25 October 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 25 Oct 2006 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Oct. 25 AFPN 25 Oct 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Oct. 25.
- US Military: 10 Militants Killed in Raids on Shi'ite Stronghold in Baghdad VOA 25 Oct 2006 -- The U.S. military says Iraqi forces backed by U.S. warplanes killed 10 militants in raids on a Baghdad stronghold of a powerful Shi'ite militia.
- NATO's Jones Urges Focus on Afghan Reconstruction, Rule of Law Washington File 23 Oct 2006 -- Now that NATO forces in Afghanistan have proven their ability to fight and win battles, the alliance's top commander says it is time to focus on enabling reconstruction, stopping drug cartels, empowering local courts and police and "nurturing the hope" of the Afghan people.
- Mulla Omar asks NATO to stop sacrificing soldiers IRNA 25 Oct 2006 -- Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar on Monday threatened that fighting in Afghanistan would be intensified to surprising levels to drive out foreign infidels while a Taliban commander told media they were planning to attack civilians in Europe.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Industry Days emphasize Air Force need for new tanker AFPN 25 Oct 2006 -- Nearly 100 people from industry and the government attended the Oct. 24 kick off of Tanker Industry Days in nearby Dayton, Ohio.
- Misawa units strengthened by Total Force AFPN 25 Oct 2006 -- Air National Guard and Reserve Airmen support various missions throughout the Air Force, and it is no exception here.
- Emerald Warrior kicks off at Hurlburt Field AFPN 25 Oct 2006 -- Emerald Warrior '07, Air Force Special Operations Command's first joint coalition exercise focused on training Air Force, Army and allied units in missions directly related to the war on terrorism, kicked off here Oct. 24.
- Officials announce C-130J contract conversion AFPN 25 Oct 2006 -- Air Force officials announced today the multi-year procurement contract Oct. 25 for the C-130J Hercules has been converted from a Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 12 to a FAR Part 15 contract.
- Army activates IMCOM to improve Soldier support Army News 25 Oct 2006 -- The Army activated the Installation Management Command Oct. 24 to consolidate and strengthen installation support services to Soldiers and their families through the full authority of command.
- Add-on-armor team empowers engineers, saves lives Army News 25 Oct 2006 -- Maintenance personnel with the 16th Engineer Brigade have saved money, time and lives by adding armor to engineer construction equipment.
- Bataan ESG Integrates With MEU, Begins COMPTUEX Navy NewsStand 25 Oct 2006 -- Sailors and Marines with USS Bataan (LHD 5) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) are underway October and November for their Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the Atlantic Coast.
- EOD, Divers Complete "Edged Response" Training Exercise Navy NewsStand 25 Oct 2006 -- Sailors assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, Detachment (Det.) 5, and Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8, Det. 4, along with Kenyan naval divers completed the 10-day bilateral "Edged Response" training exercise, Oct. 19 in Manda Bay, Kenya.
- Bataan Engineers Set New Standard Navy NewsStand 25 Oct 2006 -- Sailors assigned to USS Bataan's (LHD 5) Engineering Department completed and passed the final phase of the ship's engineering operation certification (EOC) in October, a major step for the ship to become deployable.
- USS Ramage Hosts Reception in Neum Navy NewsStand 25 Oct 2006 -- USS Ramage (DDG 61) hosted a reception Oct. 18 for the U.S. ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) and other special guests during Ramage's port visit to Neum, BiH.
- Essex Welcomes Philippine Helos Navy NewsStand 25 Oct 2006 -- USS Essex (LHD 2) provided the platform for the Armed Forces of the Philippines' (AFP) pilots from Multipurpose Helicopter Squadron (HM) 40, Naval Air Group, Philippine Naval Base Cavite, to hone their flying skills with deck landing qualifications (DLQs) and high angle sniping Oct. 20.
- Enterprise Departs Jebel Ali Navy NewsStand 25 Oct 2006 -- The Norfolk, Va.-based nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) concluded the seventh port visit of its current six-month deployment and first in nearly two months when the ship departed Jebel Ali Oct. 23.
- Seabees Construct 1,100-foot Pier in Little Creek Navy NewsStand 25 Oct 2006 -- Seabees from Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 completed and broke down an elevated causeway system modular (ELCAS) Oct. 20 at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek to enhance operational readiness.
- TWO KIDD-CLASS DESTROYERS RETURN TO TAIWAN CNA 25 Oct 2006 -- The last two of the four Kidd-class destroyers procured from the United States returned to Taiwan Wednesday after a 52-day voyage across the Pacific Ocean.
- DoD News: Contracts for October 25, 2006
- BAE SYSTEMS SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH ASMAR FOR CHILEAN FRIGATE SUPPORT BAE Systems 25 Oct 2006 -- BAE Systems and the Asmar Ship building and Ship repair company have signed an MoU to cooperate on ship support for the Chilean Navy
- BAE SYSTEMS TO PROTECT ARMY AIRCRAFT; RECEIVES ADDITIONAL FUNDING BAE Systems 25 Oct 2006 -- BAE Systems has received an additional funding increment of $95.6 million from the U.S. Army for its Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) to protect Army fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft from heat-seeking missiles.
- New Boeing CH-47F Takes Flight Boeing 25 Oct 2006 -- The Boeing Company's [NYSE: BA] first production CH-47F Chinook helicopter successfully completes its first flight Oct. 23 from its Rotorcraft Systems facility in Ridley Park, Pa., where testers evaluated the aircraft's systems and structural performance.
