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U.S. Air Force CV-22s conducts low-altitude flight over Kyiv

On 23 September, a two CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to the 352d Special Operations Wing, conducted a low-altitude flight over Kyiv, Ukraine. For the first time, U.S. Air Force tiltrotor aircraft have flown over Kyiv as part of the exercise Fiction Urchin. The 352 Special Operations Wing was deployed to Ukraine for exercise Fiction […]

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Greece is open for dialogue as Turkey searches for an exit strategy

The situation in the Eastern Mediterranean has not improved in recent days, though it hasn’t, however, deteriorated to a point of no return. The Turks oil exploration vessel the Oruc Reis remains in the area where Ankara issued an international navigational warning, or a NAVTEX, that is set to expire on August 23. The NAVTEX […]

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#USA – How the Revolving Door in Washington Spins Between Government and Industry

For years, it has been common practice for federal contractors to hire former government officials. And in many cases, such hires make sense given the expertise that former government officials can bring to a contractor seeking to better understand how decisions are made inside government. On rarer occasions, however, federal contractors have become the subject […]

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U.S. Army shows interest in modern Finnish turreted mortar system – Defence Blog

Finnish aerospace and defense Patria Group has confirmed that the U.S. Army is showing interest in its modern turreted 120 mm mortar weapon system. As noted by the company, U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Patria to determine feasibility of incorporating a turreted, breech-loaded […]

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U.S. Marine Corps simulates anti-ship long range fires in Japan – Defence Blog

Video and photos released Monday by 1st Marine Aircraft Wing show U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 and Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 participated in the Harpoon training exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. According to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, during the exercise, Marine Aircraft Group 12 squadrons focused […]

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U.S. largest military shipbuilding company begins fabrication of new amphibious transport dock – Defence Blog

America’s largest military shipbuilding company, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on Thursday that its Newport News Shipbuilding division officially started fabrication of the U.S. Navy’s newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock Harrisburg (LPD 30). The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut. “LPD 30 is the start of an exciting new era […]

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Ukrainian tank spotted at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground – Defence Blog

A satellite image has recently emerged on military online forums showing what appears to be Soviet-era T-72 main battle tanks at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Grounds, one of the largest military installations in the world. The military expert from Nowa Technika Wojskowa, Damian Ratka drew attention that the Ukrainian T-80U also stood in line with Soviet main […]

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Lockheed Martin releases video of simulated strike against Russia’s intercontinental ballistic missile – Defence Blog

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp released a video dedicated to “Skunk Works”, the secret Research and development team at the company. It is responsible for a number of aircraft designs, including the U-2, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, and the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, which […]

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Raytheon shared unique video of Griffin missile tests – Defence Blog

On Thursday, Raytheon Co., one of the world’s largest defense contractors, shared a video of Griffin missile weapon tests. Video posted on Twitter on Fer. 13 appears to show the test of Griffin low-cost modular system, that can be launched from the ground or air as a rocket-powered missile or dropped from the air as […]

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NASA awards contract to Airbus for three H135 helicopters – Defence Blog

The U.S. agency will use the aircraft for security during rocket launches, emergency medical services and qualified personnel transport. Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has placed an order for three H135 helicopters, marking the first-ever partnership between the U.S. space program and Airbus Helicopters. The order was announced today at […]

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