29 January 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 29 Jan 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Maj. Gen. Zilmer from the Pentagon 29 Jan 2007 -- Presenter: Commanding General Mulitnaional Force West and 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Forward Maj. Gen. Richard Zilmer
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Jan. 29 AFPN 29 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Jan. 29.
- 33 Detained in Iraq; Insurgent Training Site Destroyed AFPS 29 Jan 2007 -- Coalition forces detained 33 insurgents and destroyed a terrorist training facility this week in operations across Iraq.
- Commander Guardedly Optimistic About Progress in Anbar AFPS 29 Jan 2007 -- Fed up with al Qaeda's murderous rampage in the region, local tribes in the Iraq's Anbar province have endorsed and joined local government efforts to drive out insurgents and establish security in the area, the commander of Multinational Force West said today.
- Ike Reaches Halfway Point Navy NewsStand 29 Jan 2007 -- The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 reached the halfway point in their deployment Jan. 28.
- New complex expedites refueling AFPN 29 Jan 2007 -- A new petroleum, oil and lubricant complex here has commenced operations to meet the burgeoning growth of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in support of the war on terrorism.
- Iraqi Officials: Leader of Militant Cult Killed in Battle Near Najaf VOA 29 Jan 2007 -- Iraqi officials say the leader of an Islamic cult that was plotting to assassinate senior Shi'ite clerics was killed during a daylong battle near the holy city of Najaf on Sunday.
- More Violence Wracks Iraq VOA 29 Jan 2007 -- Violence continued in Iraq on Monday following a bloody weekend that included a battle in Najaf that Iraqi officials say left about 200 militants dead and more than 100 in custody
- Joint Intelligence Operations Center opens in Kabul AFPN 29 Jan 2007 -- The Joint Intelligence Operations Center, a strategic and operational breakthrough in Afghanistan-Pakistan border security, officially opened here Jan. 25 during a ceremony at Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force.
Defense Policy / Programs
- C-130 maintenance unit gets much needed upgrade AFPN 29 Jan 2007 -- Airmen of the 746th Aircraft Maintenance Unit who generate C-130 Hercules aircraft throughout Southwest Asia now have an upgraded maintenance facility to call home.
- Missile overhaul creates big savings AFPN 29 Jan 2007 -- When U.S. Air Forces in Europe officials recently moved to shift serviceable rocket motors from older, first-generation AIM-120A advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles and put them in unserviceable, but newer and more capable AIM-120B and C models, 435th Munitions Squadron Airmen volunteered to lead the effort.
- Deployed maintainers launch 200 perfect sorties AFPN 29 Jan 2007 -- Some records can only be matched, never broken. One such record was set this week by the maintainers of the 36th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, who successfully launched their 200th consecutive B-52 Stratofortress sortie with a 100-percent mission effectiveness rate during a five-month deployment here.
- Joint Center Prepares Deploying Troops to Confront IED Threat AFPS 29 Jan 2007 -- As a full-time member of the opposing force at the National Training Center here, Army Spc. Tim Lawson is accustomed to putting troops preparing to deploy through rigors like they'll confront in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- USNS Mary Sears, Search Team Return From Successful Mission In Indonesia Navy NewsStand 29 Jan 2007 -- USNS Mary Sears moored in Singapore on Jan. 29 after successfully locating a missing airliner which disappeared off the coast of West Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Jan. 1.
- USS Newport News Commanding Officer Relieved of Command Navy NewsStand 29 Jan 2007 -- Rear Adm. Douglas J. McAneny, commander, Combined Task Force 54, completed administrative personnel actions involving select members of the USS Newport News (SSN 750) crew, Jan. 29
- Essex Focuses on Training, Upkeep During Inport Period Navy NewsStand 29 Jan 2007 -- USS Essex (LHD 2) continues to prepare for its upcoming spring patrol by conducting specialized in-rate training, replacing or repairing needed shipboard components and practicing live operations.
- European Missile Defense Would Protect Against Mideast Threats Washington File 29 Jan 2007 -- The U.S. goal to have elements of a missile defense system based in Europe by 2011 is intended to protect American and allied assets against emerging hostile Middle Eastern threats -- not against Russia, a senior U.S. military official says.
- U.S. Stages Air War Exercises against DPRK KCNA 29 Jan 2007 -- Warplanes of the U.S. imperialist aggression troops in south Korea recently staged war exercises against the DPRK to further aggravate the tense situation of the Korean Peninsula, according to a military source
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 29 Jan 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 29 Jan 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for January 29, 2007
- L-3 Communications Link Simulation and Training Awarded $51 Million Option to Build AVCATT Helicopter Training Suites L3 Communications 29 Jan 2007 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Link Simulation and Training (L-3 Link) division has been awarded a $51.1 million follow-on production contract to build five additional U.S. Army Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT) suites
- L-3 Communications Link Simulation and Training Awarded $15.2 Million Contract to Support E-3 Flight Crew Training Program L3 Communications 29 Jan 2007 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Link Simulation and Training (L-3 Link) division has been awarded a $15.2 million contract option from the U.S. Air Force to provide continued support of the service's E-3 Contractor Training and Simulation Services (CTSS) program.
