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November 2002 Intelligence News

  • Electrical failure challenges U-2 pilots' skills AFPN 29 Nov 2002-- Flying above 70,000 feet in a two-seat U-2 Dragon Lady, the crew had less than 10 minutes to respond to an impending electrical systems failure, an emergency never before encountered in the aircraft.
  • Bush Signs Intelligence Authorization, Creates September 11 Commission Washington File 27 Nov 2002 -- President Bush November 27 signed legislation that authorizes intelligence activities for the 2003 budget year and establishes an independent commission to investigate the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States
  • CIA YEMEN OPERATION: MANY SEE 'ASSASSINATION WITHOUT JURY, JUDGE Foreign Media Reaction 18 Nov 2002-- Euros, others challenge legality of the U.S. Predator attack in Yemen. ** Many fear this "first practical application of Bush's pre-emptive doctrine" signals U.S. willingness to engage in "deplorable violations of human rights." ** Use of this "new and deadly stage in the technology of warfare" poses "great political risk." ** Several note "imitation" of Israel's "targeted assassinations" policy.
  • Thales Group Joins TIPS Companies Addressing NATO AGS Solution Northrop Grumman 15 Nov 2002 -- Thales Group has joined the Trans-Atlantic Industrial Proposed Solution (TIPS) approach developed by three other international defense contractors to address the longstanding requirement for a NATO-owned and -operated Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) capability.
  • SWEDEN/RUSSIA/ESPIONAGE VOA 11 Nov 2002-- The Russian Foreign Ministry says it may retaliate for Sweden's decision to expel two Russian diplomats
  • General Dynamics C4 Systems Wins $10 Million Gigabit Ethernet Encryptor Contract General Dynamics 06 Nov 2002 -- The National Security Agency has awarded a $10 million contract to General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), to partially fund the development of a Gigabit Ethernet Encryptor (GigEE) that will be capable of encrypting sensitive information to be transmitted over the Internet and other Internet Protocol (IP)-based networks at speeds of at least one Gigabit per second – or about 48,000 typewritten pages per second.
  • General Dynamics Delivers 10,000th TACLANE Encryptor General Dynamics 05 Nov 2002 -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today that it recently delivered the 10,000th National Security Agency-certified TACLANE Type 1 encryptor, bringing the total sold to more than 14,000 since the product was introduced in 2000.
  • New aircraft will maintain command, control advantage on future battlefields AFPN 05 Nov 2002-- The Air Force currently enjoys a command and control advantage on the battlefield thanks to its E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft and E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft
  • U.S. Air Force Awards Northrop Grumman Joint STARS Support Contract Northrop Grumman 04 Nov 2002 -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a one-year, $98.5 million contract for Total System Support Responsibility (TSSR) of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet.

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