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News Briefs June 7, 2012

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Putin emphasizes military ties with Chinese VP Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized burgeoning military ties with China June 6 on the second day of a visit to his nation’s eastern neighbor. Putin told Vice President Xi Jinping that he and Chinese President Hu Jintao have vowed to expand military exchanges and he also recalled recent…

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German air force brings Eurofighter, skills to Eielson AFB

Posted June 21, 2012 by by A1C Zachary Perras

After a nearly 5,000-mile trip across the world, 150 members of the German air force recently arrived at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska...

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Raytheon demonstrates WiPAK® on French Navy RAFALE aircraft

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Raytheon has successfully demonstrated a wireless method of integrating its combat-proven Enhanced Pavewayâ„¢ II precision-guided bomb on the French Navy RAFALE aircraft. Called WiPAK®, the avionics kit enables integration of Paveway on a variety of aircraft without any modifications to aircraft wiring or changes to the flight and stores management software. “With WiPAK, warfighters can…

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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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New DIA director expects intensified demands for intelligence

Posted August 13, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

The new director of the Defense Intelligence Agency is approaching his dream job with eyes wide open, valuing people over technology and expecting a future that holds more intense demands for intelligence. Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn became DIA director July 24, as well as commander of the collocated joint functional component command for…

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Ahmadinejad unveils Iran’s newest fighter jet

Posted February 5, 2013 by Ali Akbar Dareini

Iran on Feb. 2 unveiled its newest combat jet, a domestically manufactured fighter-bomber that military officials claim can evade radar.

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NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

Posted April 18, 2014 by Juergen Baetz and John-Thor Dahlburg

NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, the alliance’s chief said April 16. Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO’s air policing aircraft will fly more sorties over the Baltic region west of Ukraine, far from the tensions in the eastern part of the…

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Pratt & Whitney partners’ Turkish engine center delivers 100th overhauled engine

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Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners’ Turkish Engine Center recently celebrated delivery of its 100th overhauled CFM56® engine to Turkish Airlines. The Turkish Engine Center is a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp.; and Turkish Technic, a division of Turkish Airlines. “This engine delivery to Turkish Airlines marks a…

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News Briefs May 16, 2012

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,843 As of May 15, 2012, at least 1,843 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is eight less than the Defense Department’s tally. At least…

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Work continues toward opening Pakistan supply routes

Posted June 11, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

Though a team of U.S. negotiators is returning home after several weeks of discussing reopening ground supply routes in Pakistan, the talks are not mired, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said June 11. In November, Pakistan closed ground routes that had been used to resupply forces in Afghanistan after a NATO airstrike accidentally killed 24…

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