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Sep 27 2011

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

Washington Post - Tue, 2011-09-27 11:38
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 22:01
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 21:52
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 20:01
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 14:01
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 08:16
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 08:01
Naval aviators are chafing at a policy that controls exactly how they wear their flight suits and what color they wear.
Sep 26 2011

DOD extends program to defend cyber networks

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-09-26 08:01
As hackers and hostile nations launch increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks against U.S. defense contractors, the Pentagon is extending a pilot program to help protect its prime suppliers.
Sep 25 2011

Zumwalt Program Moves Smoothly Under the Radar

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2011-09-25 13:01
Quietly, almost stealthily, the effort to build the most advanced surface ship ever put to sea is steadily moving ahead.
Sep 25 2011

PLA Navy Drives China's Military Expansion

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2011-09-25 11:01
China's navy is playing an important role in the country's drive to become a world military power, with the recent trials of its first aircraft carrier underlining the scale of Beijing's naval ambitions.


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