Japan’s new amphibious brigade launches beach landings during Talisman Sabre drills

MELBOURNE, Australia — Japan’s newly formed amphibious brigade conducted two beach landings and other associated operations with U.S. and Australian forces during a recent large-scale exercise in Australia. Speaking exclusively with Defense News on board the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s helicopter destroyer JS Ise following the conclusion of the biennial…

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Pentagon No. 2 confirmed by Senate

WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed David Norquist to be the deputy secretary of defense, locking in the Pentagon’s top two leaders for the first time in 2019. Norquist was confirmed by voice vote Tuesday evening, just aw eek after his nomination papers arrived in front of the Senate Armed…

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UK defense exports set new record in 2018

LONDON — Sales of Typhoon jets to Qatar and F-35 related components to the U.S. were largely behind a record breaking year which saw British defense exports in 2018 reach £14 billion, according to new figures released July 30 by the Department for International Trade (DIT). Export sales rose by…

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