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Trump approves cutting 9,500 troops in Germany: Pentagon

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkPresident Donald Trump has approved a plan to slash the US military presence in Germany by 9,500 troops, the Defense Department said Tuesday. Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said the move, which has sparked concerns in Berlin and in the NATO alliance, is to redeploy the troops and will “enhance Russian deterrence, strengthen NATO, (and) reassure […]https://www.defencetalk.com/trump-approves-cutting-9500-troops-in-germany-pentagon-75791/

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Future Vertical Lift pushes forward with new requirements

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkAll four of Future Vertical Lift’s signature modernization efforts now have approved requirements, as the Army strives to rapidly develop new aircraft to achieve overmatch, its leader said Wednesday. The top priorities include the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft, Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, Future Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and Modular Open System Approach. “Those four lines of […]https://www.defencetalk.com/future-vertical-lift-pushes-forward-with-new-requirements-75740/

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US to send 600 troops to Germany for war games

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe United States will send 600 soldiers to take part in a training exercise in Germany in the coming weeks, even as Washington considers reducing the number of troops stationed in the country, AFP learnt Thursday. The US defence ministry has informed representatives of the German parliament’s defence committee of the plans to push ahead […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-to-send-600-troops-to-germany-for-war-games-75737/

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US Army Aviation modernization on track despite COVID-19

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DefenceTalkA critical design review for a new turbine engine that will power enduring and future Army aircraft is still on, despite a two-week delay in the program tied to COVID-19, aviation leaders said May 7. The Improved Turbine Engine Program review has been rescheduled to mid-June, but remains ahead of schedule in accordance with the […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-army-aviation-modernization-on-track-despite-covid-19-75589/

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Special Ops will remain integral to strategy, USSOCOM commander says

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DefenceTalkSpecial operations forces will remain an integral part of the nation’s solutions to top strategic problems, but they will change, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said. At a virtual conference last week sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association, Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke said USSOCOM is involved in three wars moving forward: […]https://www.defencetalk.com/special-ops-will-remain-integral-to-strategy-ussocom-commander-says-75585/

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US army resumes Europe exercises after pandemic pause

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DefenceTalkUS military exercises in Europe that were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic will go ahead next month but in a scaled-back format, the Army said Wednesday. US-Polish exercise Allied Spirit, originally planned for May, will see the mobilization of 6,000 soldiers from the two countries from June 5-19 at the Drawsko Pomorskie base in […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-army-resumes-europe-exercises-after-pandemic-pause-75532/

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Israel orders RAFAEL’s Spike FireFly loitering munition for IDF

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DefenceTalkIsrael’s MOD has placed an order for RAFAEL’s SPIKE FireFly (known in the IDF as “MAOZ”) loitering munition. Jointly developed by RAFAEL and the IMOD, FireFly weighs only 3 kg and provides Behind-Cover Precision Attack Capabilities for the Dismounted Soldier. Ordered for the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) ground forces, FireFly was designed for fighting within […]https://www.defencetalk.com/israel-orders-rafaels-spike-firefly-loitering-munition-for-idf-75490/

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Dynetics to Build and Increase Power of US Army Laser Weapons

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DefenceTalkDynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), is playing an integral role in the U.S. Army’s weapon modernization initiatives, where the latest directed energy weapon is increasing its power from a 100 kW-class system to a 300kW-class system. Marking the official transition to the Indirect Fires Protection Capability – High Energy Laser (IFPC-HEL) endeavor, […]https://www.defencetalk.com/dynetics-to-build-and-increase-power-of-us-army-laser-weapons-75486/

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UAE to Buy Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles

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DefenceTalkThe State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the UAE of Excess Defense Articles (EDA) of up to four thousand five hundred sixty-nine (4,569) MRAP vehicles for an estimated cost of $556 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this […]https://www.defencetalk.com/uae-to-buy-mine-resistant-ambush-protected-mrap-vehicles-75467/

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British Army establishes its 1st Aviation Brigade

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DefenceTalkAs of April 2020, the first-ever Aviation Brigade in the British Army formed up, bringing with it a new structure, new doctrine and brand-new way of fighting. Contemporary threats elicit a contemporary response, and the world of aviation is no different. The Brigade based on a brand-new way of fighting, which is effectively summed up […]https://www.defencetalk.com/british-army-establishes-its-1st-aviation-brigade-75433/

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