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News Briefs July 3, 2012

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Brazilian Air Force show shatters windows Brazilian Air Force jets flying over the capital city of Brasilia, during a flag-changing ceremony swept down so low they caused shock waves that shattered windows in the Supreme Court and Congressional buildings. The Brazilian Air Force issued a statement saying the July 1 incident occurred during a traditional…

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Spirit AeroSystems aftermarket customer support signs parts agreement with China Airlines

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Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. and China Airlines have signed a supply agreement whereby Spirit Aftermarket Customer Support will provide thrust reverser, fuselage, and wing component spare parts for China Airlines’ fleet of Boeing aircraft. This multi-year contract will enable China Airlines to obtain predictable and competitive pricing for all parts in the Spirit Catalog while ensuring…

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NATO helicopter crashes in Afghanistan; two injured

Posted July 19, 2012 by by Deb Riechmann

A NATO helicopter crashed July 18 in western Afghanistan, injuring two troops serving with the U.S.-led military coalition, NATO said. No other information was disclosed about the crash in the relatively peaceful west. The crash is under investigation. Separately, NATO reported that a service member was killed July 17 during an insurgent attack in the…

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News Briefs – August 13, 2012

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Northrop Grumman to cut 35 jobs in Colorado Northrop Grumman says it expects to lay off 35 employees in Lafayette, Colo., Sept. 4, when it ends its internal service desk operations there. The Daily Camera reports the Falls Church, Va.,-based security and defense firm told Colorado officials of its plans in a notice in June….

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Iran airs images allegedly extracted from U.S. drone

Posted February 8, 2013 by Nasser Karimi

The Iranian FARS news agency released this photograph of what it claims is the production line of an Iranian copy of the U.S. ScanEagle drone. Iran’s state TV has broadcast footage allegedly extracted from the advanced CIA spy drone captured in 2011, the latest in a flurry of moves from Iranian authorities meant to underline…

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Iran unveils new short-range missiles, drones

Posted August 25, 2014 by Nasser Karimi

Iran unveiled a new generation of short-range marine missiles and aerial drones Aug. 24, as President Hassan Rouhani said its military doctrine was based on deterring and countering threats from unnamed foreign powers. The official IRNA news agency said the Ghadir missile, with a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles), is designed to destroy marine…

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Ahmadinejad warns against aggression on Iran

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Iran’s president says the country’s armed forces will make the enemy regret any act of aggression against Iran. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s remarks came as Iranians April 17 marked National Army Day with a military parade. He did not specify who the enemy is but such language in Iran is a common reference to the West, especially…

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Mideast nuclear conference in jeopardy

Posted May 8, 2012 by by George Jahn

Hopes dimmed May 8 for staging major nuclear talks later this year between Israel and its Muslim rivals, as Iran and Arab countries at a 189-nation conference accused Israel of being the greatest threat to peace in the region and Egypt warned that Arab states might rethink their opposition to atomic arms. Because Israel has…

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Cracks show in Turkey’s once dominant military

Posted June 11, 2012 by by Selcan Hacaoglu

These are unsettled times for the Turkish military, once the nation’s arbiter. The civilian government gutted its political power, hundreds of retired and active-duty officers are in jail on coup plot charges – and now military dissenters are lobbying on Facebook and Twitter for better pay and benefits. The campaign on social media provides a…

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News Briefs June 21, 2012

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Admin discipline recommended in Quran burning The Associated Press has learned that a U.S. military investigation is recommending that as many as seven U.S. troops face administrative punishments, but not criminal charges, in the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base in Afghanistan in February. U.S. military officials say the classified report and recommendations for…

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