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09 May 2015 Military News

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  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 09 May 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 Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

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  • GHWB Returns From Underway NNS 09 May 2015 -- NORFOLK (NNS) - USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) returned to its homeport of Norfolk after conducting carrier qualification (CQ) operations for pilots from the 'Gladiators' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, May 9.
  • US Set to Deploy CV-22 Osprey Aircraft at Yokota Air Base in Western Tokyo Sputnik 09 May 2015 -- Japan authorities are set to persuade local municipalities in western Tokyo into accepting the CV-22 Osprey convertoplans the US is going to deploy at its Yokota Air Base in the area; the local authorities are opposed to the use of Ospreys due to its insufficient security and high accident rate.
  • Russian Military Systems We Should See In Coming Years RFE/RL 09 May 2015 -- Military modernization has been a priority of Vladimir Putin's Russia for more than a decade. Military spending has increased every year since Putin came to power in 1999.
  • RS-24 Yars ICBM Sputnik 09 May 2015 -- RS-24 Yars (SS-29) is a fifth-generation intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
  • S-400 Triumf Air Defense Missile System Sputnik 09 May 2015 -- The S-400 Triumf (SA-21 Growler) is a Russian anti-aircraft weapon system, carrying three different types of missiles to engage targets at short to extremely long range.
  • Kim Jong Un Watches Strategic Submarine Underwater Ballistic Missile Test-fire KCNA 09 May 2015 -- There took place an underwater test-fire of Korean-style powerful strategic submarine ballistic missile. The ballistic missile was developed on the personal initiative of Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, and under his meticulous guidance.
  • Pyongyang Announces Successful Launch of Ballistic Missile from Submarine Sputnik 09 May 2015 -- North Korea said that it has successfully carried out an underwater test-fire of a submarine-launched ballistic missile.
  • DPRK test-fires underwater ballistic missile People's Daily 09 May 2015 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has successfully test-fired a strategic ballistic missile from an underwater submarine, official news agency reported on Saturday.
  • DPRK slams UN freeze on Mudubong cargo ship People's Daily 09 May 2015 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) slammed the United NationsSecurity Council on Friday for slapping sanctions on 'Mudubong,' a DPRK's cargo ship that has been held for almost ten months in Mexico after it struck a coral reef off the coast.
  • Military Airbus A400 Aircraft Crashes in Seville, No Survivors Sputnik 09 May 2015 -- A military cargo plane crashed in Seville shortly after takeoff, killing everyone on board
  • Gulf Partners to Seek US Reassurances at Summit VOA 09 May 2015 -- President Barack Obama will host a summit next week of the six Sunni-led member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council that is expected to focus on the Iran nuclear deal and Tehran's involvement in conflicts from Yemen to Syria.

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