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Daily Defense News Capsules for 10/06/2022

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The Navy’s most advanced nuclear aircraft carrier set sail for its first deployment on Tuesday to train with NATO allies in the North Atlantic, reports the Voice of America News. USS Gerald R. Ford features nearly two dozen new technologies and a redesigned flight deck ...
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The Navy has begun work to transform a former British early warning aircraft into a training plane, reports the War Zone website. The service purchased the former E-3D airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft from the British Royal Air Force for $15 million ...
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The Army Futures Command finally has its second commander, reports Defense News.    On Tuesday, Gen. James Rainey was confirmed as the new chief during a Tuesday ceremony at the University of Texas-Austin. Rainey previously served as the head of the G-3/5/7 ...
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Halter Marine has laid the keel for the Navy’s newest oceanographic survey ship, reports the service. On Tuesday, construction formally began on the TAGS-67 at Halter Marine’s facility in Pascagoula, Miss. The ship is the second Maury-class oceanographic ship, ...
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Washington is considering offering advanced underwater sound reading systems to analyze audio recordings from the recent alleged sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea, reports CNN. Sweden and Denmark both have audio from the event, and advanced U.S. ...
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Elbit Systems says its new uncrewed surface vessel (USV) successfully completed an operational demonstration for the U.K. Ministry of Defense. The Seagull USV demonstrated its autonomous minehunting capability and mine countermeasure toolbox subsystems during the Wilton ...
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The Taliban says it has captured the head of foreign relations for the Islamic State-Khorasan Province (ISIS-K), reports the Khaama Press (Kabul).  On Tuesday, the Taliban’s intelligence service said it had arrested Abdul Malik, who they say was in charge of foreign ...
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A joint U.S-Norway team has successfully demonstrated a solid-fuel ramjet (SFRJ) propulsion system, reports the Dept. of Defense.  The High-speed Offensive Ramjet for Extended Range (THOR-ER) program team successfully launched a SFRJ flight vehicle during trials ...
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European Union ambassadors have approved a new round of sanctions against Russia, including a price cap on the maritime trade of Russian oil, reports Euronews (Lyon, France).    The measures would prevent E.U.-based insurance and shipping firms from doing business ...
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The rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has agreed to peace talks proposed by the African Union, reports News 360 (Spain). On Wednesday, the TPLF said that it was ready to participate in the talks, emphasizing its commitment to a peaceful resolution of the ...
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Thirty-four people have been killed, including 22 children, in a shooting at a preschool in Thailand, reports Reuters. On Thursday, a former police officer opened fire at the daycare in the town of Uthai Sawan in the northeastern Nong Bua Lamphu province, about 310 miles ...
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Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng has warned that Taiwan will treat Chinese military aircraft violating its airspace as a “first strike,” reports the Straits Times (Singapore). The move comes amid recent Chinese drone and aviation operations near the dividing lines ...
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Israeli soldiers have killed a Palestinian man, and wounded at least two others during a raid in the West Bank, reports Al Jazeera (Qatar). Residents said that Israeli forces surrounded a house in Deir al-Hatab in the West Bank and opened fire, killing a 21-year-old man ...
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President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to designate the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine Russian federal government property, reports Deutsche Welle. Putin has ordered his government to take control of the facility and establish a new state company in Moscow ...
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The North Korean military has launched another ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, reports CNBC. The missile is believed to have flown over Japan, traveling more 1,740 miles (2,800 km), before crashing into the sea, according to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff. North ...
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During a visit to Australia, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare vowed not to allow foreign bases in the Solomon Islands, reports the Benar News (Washington, D.C.). On Thursday, Sogavare met with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Canberra in an effort to reduce ...
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