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05 August 2005 Military News

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  • Navy To Send Two 'Super Scorpio' Craft to Aid Russian Sub AFPS 05 Aug 2005 -- The U.S. Navy will send two remotely operated submersible vehicles to assist in rescue efforts for sailors aboard a Russian submarine reportedly caught in a fish net off the eastern Russian coast, a senior U.S. Navy officer said.
  • U.S. Navy to Assist Russian Sub Rescue Effort AFPS 05 Aug 2005 -- The U.S. Navy is sending a remotely operated submersible vehicle to assist in rescue efforts for a Russian submarine reportedly caught in a fish net off the eastern Russian coast, according to a statement released by the U.S. Pacific Fleet today.
  • U.S. Rushing To Save Russian Sailors Trapped on Sunken Submarine Washington File 05 Aug 2005 -- The United States is rushing two unmanned, remote-controlled vehicles from California to Russia's Pacific coast to try to save seven Russian sailors aboard a mini-submarine that sank after its propeller became entangled in either a fishing net or steel cables.

  • U.S. Airlifts Emergency Food Aid to Niger VOA 05 Aug 2005 -- The United States said Friday it is airlifting more than 200 tons of food supplements to Niger to help children at risk of starvation.
  • Edwards, Eglin combine testing on next-generation F-16 AFPN 05 Aug 2005 -- Combining two aircraft missions into one is not an easy feat, but that is exactly what engineers and pilots from here and Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., are testing. In the process, they have also combined operational and developmental into one testing effort.
  • AMC answers call to help rescue Russian sailors AFPN 05 Aug 2005 -- Air Mobility Command was called upon Aug. 5 to assist in the rescue effort to save seven Russian sailors stranded aboard a submarine off Russia's Pacific coast.
  • U.S., Russian Military Leaders Hold Talks AFPS 05 Aug 2005 -- On a day when the United States Navy is cooperating with its Russian counterpart to rescue men aboard a Russian submarine, American and Russian military leaders today discussed the way forward.
  • Brunei Phase of CARAT Exercise Series Begins Navy NewStand 05 Aug 2005 -- The Brunei phase of the exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) series began Aug. 5 with an opening ceremony aboard USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49).

  • Russia/China: Military Exercises Underscore Growing Ties RFE/RL 05 Aug 2005 -- Russia and China will hold unprecedented joint military exercises later this month in the Russian Far Eastern city of Vladivostok and in the coastal Chinese province of Shandong and nearby waters

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