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    Germany must use military more, says president

    Germany must stop using its past as a “shield” and use its armed forces more frequently and decisively, federal president Joachim Gauck has warned, in the clearest sign yet that country’s longstanding aversion to the use of its military may be beginning to crack. “Germany can’t carry on as...
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    NATO, Sweden train over the Baltics to enhance interoperability

    An F-15C Eagle taxis to the fighter ramp during the 17th Baltic Region Training Event April 1, 2014, at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania. The aerial training event took place over the Baltic region to sharpen the skills of aircrews and air controllers from the U.S., Lithuanian and Swedish air...
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    Robocopter: New Technology Brings New Capabilities to the Marine Corps

    Office of Naval Research ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- Autonomy options for the Marines have taken a major step forward, as officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today two successful helicopter flight demonstrations with unmanned flight capability at Marine Corps Base Quantico...
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    All Systems Go: Navy's Laser Weapon Ready for Summer Deployment

    The Laser Weapon System (LaWS) temporarily installed aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) in San Diego, Calif., is a technology demonstrator built by the Naval Sea Systems Command from commercial fiber solid state lasers, utilizing combination methods developed at the Naval...
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    The Largest Submarine in The U.S. Navy

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    Four for Four: Successful Griffin Missile Test Fire in US 5th Fleet

    From U.S. Central Forces Command Public Affairs MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- A flotilla of coastal patrol (PC) ships launched four missiles at target sleds last week to test the operational capability of the system. Each missile fired resulted in a successful test of the system and destruction of...
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    US, ROK Forces Wrap Up Exercise Ssang Yong 2014

    By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Carla Burdt, Amphibious Squadron 11 Public Affairs USS BONHOMME RICHARD - At Sea (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines from Expeditionary Strike Group Seven (ESG 7) and the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade (3d MEB), along with their counterparts from the...
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    USS Coronado Commissioned in Namesake City

    By Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donnie W. Ryan, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs CORONADO, Calif (NNS) -- More than 4,000 guests watched as the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) joined the Navy's surface fleet during a commissioning ceremony at Naval...
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    US Navy 'game-changer': converting seawater into fuel

    WASHINGTON: The US Navy believes it has finally worked out the solution to a problem that has intrigued scientists for decades: how to take seawater and use it as fuel. The development of a liquid hydrocarbon fuel is being hailed as “a game-changer” because it would significantly shorten the...
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    Area Defense Anti-Munitions (ADAM) system

    Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today announced that it has successfully demonstrated the Area Defense Anti-Munitions (ADAM) system in multiple tests against free-flying Qassam-like rocket targets. The prototype laser system has destroyed eight small-caliber rocket targets in flight at a range of...
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    US Navy's new warship, USS Zumwalt, can prepare for battle on its own: report

    The 610-foot, 15,000-ton ship still needs humans aboard, but its cutting edge technology allows it to anticipate many of the crew's needs. The U.S. Navy’s new warship has a mind of its own — and it’s blurring the line between science fiction and fact. The highly automated, 610-foot USS...
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    Majority of Finns Support Swedish Military Alliance

    HELSINKI — Nearly 54 percent of Finns would support a formal, treaty-centered, bilateral military alliance with Sweden, according to an opinion poll conducted March 17-20 by the Helsinki-based research organization Taloustutkimus for the Finnish public broadcasting corporation YLE. By contrast...
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    Oto Melara's Vulcano Munitions Ready for Sale

    LA SPEZIA, ITALY — After years of putting its faith in the development of guided munitions — for both naval and land use — Italy’s Oto Melara now claims it has working technology and a range of products ready for sale. “We have had the breakthrough and we are on the downhill slope now,” said...
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    U.S : 'We are ready to go, like that'

    Washington (CNN) -- With a flurry of diplomatic signals and activity, U.S. officials sought Tuesday to lay the groundwork for a possible military strike on Syria in response to last week's suspected chemical weapons attack that Washington blames on President Bashar al-Assad's regime. The...
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    27,000 Troops Prepare for Talisman Saber 2013

    CORAL SEA (NNS) -- More than 27,000 U.S. and Australian personnel are converging in Australia and the Coral Sea in preparation for the amphibious exercise Talisman Saber 2013, to be held off the coast of Australia July 15 through Aug. 6. Talisman Saber is a U.S. Pacific Command...
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    USS Paul Hamilton Arrives in Manila

    MANILA, Republic of the Philippines (NNS) -- Forward-deployed USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) arrived in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, for a port visit May 31. "We are thrilled to be visiting Manila," said Cmdr. Luke Frost, commanding officer of Paul Hamilton. "As a ship based in the...
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    SECDEF Visits USS Freedom in Singapore

    SINGAPORE (NNS) -- Sailors aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) had the unique opportunity of interacting with the nation's highest ranking military advisor when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited the ship, June 2. Hagel, who was in Singapore for the 2013 Shangri-La...
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    A Review of the Royal Thai Armed Forces

    The Royal Thai Army The Royal Thai Army (Thai: กองทัพบกไทย) is the army of Thailand responsible for protecting its sovereignty. It is the oldest and largest branch of the Royal Thai Armed Forces. The army was formed in 1874...
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    NAVFAC Pacific Welcomes New Commander to Helm

    PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Capt. Bret Muilenburg relieved Rear Adm. Scott Weikert as commander of Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific during a change of command ceremony May 14 at NAVFAC Pacific headquarters. NAVFAC Commander and Chief of Civil Engineers Rear Adm. Kate Gregory...
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    Beautiful Day for US Naval Aviation

    Naval Air Forces Commander Calls X-47B Catapult Launch from USS George H.W. Bush a Pivotal Moment in Naval Aviation USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, at sea (NNS) -- The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W...

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