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04 April 2015 Military News

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  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 04 Apr 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

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  • Nellis breaks ground on DOD's largest solar array AFNS 04 Apr 2015 -- Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony March 24 for the newest Air Force solar array, a photovoltaic farm named Nellis II. The system, upon completion, will provide 19 megawatts of direct current capacity to the base, making it the largest photovoltaic system in the Department of Defense.
  • US Tested Largest Bunker Buster Bomb Ahead of Iran Nuclear Talks Sputnik 04 Apr 2015 -- The Pentagon upgraded and tested the United States' largest bunker buster, which could potentially destroy Iran's nuclear facilities, while Washington attempted to reach a diplomatic deal with the Islamic Republic, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing senior US officials.
  • NATO Trains New 'High Readiness' Task Force Sputnik 04 Apr 2015 -- With many countries in Eastern Europe on edge over increased military activity, NATO has decided to form a new fighting force designed to respond swiftly in the face of threats.
  • Russia Deploys Air Defense Systems in Arctic Sputnik 04 Apr 2015 -- Russia has already deployed air defense missile and artillery weapon systems Pantsir (SA-22 Greyhound) and plans to place MiG-31 (Foxhound) interceptor aircraft in the Arctic region, deputy head of Russian Aerospace Defence Forces said on Saturday.
  • US Scholar Points to Russia's Military Drills as 'Provocative' VOA 04 Apr 2015 -- Russia's relations with the West have sunk to the lowest level since the end of Cold War, since Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014 and Moscow's involvement in continuous armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, in which it is providing support for separatist rebels who are fighting Kyiv government forces.
  • Ban commends successes of mine action, calls for more support to eradicate explosives threat UN News 04 Apr 2015 -- As the world marks the 10th anniversary of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action today, the United Nations Secretary-General pointed to a decade of much progress in efforts towards eradicating the threat of anti-personnel landmines.

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