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03 October 2020 Military News

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  • Afghan Truck Bombing Kills 15 VOA 03 Oct 2020 -- Officials in Afghanistan say a suicide bomber Saturday detonated an explosives-laden mini truck in the country's eastern Nangarhar province, killing at least 15 people and injuring dozens more.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • AFRICOM's new director of operations visits Africa to engage with partners AFRICOM 03 Oct 2020 -- U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joel Tyler, director of operations, U.S. Africa Command, traveled to the African continent to engage with partners, visit key U.S. military operating locations, and deepen his understanding of security in the region, Sept. 27 to Oct. 1.
  • AFCEC space optimization efforts key to rightsizing facilities at installations US Air Force 03 Oct 2020 -- With help from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, the Air Force is leaning forward to consolidate and reduce the facility footprint at installations across the enterprise.
  • USS Stout Arrives in Rota, Spain, and the History Books US Navy 03 Oct 2020 -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) arrived in Rota, Spain, Oct. 3, drawing to an end a record-breaking period of underway endurance. As mooring lines were singled and the brow lowered, Stout solidified the new Navy consecutive underway record of 215 days at sea.
  • U.K.-Led Exercise Joint Warrior 20-2 Kicks Of US Navy 03 Oct 2020 -- The second phase of exercise Joint Warrior (JW) 20-2, a biannual, U.K.-led, multinational exercise, kicked off in the Atlantic Ocean, Oct. 3, 2020.
  • Russia's Stranded Ekranoplan RFE/RL 03 Oct 2020 -- Two months after the Soviet-made "Lun" ekranoplan was hauled onto a remote beach in Daghestan to star in a military-themed Patriotic Park, the legendary craft remains wallowing in the breakers, sporting what appears to be significant damage.
  • MND confirms Canadian warship, PLA plane active around Taiwan CNA 03 Oct 2020 -- A Canadian warship has sailed through the Taiwan Strait, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed Saturday, while noting that a Chinese Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft again intruded into Taiwan's southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) that day.
  • Chinese military vessel spotted near Taiwan: military sources CNA 03 Oct 2020 -- A Chinese military vessel has been observed operating in international waters 30 nautical miles (55.5km) off Taiwan's east coast for more than a day since early Friday, military sources told CNA on Saturday.
  • Royal Navy seize 160 million worth of drugs in the Caribbean UK MOD 03 Oct 2020 -- A Royal Navy task group has prevented drugs worth more than 160 million from potentially reaching the UK on two daring operations in the Caribbean.

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