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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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News Briefs June 15, 2012

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Guilty plea in sale of Army-issued silencers A man accused of selling Army-issued assault rifle silencers while he was with the Colorado Army National Guard has pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge. Court records show 26-year-old Matthew Colin Laflin of Northglenn pleaded guilty Wednesday to possessing a firearm that wasn’t properly registered. He is…

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NATO chief discusses alliance role in Syria, Afghanistan

Posted July 3, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

NATO’s core business is security, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters in Brussels, Belgium, July 2 as he outlined the role of the alliance and the international community in Syria and Afghanistan. “NATO is where North America and Europe come together every day to discuss the security issues which concern us,” Rasmussen said, “and…

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Boeing stands up Australian Super Hornet sustainment capability

Posted July 11, 2012 by

Boeing announced July 11 that its Australian Super Hornet Intermediate Level Maintenance facility at Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley in Queensland is fully operational. The first-of-type ILM facility provides local engineering and supply chain support to meet the operational flying demands of the RAAF’s 24 F/A-18F fighter jets. A total of nine sustainment workshops…

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Delivering an agile, multirole, powerful amphibious capability

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Senior military officials, including eight flag officer from more than 15 nations including the United Kingdom, United States, Italy, Norway, Finland, France, The Netherlands, Poland, Philippines and Australia will gather in London along with leading industry experts at the 3rd Annual Amphibious Operations in September.

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