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U.S., Japanese defense officials to meet to discuss Osprey issues

Posted June 21, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

Senior Defense Department officials will brief a Japanese delegation at the Pentagon tomorrow on recent incidents involving U.S. MV-22 and CV-22 Osprey aircraft variants, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said June 21.

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services, INAER Maintenance sign MOU for support of Spanish government rotary fleet

Posted July 9, 2012 by

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced July 9 the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with INAER Maintenance SAU of Spain to explore aircraft maintenance and support opportunities for the Spanish Ministry of Defense. INAER engages in comprehensive fleet Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul services for commercial and military aircraft worldwide. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket business…

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Mantis concept demonstrator targeted to fly in United Kingdom

Posted July 10, 2012 by

BAE Systems has announced its intention to re-fly the Mantis UAS Concept Demonstrator – this time in U.K. airspace. This will be the first flight of an unmanned air system of this class in U.K. airspace.

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Philippines to boost defense, won’t yield to China

Posted July 24, 2012 by by Jim Gomez

President Benigno Aquino III said July 23 that the Philippines won’t back down from a South China Sea dispute with China and that his country’s military would soon get dozens of new aircraft and ships for maritime defense. Aquino announced during his annual state of the nation address that more than 40 military aircraft –…

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News Briefs – August 24, 2012

Posted August 24, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin to cut 550 jobs at Georgia plant   Aerospace firm Lockheed Martin is cutting 550 jobs at its metro Atlanta plant as production of its C-130 aircraft slows, officials said. The move was announced Aug. 22 but is already under way, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Cuts at the Marietta plant were needed because…

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NATO secretary general warns Europe on defense cuts

Posted May 6, 2013 by Nick Simeone

– NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen warned May 6 that further cuts in defense spending by European nations risk reducing the continent’s defense and security to “hot air,” turning the alliance into what he called a “global spectator” rather than a real force on the world stage. “The only way to avoid this is…

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SAIC To establish cybersecurity research, development center In Australia

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Science Applications International Corporation announced April 18 it has initiated plans to expand its current Australian operations to include a regional cybersecurity research and development center in Melbourne, Australia. The center will focus on R&D in new technologies and applications that mitigate risk, protect critical data and establish a comprehensive defense against cybersecurity attacks for…

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Force changes in Europe to preserve strategic edge

Posted May 16, 2012 by by Donna Miles

With major force changes to unfold across Europe, including a drawdown of about 7,000 U.S. forces there, U.S. European Command remains committed to its mission of ensuring a ready force prepared to respond if called upon, officials said. About 80,000 military forces based in…

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News Briefs June 11, 2012

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S.C. military base task force hires coordinator The panel named to help ensure that military bases in South Carolina don’t suffer in a possible new round of defense budget cuts has hired an executive coordinator. The State newspaper reported the South Carolina Military Base Task Force has hired a former commander from Shaw Air Force…

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North Korea slams U.S., South Korean use of flag in war drills

Posted June 26, 2012 by

North Korea June 25 called the use of its flag during U.S.-South Korean military drills last week a serious provocation and evidence of U.S. hostility that justifies the growth of Pyongyang’s nuclear arms program. The statement from an unidentified Foreign Ministry spokesman came on the 62nd anniversary of the start of the 1950-53 Korean War,…

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