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U.S. Air Force aerial refuelers supports German Typhoon fighter jets – Defence Blog

The U.S. Air Force has released footage showing Airmen from the 351st Air Refueling Squadron and 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron with its KC-135 Stratotankers supported German air force Eurofighter Typhoons. German fighter jets received fuel over Germany from a Bloody Hundredth’s KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, Dec 4, 2019, …

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U.S. Navy christens newest aircraft carrier – Defence Blog

The U.S. Navy has christened its newest Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier, USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), during a ceremony on Saturday, December. 6, at the Newport News Shipbuilding. John F. Kennedy is the second aircraft carrier of the Gerald R. Ford class, slated to replace USS Nimitz (CVN 68), when that ship is …

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U.S. Air Force shows us a day in the life of a Pave Hawk in Dolomites – Defence Blog

The U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ericka Woolever spent 24 hours photographing the daily life of special mission aviators from the 56th Rescue Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy. He demonstrated an ordinary day for HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter pilots, from the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 56th Helicopter Maintenance Unit, at Aviano Air Base, …

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Pentagon reveals reasons why U.S. forces still remain in Syria – Defence Blog

U.S. military revealed principal reasons for why thousand of U.S. service members still remain in Eastern Syria. Army Lt. Gen. Robert White, the commander of Combined Joint Operation Inherent Resolve, said last week in Baghdad explained that U.S. forces are reset and repostured in Eastern Syria and have restarted operations with the Syrian Democratic Forces …

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USS John P. Murtha amphibious transport dock ship returns from 7-month deployment – Defence Blog

The U.S. Navy said that the amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26), returned to San Diego. The Sailors and Marines of the John P. Murtha, part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), returned to their homeport of San Diego, Nov. 27, following a successful seven-month deployment to the 7th and …

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Russian Su-30 fighter jets criticized by Belarus, they want F-16 – Defence Blog

Russia has started implementing a contract on the delivery of a batch of its newest Su-30SM multirole fighter jets to Belarus, but some analysts raised concerns about costs over the entire life cycle of the aircraft, from fabrication to maintenance. The publication Lenta.ru reported Friday that a wide range of renowned experts has expressed their …

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Mystery missile battery spotted on roof of building across street from White House – Defence Blog

NBC News reported Tuesday that the White House and the U.S. Capitol were put on temporary lockdown following an airspace violation in Washington D.C., according to law enforcement sources. The Secret Service said in a statement that the brief lockdown was due to a “potential violation of the restricted airspace in the National Capital Region.” …

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U.S. Air Force retired integral component of long-range strategic bombing capabilities – Defence Blog

The U.S. Air Force retired an integral component of the United States’ long-range strategic bombing capabilities – the final Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) package. The CALCM missile package is retired at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 20, 2019. Initially beginning design in 1974, the CALCM missile has been employed in combat operations to …

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SIG SAUER marks milestone 100,000th newest handgun delivery to U.S. military – Defence Blog

The firearms specialist SIG SAUER announced on Friday the delivery of the 100,000th M17 and M18 for the Modular Handgun System program to the U.S. Military, ahead of schedule, and surpassing the performance standards and requirements since the official contract award in January 2017. “In the month of October SIG SAUER exceeded our manufacturing requirements …

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U.S. Air Force prepares F-35’s Airmen for Arctic operations – Defence Blog

The U.S. Air Force prepares trained personnel and equipment to respond to contingencies and emergencies in the Arctic, according to a recent service news release. In preparation for the arrival of the Department of Defense’s newest fifth-generation fighter, Airmen assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing tested a new arctic survival kit for the F-35A Lightning …

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