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05 June 2018 Military News

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  • Georgia National Guard engage in knowledge exchange with the Royal Army of Oman Army News 05 Jun 2018 -- The 35th Engineer Brigade of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. and the 648th Military Engagement Team (MET), Georgia Army National Guard, had the exciting opportunity to engage in a knowledge exchange event with the Royal Army of Oman on counter improvised explosive device (CIED) tactics, techniques and procedures. The event took place at the Royal Army of Oman School of Engineering in Muscat, Oman and involved their engineers, infantryman and ordnance teams.
  • VMM-262 (Rein.) joins the 31st MEU USMC News 05 Jun 2018 -- The ACE supports the 31st MEU with assault transport, close air support and aviation command and control. The ACE includes a reinforced MV-22B Osprey squadron and a detachment of F-35B Lightning IIs from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 during the MEU's regularly scheduled deployments, along with supporting detachments. The ACE for the 31st MEU rotates every 12 months.
  • BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 4 NNS 05 Jun 2018 -- The President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, observed a naval demonstration from the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20). Two Polish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft performed a fly-by while Grybauskaitė was aboard.
  • CVW-1 Exercises with Italian Air Force NNS 05 Jun 2018 -- From May 28 to June 7, aircraft from Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1), embarked aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), are conducting integrated flight operations with the Italian Air Force.
  • Benfold Arrives in Guam NNS 05 Jun 2018 -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) arrived in Santa Rita, Guam, for a regularly scheduled port visit, June 5.
  • Arlington Departs from Fleet Week New York NNS 05 Jun 2018 -- More than 800 Sailors and Marines departed Manhattan aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) on their way home to Norfolk, Va., at the conclusion of Fleet Week New York (FWNY) 2018, May 29.
  • Fleet Cyber Command Conducts New Inspections Focused on Readiness NNS 05 Jun 2018 -- U.S. Fleet Cyber Command's Office of Compliance and Assessment (OCA) launched its Command Cyber Operational Readiness Inspections (CCORI) program earlier this year, marking the first time this type of inspection will be directed and conducted by the Navy as service cyber component of U.S. Cyber Command.
  • NATO Reportedly Invests in 'Key' Military Radar on Denmark's Easternmost Island Sputnik 05 Jun 2018 -- With a radius of 470 kilometers, the radar has been described as one of NATO's most important tools for monitoring Russian activities. On the island of Bornholm, reactions have been cheerful, because the radar helps generate work opportunities.
  • Patriot missiles and the Polish Army take the field Army News 05 Jun 2018 -- Saber Strike 18 is a multinational exercise taking place in the Drawsko Promorskie training area of Poland with the overall intent to strengthen our relationships with allies and bolster our regional defense posture. Through opposition force training, convoy operations and full scale mobilizations of weaponry such as the Patriot missile system, these exercises offer many vital logistical battle scenarios that foster invaluable training opportunities for service members.
  • US Instructs Polish Forces on Patriot Anti-Missile Operation - Pentagon Sputnik 05 Jun 2018 -- The US Army has invited Polish troops into a previously off-limits training area to attend a first-ever verbal demonstration of the Patriot missile defense system, the Department of Defense announced in a press release.
  • China's First Carrier Strike Group Ready for Combat Sputnik 05 Jun 2018 -- The People's Liberation Army-Navy made further progress toward joining the ranks of the world's most capable naval forces this week when its Liaoning aircraft carrier reached initial operational capability.
  • India-Russia Defense Ties Unhindered by US Sanctions - Indian Defense Minister Sputnik 05 Jun 2018 -- Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that since most of India's military assets are sourced from Russia and many more purchase deals are in the pipeline, the US sanctions against Russia would not be impacting "this particular characteristic of India-Russia defense cooperation."
  • Pilot Killed in Indian Air Force Jet Crash Sputnik 05 Jun 2018 -- A fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed in western India, the pilot died in the accident, Defense Spokesperson Lt. Col. Manish Ojha said Tuesday in a statement.
  • Live-fire drill staged on Tamsui River CNA 05 Jun 2018 -- The army conducted a live-fire exercise on the Tamsui River in suburban Taipei Tuesday, testing the military's combat and defense capabilities against a simulated attack by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA).
  • Taiwan welcomes reported shift in U.S. arms sales policy CNA 05 Jun 2018 -- A reported shift in U.S. government policy to process arms sales to Taiwan on a case-by-case basis would likely make it easier to predict the timing of arms procurements, better meet defense needs and make defense budget planning easier, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Tuesday.
  • Crashed F-16 black box found: searchers CNA 05 Jun 2018 -- Searchers have found the flight data recorder of the F-16 fighter jet that crashed on Monday, a finding believed to be crucial to determining the cause of the tragedy that led to the death of the plane's young pilot.
  • China tacitly warns US not to sail warship in Taiwan Strait Press TV 05 Jun 2018 -- China has issued a tacit warning to the United States not to sail a warship through the Taiwan Strait, following a report that said Washington is weighing doing that.
  • China Warns Washington as US Reportedly Mulls Sending Warship to Taiwan Strait Sputnik 05 Jun 2018 -- Even though it adopted the "One China" policy in 1979, the US maintains close trade ties with the island and remains its top supplier of weapons.
  • Turkey to look for alternatives if US reneges on F-35 deal: Cavusoglu Press TV 05 Jun 2018 -- Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says the Ankara government will engage in diplomacy with other nations to beef up its air force and even increase efforts to manufacture its own fighter aircraft in case the United States does not stand committed to its F-35 deal with Turkey.
  • Turkish FM Reveals Date of US F-35 First Delivery to Ankara Sputnik 05 Jun 2018 -- Turkey expects the first delivery of US F-35 stealth fighter planes on June 21 this year, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, adding that the agreement between Ankara and Washington on jets remained in force.
  • Qatar Slams Riyadh's 'Reckless Behavior,' Alleged Threats Over S-400 Purchase Sputnik 05 Jun 2018 -- Information earlier surfaced in French media that Riyadh had expressed concern over Doha's intent to buy Russian S-400 air defense systems in a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron, reportedly vowing to destroy them using military force if the purchase goes ahead. There has been no official confirmation of the information so far.
  • Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of creating disturbance in Persian Gulf Press TV 05 Jun 2018 -- The Qatari foreign minister has slammed Saudi Arabia's alleged military threat against the country as "reckless behavior," accusing Riyadh of creating "disturbance" in an already crisis-hit region.
  • Kim Appoints Loyalists to N. Korea's Top Military Posts VOA 05 Jun 2018 -- The three generals North Korean leader Kim Jong Un moved into key positions before the Singapore summit with the United States are "fanatically devoted to the North Korean system and the Kim family's leadership."
  • Department Press Briefing - June 5, 2018 US Dept. of State 05 Jun 2018

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