10 August 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- First British Apache Longbow Pilots Complete Flight Training at Boeing Boeing 10 Aug 1999 -- The first two Apache Longbow combat helicopter pilots from the United Kingdom have completed individual pilot training at The Boeing Company in Mesa, Ariz. The pilots trained in the WAH-64, which is the United Kingdom's version of the world's only fourth-generation combat helicopter, the AH-64D Apache Longbow, in production at Boeing in Mesa.
- Israel Aircraft Industries and B.V.R. Systems reached a Definitive Agreement Israel Aerospace Industries 10 Aug 1999 -- MLM division of Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd. (IAI\MLM) a world leader in defense and civil aerospace technology and BVR Systems (1998) Ltd., a diversified world leader in advanced military training and simulation systems, today announced that they have concluded a definitive agreement to end all commercial disputes and intellectual property and related commercial litigation between the parties.
- 10 August 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 10 Aug 1999
- U-N - EAST TIMOR (L - ONLY) Voice of America 10 August 1999 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is proposing an increase in U-N police presence in troubled East Timor, amid continuing concerns about the security situation in the former Portuguese colony. Mr. Annan says additional police will be needed to ensure security after a referendum on the territory's future is held later this month.
- TURKEY / IRAN Voice of America 10 August 1999 -- Turkey and Iran appear to have ironed out their differences over an alleged border incursion by Turkish forces. Turkish and Iranian security officials discussed the matter in talks Tuesday in the Turkish capital.
- CONGO / REBELS Voice of America 10 August 1999 -- African diplomats are expected to be in rebel held Congo (Tuesday) to try to advance a regional peace plan to end the country's civil war. Rivalries within the rebellion are making it harder to strike a deal with the government in Kinshasa.
- COLOMBIA-PEACE Voice of America 10 August 1999 -- Colombian President Andres Pastrana has again called on the country's main leftist-guerrilla group to open peace talks to end more than 35-years of fighting. The two sides appear to be far from sitting down at the negotiating table.
- RUSSIA POL - CAUCASUS Voice of America 10 August 1999 -- Acting Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has pledged to quickly crush a Muslim insurgency in the southern republic of Dagestan. The newly appointed prime minister has been thrust into the center of Russia's worst security crisis since the war in Chechnya.
- AFGHAN REFUGEES Voice of America 10 August 1999 -- International aid agencies in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, say they are assessing the current situation involving thousands of people evacuated from their homes by Taleban forces.
- Text: OSCE Welcomes Major Step Towards Peace in Tajikistan USIA 10 August 1999 -- The Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Norwegian Foreign Minister Knut Vollebaek, has praised opposition forces in Tajikistan for agreeing to disband their armed formations.
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