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Sep 27 2011

SECNAV OKs forced retirements for 126 officers

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-27 17:01
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus approved the results of a selective early retirement board, a measure designed to trim officer ranks, according to a naval message released Monday.
Sep 27 2011

Rocket with untested Navy satellite takes off

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-27 17:01
A rocket launched from an Alaska island is carrying an experimental Navy communications satellite designed for safer combat communications.
Sep 27 2011

First Turkish-built Warship Joins Navy's Fleet

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-09-27 14:13
Turkey's first warship built by a local shipyard, a corvette, entered Turkish Navy service Sept. 27, and a second corvette of the same class was put to sea during a televised ceremony in Istanbul.
Sep 27 2011

Pacific commander: U.S. arms sales won’t end China-Taiwan gap

Washington Post - Tue, 2011-09-27 12:38
The chief of U.S. forces in the Pacific says upgrades of Taiwan’s F-16 fighters will improve the island’s defense capability but the military balance will remain heavily tilted in China’s favor.
Sep 26 2011

More Destroyers Ordered by U.S. Navy

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-09-26 23:01
The restart of the U.S. Navy's DDG 51 Arleigh Burke destroyer building program swung in to a higher gear with the award of two construction contracts and an option for a third.
Sep 26 2011

Australia to end ban on women in combat

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2011-09-26 22:52
Australian women will be allowed to serve in frontline combat roles, including as special forces soldiers in Afghanistan, after the government said it is dropping all gender restrictions for the military.
Sep 26 2011

800 more U.S. trainers heading to Afghanistan

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-09-26 21:01
The number of American military trainers in Afghanistan will increase by 800 by March, a jump of nearly 25 percent in the U.S. commitment there.
Sep 26 2011

Britain Pulls Apaches from Libya Mission

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-09-26 15:01
Britain has agreed with NATO to withdraw the five Apache helicopters that it has in service over Libya, in a major sign that the alliance's air mission is winding down.
Sep 26 2011

Anti-Piracy Device Nets Interest

Maritime News - Security - Mon, 2011-09-26 09:16
A British company which makes compressed air cannons has reported a surge in the interest for its new floating entanglement device which can stop pirate skiffs in their tracks.
Sep 26 2011

Aviators: Ditch new rules on flight-suit wear

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-09-26 09:01
Naval aviators are chafing at a policy that controls exactly how they wear their flight suits and what color they wear.

 
 

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