Malaysia, U.S. in secret talks to let P-3s, P-8As fly out of Labuan

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Bloomberg revealed that Kuala Lumpur and Washington have been engaged in secret talks to allow U.S. Navy P-3s and P-8s to deploy out of the island of Labuan on East Malaysia in order to monitor Chinese activity in South China Sea.

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U.S. to resupply Saudi Arabia with JDAMs, Paveways

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The Obama administration has notified Congress informally of its plan to resupply Saudi Arabia’s depleted stocks of JDAM and Paveway precision-guided bombs.

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Bell offers AH-1Z, UH-1Y to Poland

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To meet a Polish requirement to replace the Mi-24 gunship, Bell is proposing its AH-1Z attack helicopter as the solution.

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Danish F-16s may have caused civilian casualties in Iraq

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Denmark’s Defence Command issued a statement saying that an airstrike in Iraq on Aug. 30 might have caused civilian casualties and has launched an investigation into the matter.

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Taiwan will test-fire PAC-3 in U.S. next year

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After putting off the plan earlier, Taiwan has now decided to test-fire its PAC-3 air defense missile system at New Mexico in July next year.

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HAL’s Light Combat Helicopter completed hot and high-altitude trials

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HAL has successfully carried out hot and high-altitude trials of its indigenous Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) at Leh recently.

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Fishermen ‘caught’ four Sidewinders

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Taiwanese fisherman hauled in his net and found the remains of four AIM-9 Sidewinders during a fishing trip off the coast of Pingtung County on Sept. 2.

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Black Hawk hard landing in Douglas County, 4 injured

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Four on board a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter were injured when it made a hard landing in Douglas County at about 4 p.m. on Sept. 2.


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UAE is latest country to signal interest in Mistral carrier

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The United Arab Emirates is the latest country to be named as a potential customer for one of the two Mistral helicopter carriers that were built for Russia.

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Marine killed in hard landing by CH-53

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A HMH-464 CH-53 made a hard landing at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina on Sept. 2, one Marine was killed and eleven others injured in the accident.

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By U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Angel Roman-Otero. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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