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First Operational CMV-22B COD (Carrier Onboard Delivery) Osprey delivered to the U.S. Navy

The Aviationist Blog - Tue, 23/06/2020 - 23:34
The aircraft is the first of 18 that will be assigned to Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron 30 (VRM-30) at Naval Air Station North Island. The first operational CMV-22B Osprey configured for the Carrier Onboard Delivery [...]
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Highlights - COVID-19 pandemic - European defence industry: committee debate - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

The Subcommittee on Security and Defence will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the European defence industry on 25 June, with Internal Market Commissioner Breton. The debate will focus on ways of improving Europe's resilience and develop credible defence capabilities that would allow Europe to tackle similar situations in the future. The question of adequate financial support needed to achieve a genuine Defence Union, and improve the EU's strategic autonomy, will also be addressed.
Meeting agenda and documents
Live streaming
EU Fact Sheets: Security and defence
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Next Generation Jammer-Low Band (NGJ-LB) Pod Tested on Super Hornet Airframe At RCS Measurement Facility

The Aviationist Blog - Tue, 23/06/2020 - 17:14
First image showing Northrop Grumman’s full-up Next Generation Jammer-Low Band (NGJ-LB) Demonstration of Existing Technologies (DET) electronic warfare pod being tested. On Jun. 22, 2020, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Airborne Electronic Attack Systems Program [...]
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Can You Play Poker in Military Base? - Tue, 23/06/2020 - 14:00

Can You Play Poker in Military Base?
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Misawa AB’s First Joint, Bilateral Elephant Walk Features JASDF F-35s, US F-16s, EA-18Gs, C-12, MC-130Js and P-8

The Aviationist Blog - Tue, 23/06/2020 - 13:38
U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcons, JASDF F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters, U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers, a USN C-12 Huron, USAF MC-130J Commando II aircraft, and a USN P-8 Poseidon took part in a [...]
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Here Are The First Photos Of The F-35A Jets Dropping Inert B61-12 Nuclear Bombs During DCA Tests

The Aviationist Blog - Tue, 23/06/2020 - 00:45
The F-35 Joint Program Office has released a bunch of images showing DCA (Dual Capable Aircraft) tests involving the release of inert nuclear bombs. It is not a secret that the F-35A, the CTOL (Convetional [...]
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Crazy Video Shows F-5A Freedom Fighter Towing A Person On A Little Sledge On A Frozen Apron in Norway

The Aviationist Blog - Mon, 22/06/2020 - 23:55
A bizarre video has recently emerged online. The footage below shows an F-5A Freedom Fighter of the 336 Sqn of the RNoAF (Royal Norwegian Air Force) towing a person on a sort-of sledge on a [...]
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Poland to Acquire C-130 Airlifters and US-made Attack Helicopters. USAF to Establish Presence in Poland.

The Aviationist Blog - Mon, 22/06/2020 - 12:44
Poland Eyes New Air Platform Procurements as Rumors Around the Polish President’s Visit to the White House Emerge. According to a news piece published today by the Polish Dziennik daily, defense-related talks are planned to [...]
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USAF To Deploy E-8 JSTARS, E-3 Sentry and KC-135s To Support Counter-Narcotics Operations In The Caribbean

The Aviationist Blog - Sun, 21/06/2020 - 00:32
The U.S. Air Force will temporarily deploy four aircraft and crews to Curaçao to support drug-interdiction operations. An E-8 Joint STARS (JSTARS) and an E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning aircraft, supported by two KC-135 Stratotankers, [...]
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Fateh-313 - Sat, 20/06/2020 - 03:30

Iranian Fateh-313 Short-Range Ballistic Missile
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4 Top Fascinating Benefits of Online Poker Among Soldiers - Sat, 20/06/2020 - 01:55

4 Top Fascinating Benefits of Online Poker Among Soldiers
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Fateh-110 - Fri, 19/06/2020 - 04:00

