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Trump approves cutting 9,500 troops in Germany: Pentagon

DefenceTalkDefenceTalkPresident Donald Trump has approved a plan to slash the US military presence in Germany by 9,500 troops, the Defense Department said Tuesday. Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said the move, which has sparked concerns in Berlin and in the NATO alliance, is to redeploy the troops and will “enhance Russian deterrence, strengthen NATO, (and) reassure […]

Future Vertical Lift pushes forward with new requirements

DefenceTalkDefenceTalkAll four of Future Vertical Lift’s signature modernization efforts now have approved requirements, as the Army strives to rapidly develop new aircraft to achieve overmatch, its leader said Wednesday. The top priorities include the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft, Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, Future Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and Modular Open System Approach. “Those four lines of […]

US to send 600 troops to Germany for war games

DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe United States will send 600 soldiers to take part in a training exercise in Germany in the coming weeks, even as Washington considers reducing the number of troops stationed in the country, AFP learnt Thursday. The US defence ministry has informed representatives of the German parliament’s defence committee of the plans to push ahead […]

US Army Aviation modernization on track despite COVID-19

DefenceTalkDefenceTalkA critical design review for a new turbine engine that will power enduring and future Army aircraft is still on, despite a two-week delay in the program tied to COVID-19, aviation leaders said May 7. The Improved Turbine Engine Program review has been rescheduled to mid-June, but remains ahead of schedule in accordance with the […]