U.S. Air Force awards USD 70-M contract to increase F-22 Raptor flying hours

June 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S. Air Force awards USD 70-M contract to increase F-22 Raptor flying hours 

WASHINGTON, June 16 — The U.S. military awarded defense contractor Lockheed Martin nearly USD 70 million to add flying hours to the F-22 Raptor fighter jet, the U.S. Air Force stated in a press release.

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U.S. nuclear bombers lack satellite terminals for atomic emergencies

June 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S. nuclear bombers lack satellite terminals for atomic emergencies 

WASHINGTON, June 16 — U.S. satellite terminals to ensure communications with nuclear bombers do not yet exist and have been delayed indefinitely, a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report said.

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Myanmar defense chief reaffirms further investigations into bombing incident

March 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Myanmar defense chief reaffirms further investigations into bombing incident 

LANGKAWI, Malaysia, March 16 (pna/Xinhua) — Myanmar's Defense Minister Wai Lwin said here Monday that the Myanmar government will conduct further investigations into the bombing incident across the Myanmar-china border which left five Chinese citizens dead and eight others injured last week.

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President Aquino is not part of PNP chain of command, says Evardone

March 17, 2015 by · 1 Comment 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Mar. 16 (PNA) — Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone on Monday said finding President Benigno Aquino III to have broken the chain of command in the Mamasapano incident is a military concept.

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Aquino discusses with Christian pastors lapses in Mamasapano incident

March 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on Aquino discusses with Christian pastors lapses in Mamasapano incident 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, March 9 (PNA) — President Benigno Aquino III on Monday admitted before Christian pastors that there were lapses and moves to hide necessary information during the operation to arrest wanted international terrorists in Mamasampano, Maguindanao last January.

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U.S. military satellite explodes in space: reports

March 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S. military satellite explodes in space: reports 

WASHINGTON, March 4 — A 20-year-old U.S. military weather satellite exploded in orbit last month following a sudden temperature spike in its power system, producing at least 43 pieces of space debris, U.S. media reported Tuesday.

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Strong winds, flood water at Tacloban airport’s runway trigger plane trouble

January 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Strong winds, flood water at Tacloban airport’s runway trigger plane trouble 

By Rhaydz B. Barcia

TACLOBAN CITY, Jan. 18 (PNA) — Strong winds and floodwater at the Tacloban City airport caused the airplane carrying Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. and company to plunge into the grassy area of the airport’s runway at about 1:00 p.m. Saturday.

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Pre-designated military observation posts to augment CAAP radars in securing Pope Francis visit

January 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on Pre-designated military observation posts to augment CAAP radars in securing Pope Francis visit 

MANILA, Jan. 15 — The Air Force announced that military observation posts on the ground will augment Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) radars scanning the skies for hostile aerial threats that may attempt to disrupt Pope Francis' activities in the country.

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North Korean leader orders to intensify Air Force training to be in high combat readiness

January 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on North Korean leader orders to intensify Air Force training to be in high combat readiness 

PYONGYANG, Jan. 13 — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who has inspected the Air Force and Air Defense command, has ordered to intensify and improve Air Force pilots’ training under “real war” conditions, the country’s central news agency said on Tuesday.

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Military conducts road, airport clearing operations in Eastern, Northern Samar

December 7, 2014 by · Comments Off on Military conducts road, airport clearing operations in Eastern, Northern Samar 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Dec. 7 (PNA) — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang on Sunday said that military units in Eastern and Northern Samar, areas first battered by Typhoon "Ruby", are now conducting road and airport clearing operations.

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