Lockheed proposed optionally manned U-2 variant

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Lockheed Martin is proposing a modification to the U-2 to convert it into an optionally manned aircraft that gives it the endurance of the RQ-4 but better payload capability and higher operating altitude.

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No American aircraft carrier in East Asia for four months next year

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Nikkei reports that there will be a four-month vacuum with no U.S. aircraft carrier in East Asia waters next year after USS George Washington departs.
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Dutch NH90 training in West Cornwall

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Three Dutch NH90 helicopters from 7 (NL) Squadron are currently at RNAS Culdrose for three weeks of training in West Cornwall.
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Samsung sold off defense units

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Samsung has sold its Samsung Techwin unit and shares in Samsung Thales to conglomerate Hanwha.
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A-10s deployed to Iraq for combat rescue mission

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The 122nd Fighter Wing is deploying its A-10 attack jets to Iraq under the 163rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron.
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BBC: USMC offered the use of HMS Queen Elizabeth for F-35B ops

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BBC says the Royal Navy may ask the U.S. Marine Corps to use HMS Queen Elizabeth for flight operations while it waits for its own F-35Bs.
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France delays delivery of first Mistral-class ship to Russia

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French President Fran├žois Hollande has delayed delivery of the first of two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships to Russia.
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Indian Air Force Heron crashed

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The Indian Air Force lost an Israeli-made Heron unmanned aerial vehicle near Bhuj town in Gujarat’s Kutch district on Nov. 26.

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Cleanup of Kodiak Launch Facility continues

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Three months after a rocket carrying the U.S. Army’s Advanced Hypersonic Weapon self-destruct at Kodiak Launch Facility, Alaska, clean of the site continues and might continue into next year.
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NATO starts search for aerial refueling tanker

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NATO Support Organisation and the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) has started the aquisition process to buy a fleet of aerial tankers.
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