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06 October 2016 Military News

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  • Future USS Zumwalt to Depart Norfolk for Baltimore NNS 06 Oct 2016 -- The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is scheduled to depart Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 7 and complete a one-day transit to Baltimore, Md., where it will be commissioned into active service on Oct. 15, during Fleet Week Maryland.
  • Goldfein: Committed to joint warfighting AFNS 06 Oct 2016 -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein addressed a standing room only crowd during a multi-domain battle contemporary forum at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center here Oct. 4. He was one of a panel of presenters made up of senior leaders from all the services as well as one from the Australian Army.
  • Navy Conducts Restrained Missile Firing Test for LCS Surface-to-Surface Missile Module NNS 06 Oct 2016 -- Program Executive Office for Littoral Combat Ships (PEO LCS) successfully completed a restrained firing test of the Longbow Hellfire missile for the LCS Surface-to-Surface Missile Module (SSMM), the Navy announced Oct. 6.
  • John C. Stennis Passes ULTRA-S NNS 06 Oct 2016 -- Aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) completed its Unit Level Training Assessment-Sustainment (ULTRA-S) prior to returning to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Oct. 6.
  • USNS Grasp, DPAA Begin Recovery Mission NNS 06 Oct 2016 -- U.S. Navy divers assigned to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 and civilian members from Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) began operations Sept. 23 in support of a Defense Personnel Accounting Agency (DPAA) mission off the coast of Montalto di Castro, Italy.
  • Navy Holds Industry Day on Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Program NNS 06 Oct 2016 -- The Navy's Unmanned Maritime Systems program office and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport recently hosted an industry information day as the government develops its acquisition strategy for the Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (LDUUV) program.
  • US, Oman, Bahrain, UAE Participate in VBSS Exchange NNS 06 Oct 2016 -- The U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Engagement Team (MET) with the Omani, United Arab Emirati and Bahraini Coast Guards participated in a 10-day visit board search and seizure (VBSS) subject matter expert exchange (SMEE) at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, Sept. 18-29.
  • NATO welcomes deepening cooperation with the Republic of Korea NATO 06 Oct 2016 -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se of the Republic of Korea to NATO Headquarters for the first time on Thursday (6 October 2016). The two leaders discussed how to deepen the Alliance's partnership with Seoul, their continued commitment to Afghanistan, and shared concerns over North Korea.
  • Moscow Ready to Review NATO's More Specified Arms Control Concept Sputnik 06 Oct 2016 -- Moscow is ready to deliberate the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) new arms control concept as soon as more specific language is introduced to the proposal, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's European Cooperation Department said Thursday.
  • Russian Military Denies Violation of Finland's Airspace by Su-27 Fighter Jet Sputnik 06 Oct 2016 -- The Russian Defense Ministry denied reports of violation of the Finnish airspace by a Su-27 fighter jet on Thursday.
  • Russian Tu-95 and Tu-22M3 Bombers to Patrol Airspace Between Hawaii and Japan Sputnik 06 Oct 2016 -- A new division of Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 strategic bombers will soon appear in the Russian Far East to patrol the area over the Pacific Ocean inside the Japan – Hawaii – Guam triangle, Izvestia reported.
  • Russia redeploys warships to Mediterranean amid escalating Syria crisis Press TV 05 Oct 2016 -- Russia says two of its Buyan-class missile corvettes are heading back to join its forces stationed in the Mediterranean Sea as the conflict in Syria deepens following the US suspension of contacts with Moscow over the Syrian crisis.
  • In US' Footsteps, Germany Plans Military Base in Niger Sputnik 06 Oct 2016 -- A week after the US confirmed that it is building a military base in Niger, Germany has announced plans for a base of its own in the impoverished West African nation.
  • Taiwan welcomes new declaration on export, use of UAVs CNA 06 Oct 2016 -- Taiwan welcomed a joint declaration issued by the United States and more than 40 other countries on Wednesday, laying out principles to govern the export and use of armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
  • IRGC commander: No country dares to attack Iran IRNA 06 Oct 2016 -- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari underlined the Iranian Armed Forces' readiness to defend the country against the foreign enemies.
  • IRGC Cmdr: Raising deterrence power a duty for all IRNA 06 Oct 2016 -- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy force General Ali Fadavi said on Wednesday that increasing the power of deterrence is a duty for all in the present critical situation.
  • UK govt. slammed for building subs with French steel Press TV 05 Oct 2016 -- UK Defense Minister Michael Fallon has kicked off the building of new nuclear-capable submarines, despite public outrage over their costs and the material used to build them.
  • Indonesia goes ahead with massive drills near South China Sea Press TV 06 Oct 2016 -- Indonesian Air Force has intensified its military exercises near areas claimed by China in the South China Sea, sending a signal to Beijing about Jakarta's full sovereignty over outer islands.
  • October 6, 2016 - U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 06 Oct 2016

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