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02 July 2019 Military News

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  • Army rebuilding short-range air defense Army News 02 Jul 2019 -- The Army is now standing up short-range air defense units, known as SHORAD battalions, and offering a five-week pilot Stinger course for Soldiers in maneuver units.
  • US troops hone artillery skills with Hungarian exercise Army News 02 Jul 2019 -- Ohio National Guard Soldiers of A and B Batteries, 1st Battalion, 134th Field Artillery Regiment participated in BREAKTHROUGH 2019, a training exercise hosted June 4-15 by the Hungarian Defence Forces' Land Forces. The exercise was an opportunity for Ohio's artillery battalion to deploy its weapons systems in a more complex bilateral operational environment.
  • Contracting teams support Pacific exercises Army News 02 Jul 2019 -- Contracting Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, recently supported a series of exercises in the Philippines and Palau aimed at improving tactical interoperability and strengthening relations between the nations.
  • New Jersey Soldiers take part in Exercise Diamond Saber Army News 02 Jul 2019 -- U.S. Army Soldiers from New Jersey's 350th Finance Detachment participated in Exercise Diamond Saber 2019, the U.S. Army's largest finance exercise, basing operations out of the National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt, N.J. June 18-30. For the first time, Soldiers are remotely taking part in Diamond Saber, which is held annually at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.
  • EOD Technicians Assigned to EODMU 5, JMSDF Conducted NNS 02 Jul 2019 -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) conducted IWOTO 2019, a mine counter measure exercise (MINEX) June 10-22 on the island of Iwo To, Japan.
  • Gunfighters use 1950s tech on F-35 for a huge win US Air Force 02 Jul 2019 -- 'Things aren't made the way they used to be' is a sentiment often tossed around when a new car or appliance breaks down. Even with all the new inventions and integrated technology there's something to be said about the simplicity of an original design. Mountain Home Air Force Base members are learning this lesson firsthand.
  • Russia Conducts Another Successful Test of New Interceptor Missile Sputnik 02 Jul 2019 -- Russia's Aerospace Forces have carried out the successful launch of a new interceptor missile at a testing range in Kazakhstan, the Russian Defence Ministry said.
  • Russia's Putin orders inquiry into submarine fire that killed 14 sailors Press TV 02 Jul 2019 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered an inquiry into a fire on a deep-water research submarine carrying out a survey of the sea floor near the Arctic, killing fourteen Russian sailors on board.
  • Did A Deadly Fire Break Out On A Secret Russian Spy Sub? Here's What We Know About 'Losharik' RFE/RL 02 Jul 2019 -- It's one of the more unique, more capable, and more distinctive vessels in Russia's naval fleet. And it now appears to hold the distinction of being the latest Russian naval ship to suffer a catastrophic -- and, so far, unexplained -- incident.
  • Putin Orders Defense Chief To Region After 14 Sailors Killed In Fire On Russian Submersible RFE/RL 02 Jul 2019 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the country's defense chief to travel to a northern naval base to conduct a probe after a fire on a deep-sea research submersible killed 14 crew members.
  • Major Russian Submarine Accidents Since 2000 RFE/RL 02 Jul 2019 -- A fire aboard a Russian submersible on July 1 killed 14 crew members, the Defense Ministry reported. It is the nation's deadliest submarine-related incident since 2008.
  • Russian Military Denies Telling Norwegian Nuke Watchdog of Alleged Submarine Gas Explosion Sputnik 02 Jul 2019 -- Norwegian authorities said earlier on Tuesday that Russian officials had notified the country's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Agency about an alleged gas explosion on board of the nuclear-powered submarine.
  • 'Great Loss': Putin Says Highly Decorated Naval Officers Died in Submersible Fire Sputnik 02 Jul 2019 -- The Russian Defence Ministry announced earlier in the day that 14 people had died as a result of a fire that erupted inside a deep-sea military submersible while it was coducting research of the sea bottom in Russian territorial waters for the Russian military.
  • Fire on Russian Submersible Kills 14 VOA 02 Jul 2019 -- Fourteen sailors have died in a fire on a deep-sea submersible, the Russian military says.
  • China's new ship-borne chopper to raise PLA's ability to new level: military specialists Global Times 02 Jul 2019 -- China's latest vessel-borne helicopter will take the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's combat capability to a new level, Chinese military experts said on Tuesday after a full-sized model of the navy variant of the Z-20 utility helicopter was allegedly spotted testing on a warship for the first time.
  • PLA Hong Kong Garrison conducts emergency response exercises Global Times 02 Jul 2019 -- The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region conducted joint patrol exercises featuring both ground, naval and aerial forces on June 26, the PLA Daily reported on Tuesday.
  • Second Domestically-Produced Tejas Fighter Jet Experiences Technical Issues in India Sputnik 02 Jul 2019 -- Last week, a major tragedy was averted by a quick-thinking IAF pilot when an a deep penetration Jaguar strike fighter was hit by a bird. As part of a special operating procedure, the small bombs and fuel tank were dropped by the pilot in a safe area.
  • 50 IAF AN-32 Military Transport Aircraft Await Ukraine Kits for Upgrade - Indian Defence Ministry Sputnik 02 Jul 2019 -- The Indian Air Force has said it will replace the AN-32 transport aircraft in the future. However, "all transport aircraft in IAF cleared for flying are fully airworthy," Defence ministry said. In addition to the crash on 3 June this year, only one AN-32 has been lost within the past four years, in July 2016 while flying over the Bay of Bengal.
  • President Donald J. Trump and President Moon Jae-in Reaffirm the United States' and Republic of Korea's Ironclad Alliance US Dept. of State 02 Jul 2019 -- President Donald J. Trump visited the Republic of Korea (R.O.K.) June 2930. During this visit, President Trump and R.O.K. President Moon Jae-in affirmed the unbreakable bond between our two countries and committed to further strengthen our bilateral relationship. Both sides reaffirmed that the strong U.S.-R.O.K. alliance is the linchpin of peace and security in the Indo-Pacific. The two leaders also took steps to deepen security, economic, scientific, health, and cultural cooperation in the region.

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