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25 April 2020 Military News

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  • Official: Recent Taliban Violence Harms Hundreds of Afghan Civilians VOA 25 Apr 2020 -- Officials in Afghanistan alleged Saturday the Taliban has "killed or wounded" nearly 800 civilians since signing the February 29 peace-building deal with the United States. A spokesman for the Islamist insurgency swiftly rejected the charges.
  • La. Guard supports tornado, COVID-19 response in Ouachita Army News 25 Apr 2020 -- Soldiers with the Louisiana National Guard's 527th and 528th Engineer Battalions, 225th Engineer Brigade, are supporting dual missions of COVID-19 response efforts in Monroe and clearing debris in the wake of several tornadoes in northeast Louisiana.
  • Connecticut Guard provides mobile COVID-19 testing lab Army News 25 Apr 2020 -- The Connecticut National Guard has turned a vehicle designed to test for environmental chemical, biological, and radiological contamination into a mobile clinical laboratory to expand the Connecticut Department of Public Health's COVID-19 testing capacity.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Florida Guard signal Soldiers press on during pandemic Army News 25 Apr 2020 -- For more than a year, the Soldiers of the 146th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB) have been preparing for their first overseas deployment since 2009. Their mission is to provide a wide range of tactical and strategic signal support across multiple countries in U.S. Central Command's (CENTCOM) Area of Responsibility, which will enable the CENTCOM commander to conduct countless critical overseas missions.
  • US Next Generation Missile Interceptor Programme Officially Launched Sputnik 25 Apr 2020 -- The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has been extolling plans for a next-generation interceptor for the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) systems, with the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin pulling the plug on its updated Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV) last year, citing "technical design problems".
  • Moscow Calls US Attempts to Cast Doubt on Russian Nuclear Standards Unacceptable Sputnik 25 Apr 2020 -- oscow will study the new US energy strategy, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Saturday, adding that so far it was obvious that Washington was trying to revive the national uranium industry, while attempts to cast doubt on Russia's high standards in the nuclear field were unacceptable.
  • 92nd joint patrol on Mekong River completed PLA Daily 25 Apr 2020 -- The 92nd Mekong River joint patrol by China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand concluded Friday as three Chinese law enforcement boats returned to Guanlei Port in the southwest Province of Yunnan.
  • U.S. Calls On EU To Put Sanctions On Iranians Developing Missile Program RFE/RL 25 Apr 2020 -- The United States has called on the European Union to place sanctions on individuals and entities working on Iran's missile programs after Tehran said it successfully launched a military satellite.
  • Pakistan Navy successfully test fires anti-ship missiles IRNA 25 Apr 2020 -- Pakistan Navy has successfully test fired anti-ship missiles in the north of Arabian Sea on Saturday.
  • Pakistan Navy Carries Out Live Weapon Firing With Series of Potent Ship Killers - Video Sputnik 25 Apr 2020 -- India and Pakistan have been engaged in intense cross-border firefights over the past month, in which dozens of people have been injured and at least half a dozen civilians from both sides were killed. On Friday, both countries asked their military to remain on alert regarding the situation along their shared border.
  • Rouhani hails launch of satellite 'Noor' as valuable, national success IRNA 25 Apr 2020 -- President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the national and valuable success of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' (IRGC) young experts in launching satellite 'Noor' into orbit, saying that the achievement boasts of double value amid coronavirus spread and public concern.
  • Iran Lying About Peacefulness Of Space Program, Pompeo Says Radio Farda 25 Apr 2020 -- In a tweet on April 25, the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran continues to lie that the Revolutionary Guard's space program is peaceful when in reality it is part of the country's nuclear weapons program.
  • Iran's Space Program is Dangerous, Not Peaceful US Dept. of State 25 Apr 2020 -- For years, Iran has claimed its space program is purely peaceful and civilian. The Trump Administration has never believed this fiction. This week's launch of a military satellite by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, makes clear what we have said all along: Iran's space program is neither peaceful nor entirely civilian.

Defense Industry

  • Embraer says that Boeing wrongfully terminated the Master Transaction Agreement Embraer 25 Apr 2020 -- Embraer announced today that it is in receipt of Boeing's notice of termination of the Master Transaction Agreement (MTA) with Embraer.
  • Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer Boeing 25 Apr 2020 -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today that it has terminated its Master Transaction Agreement (MTA) with Embraer, under which the two companies sought to establish a new level of strategic partnership. The parties had planned to create a joint venture comprising Embraer's commercial aviation business and a second joint venture to develop new markets for the C-390 Millennium medium airlift and air mobility aircraft.

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