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Daily Defense News Capsules for 04/03/2020

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The U.S. Air Force and Boeing have come to an agreement on a plan to address problems with the remote vision system (RVS) on the KC-46 Pegasus aerial tanker, reports Defense News. The RVS has been the most significant of several problems with the KC-46. While the sensors ...
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The Navy is working to determine the potential effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on its procurement projects and implement mitigation measures, reports USNI News. On Thursday, James Geurts, the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and ...
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The U.S. Navy captain who raised the alarm about a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on his ship has been relieved of command, reports Fox News. Capt. Brett Crozier, the commander of the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, was removed from his duties on Thursday. The ...
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The U.S. Army is planning to continue training during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak by isolating healthy groups of soldiers for field exercises, reports Defense One. The goal is to create "safety bubbles" around these groups and send them into the field for ...
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A Venezuelan navy patrol ship has sunk after it rammed a civilian cruise ship, reports the War Zone website. Around midnight on March 30, the cruise ship Resolute, owned by Columbia Cruise Services in Germany, was drifting off the coast of Venezuela while performing engine ...
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A Pakistani court has overturned the convictions and sentences of four men believed to have been involved in the killing of journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002, reports CNN. On Thursday, the high court in Sindh province overturned the convictions, as well as the death ...
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The German government has just approved several arms export deals, reports defense-aerospace.com. On Tuesday, the German Minister for Economic Affairs Peter Altmaier told lawmakers that the Federal Security Council had approved arms sales to Egypt, Qatar, Pakistan, the ...
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The Turkish Ministry of Defense says its forces have prevented a terrorist attack by Kurdish militants in northwestern Syria, reports the Anadolu Agency (Ankara). On Thursday, Turkish commandos neutralized 14 Kurdish fighters who were preparing an attack in a part of ...
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A Nigerian air force helicopter gunship has killed several bandits that had attacked a joint police patrol in the central Niger state, reports This Day (Lagos). On March 31, the gunship attacked an area outside of the village of Kalaibu, where the bandits had gathered ...
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The Ivorian military is set to receive a batch of military trucks purchased from South Korea to replace aging French vehicles, reports Defence Web (South Africa). The US$10 million order covers 100 trucks to be supplied by South Korea firm Kia, said a government letter ...
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The U.S. has delivered Javelin anti-tank missiles to Estonia, reports Estonian Public Broadcasting. A total of 128 missiles were delivered in February, according to a U.S. Embassy release on Thursday. The delivery was part of a larger contract between the Estonian ...
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The European Union's top court has ruled against three member states for violating the bloc's refugee policy, reports BBC News. On Thursday, the European Court of Justice ruled against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland for failing to abide by the terms of a 2015 ...
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A Chinese ship has rammed and sunk a Vietnamese fishing vessel in the South China Sea, reports Deutsche Presse-Agentur. On Thursday, the Chinese boat rammed the Vietnamese vessel near the disputed Paracel Islands, detaining the eight crewmembers, said a local official ...
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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to produce fighter jets for Bulgaria, reports the Dept. of Defense. The US$512 million Foreign Military Sales contract announced on Thursday covers eight F-16 Block 70 aircraft. The deal includes six single-seat ...
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The South Korean air force is pressing to bring its newest uncrewed aerial systems into service by the end of the year, reports the Yonhap news agency (Seoul). Preparations for the operational deployment of the RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk has been proceeding without issue, ...
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Four French soldiers deployed in Africa's Sahel region have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), reports Reuters. All four were deployed with Operation Barkhane, which is headquartered in Mali, a military spokesman told Agence France-Presse on Thursday. The ...
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