Fateh-110 Tactical and Short-Range Ballistic Missile
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3 Interesting Facts About Military Lottery That Everyone Must Know - Fri, 19/06/2020 - 01:55

3 Interesting Facts About Military Lottery That Everyone Must Know
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Top 5 Poker Strategy That Every Military Staff Ought to Know - Thu, 18/06/2020 - 01:55

Top 5 Poker Strategy That Every Military Staff Ought to Know
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Vuran - Wed, 17/06/2020 - 23:40

Turkish BMC Vuran Mine Protected Vehicle
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Important Money Moves for Life After the Military - Wed, 17/06/2020 - 01:00

Important Money Moves for Life After the Military
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Defence Ministers focus on sustaining EU capability development

EDA News - Tue, 16/06/2020 - 22:19

The European Defence Agency’s (EDA) Steering Board in the composition of Defence Ministers discussed today how to sustain EU capability development in times of disruptive challenges. Defence Ministers pointed to the need for more collaborative projects, efficiency gains and economies of scale as the most effective way of navigating the current crisis while ensuring that Europe’s armed forced are ready for the future. 

In addressing an ever more dynamic security environment, including the impact of COVID-19, Ministers underscored the need for even more multinational cooperation in capability planning and development to overcome an unprecedented and diverse set of challenges. Ministers agreed that the EU defence initiatives advanced since 2016 need to be implemented with more decisiveness than ever before. They stressed the importance of delivering on the binding commitments under PESCO, implementing the EU Capability Development priorities, based on a fully-fledged defence review (CARD), and making full use of the European Defence Fund (EDF) as a powerful incentive at the EU level. Ministers also discussed how to better ensure that Europe has highly resilient and responsive armed forces, which are able to prevent, detect and respond to multiple threats and scenarios.

The meeting, held via videoconference, was chaired for the first time by Head of the Agency, Josep Borrell. It was also the first opportunity for recently appointed EDA Chief Executive, Jiří Šedivý, to address the EDA Steering Board comprising the Ministers of Defence of the Agency’s 26 Member States.

Head of the European Defence Agency, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell said: “Whether we are prepared or not to respond to today’s security threats depends on our ability to pull together our resources and act. Today, more than ever, it is crucial to spend better together, rationalise, strengthen our capabilities and deploy effectively to address crises and promote stability. The EU defence initiatives are in place, but to realise their full potential they must be fully integrated into Member States national defence policies and planning processes.

EDA Chief Executive,Jiří Šedivý, said: “The key priority for European defence will be staying the course and maintaining the EU’s level of ambition on defence, especially now, facing up to unprecedented challenges, including COVID-19. Europe has spent the last few years developing a comprehensive toolbox with the new EU defence initiatives. These tools are now to be put to work to enable deeper cooperation. EDA, as the hub for EU defence cooperation, is there to serve as the preferred platform for Member States defence cooperation”.

Full use of EDA's potential

Ministers also looked into how the Agency can speed up the process of project generation and implementation at European level, and how it can best support more Member States in cooperative projects and programmes so that these become operational in a timely manner. EDA will examine how to further improve its service to Member States especially in terms of enabling processes and procedures, capability development, training, joint procurement, as well as R&T and innovation.

Next steps: CARD Report

The next EDA ministerial Steering Board will take place in November, when the first CARD (Coordinated Annual Review on Defence) Report will be presented. CARD provides an overview that will allow Member States to better coordinate their defence planning and spending and engage in collaborative projects, improving consistency in Member States defence spending and overall coherence of the European capability landscape. The report will act as a pathfinder to inform future investment decisions on the most promising, most needed and most pressing opportunities for multinational cooperation.

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4 Impressive Facts About Online Poker That Each Military Personnel Needs to Know - Tue, 16/06/2020 - 21:15

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OTO Melara Mod. 56 - Tue, 16/06/2020 - 01:55

Italian OTO Melara Mod.56 Mountain Howitzer
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