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Misawa F-16 pilot safely recovered

Posted July 23, 2012 by

The pilot who ejected from a U.S. F-16 aircraft early July 22 was retrieved around 5:30 p.m., Japanese time, July 22 by a combined effort from Japanese and U.S. civilian and military assets. The pilot is in stable condition aboard a U.S. commercial vessel. The incident occurred approximately 11:30 a.m., JKT, as the F-16 Fighting…

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News Briefs – August 22, 2012

Posted August 23, 2012 by

Obama: Military budget deal unlikely by November   President Barack Obama says he doesn’t believe Congress can reach a deal before the November elections that avoids deep cuts in military spending, but says he is optimistic that reductions won’t occur. Obama says he has made sure that service members don’t lose pay or benefits and…

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World

Aircraft crash in Afghanistan kills seven

Posted May 1, 2013 by Rahim Faiez

A civilian cargo aircraft crashed at Bagram Air Field, north of the Afghan capital, soon after takeoff April 29, killing all seven people aboard, the U.S.-led military coalition said. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the crash, but the coalition said in a statement to The Associated Press: “Taliban’s claims are false.” It said the…

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Japan annual defense paper shows heightened worry over China

Posted July 22, 2015 by Mari Yamaguchi

Japan emphasized China as a threat in escalating regional tensions in this year’s annual defense report as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government tries to convince the public of the need to pass legislation to give Japan’s military a greater role. The report, approved July 21 by the Cabinet, was delayed for more than a week…

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News Briefs April 22, 2012

Posted April 22, 2012 by

Taiwan stages military exercises aimed at China Taiwanese troops have practiced overtaking Chinese commandos landing at their base in a simulated air attack during an annual military exercise. During the April 19 drill at Hsinchu Air Base near Taipei, the troops were acting under the cover of tanks and helicopters firing dummy rounds and non-lethal…

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U.S. Air Force hosts European Tanker Symposium

Posted May 15, 2012 by Story and Photos by SrA. Rachel Waller

Capt. Aaron Marx (right) demonstrates the capabilities of a KC-135 Stratotanker to Royal Air Force Flt. Lt. Damian Massingham in a flight simulator at Royal Air Force Mildenhall on May 11, 2012. The flight simulator session was part of the European Tanker Symposium, a...

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Lockheed Martin partners with Turkish industry for training opportunities, PAC-3 canister production

Posted June 11, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin signed agreements June 11 with two Turkish companies to collaborate on training solutions for coalition military personnel and the production of PAC-3 Missile single canisters. The partnerships were confirmed at the 31st Annual Conference on U.S.-Turkish Relations in Washington, D.C. In the first agreement, Lockheed Martin expands its collaboration with Havelsan, Inc., to…

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Boeing, Embraer sign agreement to collaborate on KC-390 program

Posted June 26, 2012 by

Boeing and Embraer announced June 26 an agreement to collaborate on the KC-390 aircraft program. Under this agreement, Boeing and Embraer will share some specific technical knowledge and evaluate markets where they may join their sales efforts for medium-lift military transport opportunities. “Boeing has extensive experience in military transport and air refueling aircraft, as well…

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Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force photograph by PO1 Takahiro Ito
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World’s largest international maritime exercise gets underway

Posted July 3, 2012 by

Military leaders from 22 nations formally launched Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2012, July 2. RIMPAC is hosted biennially by U.S. Pacific Fleet in and around Hawaii. U.S. and international speakers at the...

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Royal Saudi Air Force selects Goodrich DB-110 Airborne Reconnaissance Systems

Posted July 11, 2012 by

Goodrich Corporation has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide its advanced DB-110 airborne reconnaissance system for the Royal Saudi Air Force F-15S Modernization Program. The Foreign Military Sale contract calls for Goodrich to provide 10 dual-band reconnaissance pods from its Westford, Mass., facility and five fixed, transportable and mobile ground exploitation…

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