- Russia, Italy present new diesel submarine at Euronaval 2006 RIA Novosti 25 Oct 2006 -- Russia and Italy presented Wednesday a mock-up model of a new-generation diesel submarine at an international arms show in France, a RIA Novosti correspondent said.
- U.S. Army Awards Raytheon $8 Million Patriot Engineering Services Contract Raytheon 25 Oct 2006 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded an $8 million contract modification from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command to provide engineering services support to the Patriot Air and Missile Defense program.
- Boeing Awards U.S. Navy F/A-18 Component Repairs to L-3 MAS L-3 Comuunications 25 Oct 2006 -- -3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its MAS (L-3 MAS) subsidiary in Mirabel, Quebec has been awarded a $7.52 million contract by The Boeing Company (Boeing) for the repair of 32 F/A-18 aircraft Outer Wing Panels for the U.S. Navy
- Sagem Défense Sécurité unveils a new family of optronic systems for surface ships Sagem (Safran group) 25 Oct 2006 -- On the occasion of Euronaval 2006, Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) will be displaying its new family of optronic systems for surface ships. Designed to deal with both symetric and asymmetric threats in blue waters and in coastal areas, this new offer is characterized by latest-generation optronic sensors and a IRST-type (Infrared Search And Track) panoramic-surveillance capacity. In addition, these new systems can be used with an optronic fire-control function.
- Thales launches advanced Naval Electro-Optic sensors Thales 25 Oct 2006 -- Unlike traditional IRSTs (Infra-Red Search & Track), which mechanically scan through 360°,the new Thales EO family utilises multiple static sensor heads incorporating large IR focalplane arrays, an advanced optical design and dedicated processing algorithms on COTS processing hardware to provide enhanced ship self-protection, particularly in the littoral environment.
- Thales launches ARTEMIS and GATEKEEPER Thales 25 Oct 2006 -- Unlike traditional IRSTs (Infra-Red Search & Track), which mechanically scan through 360°, the new Thales electro-optic family utilises multiple static sensor heads incorporating large IR focal plane arrays, an advanced optical design and dedicated processing algorithms on COTS processing hardware to provide enhanced ship self-protection, particularly in the littoral environment.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 25 Oct 2006
- DRC: Two of Kabila's killers recaptured IRIN 25 Oct 2006 -- Two of the men convicted of killing President Laurent-Desire Kabila, who escaped from jail on Tuesday, have been recaptured, a military officer, who requested anonymity, said on Wednesday.
- Lankan gov't, LTTE delegations leave for Geneva for direct talks IRNA 25 Oct 2006 -- In a bid to seek a lasting political solution that can end the bloody ethnic conflict in the island, negotiating teams of both the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels have left for Geneva to resume their two-day direct peace negotiations.
- EU: For Brussels, Not All Frozen Conflicts Are Alike RFE/RL 25 Oct 2006 -- At a European Parliament debate on South Ossetia and Transdniester today, EU officials had two distinct messages.
- Timor-Leste: UN police help stop gang fighting that forces airport to close UN News Centre 25 Oct 2006 -- The United Nations police force in Timor-Leste has intervened to stop fighting between gangs and internally displaced persons (IDPs) that forced the closing of the airport in the small South-East Asian nation, shaken earlier this year by violence attributed to differences between eastern and western regions.
- Security Council sets up integrated UN office in Burundi to follow current operation UN News Centre 25 Oct 2006 -- Emphasizing the need for the United Nations system and wider international community to maintain their support for strife-torn Burundi, the Security Council today voted to set up an integrated office in the country to follow on from the current mission that ends on 31 December.
- UN protests over Sudanese Government's decision to seek envoy's removal UN News Centre 25 Oct 2006 -- The United Nations has protested to the Sudanese Government over its decision to ask for the removal of Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Representative in the country Jan Pronk, a UN spokesman said today.
- After Four Years of Mediation, Ivory Coast Peace Elusive VOA 25 Oct 2006 -- Nearly four years into international mediation aimed at reuniting war-divided Ivory Coast, the U.N. Security Council is preparing to pass a new resolution creating another transitional period.
- Chad Accuses Sudan of Backing Rebel Movement VOA 25 Oct 2006 -- Chad is formally accusing neighboring Sudan of backing the rebels behind Sunday's incursions in three eastern villages.
- Russia has no plans to annex Georgian territories - Putin RIA Novosti 25 Oct 2006 -- Russia's actions in relation to Georgia are not driven by its alleged territorial ambitions in the South Caucasus region or by plans to prevent Georgia from joining NATO, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday during a televised question-and-answer session.
- Somali Islamists Threaten Attack on Government Base VOA 25 Oct 2006 -- Islamist forces in Somalia are threatening to attack Baidoa, base of the country's weak interim government.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS WHILE COUNTERING TERRORISM United Nations 25 Oct 2006
- Final seat on Security Council remains undecided after latest day of voting UN News Centre 25 Oct 2006 -- The United Nations General Assembly today remained deadlocked after a fourth day of voting in the contest to fill a non-permanent seat on the Security Council for the Latin American and Caribbean region, with Guatemala maintaining its lead over Venezuela but falling short of the necessary two-thirds majority.
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