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09 March 2020 Military News

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  • Defense Department Press Briefing on Coronavirus DoD 09 Mar 2020 -- Mr. Robert "Bob" Salesses, Deputy Assistant Secretary Of Defense For Homeland Defense And Defense Support Of Civil Authorities; Brigadier General Paul Friedrichs, Joint Staff Surgeon, Joint Chiefs Of Staff; Jonathan Rath Hoffman, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
  • DOD Updates Coronavirus Situation, Guidance DoD News 09 Mar 2020 -- The Defense Department continues to issue guidance to commanders and directors to combat the coronavirus outbreak, officials said in Washington today.
  • DOD Issues Flexible Instructions on Response to Coronavirus DoD News 09 Mar 2020 -- DOD has issued instructions to the armed services and department heads on how to respond to the implications of the growing coronavirus outbreak.
  • DOD Awards Contracts for Development of a Mobile Microreactor DoD 09 Mar 2020 -- The Department of Defense has awarded three teams, BWX Technologies, Inc., Lynchburg, Virginia; Westinghouse Government Services, Washington, D.C.; and X-energy, LLC, Greenbelt, Maryland; contracts to each begin design work on a mobile nuclear reactor prototype under a Strategic Capabilities Office initiative called Project Pele.
  • AWACS test rapid deployment capability at PSAB CENTCOM 09 Mar 2020 -- The E-3G, currently assigned to the 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, recently returned to PSAB for an agile combat employment exercise March 1-7, 2020.
  • Acting SECNAV to Commission Future Carrier 2030 Task Force NNS 09 Mar 2020 -- Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly announced today he is commissioning a Blue-Ribbon Future Carrier 2030 (FC-2030) Task Force to conduct a six-month study to reimagine the future of the aircraft carrier and carrier-based naval aviation (manned and unmanned) for 2030 and beyond.
  • U.S. Cements Position As Largest Arms Exporter, With Russia A Lagging Second RFE/RL 09 Mar 2020 -- The United States has supplied more than one-third of global arms over the past five years, cementing its position as the world's top weapons seller, according to a Swedish based research institute.
  • NATO Secretary General discusses situation in Syria with President Erdoğan NATO 09 Mar 2020 -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday (9 March 2020) in Brussels.
  • Russia's Pacific Fleet Forms Two New Anti-Submarine Strike Groups Sputnik 09 Mar 2020 -- Consisting of five destroyers, two corvettes and a Slava-class cruiser, the Pacific Fleet is also home to eight ballistic and cruise missile submarines, nearly a dozen attack subs, and dozens of smaller ships, as well as aircraft and Naval Infantry units.
  • Chinese Air Force intensifies jet training for pilots Global Times 09 Mar 2020 -- Jet fighter pilot cadets at a Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force flight school have received intensified training with the newly commissioned JL-10 Falcon, an aircraft designed to familiarize cadets with the country's top combat planes like the J-16 and J-20.
  • DPRK fires 3 projectiles into East Sea - Yonhap People's Daily 09 Mar 2020 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired three unidentified projectiles into the East Sea on Monday local time, a week after it fired two short-range projectiles, Yonhap news agency reported, citing military sources of the Republic of Korea (ROK).
  • Two Killed, Several Injured in Blast at Indian Army Ammunition Depot in Kashmir - Police Sputnik 09 Mar 2020 -- The explosion took place at the Khundru depot in the south of the Kashmir district, a police official said. Khundru is one of the biggest ammunition depots in the Kashmir valley.

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