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Daily Defense News Capsules for 11/11/2019

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The U.S. Air Force plans to debut new network technologies next month, including a new data link that will enable the F-35 and F-22 stealth fighters to exchange information, reports Air Force magazine. The demonstrations are part of the military’s effort to develop ...
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The U.S. Army Special Operations Command is considering special headgear for its psychological operations personnel, reports the Army Times. The 5th Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group, which trains enlisted troops and officers in psychological operations, first ...
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Gen Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says that the number of U.S. troops remaining in Syria will not exceed 1,000, reports ABC News. The number of troops will likely be between 500 and 1,000, Milley said during the weekly news program, This Week. U.S. ...
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Boeing has confirmed that it intends to submit a bid for the Canadian air force’s fighter replacement program, reports the Ottawa Citizen. Speculation that Boeing might withdraw from the competition emerged after Airbus, which planned to submit the Eurofighter Typhoon, ...
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The Iranian military says it has shot down a foreign uncrewed aerial vehicle that was flying near the port city of Mahshahr in Khuzestan province at the northern end of the Persian Gulf, reports the Islamic Republic News Agency. On Friday, the drone was flying over the ...
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In a first, the South Korean army has promoted a woman to the rank of major general, reports the Yonhap news agency (Seoul). On Friday, Brig. Gen. Kong Sun Young was promoted to a second star, becoming the first South Korean female officer to attain the rank. She has ...
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A strategic review of the United Nation’s peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has recommended winding down the mission in three years at the minimum, reports Africa Review. The report, released on Nov. 6, recommends a progressive withdrawal ...
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Norway has declared initial operational capability for its F-35A stealth fighters after a successful deployment to Rygge air station near Oslo, reports Flight Global. On Nov. 6, Brig. Gen. Tonje Skinnarland, the head of the Norwegian air force, announced that the F-35 ...
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Saudi Arabia owes around US$1.5 billion for Light Armored Vehicles it ordered from General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada in 2014, reports Defense News. The scale of the unmade payments was revealed by General Dynamics during its Oct. 23 quarterly earnings call. The ...
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China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) showed off its latest variant of the H-6 bomber during last month's National Day parade, reports the South China Morning Post. The H-6N features a semi-recessed area underneath its fuselage that is designed to carry either ...
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Russian air defense systems are being updated to better confront the threat posed by uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs), reports the Tass news agency (Moscow).  Systems capable of countering UAV swarms are under development, Lt. Gen. Yuri Grekhov, the deputy commander ...
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Turkey has started repatriating captured ISIS members to their home countries, reports the Anadolu Agency (Ankara).  A U.S. citizen has been repatriated after legal procedures were completed, the Turkish Interior Ministry said on Monday.  Two citizens from ...
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At least 319 people have been killed and 15,000 injured since the start of anti-government protests in Iraq in October, reports CNN.  Four protesters were killed on Saturday after security forces moved to disperse tent cities in the al Khalani commercial area of ...
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Bolivian President Evo Morales has resigned after the head of the army called for him to step down amid widespread demonstrations, reports BBC News. Morales resigned on Monday after Gen. Williams Kaliman urged him to resign to maintain stability.  The military ...
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South Korea has launched a new frigate that will strengthen the navy's anti-submarine warfare capabilities, reports the Yonhap news agency (Seoul).  On Monday, the Seoul was launched at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in the southeastern port city of Ulsan, ...
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Congolese troops have killed the leader of a Hutu militia in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, reports the New Times (Kigali).  On Saturday, troops killed Juvenal Musabimana and four of his bodyguards in heavy fighting in Binza, North Kivu province, said ...
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