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23 May 2015 Military News

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  • Operation Smile Joins CP-15 Mission in Nicaragua NNS 23 May 2015 -- Volunteers from Operation Smile, alongside military and civilian medical personnel aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), are providing medical care to citizens from Nicaragua during the Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) mission stop May 17-25.
  • Pentagon Considers Secret Underwater Recharging Stations for Sub Drones Sputnik 23 May 2015 -- The US Navy is aiming within the next 10 years to be able deploy unmanned, underwater pods where robotic mini-subs can recharge undetected and securely upload intelligence to Navy networks.
  • Russia's Navy Receives Newest Russian-Built Oceanographic Research Vessel Sputnik 23 May 2015 -- The Russian Navy has received a brand new oceanographic research vessel, the Yantar, which is equipped with two self-propelled deep submergence vehicles; the ship was built at the Russian Baltic shipyard of the same name, Yantar, and is slated to be used for deep-sea research and rescue operations.
  • Iranian Army test-fires missiles in drill: Cmdr. Press TV 23 May 2015 -- The Iranian Army's Ground Forces have successfully staged major missile maneuvers in central Iran, says a senior commander.
  • Germany, France to Develop New Battle Tank to Catch Up With Russia's Armata Sputnik 23 May 2015 -- Germany and France are now preparing to jointly develop a new main battle tank, the Leopard 3, to replace its ageing Leopard 2 military vehicle by around 2030, which would be able to compete with Russia's next-generation Armata tank, recently showcased at the Victory Day parade commemorating the end of World War Two in Moscow.
  • Israel offers Iron Dome technology to Saudi Arabia: Report Press TV 23 May 2015 -- A report says Israel has offered to provide its Iron Dome missile system technology to Saudi Arabia in order for the Saudi military to employ it on the border region with Yemen, amid the kingdom's ongoing deadly military aggression against the impoverished neighbor.
  • UN chief disappointed as Member States unable to reach agreement on nuclear non-proliferation UN News 23 May 2015 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed disappointment at the inability of Member States to reach consensus on a "substantive outcome" on a non-proliferation treaty key for global nuclear disarmament, according to a United Nations spokesperson.

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