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24 July 2016 Military News

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Current Operations

  • Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq AFPS 24 Jul 2016 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • VMFA-121 brings F-35B to Red Flag 16-3 for first time USMC News 24 Jul 2016 -- Six F-35B Lightning IIs with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 participated in Red Flag 16-3, making it the first time in history that the fifth generation fighter has taken part in the three-week long exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • Boxer ARG Enters US 7th Fleet NNS 24 Jul 2016 -- The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations (AOO), July 23 after nearly four months supporting Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOO.
  • Boxer ARG Departs US 5th Fleet NNS 24 Jul 2016 -- The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) concluded operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) and entered the U.S. 7th Fleet AOO, July 23.
  • USS New Orleans, 13th MEU Arrive in Sri Lanka NNS 24 Jul 2016 -- The USS New Orleans (LPD 18) with embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka for a port visit, July 24.
  • Trump threatens US defense allies, calls army 'depleted' Press TV 24 Jul 2016 -- US defense allies, including NATO member states, should pay otherwise they will not be protected at the time of war, says GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, asserting that the US army is itself "depleted."
  • Tensions Heat Up Between NATO Allies as Spain and UK Spat Over Gibraltar Sputnik 24 Jul 2016 -- Simmering tensions between two NATO allies, Spain and the United Kingdom, over Gibraltar have flared up this week after a British nuclear submarine and a merchant vessel were involved in what the UK Defense Ministry described as a "glancing collision" 3.3 nautical miles from the coast of the peninsula that locals affectionately call the Rock.
  • Afghanistan Plans to Buy Russian Mi-17, Mi-35 Helicopters Sputnik 24 Jul 2016 -- Kabul intends to strike a deal on buying Mi-17 and Mi-35 helicopters from Russia.
  • Satellites Pinpoint Suspected Top-Secret North Korean Nuclear Site Sputnik 24 Jul 2016 -- The Institute for Science and International Security reported on Wednesday that it may have discovered a top secret facility used by North Korea to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons. The discovery could be vital in any future nuclear deal with the reclusive state.
  • Search for missing India plane enters third day Press TV 24 Jul 2016 -- A search operation in the Bay of Bengal for an Indian military plane that went missing earlier on Friday has entered its third day.
  • Iran Army Aviation, strong in all missions: Commander IRNA 24 Jul 2016 -- Commander of Ground Force of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said Iran Army Aviation has been capable of doing any kinds of missions till now.
  • Iran Ground Forces to stage 20 major drills by year-end: Commander Press TV 24 Jul 2016 -- A senior Iranian military commander says the Iranian Army's Ground Forces will stage 20 military maneuvers by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2017).
  • Canada Ditches Super Hornet After Threats to Buy F-35 or Lose 10,000 Jobs Sputnik 24 Jul 2016 -- Lockheed Martin pointed an economic weapon of mass disruption at Ottawa and it appears that Justin Trudeau has blinked caving to the defense contractor's threats.

Defense Industry

  • China builds 'largest amphibious aircraft' Press TV 24 Jul 2016 -- China has built the world's largest amphibious aircraft, which will be used to perform marine rescue operations and fight forest fires, local Chinese media report.

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