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UK set to resume Saudi arms sales despite Yemen concerns

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkBritain said on Tuesday it would resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia, halted last year after a UK court ruling over the Gulf kingdom’s bombing campaign in neighbouring Yemen. Weapons exports were stopped in June 2019 after the Court of Appeal ordered the government to clarify how it assesses whether their use in Yemen’s civil […]https://www.defencetalk.com/uk-set-to-resume-saudi-arms-sales-despite-yemen-concerns-75868/

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F-15E officially first compatible fighter for B61-12 nuclear bomb

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe F-15E Strike Eagle has officially become the first fully compatible fighter aircraft to carry and deploy the latest variant of the United States Air Force’s (USAF) air-dropped nuclear munition – the B61-12. In a media release on Twitter dated June 9th, Sandia National Labs stated that “Years of preparation have culminated in two test […]https://www.defencetalk.com/f-15e-officially-first-compatible-fighter-for-b61-12-nuclear-bomb-75713/

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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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COVID-19 resurgence on the USS Theodore Roosevelt

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DefenceTalk13 Sailors have been evacuated from the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier due to retesting positive for COVID-19 as of March 16th, 2020. The Sailors were part of the disembarked crew who were placed in isolation earlier in April and May on Guam for testing positive for the coronavirus. During the isolation period, the remaining […]https://www.defencetalk.com/covid-19-resurgence-on-the-uss-theodore-roosevelt-75549/

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CAPT. Brett Crozier temporarily assigned as Naval Air Forces’ Special Assistant

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DefenceTalkCAPT. Brett Crozier, the fired Captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, has been temporarily assigned as Special Assistant to U.S. Pacific Fleet Naval Air Forces’ Chief of Staff at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, Coronado, San Diego as of May 4th, 2020. The Captain had recovered from COVID-19 at the start of […]https://www.defencetalk.com/capt-brett-crozier-temporarily-assigned-as-naval-air-forces-special-assistant-75494/

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Sailors to return to USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier

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DefenceTalkMay 1st, 2020, U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander ADM. John Aquilino and Fleet Master Chief FLTCM. James Hornea arrived in Guam to visit the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier, currently docked at Naval Base Guam after pulling into port over a month ago for initiating COVID-19 quarantine and deep-clean measures. ADM. Aquilino and FLTCM. Hornea […]https://www.defencetalk.com/sailors-to-return-to-uss-theodore-roosevelt-aircraft-carrier-75412/

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US, and British Ships Conduct Anti-Submarine Exercise Above Arctic Circle

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DefenceTalkNORWEGIAN SEA: U.S. 6th Fleet (C6F) conducted a bilateral naval anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise with the U.K., above the Arctic Circle, May 1, 2020. Four ships from two nations, a U.S. submarine, and a U.S. P8-A worked together, in the Norwegian Sea, to conduct training in the challenging conditions in the Arctic. For the exercise, […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-and-british-ships-conduct-anti-submarine-exercise-above-arctic-circle-75403/

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All USS Theodore Roosevelt Sailors tested for COVID-19

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DefenceTalkFriday, April 24th, the U.S. Navy has completed its COVID-19 testing for 100% of the crew onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier. The carrier had pulled into port at Naval Base Guam on March 27th, as part of scheduled port calls whilst returning to her home port in San Diego, California. 840 of […]https://www.defencetalk.com/all-uss-theodore-roosevelt-sailors-tested-for-covid-19-75271/

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2nd Sailor from USS Theodore Roosevelt moved into Intensive Care

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DefenceTalkA second crewmember of the virus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier has been moved into the Intensive Care Unit at Naval Hospital Guam on Tuesday. This comes just a day after another Sailor from the carrier lost his life to complications arising from the coronavirus. The second Sailor, admitted into the ICU for shortness […]https://www.defencetalk.com/2nd-sailor-from-uss-theodore-roosevelt-moved-into-intensive-care-75149/

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Tragedy befalls USS Theodore Roosevelt

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DefenceTalkApril 13th, 2020 marked the first death of an active-duty U.S. Navy servicemember due to the COVID-19 infection. Said U.S. Sailor was one of the 585 USS Theodore Roosevelt crewmembers who tested positive for the coronavirus. He tested positive for the infection on March 20th, evacuated ashore into his quarantine room where he was found […]https://www.defencetalk.com/tragedy-befalls-uss-theodore-roosevelt-75137/

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