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Lockheed Martin Contracted To Maintain MK-48 Torpedoes

By Lockheed Martin on Monday, April 21st, 2014

Operational readiness of the U.S. Navy’s MK-48 heavyweight torpedo inventory will continue to be ensured by… 289 more words

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F-35 Fleet Surpasses 15,000 Flying Hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program.

“Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing, but what I think is even more impressive is the fact that operational F-35s accounted for more than half of those flight hours,” said J.D. 278 more words

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Japan defense chief puzzled by Russian warplanes

By Agence France-Presse on Monday, April 21st, 2014

Japan’s defence minister said Sunday there have been an “abnormal” number of flights by Russian military aircraft… 176 more words

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Japan steps up surveillance posture against China

Japan bolstered its military surveillance capabilities in the southern island region of Okinawa over the weekend, reports said, as territorial tensions with China simmer.

The nation’s armed forces, called the Self-Defence Forces, launched a squadron of four E-2C early warning planes at its air base in Naha on the main Okinawan island Sunday, the Jiji and Kyodo news agencies reported. 451 more words

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US to send ‘non-lethal’ military aid to Ukraine: Hagel

The United States will send helmets, medical supplies and other non-lethal military aid to Ukraine amid fears of another Russian incursion there, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. 497 more words

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Canada sends fighter jets to Eastern Europe

By Agence France-Presse on Monday, April 21st, 2014

Canada is deploying six CF-18 fighter jets to Eastern Europe as part of NATO’s response to the worsening crisis in Ukraine, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Thursday. 177 more words

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Largest solar array on US military installation to be developed

The U.S. Army announced Monday, plans to start development of a solar array that will provide about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Ariz. 331 more words

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