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 News by Topics: Logistics

  1. An armed pro-Russian militant checks passing cars May 20 near the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk. Viktor Drachev / AFP

    NATO Eyes 'Alliance Assurance' Force

    In response to Russia's aggression against Ukraine, NATO leaders are examining the need to enhance the readiness of deployable military forces to reassure allies and deter threats to the alliance.

    • Aug. 20, 2014
  2. An F/A-18C Hornet strike fighter from Strike Fighter Squadron 15 lands aboard the aircraft carrier George H. W. Bush in the Persian Gulf on July 29. The carrier is carrying 44 strike fighters. MC3 Joshua Card / US Navy

    US Naval Forces on Station in Gulf Region

    US Navy and Marine forces already are on station in the Middle East, part of the US policy of keeping a carrier strike group and an amphibious ready group in the region.

    • Aug. 8, 2014
  3. The fast combat support ship Bridge transfers supplies to the German destroyer Hamburg and US aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower, while the cruiser Hue City waits its turn. The Bridge is scheduled to be taken out of service in September as an economy measure. US Navy photo by MC2 Ryan McLearnon

    Future of US Fast Supply Ships Questioned

    While lawmakers routinely question the US Navy about aircraft carriers, submarines, cruisers and other warships, it's rare that the lowly combat logistics force comes into the congressional viewfinder.

    • Jul. 31, 2014
  4. An RT SkyStar 300 system operates along the Gaza border, but is not involved in the current Protective Edge operation. RT LTA Systems

    Israeli Firm Provides Power-by-The-Hour Intel in Gaza

    An Israeli aerostat provider whose power-by-the-hour surveillance services have been used to protect targets as varied as Vladimir Putin to Madonna is working under fire along the Gaza border in support of Israeli forces.

    • Jul. 29, 2014
  5. Follow-through on keeping armored personnel carriers for the Afghan Army rapid strike battalions equipped and ready has been lacking, the special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction said in a report issued Tuesday. Textron

    Afghan Quick Reaction Force Slowed by Logistics Failures

    A specially trained and equipped Afghan Army quick reaction force is in danger of having its vehicles fall into disrepair, and its soldiers miss out on training due to an inability to supply much-need spare parts and training, a Congressionally-mandated w

    • Jul. 29, 2014
  6. Monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and members of a forensic team inspect a refrigerator railroad car containing the remains of victims from the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, at a railway station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Torez on July 21. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has called on the West to provide precision strike weapons to his country, where the plane was downed by a missile on July 17. Bulent Kilic / AFP

    Ukrainian PM Calls On West for Weapons After Airliner Downed

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has called on the West to provide precision strike weapons to his country following the shootdown July 17 of a Malaysian Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  7. French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, left, exchanges documents with his Malian counterpart, Bah N'Daw, July 16, in Bamako after signing a military cooperation plan in the fight against Islamist militants. HABIBOU KOUYATE/ / AFP/Getty Images

    France Reorganizes Military Presence in Sub-Saharan Africa

    France is rebasing its military and intelligence presence in sub-Saharan Africa with the cooperation of five nations to fight insurgents in the region, the spokesman for the chief of the Defense Staff said.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
  8. Tusas Turkish Aerospace Industries hopes to gain C-130 upgrade work outside of Turkey. Lockheed Martin

    Turks Seeking C-130 Upgrade Deals Abroad

    Turkey's national aerospace specialist has perhaps busied itself too long with upgrading the country's fleet of C-130 transport aircraft but it finally reached the delivery stage and is now confident it may win similar upgrade contracts abroad.

    • Jul. 16, 2014
  9. Oiler Debate: The fast replenishment ship Bridge resupplies the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis and cruiser Mobile Bay last year in the Arabian Sea. A plan to inactivate the Bridge and a sister ship to save money has been put off. Christopher P. Cavas

    Big Supply Ships May Get Reprieve For Now

    They're the biggest supply ships operated for the US Navy, and the fastest. Rarely does a deployed carrier strike group travel without one.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  10. Iraqi Kurdish forces take position as they fight jihadist militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on June 29 in the Iraqi village of Bashir. Experts are assessing the potential impact of ISIL's seizure of the al-Muthanna chemical weapons facility. Karim Sahib / AFP via Getty Images

    Experts Assessing ISIL's Seizure of Iraqi Weapons Facility

    As extremist militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) announced their new caliphate this week, experts have been closely following their June 19 invasion of al-Muthanna chemical weapons facility and assessing the danger.

    • Jul. 2, 2014
  11. The Brazilian Navy is to update eight AgustaWestland Lynx Mk21A helicopters in a deal worth $160 million, the company announced Wednesday. AgustaWestland

    AgustaWestland to Upgrade Brazilian Helos

    The Brazilian Navy is to update eight AgustaWestland Lynx Mk21A helicopters in a deal worth $160 million, the company announced Wednesday.

    • Jul. 2, 2014
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