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27 August 2019 Military News

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  • Navy, Marine Corps Leaders Witness New Expeditionary Warfare USV in Action at ANTX Demonstration NNS 27 Aug 2019 -- The Expeditionary Warfare unmanned surface vehicle (USV) – capable of performing force protection and long-range USV missions during distributed maritime operations, littoral operations in a contested environment, and expeditionary advanced base operations – was developed for Navy surface warfare and Marine Corps expeditionary warfare missions Aug. 26.
  • US Navy's Knifefish UUV Program Achieves Milestone C NNS 27 Aug 2019 -- The Program Executive Officer for Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC) granted Milestone C approval to the Knifefish Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Program. The decision clears the way for low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the system, PEO USC announced Aug. 23.
  • Researchers Develop Groundbreaking Process to Study Barnacle Glue, Could Save Navy Millions NNS 27 Aug 2019 -- Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory developed a new method for identifying the glue proteins that barnacles produce to adhere to ship hulls and other surfaces.
  • US Air Force Deploys B-2 Nuclear Capable Stealth Bombers in England - EUCOM Sputnik 27 Aug 2019 -- The US advanced B-2 bomber is known as the nation's only aircraft capable of dropping massive earth-penetrating bombs.
  • Oregon's 142nd Fighter Wing conducts training with Navy counterparts US Air Force 27 Aug 2019 -- The Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing hosted the VFA-41 Squadron, assigned to Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, along with their F-18F Super Hornets during two weeks of dissimilar aircraft combat training at the Portland Air National Guard Base Aug. 11-23.
  • Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Guard units prepare for storm Army News 27 Aug 2019 -- Officials in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are closely monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Dorian as National Guard personnel prepare to assist civil authorities if needed.
  • Norwegian Institute Walks Back Findings Of Second Blast At Russian Test Site RFE/RL 27 Aug 2019 -- A Norwegian research institute has walked back earlier findings that there may have been two explosions at a Russian naval test site earlier this month, an incident that killed at least five people and caused a temporary spike in radiation levels.
  • Russia 'Discovers Five New Islands' In Arctic Ocean RFE/RL 27 Aug 2019 -- A Russian naval research team has claimed to have discovered five islands in the Franz Josef Land archipelago in the Kara Sea area of the Arctic Ocean.
  • Northern Fleet Hydrographical Service Confirms Discovery of New Russian Islands in Arctic Sputnik 27 Aug 2019 -- The Russian Navy's Northern Fleet said in a statement that its hydrographical service that is currently participating in the expedition to Russia's Franz Josef Land archipelago, located in the Arctic Ocean, confirms that five islands have been discovered there, which have been previously seen from space.
  • Chinese Navy Drills Near Taiwan Following F-16 Sales by US Sputnik 27 Aug 2019 -- Beijing is set to perform new military exercises in the East China Sea later this week, as Taiwan pens a deal to buy dozens of advanced F-16V Viper fighters from the US.
  • Iran introduces Mobin drone at MAKS 2019 air show in Russia Press TV 27 Aug 2019 -- Iran has introduced one of the latest models of its home-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at the international MAKS 2019 air show in the Russian city of Zhukovsky.
  • Iran Has Never Wanted Nuclear Weapons - President Rouhani Sputnik 27 Aug 2019 -- On Monday, the presidents of the US and France agreed that Tehran must not obtain nuclear weapons and needs to comply with international obligations in this area. Moreover, US President Trump did not rule out meeting with his Iranian counterpart Rouhani to discuss a new agreement if the necessary conditions are created.
  • Japan - Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA Missiles DSCA 27 Aug 2019 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Japan of up to seventy-three (73) Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA with support for an estimated cost of $3.295 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 27, 2019.
  • US Approves $3.3 Billion Potential Sale of SM-3 Missile Interceptors to Japan - DoD Sputnik 27 Aug 2019 -- The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) explained earlier that the proposed sale would help US interests in Japan by developing and maintaining a strong and effective defence capability in the region.
  • Republic of Korea - MK-54 Lightweight Torpedoes DSCA 27 Aug 2019 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of thirty-one (31) MK 54 All Up Round lightweight torpedoes with support for an estimated cost of $72 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 27, 2019.
  • Defense chief: N.Korean missiles are new type NHK 27 Aug 2019 -- Japan's Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya says the two short-range ballistic missiles launched by North Korea on Saturday were a new type of weapon.
  • Putin, Erdogan Discuss Syria, Defense Cooperation RFE/RL 27 Aug 2019 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for talks outside Moscow as the two leaders seek common ground on the Syrian conflict.
  • Supply of 2nd Stage of S-400 Parts Begins Amid US-Turkey Tensions Sputnik 27 Aug 2019 -- In July, the Turkish Defence Ministry announced that the delivery of the first batch of Russian S-400 missile defence systems had been completed. In response, the US stopped training Turkish pilots at its bases after Turkey refused to abandon the deal arguing that the deployment of the systems together with F-35s could compromise the project.
  • US Lawmakers Urge Trump to Sanction Turkey Over S-400 Purchase as Required By Law Sputnik 27 Aug 2019 -- President Donald Trump should impose sanctions on Turkey as mandated by US law in response to Ankara's purchase of the Russian S-400 air defence system, the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Tuesday.
  • Hungary - AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) DSCA 27 Aug 2019 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Hungary of one hundred and eighty (180) AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM ) with support for an estimated cost of $500 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 27, 2019.
  • Lithuania - Joint Light Tactical Vehicles DSCA 27 Aug 2019 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Lithuania of five hundred Joint Light Tactical Vehicles with support for an estimated cost of $170.8 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 27, 2019.
  • Denmark - Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System and Sonobuoys DSCA 27 Aug 2019 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Denmark nine (9) AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS) systems and six hundred (600) AN/SSQ-36/53/62 Sonobuoys with support for an estimated cost of $200 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 27, 2019.
  • Readout of Vice President Mike Pence's Call with Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani The White House 27 Aug 2019

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