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Climate Change/British Air Force – British Air Force aims to be world’s first service with certified zero-carbon aircraft (Defense News)

writes: Britain’s Royal Air Force has set a goal of becoming the first military service in the world to register and certify a zero-carbon aircraft.

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USA/Space – Space Force launches small satellite to test new sensor possibilities (Defense News)

Nathan Strout writes: The U.S. Space Force launched a new experimental satellite July 29 that will test the possibility of installing large, deployable weather sensors on small satellites.

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USA/UK/Defense – Britain inks $200 million contract with Team Tempest for future fighter jet (Defense News)

writes: The British Defence Ministry has signed a £250 million (U.S. $199 million) deal with Team Tempest, a group of companies working on the country’s future combat jet, to provide digital and physical infrastructure to develop the aircraft.

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Israel/Germany/Defense – Elta and Hensoldt team up for German ballistic missile defense radar (Defense News)

writes: Germany’s Hensoldt has won a contract to supply new radars to the country’s military, according to a July 26 statement from the sensor specialist, with Israel Aerospace Industries also contributing toward the ultimate goal of modernizing Germany’s ballistic missile defense capabilities.

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USA/Defense – Sea power panel backs block buy of amphibious ships (Defense News)

writes: A House panel on Wednesday advanced a proposal to authorize the Navy to make a block buy of amphibious ships for one more year, meant to save taxpayer dollars, proponents say.

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USA/Defense – Lawmakers want answers on US Army plans to protect vehicles from drones (Defense News)

writed: House lawmakers want answers from the Army on its plan to outfit combat vehicles with protection systems capable of countering unmanned aircraft systems, according to the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee’s markup of the fiscal 2022 defense authorization bill, released July 28.

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USA/Defense – US has ‘no plans right now’ to increase LCS presence in Singapore, says Navy chief (Defense News)

writes: The U.S. Navy no longer has concrete plans to increase the number of littoral combat ships deploying to the Indo-Pacific region on a rotational basis, the chief of naval operations has confirmed.

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Australia – See F-35B jets take off at sea for Australian exercise Talisman Sabre (Defense News)

writes: U.S. Marine Corps F-35B jets are carrying out high-end integrated air warfare training with Australian counterparts in the skies above the country and the Coral Sea, as both nations hold a massive multidomain exercise.

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UK/Defense – British government to nationalize steel components maker in $3.54 million deal (Defense News)

writes: The British government plans to nationalize specialist steel components-maker Sheffield Forgemasters in order to protect the supply chain involving critical defense programs in the nuclear submarine and other sectors.

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