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Australia to welcome 250 U.S. Marines next month

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The first 250 U.S. Marines will arrive next month in northern Australia where a permanent joint training hub will be based, but a proposal to build a U.S. air base on a remote Australian island in the Indian Ocean is not yet a priority, Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith said March 28. In November, the…

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News Briefs April 26, 2012

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North Korea: ‘Mobile weapons’ capable of striking U.S. A senior North Korean army official says his country is armed with “powerful mobile weapons” capable of striking America. Vice Marshal Ri Yong Ho emphasized the importance of defending the North against the U.S. and South Korea as Pyongyang marked the 80th anniversary of the nation’s army…

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News Briefs May 24, 2012

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Saudi Arabia inks $3 billion U.K. trainer jet deal  Saudi Arabia’s official news agency says the kingdom has signed a deal with the United Kingdom valued at $3 billion to buy air force trainer jets. The Saudi Press Agency quoted an unnamed defense official May 23 as saying the deal also includes simulators, ground equipment,…

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Japanese city balks at U.S. aircraft deployment

Posted June 13, 2012 by by Eric Talmadge

Safety concerns after a recent crash have put plans to briefly deploy the U.S. Osprey aircraft to a Japanese city on hold, officials said June 12. Opposition to the plan to temporarily base the helicopter-like planes in the city of Iwakuni has been rising since the fatal crash in April left two Marines dead in…

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News Briefs July 2, 2012

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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Stolen Valor law The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a federal law making it a crime to lie about having received the Medal of Honor and other prized military awards. The court voted 6-3 June 28 in favor of Xavier Alvarez, a former local elected official in California who…

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Goodrich signs agreement with SYPAQ to represent DB-110 Surveillance System in Australia

Posted July 11, 2012 by

Goodrich Corporation’s ISR Systems team in Westford, Mass., has signed an agreement with SYPAQ Systems Pty. Ltd., based in Melbourne, Australia, to represent and provide program management for the Goodrich DB-110 reconnaissance system. This agreement allows Goodrich to offer direct local representation in Australia and New Zealand. This is the second agreement for Goodrich and…

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Iron Dome System demonstrates U.S-Israeli partnership

Posted August 2, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

After passing through an orchard of fruit-laden apple trees and passing fields of corn and vegetables, it's jarring to come across a rocket...

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Iran lawmaker: U.S. drone violated airspace

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A prominent Iranian parliament member said Nov. 9 that a U.S. drone violated Iran’s airspace a week ago, when the Pentagon says it was fired on. The U.S. maintains the pilotless craft was over international waters. Lawmaker Mohammad Saleh Jokar told state-owned yjc.ir news website that Iranian fighters shot at the U.S. drone because it…

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Putin on Russia’s naval plans in the Mediterranean

Posted June 10, 2013 by Vladimir Isachenkov

Russia announced June 6 that it will keep a fleet of about dozen navy ships in the Mediterranean Sea, a move President Vladimir Putin said is needed to protect his country’s national security. Putin said the plan should not be seen as saber rattling, but it comes as Moscow is serving as a key ally…

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