- THAAD Weapon System Scores Second Intercept - With A Divert and Attitude Control System from Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Pratt & Whitney 29 Jan 2007 -- The U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system on Friday successfully intercepted a target vehicle with a defensive kinetic energy weapon - or "kill vehicle" - in a test flight
- U.S. Navy Awards Northrop Grumman $268 Million for Continuation of DDG 1000 Detail Design Northrop Grumman 29 Jan 2007 -- The U.S. Navy today awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $268 million contract for continuation of detail design efforts on the Zumwalt-class destroyer, DDG 1000.
- NATION'S NEWEST USAF ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE BEGINS OPERATION Lockheed Martin 29 Jan 2007 -- The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F-17 Block 5D-3 spacecraft, built under contract for the U.S. Air Force by Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT], has been turned over to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for operational use worldwide.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED $8.7 MILLION CONTRACT TO DEVELOP LOW PROFILE MAST SENSOR SYSTEM FOR U.S. NAVY'S VIRGINIA CLASS SUBMARINE FORCE Lockheed Martin 29 Jan 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] was awarded an $8.7 million contract to develop a Low Profile Mast sensor system for the U.S. Navy's Virginia Class submarines
- Northrop Grumman Delivers First Navy Mine Detection Pod Northrop Grumman 29 Jan 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) delivered the first production Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) pod to the U.S. Navy in ceremonies here last week.
- BAE SYSTEMS SEEKER DETECTS TARGET AS THAAD WEAPON SYSTEM SCORES SUCCESSFUL INTERCEPT BAE Systems 29 Jan 2007 -- The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System detected and intercepted an incoming ballistic missile target using a BAE Systems-built seeker during a Jan. 26 test firing at the Pacific Missile Range Facility.
- Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Radar Successful in Integrated Flight Test Raytheon 29 Jan 2007 -- The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) radar built by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) performed successfully in a flight test conducted by the Missile Defense Agency at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii, Jan. 26.
- EADS Socata will retrofit the Xingu avionics of the French Military Air Transport Flight School EADS 29 Jan 2007 -- EADS Socata announces today at a Press Conference the notification by the French military procurement agency (DGA) of a contract for the Avionics retrofit of the fleet of Embraer Emb-110 Xingu of the French Military Air Transport Flight School, based in Avord.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 29 Jan 2007
- Palestine facing civil war - Russian Foreign Ministry RIA Novosti 29 Jan 2007 -- Palestine is facing the threat of a civil war, the Russian foreign minister said Monday.
- Suicide Bomber Strikes Israeli Resort VOA 29 Jan 2007 -- A Palestinian suicide bomber has killed himself and three Israelis in the resort city, Eilat, on the Red Sea
- Rival Palestinian Gunmen Battle in Gaza for 5th Day, Death Toll Up to 30 VOA 29 Jan 2007 -- Rival groups of Palestinian gunmen are fighting each other for a fifth day in Gaza after another night of deadly violence.
- Israel: Ban Ki-moon deplores suicide bombing; urges Palestinians to stop further attacks UN News Centre 29 Jan 2007 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned in the strongest possible terms the Palestinian suicide bombing which killed three people and wounded another at a bakery in the Israeli town of Eilat and called for swift action by Palestinian security forces to prevent threatened further attacks.
- US: Israel Likely Violated Cluster Bomb Agreement During Hezbollah War VOA 29 Jan 2007 -- The Bush administration has told Congress that Israel likely violated U.S. arms export agreements with its use of cluster munitions against Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon last year
- Ban Ki-moon calls on African Union show unity of purpose in bringing peace to Darfur UN News Centre 29 Jan 2007 -- Calling the situation in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region "the largest humanitarian crisis in the world," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Africa's leaders to use the same unity of purpose and partnership with the UN that brought peace to Burundi and Sierra Leone in tackling the intractable issue.
- International Donors Pressure Sri Lanka to Resume Peace Talks VOA 29 Jan 2007 -- International donors to Sri Lanka are pressuring the government to resume talks with Tamil Tiger rebels to end two decades of violence and open the way for economic development
- Analysis: UN Chief Tackles Darfur cfr.org 29 Jan 2007 -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the African Union summit and reiterated his call to send a joint UN-AU peacekeeping force to Sudan's Darfur region
- SOMALIA: Families flee as police targeted in worsening violence IRIN 29 Jan 2007 -- The Somali capital of Mogadishu was quiet on Monday, a day after government forces engaged heavily armed gunmen in the north of the city, as worsening violence forced families to flee the area, local sources told IRIN.
- DRC: Ban says security key to solving humanitarian issues IRIN 29 Jan 2007 -- War-related humanitarian problems in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) can only be solved in an atmosphere of lasting peace and stability, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said during a two-day visit to the country.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON HAITI United Nations 29 Jan 2007
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