23 January 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 23 Jan 2007 [PDF]
- 2 Servicemembers killed in Al Anbar province
- 89th MP Bde convoy attacked
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Jan. 23 AFPN 23 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Jan. 23.
- 100 Terrorists Killed, 50 Detained in Operation Turki Bowl AFPS 23 Jan 2007 -- U.S. and Iraqi forces killed 100 terrorists, detained 50, and dismantled a large terrorist group in January during Operation Turki Bowl, the senior U.S. Army officer in Iraq's Diyala province said yesterday.
- 16 Insurgents Killed in Iraq, 18 Detained; Weapons Caches Found AFPS 23 Jan 2007 -- Coalition forces killed 16 terrorists and detained 18 others in Iraq this week, military officials said, and troops discovered multiple weapons caches.
- Mine Countermeasure Ship Arrives in Bahrain Navy NewsStand 23 Jan 2007 -- USS Gladiator (MCM 11), an Avenger-class mine countermeasure ship, arrived in Bahrain Jan. 23.
- Stryker Force ready, on call for Iraq MNF-I 23 Jan 2007 -- Strike hard! Strike fast! This could be the motto for the Stryker Readiness Force-Iraq, whose mission is to respond to threats across the battlefield of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: President Bush Delivers State of the Union Address The White House 23 Jan 2007
- Democratic Response of Senator Jim Webb To the President's State of the Union Address Office of Sen. Webb 23 Jan 2007
- Forrest Sherman Prepares Ship, Crew for Sea Navy NewsStand 23 Jan 2007 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) returned to its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk Jan. 19, after completing a successful 10-day work up and training period in preparation for its upcoming deployment as an element of USS Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG).
- CNO to Sailors: IAs critical to War on Terror Navy NewsStand 23 Jan 2007 -- In a visit Jan. 19 to observe individual augmentee (IA) training at Camp McCrady, S.C., Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen made it clear that IA deployments will continue, and that they are critical to the Navy's efforts in the war on terror.
- New National Defense Exemption to Marine Mammal Protection Act Authorized for Navy 23 Jan 2007 -- Following consultation with the Department of Commerce, the Department of Defense today announced authorization of a two-year national defense exemption from requirements of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) for naval activity involving mid-frequency active sonar use, and a new sensor that uses small explosive charges, during major training exercises and on established ranges and operating areas.
- Navy Announces Intent to Negotiate Infrastructure Projects with Gulfcoast Shipyards 23 Jan 2007 -- The Navy announced today that it has evaluated proposals and selected projects it intends to fund under Section 2203 of Public Law 109-234, commonly referred to as Katrina Supplemental IV.
- Commando Sling provides stronger alliance AFPN 23 Jan 2007 -- Exercise Commando Sling is underway for Airmen at Paya Lebar Air Base, Singapore. The goal of Commando Sling is a stronger alliance and a safer Pacific Region.
- Army, Marine Chiefs Cite Need to Reset Non-deployed Forces AFPS 23 Jan 2007 -- The senior officers of two military services told a congressional committee today that although soldiers and Marines are performing well overseas in the war against terrorism, more troops and money are needed to refurbish non-deployed military forces.
- Tomahawk IV Flight Test Success from USS Donald Cook Navy NewsStand 23 Jan 2007 -- A test of a U.S. Navy Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile was conducted Jan. 17 from USS Donald Cook (DDG-75), underway in the Gulf of Mexico.
- Project-677 submarine set for final sea trials - shipyard RIA Novosti 23 Jan 2007 -- St. Petersburg's Admiralty Shipyards said Tuesday it will soon begin a final round of sea trials of a fourth-generation diesel submarine.
- Russia, India to develop new fighter jet -defense minister RIA Novosti 23 Jan 2007 -- Russia and India will jointly develop a project to build a fifth-generation fighter jet, the Russian defense minister said Tuesday.
- Russian defense minister indicates Moscow not to oppose sale of BrahMos IRNA 23 Jan 2007 -- Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov indicated on Tuesday that Moscow would not oppose sale of BrahMos cruise missile, jointly developed by Russia and India, to some specific countries.
- Russia will not supply armaments to PNA - General Mazurkevich RIA Novosti 23 Jan 2007 -- Russia will not supply armaments to Palestine, a Russian Defense Ministry top official said Tuesday.
- Russia denies new deliveries of Strelets air defense system to Syria RIA Novosti 23 Jan 2007 -- Russia has not yet signed a contract on deliveries of a short-range ground-to-air missile system to Syria, the head of the Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Tuesday.
- Press Briefing on the State of the Union Speech The White House 23 Jan 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for January 23, 2007
- F-35 LIGHTNING II AVIONICS TEST BED TAKES WING BAE Systems 23 Jan 2007 -- The Joint Strike Fighter Cooperative Avionics Test Bed (CATB), a 737-300 aircraft extensively modified by BAE Systems, successfully completed its maiden flight Jan. 23 at Mojave, California
- Northrop Grumman Integrates All Phased Array Antennas on First Advanced EHF Flight Payload Northrop Grumman 23 Jan 2007 -- The uplink and downlink phased array antennas developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency (EHF) military satellite communications payload have been successfully integrated onto the first flight structure, and their performance has been verified alongside other essential payload components
- Boeing Awarded Contract for Next Generation V-22 Hydraulic Automated Test System Boeing 23 Jan 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract valued at more than $15 million to develop the V-22 Hydraulic Automated Test System (VHATS) to support the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.
- Boeing to Test Sniper Fire Detection and Location Technology for U.S. Air Force Boeing 23 Jan 2007 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract for a Ground Situational Awareness Toolkit (GSAT) that integrates a ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) with a ShotSpotter« gunfire detection and location technology system.
- Northrop Grumman Wins Three Biometrics and Identity Management Contracts Northrop Grumman 23 Jan 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently won three new biometrics and identity management contracts focused primarily on the intelligence and counterintelligence aspects of biometric technologies in asymmetrical, or non-traditional, warfare.
- Russia poised to win Indian jet fighter tender - defense minister RIA Novosti 23 Jan 2007 -- Russia has a good chance of winning a tender to supply jet fighters to the Indian Air Force by offering its MiG-35, Russia's defense minister said Tuesday.
- Russia, Ukraine set up JV to resume An-124 plane production RIA Novosti 23 Jan 2007 -- Russia and Ukraine have formed a joint venture to resume production of An-124-100 Ruslan heavy cargo planes, which was halted in the early 1990s, the head of the Volga-Dnepr aircraft manufacturing consortium said Tuesday.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 23 Jan 2007
- Backgrounder: Somalia's Transitional Government cfr.org 23 Jan 2007
- DRC: Dissident general seeks troops' integration into national army IRIN 23 Jan 2007 -- Laurent Nkunda, the dissident army general, agreed to participate in talks with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on two conditions: that troops loyal to him be integrated into the national army; and that the government ensure the protection and rights of all Kinyarwanda-speakers, most of whom live in eastern Congo.
- Security Council establishes UN political mission in Nepal to help build peace UN News Centre 23 Jan 2007 -- The Security Council today established a United Nations political mission in Nepal to oversee the peace process in the tiny Himalayan country, following an historic agreement reached last November by the Maoists and Government aimed at ending 10 years of bloody civil war that killed around 15,000 people and displaced over 100,000 others.
- UN envoy to present future status proposal for Kosovo on Friday UN News Centre 23 Jan 2007 -- A United Nations proposal for the future status of the Albanian-majority Serbian province of Kosovo, which the world body has run since Western forces drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid brutal ethnic fighting, will be presented to a group of concerned countries on Friday and to the parties early next month.
- Over 600 militants surrender in amnesty offer RIA Novosti 23 Jan 2007 -- Over 600 militants have surrendered since an amnesty was declared in Russia last year, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.
- Hezbollah, Allies Block Roads Across Lebanon VOA 23 Jan 2007 -- Much of Lebanon remains paralyzed, Tuesday, as supporters of the pro-Syrian Hezbollah group block Lebanon's coastal highway and main thoroughfares in Beirut and other cities
- Lebanon: UN calls for urgent aid to clean up toxic debris from summer war with Israel UN News Centre 23 Jan 2007 -- Lebanon needs urgent international support to clean up widespread pollution caused by last summer's war between Israel and Hizbollah, including a variety of toxic and health-hazardous substances as well as unexploded cluster bombs, the United Nations environmental agency warned today on the eve of a major donors' conference.
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