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12 October 2020 Military News

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  • USS Stout Returns from Deployment US Navy 12 Oct 2020 -- The Arleigh-Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) returned to Naval Station Norfolk today, marking the end of a nine month deployment to U.S. 2nd, 5th, and 6th Fleet areas of operation.
  • USS Comstock Embarks Mark VI Patrol Boats and ExMCM for Maritime Security Operations US Navy 12 Oct 2020 -- USS Comstock (LSD 45) is underway after loading Mark VI patrol boats and expeditionary mine countermeasure (ExMCM) elements in Guam to integrate Navy expeditionary forces aboard the amphibious dock landing ship for a security patrol in the Philippine Sea.
  • Two new guided missile destroyers enter Chinese naval service Global Times 12 Oct 2020 -- Two new and advanced guided missile destroyers have recently entered service with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, official reports show. This takes the tally of new destroyers that have been commissioned into the PLA Navy this year known to the general public up to four, which analysts said shows a strong momentum of growth for the PLA Navy amid external instability and pressure.
  • China readies draft export control to protect national security Global Times 12 Oct 2020 -- China is set to advance a new export control law with four new amendments to protect the country's national security.
  • China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite PLA Daily 12 Oct 2020 -- China successfully launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite from the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 12:57 a.m. on Monday (Beijing Time).

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