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06 August 2017 Military News

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  • Ellsworth Airmen take on Pacific bomber mission as Dyess completes milestone deployment AFNS 06 Aug 2017 -- Six B-1B Lancers and 350 Airmen with the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, 28th Bomb Wing from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, deployed to Andersen AFB, at the end of July in support of U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence mission.
  • 3 US Marines missing after aircraft crashes off Australia SPA 06 Aug 2017 -- Search and rescue operations were underway for three U.S. Marines who were missing after their Osprey aircraft crashed into the sea off the east coast of Australia on Saturday while trying to land, according to AP.
  • US Navy Calls Off Search for 3 US Marines Missing in Australian Crash Sputnik 06 Aug 2017 -- US Navy officials have called off the search for missing crewmen who were aboard a Navy Osprey tiltrotor aircraft that crashed into the sea off the eastern coast of Australia on Saturday.
  • Cameroon Arrests Those Wearing Military Uniforms Illegally VOA 06 Aug 2017 -- Authorities in Cameroon are arresting people who they say illegally wear military uniforms in order to deceive the population and commit atrocities. There have been tensions between armed groups in neighboring Central African Republic, with a spill over into Cameroon, and Cameroon thinks rebel fighters are using the uniforms as a disguise.
  • Chinese naval fleet visits Latvia People's Daily 06 Aug 2017 -- A Chinese naval fleet called on the Freeport of Riga in Latvia on Saturday morning to start a three-day visit to the country.
  • China's first peacekeeping helicopter unit arrives in Darfur People's Daily 06 Aug 2017 -- Two copters of the China's first peacekeeping helicopter unit air transport advance team arrived safely at the EI Fasher Airport of the Darfur area in western Sudan.
  • German party rejects US pressure on defense budget Press TV 06 Aug 2017 -- One of Germany's two major political parties has rejected pressure by the United States to increase the European powerhouse's defense spending in line with membership rules in the NATO military alliance.
  • Iran moves in Persian Gulf within int'l laws: Military official IRNA 06 Aug 2017 -- The Islamic Republic vessels' moves in the Persian Gulf are quite professional and within the framework of international laws, says the senior spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Armed Forces.
  • Taiwan conducts air defense drill featuring GDF-006 anti-air guns CNA 06 Aug 2017 -- Troops from the Air Defense Artillery Command's 303rd battalion last Thursday conducted a drill simulating air-to-ground combat in the southern county of Pingtung to test their ability to handle aerial attacks during which a firing drill for the Oerlikon GDF-006 35mm anti-aircraft canon was conducted at night.
  • On anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing, UN chief calls for intensified effort on nuclear disarmament UN News 06 Aug 2017 -- With the presence of some 15,000 nuclear weapons on earth, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged all States to intensify their efforts in the shared pursuit of a nuclear-weapons-free world.
  • CSTO Rift Grows Between Moscow And Astana RFE/RL 06 Aug 2017 -- On June 22, Vladimir Shamanov, the head of the Russian State Duma's Committee on Defense, announced that Russian military officials were holding talks with their colleagues in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan about the potential deployment of Kazakh and Kyrgyz peacekeepers to Syria.

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