Archive for July 9th, 2017

Italian Eurofighters arrived in Bulgaria for joint air policing

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Eurofighters from Italy arrived in Bulgaria on Jul. 7 and will be staying in the country till October for joint air policing of airspace with the Bulgarian Air Force.

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Photo: Bulgaria Armed Forces

USS America is underway for its first patrol

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The America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed San Diego Jul. 7 for the Middle East.

USS America (LHA-6) arrives at San Diego in September 2014
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rosalie Chang [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Turnbull: Australia developing missile defenses

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Speaking to reporters on the sideline of the G20 summit in Germany, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Canberra is developing a missile defense program to protect its forces.

Malcolm Turnbull at the Pentagon 2016 cropped
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U.S. to intercept IRBM target using THAAD

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The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) confirmed to Reuters that it will be carrying out a test in the coming days to intercept an intermediate-range ballistic missile target using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.

Photo Credit: Ben Listerman, Missile Defense Agency

Photo Credit: Ben Listerman, Missile Defense Agency


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Russian Ministry of Defense places order for 10 Ansat-U helicopters

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The Russian Ministry of Defense has placed an order for 10 Ansat-U training helicopters with Kazan. The deal is worth $33 million.

Ansat-U at the MAKS-2013 (01)
By Doomych (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons