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Special police force deployed in Nigerian state of Kaduna: Buhari on Twitter

Special police force deployed in Nigerian state of Kaduna: Buhari on TwitterA special police force has been deployed to flashpoints in the northern state of Kaduna on Sunday in the wake of communal violence over the last few days that has killed 55 people, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Twitter. The Kaduna state government imposed a 24-hour curfew on Sunday after violence broke out on the streets of the state’s capital city, also called Kaduna.



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Th Air Force Plans to Arm Stealth F-22s and F-35s with the Ultimate Weapon

Th Air Force Plans to Arm Stealth F-22s and F-35s with the Ultimate WeaponThe Air Force and DARPA are now testing new hardware and software configured to enable 4th-Generation aircraft to command drones from the cockpit in the air, bringing new levels of autonomy, more attack options and a host of new reconnaissance advantages to air warfare.



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US Air Force optimistic on hurricane-hit fighter jets

US Air Force optimistic on hurricane-hit fighter jetsThe United States Air Force said Sunday that a group of F-22 stealth fighters left behind at a base to ride out Hurricane Michael were intact but it was too soon to say whether all of them would fly again. Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida was hit by the Category 4 storm on October 10 and suffered extensive damage, with some hangars partially stripped of their roofs, according to official footage of the coastal facility. Numerous reports had speculated on the fate of an unspecified number of the ultra-advanced fifth-generation fighter jets that could not be flown out to safe havens due to maintenance or safety reasons.



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Mexican military disarm entire police force in resort city of Acapulco 'corrupted by drug gangs'

Mexican military disarm entire police force in resort city of Acapulco 'corrupted by drug gangs'Mexican authorities have taken control of the entire police force in the southern Mexican city of Acapulco, claiming the department has been infiltrated by drug gangs. Two police commanders have been accused of murder, while the rest of the force officers have been stripped of their guns, radios and bulletproof vests and taken for background checks. Acapulco – a beach resort – was a fashionable location favoured by movie stars in the 1950s and 60s, but has since been plagued by escalating violence due to warring drug gangs.



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Israel air force chief in Moscow for plane downing meeting

Israel air force chief in Moscow for plane downing meetingIsrael’s air force commander held a “transparent discussion” with Russian officials in Moscow on Thursday, the Israeli army said, after a Russian warplane was downed by Syria earlier in the week following Israeli air strikes. Major General Amikam Norkin led a delegation to the Russian capital to share the military’s findings on the incident, which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has blamed on Israel. “The meetings were held in good spirits and the representatives shared a professional, open and transparent discussion on various issues,” the Israeli army said in a statement after the visit by Norkin.



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Israeli air force chief to give Moscow findings on Russian plane downing

Israeli air force chief to give Moscow findings on Russian plane downingIsrael’s air force commander will lead a delegation to Moscow to share the military’s findings on the Syrian downing of a Russian warplane following Israeli air strikes, the army said Wednesday. The delegation, led by Major General Amikam Norkin, would on Thursday “present the situation report… regarding all aspects” of the incident, the army said in a statement. On Monday, Syrian air defences shot down a Russian military plane, killing 15 soldiers, after Israeli missiles had struck the coastal region of Latakia.



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Israel air force chief to give Moscow findings on plane downing

Israel air force chief to give Moscow findings on plane downingIsrael’s air force commander was set to lead a delegation to Moscow on Thursday to share the military’s findings on the Syrian downing of a Russian warplane following Israeli air strikes. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has blamed Israel for the incident, which was the worst case of friendly fire between Moscow and his regime since Russian forces intervened in the war-torn country in late 2015. The Russia-bound delegation, led by Major General Amikam Norkin, will “present the situation report… regarding all aspects” of the incident, the Israeli army said in a statement on Wednesday.



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Mach 5 Mission: The Air Force Is Going All In on Hypersonic Weapons

Mach 5 Mission: The Air Force Is Going All In on Hypersonic WeaponsThe Air Force is taking another step in an aggressive plan to prototype, test and deploy hypersonic weapons



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Trump's Space Force Would Cost $13 Billion In First 5 Years: Air Force Memo

Trump's Space Force Would Cost $  13 Billion In First 5 Years: Air Force MemoThe proposed sixth branch of the military could have more than 13,000 employees, according to an internal Air Force memo.



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A Trillion Dollars Saved: What Would the Air Force Look Like with No F-35?

A Trillion Dollars Saved: What Would the Air Force Look Like with No F-35?Think about how much more could have been accomplished with just a part of that cash. 



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