Top Daily Stories for December 2011

Dec 16 2011

Capability Reviews Bring Changes for Australia's Navy

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-12-16 14:24
The Australian government this week announced its response to two reports that criticize the operational capability of the Royal Australian Navy.
Dec 16 2011

Russia sells 42 Sukhoi fighters to India, but nuke-plant deal fails

Washington Post - World - Fri, 2011-12-16 08:43
Russia signed a deal Friday to provide India with 42 fighter jets, but the two nations have failed to strike a deal on a controversial nuclear power plant.
Dec 16 2011

Navy may station ships in Singapore, Philippines

Reuters - Fri, 2011-12-16 02:54
The Navy said it would station several new coastal combat ships in Singapore and perhaps the Philippines in coming years, moves likely to fuel China's fears in the South China Sea dispute.
Dec 15 2011

Corpsman awarded the Army's Soldier's Medal

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2011-12-15 20:00
In the scheme of things, the act of heroism for which Roy Jaquez was honored this week—helping to rescue three civilians from a downed helicopter that could have exploded—was just another day at work.
Dec 15 2011

Somali pirate leader gets life sentence

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-12-15 15:52
A former Somali police officer was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for his role as a leader in the hijacking of a yacht that left all four Americans on board dead.
Dec 15 2011

Israel Approves New Joint SOF Command

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-12-15 15:23
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has approved the formation of a joint special operations force oriented to multidisciplinary missions far from Israel's borders.
Dec 15 2011

Navy Updates Purple Heart Award Policy Top Stories - Thu, 2011-12-15 14:01
Sailors and Marines may be awarded the Purple Heart for certain mild traumatic brain injuries that were caused by enemy action.
Dec 15 2011

Wraps Off Northrop's Fan-in-Wing MUVR

Aviation Week - Thu, 2011-12-15 08:39
At the Quad-A UAS show in Washington today, Northrop Grumman has taken the wraps off the MUVR fan-in wing high-speed VTOL ship-to-shore cargo resupply unmanned aircraft.
Dec 15 2011

U.S. military marks end of its war in Iraq

Reuters - Thu, 2011-12-15 05:51
The U.S. military officially ended its war in Iraq on Thursday, packing up a military flag at a ceremony with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta nearly nine years after the invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.
Dec 14 2011

Bids Submitted for Aegis Follow-On System

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-12-14 17:11
Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Boeing have submitted proposals to take over support and development of the Aegis combat system, the companies said Dec. 14.


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