Regional Cooperation 2012, a multinational exercise designed to strengthen relationships and promote regional cooperation among participating nations, is being held at the Koi Tash Military Academy...

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Pratt & Whitney delivers first engines for Boeing C-17s to India

Posted July 10, 2012 by

Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has delivered the first four F117 engines for the Indian Air Force to power its fleet of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft. India’s Ministry of Defence signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the U.S. government in 2011 to acquire 10 C-17s. India will…

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Japan says no flights until Osprey confirmed safe

Posted July 25, 2012 by

Japan’s prime minister says he will not allow any flights of the U.S. military’s latest transport aircraft in this country until its safety after two recent crashes has been confirmed. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda told Parliament July 24 that no flights would take place until investigations into the April and June crashes were completed and…

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Boeing delivers Africa’s first 777 Freighter to Ethiopian Airlines

Posted September 21, 2012 by

Boeing Sept. 20 delivered the first 777 Freighter to Ethiopian Airlines marking the first 777F to be operated by an African carrier. Today’s 777F is being leased to Ethiopian Airlines from GECAS. “This delivery marks another special day for Ethiopian Airlines and all of Ethiopia. We are not only becoming the first African carrier operating…

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United Kingdom military ‘unrealistic’ on cost risks

Posted May 15, 2013 by Cassandra Vinograd

Britain’s Ministry of Defence has taken an over-optimistic approach to its equipment budget, an influential committee of lawmakers warned May 14, expressing doubts that the department plagued by cost overruns and late delivery of projects has properly planned for potential pitfalls over the next decade. Britain’s military is shrinking from 102,000 troops to around 80,000…

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U.S. Air Force participates in Exercise Kiwi Flag

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Capt. Rebecca Heyse

Two C-17 Globemaster IIIs and 70 airmen from the U.S. Air Force participated in the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s Exercise Kiwi Flag from March 26 through April 4 at RNZAF Base Whenuapa, New Zealand. Exercise Kiwi Flag is a multilateral, tactical air mobility exercise that aims to improve…

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Iran: U.S. stealth fighter deployment to UAE harmful

Posted May 2, 2012 by

Iran’s defense minister said April 30 that the deployment of American military stealth fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates will damage regional security, the semiofficial ISNA news agency reported. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi’s comments were the first official reaction to media reports of the recent deployment by the U.S. military of F-22 Raptors to the…

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