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August 01, 2014
F-35B Successfully Completes Wet Runway And Crosswind Testing
Fort Worth TX (SPX) Aug 01, 2014
In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability (IOC) certification, the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, California. "This testing is absolutely critical to 2B flight software fleet release and the Marine Corps' IOC," said J.D. McFarlan, Lockheed Martin's vice president for F-35 Test and Verification. "Collectively, the results support clearing the 20 knot cr ... read more
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Field Marshal Hindenburg, a decorated hero of World War I but also the president who paved the way for Hitler's rise, still divides Germany 80 years after his death. ... more

Newest Tiger attack helo tested in Djibouti
The latest version of the Tiger combat helicopter of the French Army has undergone operational trials at a French military base in Djibouti. ... more

Leidos taps AIBioTech for bio-weapon threat research
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NATO unprepared for Russian attack: UK lawmakers
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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency taps BAE Systems for assist
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's effort to transform its intelligence data and products is being assisted by BAE Systems. ... more

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Imam of China's biggest mosque killed in Xinjiang
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China's military says drills affecting civil flights
China's defence ministry on Thursday said that military drills in southeast coastal regions were having an impact on civil aviation amid recent reports of widespread flight delays. ... more

US restocks Israel with ammunition
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Number of Russian troops on Ukraine border rising: NATO
NATO's top commander said Wednesday that Russia was "increasing" the number of troops and weaponry along the border with Ukraine. ... more


N. Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: US think-tank
Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea might be wrapping up engine trials on an intercontinental ballistic missile, fuelling speculation of a full-scale flight test to come, a US think-tank said Wednesday. ... more

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US slaps sanctions on two N.Korean shipping companies

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