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STDs get tested for sailors

PHUKET, Thailand — Sexually transmitted diseases have been racing to nearby clinics to get checked for sailors in an effort to curb a spate of recent outbreaks, sources confirmed today. The outbreaks come after...

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Saudis OK Billions in Arms Sales, Congress Not So Sure

WASHINGTON: Even as Congress inches toward cutting off arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Riyadh’s grinding war in Yemen, the United States is preparing to...

US Coast Guard orders further 7 OTH-IV cutter boats

The US Coast Guard has awarded Bremerton-based SAFE Boats International LLC a $2.74 million contract for the delivery of seven over the horizon IV (OTH-IV) cutter boats. The orders include trailers… [[ This is...

USMC touts F-35B readiness as flights are suspended

A day after the US Marine Corps (USMC) commandant said the service’s first operational Lockheed Martin short-takeoff, vertical-landing F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) were exceeding readiness expectations, the JSF programme office has...

Dutch OPVs and amphibious ships back in service

The Royal Netherlands Navy’s (RNLN’s) four Holland-class oceangoing patrol vessels (OPVs) and two landing platform docks (LPDs) can go to sea again after their sprinkler systems were repaired, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD)...

F-35s Grounded Worldwide For Fuel Tube Inspection

The Pentagon’s F-35 joint program office temporarily suspended flight operations for all U.S. and international F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to conduct a fleet-wide inspection of an engine fuel tube, the office said Oct. 11....

Future USS Thomas Hudner heads for commissioning site

The US Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) left the pier at Bath Iron Works (BIW) on October 10 for open sea, General Dynamics Marine Systems said. The… [[ This is...

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