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NATO defense ministers set post-2014 Afghanistan mission

Posted June 5, 2013 by Karen Parrish

NATO defense ministerial meetings June 4 and 5helped to cement the allianceís commitment to a ìtrain, advise and assistî mission that will begin after the International Security Assistance Force disbands at the end of 2014, NATOís senior civilian leader said June 5. The end of 2014 will mark the end of our combat mission, but…

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France tests its ship defense with U.S. Navy’s Supersonic Sea Skimming Target

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As part of a foreign military sales case, the U.S. Navy worked together with French military to execute France’s first aerial-target live-fire event using a GQM-163A Coyote Supersonic Sea Skimming Target, or missile, April 4. France’s military…

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News Briefs May 3, 2012

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Pratt & Whitney boss sees long-term strength The president of Pratt & Whitney expects that the military and commercial aerospace business will improve, but not for a while. David Hess, president of the subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., told reporters at the company’s annual media day May 2 that sales are expected to double, to…

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U.S., British service members honor French village for D-Day support

Posted June 5, 2012 by by SSgt. Stephen J. Collier

Air Force reservists and other U.S. and allied military members paid their respects to the people of this small French village June 1 as part of a number of ceremonies recognizing the 68th anniversary of the...

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U.S. plans significant military presence in Kuwait

Posted June 20, 2012 by by Donna Cassata

The United States is planning a significant military presence of 13,500 troops in Kuwait to give it the flexibility to respond to sudden conflicts in the region as Iraq adjusts to the withdrawal of American combat forces and the world nervously eyes Iran, according to a congressional report.

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Lockheed Martin delivers ground support stations To Finnish Air Force

Posted July 9, 2012 by

The initial ground shelter for a vigilant “Dragon Shield” has been delivered to the Finnish Air Force by Lockheed Martin. The ground system will support a CASA C-295 aircraft that…

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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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News Briefs – August 8, 2012

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,941 As of Aug. 7, at least 1,941 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. At least 1,620 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of…

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Elbit Systems awarded Israel Ministry of Defense contracts

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Elbit Systems Ltd. announced Dec. 31 that it was awarded various contracts by the Israel Ministry of Defense, in a number of fields of activity for a total value of approximately $315 million. The contracts relate to the following areas: Avionics S ystems : battle management systems and avionics for helicopters, virtual training for the…

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U.S. will beef up air operations in Poland

Posted March 10, 2014 by Jim Garamone

More U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcons will deploy to Poland in the coming days and weeks, a Pentagon official said March 10. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak spoke yesterday, and Siemoiniak thanked the secretary for looking at options for basing, said Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman. “No decision [have been…

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