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21 October 2015 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for October 21, 2015
  • F-16V Takes Flight Lockheed Martin 21 Oct 2015 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) successfully completed the maiden flight of the F-16V, the latest and most advanced F-16 on the market today. The October 16 flight marks the first time an F-16 has flown with Northrop Grumman's advanced APG-83 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR), which will deliver a quantum leap in capability for the venerable F-16.

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News Reports

  • Iran's Supreme Leader Approves Nuclear Deal Sputnik 21 Oct 2015 -- Ayatollah Ali Khamenei espoused his position on the nuclear agreement in a letter to Iranian president Rouhani
  • Leader acknowledges JCPOA approval by SNSC IRNA 21 Oct 2015 -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday acknowledged the approval of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action reached with six world powers in Vienna on July 14 by the Supreme National Security Council.
  • Leader writes to Rouhani on JCPOA IRNA 21 Oct 2015 -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei wrote to President Hassan Rouhani about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
  • Continued sanctions breach of JCPOA: Leader Press TV 21 Oct 2015 -- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says, in a letter to President Hassan Rouhani, that any remarks which suggest sanctions against Iran will remain in place would be in contravention of the agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 group over Tehran's nuclear program.
  • EU's Delayed Report on Turkey Fuels Human Rights Concerns VOA 21 Oct 2015 -- The European Union is delaying its annual report on Turkey's bid for membership, which is widely expected to be highly critical of Turkey's human rights record. The report is being postponed until after next month's Turkish general election. This has prompted the idea that the EU is willing to use the human rights issue to enlisting Turkey's cooperation in alliance efforts to stem the tide of migrants and refugees entering Europe.
  • IS Has 'Mastered Social Media' Like No Other Extremist Group VOA 21 Oct 2015 -- The Islamic State group has mastered the use of social media to promote its cause like no other extremist organization, experts on the group said Tuesday in Washington.
  • New Docs Reveal UK Snoopers' Bill Will Give Agencies the Power to Hack You Sputnik 21 Oct 2015 -- Further details have finally been revealed on what is included in the British government's controversial Investigatory Powers Bill. According to the Times, MI5, MI6 and GCHQ will be given the authority to hack into smartphones and computers belonging to members of the public.
  • Chinese president lauds 'community of shared interests' with Britain People's Daily 21 Oct 2015 -- China and Britain are 'increasingly interdependent' and becoming 'a community of shared interests,' Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday while addressing both Houses of British Parliament.
  • Ivory Coast Readies for Presidential Poll VOA 21 Oct 2015 -- The election campaign is in full-swing in Abidjan, Ivory Coast's biggest city. On Sunday, more than 6 million voters are expected to go to the polls to choose their next leader.
  • Brazzaville Protests President's Attempt to Extend Rule VOA 21 Oct 2015 -- More protests were reported Wednesday in Brazzaville, the capital of Republic of Congo, after clashes between opposition supporters and security forces left several dead on Tuesday. The opposition is protesting a constitutional referendum that would pave the way for longtime President Denis Sassou Nguessou to extend his rule.

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