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France to Buy E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft, Spares and Support Equipment

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DefenceTalkE-2D Advanced HawkeyeDefenceTalkThe State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of France of three (3) E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of France […]https://www.defencetalk.com/france-to-buy-e-2d-advanced-hawkeye-aircraft-spares-and-support-equipment-75865/

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US Sends B-52 Bomber Over South China Sea as China Steps up Naval Drills

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkJOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii: One B-52 Stratofortress bomber from the 96th Bomb Squadron, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, took off from home station and participated in a maritime integration exercise with the USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike groups in the South China Sea before landing at Andersen Air […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-sends-b-52-bomber-over-south-china-sea-as-china-steps-up-naval-drills-75849/

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Dual Carrier Strike Groups in South China Sea Reinforce US Commitment to Freedom

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkSOUTH CHINA SEA: The Nimitz Carrier Strike Force celebrated Independence Day with unmatched sea power while deployed to the South China Sea conducting dual carrier operations and exercises in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. High-end integrated exercises build unmatched flexibility, endurance, maneuverability, and firepower in an all-domain warfighting environment. These efforts support enduring […]https://www.defencetalk.com/dual-carrier-strike-groups-in-south-china-sea-reinforce-us-commitment-to-freedom-75842/

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U.S., Japan Navies Exercise Together in South China Sea

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkSOUTH CHINA SEA: Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Kashima class-training vessel JS Kashima (TV-3508) and Shimayuki-class training vessel JS Shimayuki (TV-3513) conducted bilateral exercises while sailing together in the South China Sea, June 23. Gabrielle Giffords, Kashima and Shimayuki met at sea to practice and […]https://www.defencetalk.com/u-s-japan-navies-exercise-together-in-south-china-sea-75755/

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First CMV-22B for Operational Use Arrives at Naval Air Station

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkSAN DIEGO: The Navy’s first CMV-22B Osprey for operational use arrived at Naval Air Station North Island, June 22. The aircraft is assigned to the “Titans” of Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30, the Navy’s first CMV-22B squadron. VRM-30 was established in 2018 to begin the Navy’s transition from the C-2A Greyhound to the CMV-22B […]https://www.defencetalk.com/first-cmv-22b-for-operational-use-arrives-at-naval-air-station-75751/

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US, Singapore Navies Conduct Joint Exercise in South China Sea

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DefenceTalkSOUTH CHINA SEA: The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and the Republic of Singapore Navy Formidable-class multi-role stealth frigate RSS Steadfast (FFS 70) conducted a bilateral exercise in the South China Sea, May 24-25. The events were an opportunity for Gabrielle Giffords and Steadfast to practice and enhance bilateral interoperability between […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-singapore-navies-conduct-joint-exercise-in-south-china-sea-75672/

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Royal Navy Test Fires Martlet Missiles from Wildcat Helicopter

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DefenceTalkRoyal Navy helicopter crews have proved their ability to protect the UK’s aircraft carriers with a new missile system. As sailors and marines support the current national fight against COVID-19, the Yeovilton-based Wildcat Maritime Force, which includes 815 Naval Air Squadron, is focused on ensuring the UK is prepared for future global threats. Blasting from […]https://www.defencetalk.com/royal-navy-test-fires-martlet-missiles-from-wildcat-helicopter-75645/

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US approves sale of 18 torpedoes to Taiwan

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DefenceTalkThe United States approved the sale of 18 heavyweight torpedoes to Taiwan for $180 million, the State Department said Wednesday, in a move that could further strain Washington’s already tense relationship with Beijing. The US framed the sale as a mutually beneficial transaction. “This proposed sale serves U.S. national, economic, and security interests by supporting […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-approves-sale-of-18-torpedoes-to-taiwan-75612/

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Returns to Sea

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DefenceTalkPHILIPPINE SEA: USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is underway for the first time since arriving in Guam March 27. The ship left Naval Base Guam and entered the Philippine Sea May 21 to conduct carrier qualification flights for the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11. “It feels great to be back at sea,” said Rear […]https://www.defencetalk.com/uss-theodore-roosevelt-returns-to-sea-75605/

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USS Harry S. Truman Strike Group and Marine Aircraft Wing Complete Integrated Training

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DefenceTalkATLANTIC OCEAN: The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, underway in the Atlantic Ocean, conducted a week of naval air integration exercises with Marine Corps elements assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing May 12-18, 2020. The purpose of the high-end training was to improve Navy and Marine Corps integration, communication, power projection in the […]https://www.defencetalk.com/uss-harry-s-truman-strike-group-and-marine-aircraft-wing-complete-integrated-training-75581/

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