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03 August 2020 Military News

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  • Ford Conducts First Air Intercept Control Event US Navy 03 Aug 2020 -- USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completed an Air Intercept Control (AIC) event on July 30. A first for the crew, this accomplishment was another milestone of Ford's operational progress as she passes the half-way point of her 18-month Post-Delivery Test and Trials (PDT&T).
  • Air Force update for COVID-19 US Air Force 03 Aug 2020
  • US Defense, Air Force Departments invite hackers to re-imagine how space systems are secured US Air Force 03 Aug 2020 -- The U.S. Department of the Air Force and Department of Defense are changing the way they approach building secure and resilient space systems by inviting the global security research community to hone their space domain hacking skills in an open and collaborative environment.
  • SecDef visits B-21 facilities in Florida US Air Force 03 Aug 2020 -- Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark Esper, visited the B-21 Raider design and development headquarters at Northrop Grumman, to witness the progress being made on the nation's most cutting edge dual-capable stealth bomber.
  • USNS Newport Completes Integrated Sea Trials US Navy 03 Aug 2020 -- The U.S. Navy's twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, USNS Newport (EPF 12), successfully competed Integrated Sea Trials, July 30.
  • U.S. Navy Conducts Joint Operations with U.S. Air Force in the Black Sea US Navy 03 Aug 2020 -- The Arleigh Burke class, guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), a P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) from Patrol Squadron VP-47, four F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Mildenhall, England, and an MQ-9 Reaper assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Operations Group Detachment 2, Miroslawiec Air Base, Poland, conducted a joint training mission in the Black Sea, Aug. 2, 2020.
  • USS Porter Departs the Black Sea US Navy 03 Aug 2020 -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) began its southbound transit from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 3, 2020, after conducting maritime security operations in the region.
  • HMS Montrose Patrolling the IRTC for Maritime Security CENTCOM 03 Aug 2020 -- HMS Montrose, a Coalition Task Force (CTF) SENTINEL warship, has been patrolling the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) in the Gulf of Aden.
  • Secretary of Defense Statement on Completion of the U.S.-Poland Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement Negotiations DoD 03 Aug 2020 -- The United States and Poland have completed negotiations on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), building on our existing security cooperation and cementing our long-standing defense partnership.
  • Esper Praises Outgoing National Guard Chief, Welcomes Incoming Chief DoD News 03 Aug 2020 -- Over the last few years, some 450,000 National Guardsmen have responded to unprecedented crises both home and abroad, ranging from devastating hurricanes, wildfires, volcanic eruptions and historic flooding to the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said.
  • Army Eyes Joint Force Solution, Closer Allies to Win in Indo-Pacific DoD News 03 Aug 2020 -- The Army's chief of staff discussed how to win in great power competition within the Indo-Pacific region after he traveled there to meet with military leaders.
  • Task force US Marines land in Honduras USMC News 03 Aug 2020 -- Approximately 20 U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Southern Command arrived to Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, July 31, 2020.
  • Space Force Chief: DOD Must Work to Ensure Strong Space Industrial Base DoD News 03 Aug 2020 -- A secure, stable and accessible space domain is of vital interest to the United States. However, leadership in space is not a right, and nations such as Russia and China are racing to catch up to Defense Department capabilities and deny the benefits from this domain, the Space Force's top leader said.
  • Central Military Commission urges study of third volume of "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" PLA Daily 03 Aug 2020 -- The general office of the Central Military Commission has issued a circular requiring the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the People's Armed Police Force (PAP) to earnestly study the newly published third volume of "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China."
  • Building stronger defense crucial goal PLA Daily 03 Aug 2020 -- China should advance modernization of its national defense and armed forces in order to build a strong country, said Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.
  • Military honing its capability to triumph in battle PLA Daily 03 Aug 2020 -- During a joint battle drill taking place during summer in a coastal area of Guangdong province, soldiers from the sixth company of the 74th Army Group of the People's Liberation Army faced a strong opposing force made up of a joint amphibious brigade.
  • Chinese military: on guard for peace PLA Daily 03 Aug 2020 -- On Aug. 1, 1927, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China was born out of a mission to seek national independence and liberation of the Chinese people.
  • Moments from strengthening Chinese military PLA Daily 03 Aug 2020 -- China's Army Day falls on Aug. 1. As the top commander, President Xi Jinping has been leading efforts to modernize national defense and the armed forces, and turn the People's Liberation Army (PLA) into world-class forces.
  • MoD releases draft Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020 India PIB 03 Aug 2020 -- In order to provide impetus to self-reliance in defence manufacturing, multiple announcements were made under 'Atmanirbhar Bharat Package'.
  • Mossad Budget Breaks All Limits as IDF Struggles to Keep Its Weapons Programmes Sputnik 03 Aug 2020 -- The military has been forced to make tough choices on which programmes should be slashed in order to keep others, while the country's powerful spy agency has seemingly ignored the issue of its extensive spending.

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