VP-47’s final P-3 deployment locations are El Salvador, Japan

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VP-47 has embarked on its final P-3C deployment before the squadron switches to the P-8A next year. The squadron is split into two supporting the 7th Fleet at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan and the 4th Fleet at Comalapa, El Salvador.

US Navy 060602-N-3207B-121 The 1st of Patrol Squadron Four Seven's (VP-47) P-3C Orions returned home from a six month deployment
By U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Jennifer L. Bailey [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Boeing in “ping-pong” discussions with Canada on fighter purchase

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An executive from Boeing said his company has been engaged in “ping-pong” discussions with the Canadian government on the latter’s upcoming fighter competition.

McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornet (CF-18A), Canada - Air Force AN0914155
By John Davies – CYOW Airport Watch [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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RSM-56 Bulava self-destructed

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Russia’s Borei-class ballistic missile submarine, Yuriy Dolgorukiy, test-fired two RSM-56 Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) on Sept. 28 and one of the missile self-destruct in flight.

K-535 Yuri Dolgorukiy at sea trials
By Schekinov Alexey Victorovich (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Czech, Slovak to sign joint sky agreement later this year

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During a joint press conference with his Slovak counterpart, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka disclosed that both countries are expected to sign a joint sky agreement to safeguard their skies later this year.

Selfie in a Czech Saab Gripen as it patrols Icelandic airspace
Milan Nykodym [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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RoKN grounds Lynx fleet, body found at crash site

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The Republic of Korea Navy has grounded its Lynx naval helicopters following a deadly crash on Sept. 26 during a joint exercise with the U.S. Navy.

LYNX ROK aircraft 0133
By US Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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