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Boeing demonstrates SATCOM on the move between Australia, U.S.

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Boeing has successfully demonstrated its SATCOM on the Move product on a live Ka-band satellite network. The company transmitted secure voice, video, and data from High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled...

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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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U.S. remains opposed to military action in Syria

Posted May 31, 2012 by by Anne Gearan

Shocking as it was, the massacre of more than 100 Syrian villagers is unlikely to galvanize a military assault like last year’s campaign in Libya to oust Moammar Gadhafi. The killings, however, did provoke the strongest international condemnation the United States and other nations could muster. The U.S. joined more than a dozen nations in…

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Shadow ‘enhanced platoons’ meet growing need in Afghanistan

Posted May 30, 2012 by by James Ryan

When the Afghan theater commander called on the Army to increase the number of Shadow platoons in theater during the height of the 2011 Operation Enduring Freedom summer campaign, the Army was ready...

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Boeing delivers first EA-18G Growler featuring Bharat Electronics Limited cockpit subassembly

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Boeing on May 3 delivered to the U.S. Navy the first EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft with a cockpit subassembly produced by Bangalore, India,-based Bharat Electronics Limited.

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News Briefs May 30, 2012

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Iran relaunches Russian-made submarine Iran’s state TV is reporting the country’s navy relaunched one of its Russian-made submarines after repairing its systems with locally-made replacement parts. Iran has tried to build a self-sufficient military program since 1992. The May 29 report says that navy personnel overhauled the Taregh, one of its three Kilo class submarines,…

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U.S., Bulgarian airmen strengthen ties during exercise

Posted May 29, 2012 by by SrA. Katherine Windish

More than 500 U.S. airmen and two dozen F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing here recently returned from a deployment to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, where they spent a month conducting bi-lateral training with Bulgarian airmen during Thracian Star 2012.

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News Briefs May 24, 2012

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Saudi Arabia inks $3 billion U.K. trainer jet deal  Saudi Arabia’s official news agency says the kingdom has signed a deal with the United Kingdom valued at $3 billion to buy air force trainer jets. The Saudi Press Agency quoted an unnamed defense official May 23 as saying the deal also includes simulators, ground equipment,…

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News Briefs May 23, 2012

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Virginia contractor suspends flights after two crashes A Virginia company that provides aerial training to the military has suspended flights while it investigates two recent crashes that killed two of its pilots. Newport News-based Airborne Tactical Advantage Co., known as ATAC, temporarily halted flights operations “while we just kind of review processes and take a…

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France sets conditions for Afghan aid post-NATO

Posted May 23, 2012 by by Jamey Keaten

French President Francois Hollande said May 21 that France won’t necessarily contribute money for Afghanistan’s military, again marking a break with key NATO partners as the alliance moves to hand over security control in the country starting in 2015. In a final news conference at a summit of the Atlantic alliance, the new French leader…

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