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China defence ministry tells US to stop ‘close-in’ surveillance

China’s military on Thursday told the United States to end air and naval surveillance near its borders, saying it was damaging relations between the Pacific powers and could lead to “undesirable accidents”. 645 more words

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Swedish Defence Raises Military Readiness

By Swedish Radio on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

The Swedish Armed Forces have raised the level of readiness at Headquarters and placed two Gripen fighter… 180 more words

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Pentagon: Russia Intensifies Efforts Inside Ukraine

Russia continues to build up along its border with Ukraine and has moved sophisticated weapons systems into the country, the Pentagon press secretary said here today. 324 more words

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PCU North Dakota (SSN 784), First Block III Virginia Class Submarine Delivered

By US Navy on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

The Navy accepted delivery of PCU North Dakota (SSN 784), the 11th ship of the Virginia Class, on Aug. 423 more words

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First Consignment of Upgraded Mi-8AMTSh Delivered to Russia

Russian Helicopters has delivered the first consignment of four upgraded Mi-8AMTSh transport helicopters to Russia’s Defence Ministry. The helicopters were built at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP), a Russian Helicopters company, as part of the state defence order, and have successfully completed the flight to their new duty stations. 450 more words

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IAI Tests Fly-By-Wire Boom for New Tanker

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) recently performed successful test-flights on a B767-300ER aircraft, equipped with an advanced Fly-by-Wire (FBW) boom system. The new added FBW boom capability, for this specific type of aircraft, joins and enhances the company’s extensive experience in converting tens of aircraft (B767, B707, C130, and IL-78) to tankers or multi mission tanker/transport (MMTT) platforms, for more than 12 customers worldwide, including the Israel… 268 more words

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Sill simulator trains Stinger crews

Inside the Improved Moving Target Simulator, Fort Sill’s newest Avenger crew members are encapsulated in training necessary to take down enemy aerial targets.

The Improved Moving Target Simulator, or IMTS, is a high-tech simulator that recently underwent renovations from its previous model, the Joint Fires Multipurpose Dome. 666 more words

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