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U.S. Air Force CV-22s conducts low-altitude flight over Kyiv

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On 23 September, a two CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to the 352d Special Operations Wing, conducted a low-altitude flight over Kyiv, Ukraine. For the first time, U.S. Air Force tiltrotor aircraft have flown over Kyiv as part of the exercise Fiction Urchin. The 352 Special Operations Wing was deployed to Ukraine for exercise Fiction […]

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U.S. Air Force conducts live-fire tests of new combat rescue helicopter

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The U.S. Air Force announced last week that a new HH-60W Jolly Green II combat rescue helicopter begins live-fire testing. Live fire testing began for the HH-60W Jolly Green II’s three primary weapons- GAU-2, gatling gun, the GAU-18, machine gun and the GAU-21, a .50 caliber newly-designed machine gun. “It was great to see all […]

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U.S. Army awards $78M contract to FN America for M249 light machine guns

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The U.S. Department of Defense said Tuesday that FN America won a $78,7 million for a contract to deliver additional M249 light machine guns. The contract award from U.S. Army Contracting Command enables the company to produce and deliver M249s, formerly known as the Squad Automatic Weapon. The M249 engages point targets out to 800 […]

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Pakistan’s VT4 main battle tank acquisition confirmed

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Pakistan’s acquisition of the Chinese new VT4 main battle tank was confirmed when the Pakistani Press Agency released a photograph showing new tanks during exercises. On September 22, 2020, VT4 tanks of the Pakistani Army were displayed for Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa during exercises. Inner Mongolia First Machinery Group […]

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Russia launches large-scale military exercise

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Russia has launched the Kavkaz-2020 strategic drills on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry informed, noting that in total, over 80,000 people are involved in the drills. The ministry informed that the strategic drills Kavkaz-2020 would take place at several training grounds of the Southern Military District. Fighter jets of Russia’s Southern Military District are on […]

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Russian Su-30 fighter jet crashed in Tver region

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A Russian Su-30 fighter jet has crashed near the village of Dornikovo in the Tver region, 40 kilometers from Vyshny Volochok, on 22 September. At the time of the accident, the aircraft was on a routine training mission with two pilots on board. Both pilots ejected and were recovered alive by a Mi-8 search and rescue helicopter not long after the crash. […]

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Ukrainian and U.S. special operations forces kicked off exercise Fiction Urchin

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Ukrainian and United States special operations forces Soldiers conduct static-line and free-fall training as part of a multinational exercise that includes the efforts of ten allied and partner nations. Ukrainian and U.S. SOF started exercise Fiction Urchin this week. The U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II and CV-22 Osprey, assigned to the 352d Special Operations […]

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U.S. Marine Corps’ ‘wheeled titan’ reached full-rate production

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In September 2020, an upgraded military version of the world’s only rough terrain reach stacker reached full-rate production. The U.S. Marine Corps has reported that the Rough Terrain Container Handler ( reached a key acquisition milestone. “The Rough Terrain Container Handler resupplies Marines during battle,” said Matt Wilson, project officer for the RTCH program at […]

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U.S. Navy strikes frigate during exercise near Guam

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The U.S Navy has announced that the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) has struck the decommissioned Frigate the ex-USS Curts (FFG 38) during a gunnery sinking exercise as part of Valiant Shield 2020. USS Antietam (CG 54) conducted a tomahawk land attack cruise-missile (TLAM) strike scenario, Sept. 20, targeting the Farallon de Medinilla […]

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SNC receives $47 million for two additional Multi-Role Enforcement Aircraft

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U.S. Customs & Border Protection awarded Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) a second $47M contract to expand the Multi-Role Enforcement Aircraft (MEA) fleet, bringing total MEA aircraft orders to four in 2020. SNC was awarded a second $46,997,170 contract for two additional MEA by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This is unprecedented for a single […]

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