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North Korea defies UN censure to fire missile into sea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un guided the military’s latest rocket-firing drill, state media said Sunday, confirming the missile launch which was conducted in defiance of UN censure. 533 more words

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Russian fighter jet crashes, killing pilot

By Agence France-Presse on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A fighter jet crashed in southern Russia on Sunday, killing the pilot, the head of the air force… 196 more words

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China’s aircraft carrier puts naval ambitions on show

At a northern quayside China’s first aircraft carrier dwarfs nearby vessels, its take-off ramp rising higher than the top deck of the cruise ship at the next berth, symbolizing the country’s naval ambitions. 791 more words

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US Efforts to Stand-up Afghan Air Force Still Falling Down

By POGO on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Recently, POGO reported on the failed attempt to provide C-27A Spartan aircraft to the Afghans in order to fulfill their medium airlift requirements. 738 more words

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Brazil Orders Airbus C295 Search And Rescue Aircraft

By Airbus on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Brazil has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space for the acquisition of three Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft. 286 more words

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GMLRS Alternative Warhead Completes Operational Flight Tests

Lockheed Martin successfully completed all Developmental Test/Operational Test (DT/OT) flight tests for the new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. 301 more words

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Airbus Completes P-3 Orion Modernisation for Brazilian Air Force

By Airbus on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Airbus Defence and Space has delivered the last of nine P-3 Orion anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft modernized with new systems and avionics for the Brazilian… 311 more words

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