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Monday, September 16, 2019 12:13 PM ET

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World News - Russia, China, Central Asian states kick off massive drills - Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Russia, China and several Asian countries began conducting large-scale military exercises on Monday.

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Defense News -- Thailand agrees to buy amphibious landing ship from China -- Thailand agreed to purchase an amphibious transport dock ship from a Chinese shipbuilder for $200 million, with construction expected to take about three years.

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Defense News -- Navy's Truman Carrier Strike Group deploys without its aircraft carrier -- With the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman sidelined with electrical problems, its surface escorts nonetheless began deployment from their East Coast home ports on Thursday.

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World News -- Analysts: John Bolton's exit could bring fresh start for North Korea talks -- Experts are wondering what John Bolton's exit could mean for nuclear talks, but agree that Kim Jong Un's top officials are likely relieved to be working with someone else.

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Defense News -- Morocco approved for $986M buys of F-16 ammo, TOW missiles -- The State Department has approved potential foreign military sales to Morocco worth $986M for TOW Missiles and additional F-16 ammunition.

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Defense News -- Saab presents first Brazilian Gripen E fighter for flight test -- Saab delivered the first Brazilian Gripen E aircraft to start initial flight test programs in Sweden. The aircraft will move to Brazil next year for more tests, and deliveries to Brazil's air force will start in 2021.

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Defense News -- Boeing awarded $45M contract for U.S. Navy, Australian P-8A upgrades -- The Boeing Company has been awarded more than $45 million for P-8A aircrew training upgrades for the U.S. Navy and government of Australia.

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Defense News -- In rebuke to China, Taiwan calls for closer ties with U.S., allies -- A report released on Wednesday by Taiwan's defense ministry calls for closer ties with the United States and other countries in a rebuke to China's military threat.

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Defense News -- Britain demonstrates its new autonomous naval surface vessel -- Britain's next-generation autonomous surface vessel had its first public display at a London military trade show on Wednesday.

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Defense News -- Poland approved by State Dept. for $6.5B buy of F-35As -- A potential $6.5 billion deal that could bring up to 32 F-35A Lightning II fighter planes, engines and related equipment to Poland's military was approved by the State Department.

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Defense News -- Marines complete 10-day attack simulation exercise -- The U.S. Marine Corps announced a successful naval exercise in the Philippine and East China seas and in Okinawa, Japan, on Wednesday, which included expeditionary combined-arms maneuvers and a simulated land seizure.

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Defense News -- KPMG nabs $24.5M in contracts for Marine Corps audit prep -- Three contracts totaling $24.5 million were awarded to KPMG for U.S. Marine Corps audit support, the Pentagon said, to focus on "Acquire to Retire," "Plan to Stock," "Procure to Pay" and "Order to Cash" business areas.

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World News -- Rocket fire hits complex near U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan -- An explosion and thick smoke were seen early Wednesday near the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan, on the day the United States remembered the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks 18 years ago.

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Defense News -- Naval shipyard pilot program aims to improve efficiency -- The Naval Sustainment System-Shipyards initiative aims to deliver 100 percent of maintenance projects on time or early by streamlining processes.

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Defense News -- Lockheed, Raytheon launch Javelin missiles from unmanned vehicle -- The Javelin Joint Venture team fired the Javelin missiles from a Kongsberg remote launcher mounted on a Titan unmanned ground vehicle in a test fire at the U.S. Army Redstone Test Center in Alabama.

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Defense News -- Australian frigate HMAS Anzac gets new mast in upgrade -- The mast of the Australian Navy frigate HMAS Anzac was installed on Monday, a milestone in its mid-life upgrade.

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Defense News -- Littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords heads to Pacific with ship-killing weaponry -- A U.S. Navy littoral combat ship, carrying the new Naval Strike Missile capable of sinking a ship, deployed to the Pacific Ocean last week.

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U.S., Britain, China send military, financial aid to stricken Bahamas

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Iran unveils latest military drone in ceremony

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Navy test launches sub-based Trident II D5 missiles

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U.S. Air Mobile Command's 'Mobility Guardian' kicks off with 4,000 aviators

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NATO announces change in Baltic air policing duties

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Hong Kong protesters turn out in force for 11th weekend

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