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23 March 2020 Military News

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  • First Marine F-35C Squadron Attains Next Aviation Milestone USMC News 23 Mar 2020 -- Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 celebrated the results of over five months of F-35C Lightning II transition training when they received their Safe-For-Flight Operations Certification at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar March 20, 2020. VMFA-314 and the U.S. Navy's F-35C Fleet Replacement Squadron, Strike Fighter Squadron 125, diligently worked together toward this historic accomplishment even while conducting precautionary measures to stem the spread of novel coronavirus.
  • NAVFAC Southeast Awards Contract for Dry Dock Recapitalization Project at NSB Kings Bay NNS 23 Mar 2020 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $191.9 million fixed-price award-fee contract March 20 to Alberici-Mortenson, Joint Venture out of St. Louis, Missouri. The first phase of the Design-Bid-Build contract is for the recapitalization of the dry dock at Naval Submarine Base (NSB) Kings Bay, Georgia.
  • Ready for the Fleet: Ford Completes Flight Deck, CATCC Certifications NNS 23 Mar 2020 -- "Man all flight quarters stations!" These words were heard across every space on USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) last week as she prepared to launch "cat" and recover "trap" aircraft from Carrier Air Wing EIGHT (CVW 8), in order to complete Flight Deck Certification (FDC) and Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATCC) Certification, Mar. 20.
  • Stoltenberg Charts NATO's COVID-19 Progress, Announces Survey Results DoD News 23 Mar 2020 -- In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, NATO is doing what it does best – working together to confront threats, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
  • Capital outlay for Defence Budget India PIB 23 Mar 2020 -- M/o Finance has allocated Rs 1,13,734.00 crore for BE 2020-21 under Grant No. 20-Capital Outlay on Defence Services, which is an increase of Rs 10,339.69 crore over BE 2019-20 allocation and Rs 3,339.69 crore over RE 2019-20 allocation. In RE 2019-20 Rs 7,000 crore increase has been given reversing the trend of no allocation/reduced allocation at RE stage.
  • Defence export of the country India PIB 23 Mar 2020 -- Various reforms/steps have been taken to enhance Defence exports. These reforms have provided a big boost to defence exports in the recent times. The authorisation for defence exports in the country have grown seven folds in the last two years.
  • Modernisation of Defence Industry India PIB 23 Mar 2020 -- The following steps have been taken by the government which would help in bringing in critical technologies and modernize the Defence Industry in the country:-
  • Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Traveling Press US Dept. of State 23 Mar 2020

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