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F-35 formally enters operational testing

F-35 formally enters operational testingThe testing is expected to be completed in the late summer of 2019 and the data will be used by the U.S. government to inform its “Milestone C” decision, leading to formal entry into full-rate production at the end of next year, the Defense Department said in a statement. All tests will be conducted at U.S. Military testing ranges and installations, it said. “The start of formal operational testing is a milestone more than 18 years in the making,” F-35 program head Vice Adm. Mat Winter said.



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Navy Orders ‘Operational Pause’ After USS John S. McCain Collides With Tanker

Navy Orders ‘Operational Pause’ After USS John S. McCain Collides With TankerA search is underway for 10 American sailors assigned to the McCain who were still missing after Sunday’s collision in the Strait of Malacca.



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Dakota Access pipeline has first leak before fully operational

Dakota Access pipeline has first leak before fully operationalThe Dakota Access pipeline inspired huge demonstrations in 2016. The Dakota Access pipeline has suffered its first leak, outraging indigenous groups who have long warned that the project poses a threat to the environment. The $ 3.8bn oil pipeline, which sparked international protests last year and is not yet fully operational, spilled 84 gallons of crude oil at a South Dakota pump station, according to government regulators.



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