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26 February 2020 Military News

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  • 1CDSB Wagonmasters Load Up For Defender-Europe 20 Army News 26 Feb 2020 -- 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade "Wagonmasters" bring together months of training and preparation to start loading equipment for Defender Europe 2020, Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 30, 2020.
  • Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist's Meeting With Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi DoD 26 Feb 2020
  • Esper: DOD Budget Request Reflects Readiness Priorities, Tough Choices DoD News 26 Feb 2020 -- The 2018 National Defense Strategy provides a road map for the Defense Department to address the reemergence of strategic competition from China and Russia, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said.
  • Strategy-Driven Budget Helps Hedge Against Capability Erosion DoD News 26 Feb 2020 -- The U.S. military remains the best trained, best equipped and best led military force in the world, but that lead is eroding and technology changes have stressed the United States' industrial-age capabilities, concepts and processes, fundamentally changing the character of war, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Operates in U.S. 6th Fleet NNS 26 Feb 2020 -- The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is conducting operations in U.S. 6th Fleet to support maritime security operations in international waters, alongside our allies and partners.
  • US, Saudi Bilateral Maritime Exercise Begins NNS 26 Feb 2020 -- The U.S. Navy and the Royal Saudi Naval Forces are participating in exercise Nautical Defender 20 (ND 20), Feb. 23-27.
  • Navy Signs Charter to Establish Acquisition Modernization Office NNS 26 Feb 2020 -- The Navy took an important step forward in its drive for innovation with the charter signing to establish the Acquisition Modernization Office (AMO) within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC).
  • Chinese naval fleet wraps up far sea exercise deep in Pacific Ocean Global Times 26 Feb 2020 -- A far sea joint training fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy returned to base after sailing 14,000 nautical miles and crossing the International Date Line deep into the Pacific Ocean for the first time, a move that challenges US hegemony in the open waters and will become increasingly frequent in the future, experts said on Wednesday.
  • US sanction on Chinese firms rebuked as 'long-arm jurisdiction' Global Times 26 Feb 2020 -- The manager of a high-tech Chinese company sanctioned by the US for "helping" Iran's missile program denied on Wednesday that his company sells products to Iranian entities while Chinese observers believed that the US latest move shows Washington has never restrained from bullying practices as it imposed"long-arm jurisdiction"to sanction Chinese firms and exercised hegemonism as China is fighting arduously against the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • China's rocket-carrying ships back from missions PLA Daily 26 Feb 2020 -- Two Chinese rocket-carrying ships returned to the port of China Satellite Maritime Tracking and Controlling Department Wednesday after missions of transporting the Long March rockets. The Yuanwang-21 set out on Dec. 30, 2019, and completed a maritime transport of the Long March-7A rocket, a new generation of China's medium-sized high-orbit rocket.
  • Jordan - Artillery Command, Control and Communications (C3) Equipment DSCA 26 Feb 2020 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Jordan of up to seven hundred (700) Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) software license copies and related equipment for an estimated cost of $300 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on yesterday.
  • Tunisia - AT-6 Light Attack Aircraft DSCA 26 Feb 2020 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Tunisia of four (4) AT-6C Wolverine Light Attack Aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $325.8 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on yesterday.
  • Netherlands - MK-48 Torpedo Conversion Kits DSCA 26 Feb 2020 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of sixteen (16) MK-48 Mod 7 Advanced Technology (AT) torpedo conversion kits and related equipment for an estimated cost of $85 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on yesterday.
  • Indonesian Lawmakers Approve US Drone, Helicopter Upgrade Aid Package Radio Free Asia 26 Feb 2020 -- An Indonesian parliamentary committee on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for the acceptance of 14 unmanned aerial vehicles and the upgrade of three Bell helicopters paid for by the United States under a security assistance scheme.
  • Remarks by President Trump at a Business Roundtable | New Delhi, India The White House 26 Feb 2020

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