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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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Mantis concept demonstrator targeted to fly in United Kingdom

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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

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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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Boeing, TAAG announce order for three 777-300ERs

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Boeing and Angola flag carrier TAAG Linhas Aereas de Angola (Angola Airlines) April 2 finalized an order for three additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The order, valued at $895 million at list prices, also includes purchase rights for three additional 777-300ERs. “Boeing and TAAG share a strong partnership dating back more than 37 years. We…

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F-16s, MiGs engage over Bulgarian skies

Posted April 26, 2012 by by SrA. Katherine Windish

U.S. pilots from the 555th and 510th Fighter Squadrons based out of Aviano Air Base, Italy, have been given a rare opportunity to train and share experiences with Bulgarian air force MiG-21 and MiG-29 pilots during their deployment to Graf Itnatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, in support...

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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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