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21 February 2014 Military News

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  • Future bomber has legacy to uphold AFNS 21 Feb 2014 -- With a proven history of success, today's bomber fleet has a reputation for excellence. It is, however, an aging fleet in need of a new addition, the deputy chief of staff operations, plans and requirements said during the 30th Annual Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 20, here.
  • GPS IIF-5 successfully launched from Cape Canaveral AFNS 21 Feb 2014 -- The U. S. Air Force officials successfully launched the fifth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite carried aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV launch vehicle at 8:59 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Feb. 20.
  • U.S. joint capabilities support Thai partners AFNS 21 Feb 2014 -- The 3rd Wing validated its joint and combined capabilities this week when five C-17 Globemaster III left Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for Thailand to airdrop paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, to the joint and combined exercise Cobra Gold 2014.
  • CMSAF gives enlisted perspective at AFA symposium AFNS 21 Feb 2014 -- The Air Force's top enlisted member took the stage Feb. 20 at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition here to highlight the advantage Airmen, past and present, give the Air Force.
  • Gettysburg Assists Mariners in Distress NNS 21 Feb 2014 -- Guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) provided humanitarian assistance to three Iranian mariners on an adrift dhow in the Gulf of Oman, Feb. 16.
  • US, ROK Navy Strengthen Alliance NNS 21 Feb 2014 -- Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70; Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15; and Republic of Korea navy (ROKN) Maritime Task Flotilla (MTF) 7 held a Composite Warfare Committee (CWC) to improve combined warfighting skills and strengthen the U.S. and ROKN alliance, Feb. 17-20.
  • Secretary General discusses European Defence and Ukraine in Greece NATO 21 Feb 2014 -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discussed European efforts to develop military capabilities with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Friday (21 February 2014), wrapping up a two-day visit to Athens which included attending an informal meeting of EU defence ministers. "As the holder of the presidency of the European Union, Greece is especially well placed to make sure that the countries of Europe do develop their capabilities and their strength. This would benefit NATO, the EU and the world," the Secretary General said.
  • Russian Navy starts building new submarine People's Daily 21 Feb 2014 -- The Russian Navy on Thursday confirmed the start of building of the diesel-electric naval submarine Krasnodar with a formal ceremony at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Russian Sub to Feature Advanced Quiet Propulsion by 2016 RIA Novosti 21 Feb 2014 -- Russia's latest generation attack submarine will be fitted with an advanced ultra-quiet propulsion system within the next three years, the country's naval commander said Thursday.
  • Russian Air Force Receives New Stealth Fighter Prototype RIA Novosti 21 Feb 2014 -- A new advanced fighter jet prototype has been delivered to the Russian Air Force for testing, the manufacturer said Friday.
  • China to export new-type patrol ship with stealth performance to Nigeria People's Daily 21 Feb 2014 -- The first new-type patrol ship F91 that China plans to export to Nigeria has been launched. It will be delivered in the middle of 2014 as scheduled. It will become the first ship of the Nigerian navy's P18N project. During an interview, Major General Yin Zhuo made particular mention of the vessel's stealth performance.
  • Work progressing on Apache helicopter repairs: Army CNA 21 Feb 2014 -- Taiwan's military is fitting the 12 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters received from the United States with new flight transmission boxes, the Army Command Headquarters said Friday amid questions over when the choppers will be put back into service.
  • February 21, 2014 - U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 21 Feb 2014
  • Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 2/21/2014 The White House 21 Feb 2014

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