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26 December 2013 Military News

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  • Obama-signed Bill Provides Military Pay, Bonuses AFPS 26 Dec 2013 -- President Barack Obama today signed House Resolution 3304, which provides pay and bonuses for U.S. service members, enhances counterterrorism efforts overseas, builds security capacities of key U.S. partner-nations, expands efforts to prevent sexual assault and strengthens protections for victims.
  • Russian Military Plans to Order More Yak-130 Combat Trainers RIA Novosti 26 Dec 2013 -- The Russian air force is planning to order an additional batch of new Yak-130 combat trainers because demand for the aircraft is growing, the air force's top commander said Wednesday.
  • Russia Limits Imports of Foreign Equipment for Defense Industry RIA Novosti 26 Dec 2013 -- The Russian government has put a ban on purchasing foreign-made equipment for its defense industry if there is a locally-made equivalent, according to a statement posted on the government website Thursday.
  • Russian Air Force Lets MiG-31 Fly Again After Crash RIA Novosti 26 Dec 2013 -- The Russian Air Force will restart flight operations on Monday by its fleet of Mikoyan MiG-31 interceptor aircraft that were grounded earlier this month following a crash, the service said.
  • New Russian Attack Sub to Join Navy on Dec. 30 RIA Novosti 26 Dec 2013 -- Russia's first Project 885M Yasen-class attack submarine, the Severodvinsk, will be handed over to the navy on December 30, a defense industry source told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
  • Russia-Led Security Bloc Plans to Spend $1Bln on Weaponry RIA Novosti 26 Dec 2013 -- Members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, a military alliance of former Soviet states, are planning to allocate some 33 billion rubles ($1 billion) to procure new weaponry for its joint rapid reaction force, a senior CSTO official said Thursday.
  • 6 more Apache choppers to arrive Jan. 2: Defense Ministry CNA 26 Dec 2013 -- A second batch of six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan Jan. 2, Deputy Defense Minister Andrew Hsia said Thursday.
  • President reaffirms plan for all-volunteer military CNA 26 Dec 2013 -- President Ma Ying-jeou said Thursday that the government has continued to promote its policy to transform the military into an all-volunteer force, despite facing a recruitment shortage.
  • Military acquires submarine-launched Harpoon missiles CNA 26 Dec 2013 -- The United States has begun delivery of submarine-launched Harpoon missiles this year, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) has said in a report to the Legislative Yuan.e

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  • Salehi: Iran designs new generation of centrifuges IRNA 26 Dec 2013 -- A new generation of centrifuges are designed and ready to be mass produced, but before that phase they have to pass many tests, head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said here on Thursday, adding that there are now 19,000 centrifuges in Iran.
  • Egypt Arrests Muslim Brotherhood Members, Supporters Under Terror Law VOA 26 Dec 2013 -- A roadside explosion blew out the windows of a passenger bus in a Cairo suburb Thursday, injuring five people. The blast came one day after Egypt's military-installed interim government criminalized the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood, further cracking down on a movement that had risen to power in national elections last year.
  • Turkey's Erdogan Revamps Cabinet As Corruption Scandal Grows RFE/RL 26 Dec 2013 -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a reshuffling of his cabinet after three top ministers resigned amid a growing corruption scandal.
  • Turkish Prosecutor Dismissed, Charged with Official Interference VOA 26 Dec 2013 -- A Turkish prosecutor leading a high-level bribery and corruption investigation says he has been removed from the case and that police refused to comply with his orders to arrest more suspects.
  • Thailand's Government Rejects Call for Election Postponement VOA 26 Dec 2013 -- After clashes between police and anti-government protesters in Bangkok Thursday that left one officer dead and dozens injured, Thailand's government rejected a request from the election commission to postpone a February vote.
  • Anniversary of Assumption of Supreme Commandership Observed KCNA 26 Dec 2013 -- Social organizations held celebrations Thursday on the occasion of the second anniversary of Marshal Kim Jong Un's assumption of supreme commandership of the Korean People's Army.
  • Xi: Holding high banner of Mao 'forever' People's Daily 26 Dec 2013 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that the Communist Party of China (CPC) will hold high the banner of Mao Zedong Thought 'forever' in pursuing the Chinese nation's rejuvenation.

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