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07 November 2018 Military News

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  • 1st Cavalry Division puts a Shadow in the sky Army News 07 Nov 2018 -- The RQ-7B Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft system's engine roared as it slingshots off a mobile launch ramp at Horsemen Flight Landing Strip in Trzebien, Poland, Nov. 2 and into the bright horizon during another day of training for Soldiers assigned to Delta Company, 91st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.
  • Guam National Guard, Navy join forces for relief efforts Army News 07 Nov 2018 -- Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 and the 1224th Engineering Support Company, Guam Army National Guard worked together to load heavy equipment vehicles onto the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) for transport to Saipan in support of disaster relief efforts after Super Typhoon Yutu Nov. 6.
  • 31st MEU spearheads multi-service, FEMA-led Yutu response on Tinian – USS Ashland arrives USMC News 07 Nov 2018 -- Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit are in the lead for Task Group Tinian, consisting of several hundred service members belonging to each branch of the U.S. military. The joint force, led by U.S. Marine Col. Robert "Bams" Brodie, is executing crisis-response in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's efforts to assist the U.S. citizens of Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, recover from Super Typhoon Yutu, Nov. 3, 2018.
  • Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security visits NATO's KFOR Mission NATO 07 Nov 2018 -- Clare Hutchinson, Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, visited NATO's peace-keeping mission in Kosovo (KFOR) on Wednesday (7 November 2018). Ms. Hutchinson discussed the promotion of the Women, Peace and Security agenda with the commander of KFOR, Major General Salvatore Cuoci. The commander briefed the Special Representative on the many initiatives to ensure a gender perspective is incorporated across all KFOR operations and training.
  • Crown Prince of Norway Visits Iwo Jima NNS 07 Nov 2018 -- His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon, crown prince of Norway, visited Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Nov. 7.
  • Guam National Guard, Navy Join Forces for Relief Efforts in Saipan NNS 07 Nov 2018 -- Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 and the 1224th Engineering Support Company, Guam Army National Guard worked together to load heavy equipment vehicles onto amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) for transport to Saipan in support of Task Force-West (TF-W) disaster relief efforts after Super Typhoon Yutu, Nov. 6.
  • Commander, Task Force 72 Participates in Keen Sword 2019 NNS 07 Nov 2018 -- Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, VP-16 and VP-47 are currently participating in exercise Keen Sword 2019 (KS19) within the U.S. 7th Fleet (C7F) area of operations Oct. 29–Nov. 8.
  • All Thump, No Boom: NASA Tests Quiet Supersonic Flights Off US Coast Sputnik 07 Nov 2018 -- This week, NASA started launching supersonic research flights off the Texas Gulf Coast near Galveston to test how the community responds to the noise from aircraft that travel faster than the speed of sound. Their research could eventually cut cross-country commercial flight times in half.
  • NATO Begins Anakonda-2018 Drills in Poland Sputnik 07 Nov 2018 -- NATO's major military drills, dubbed Anakonda-2018 and involving troops from 10 countries, will begin Wednesday in Poland.
  • Russian State Missile Firm's CEO 'Funnels Business' To Hairstylist Daughter RFE/RL 07 Nov 2018 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman sought to cast doubt on a newspaper's allegations of top-level corruption at Tactical Missiles Corporation, the state-controlled weapons manufacturer known as KTRV.
  • Russia Deploys Frigate Carrying Kalibr Cruise Missiles to Mediterranean Sea Sputnik 07 Nov 2018 -- The warship will reinforce the Russian flotilla already deployed in the Mediterranean.
  • S Korean Military Endorses Plan to Procure US PAC-3 MSE Interceptors - Reports Sputnik 07 Nov 2018 -- The South Korean military approved Wednesday a plan to purchase dozens of US Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC)-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors in a bid to strengthen the country's defense capabilities, the Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday.
  • J-20, J10-B jets dazzle spectators at China Airshow People's Daily 07 Nov 2018 -- A pair of Chinese fighter jets - the J-20 stealth fighter and a thrust-vectoring J-10B demonstrator aircraft - put on an impressive demonstration at Airshow China 2018 on Tuesday, confirming that the country's military aviation technology is advancing at a greatly accelerated pace.
  • Saudi Arabian Military Industries and Navantia Launch SAMI Navantia Naval Industries SPA 07 Nov 2018 -- Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and Navantia S.A. announced the launch of their joint venture, 'SAMI Navantia Naval Industries,' following the agreement signed by both parties to design and build 5 Avante 2200 corvettes with Combat Management System for the Ministry of Defense of Saudi Arabia. The realization of this deal came about during the visit of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense, to the Spanish capital, Madrid, in April this year.
  • Moscow, Riyadh in Talks on S-400 Delivery Date – Saudi Envoy Sputnik 07 Nov 2018 -- Russia and Saudi Arabia are discussing a date for the agreed delivery of S-400 air defense systems to Riyadh, the Saudi ambassador said Tuesday.
  • 'Real European Army': Macron's Initiative is Taking Shape Step by Step Sputnik 07 Nov 2018 -- French President Emmanuel Macron continues to push ahead with the idea to reduce dependence on the US and NATO and create an EU defence force. Macron's recent statement has received support from the European Commission and criticism from the UK. However, step-by-step the EU military force is taking shape.
  • Department Press Briefing - November 7, 2018 US Dept. of State 07 Nov 2018
  • Remarks by President Trump in Press Conference After Midterm Elections The White House 07 Nov 2018

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