25 August 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- GE F110 Engines Selected to Power Egyptian F-16C/D Aircraft GE Aviation 25 Aug 1999 -- The US Department of Defense has announced the award of a contract signed by Egypt to Lockheed Martin for 24 F-16C/D fighter aircraft, which will be powered by GE F110 engines. The engine program value is approximately $100 million.
- Lockheed Martin Enters Agreement With Air Force To Improve Outreach To Small Businesses Lockheed Martin 25 Aug 1999 -- In an effort to increase the amount of subcontracting Lockheed Martin conducts with small businesses, the company and the U.S. Air Force signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on August 25. This is the first time a defense contractor has entered into an agreement of this kind with a branch of the U.S. military.
- 25 August 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 25 Aug 1999
- UN - CHILDREN IN WAR Voice of America 25 August 1999 -- At the United Nations (Wednesday), the Security Council discussed how to protect the growing number of children affected by armed conflict.
- EAST TIMOR RALLY Voice of America 25 August 1999 -- Tens of thousands of independence supporters rallied Wednesday in the East Timorese capital Dili, in the closing days of the territory's political campaign.
- EAST TIMOR REFERENDUM: INDONESIA'S 'LITMUS TEST' USIA Foreign Media Reaction Daily Digest 25 August 1999 -- Most writers outside Indonesia saw the vote as a "litmus test" for the ability of Indonesia's fledgling democracy to resolve "separatist problems" in the wake of the political demise of President Soeharto just over a year ago. Many expressed concern about the violence that has wracked that troubled province in the run-up to the referendum, but concluded that the UN had set a "successful precedent" by bringing Indonesian, Timorese and Portuguese interlocutors together to engage in a dialogue on East Timor's future.
- LANKA - MINISTER Voice of America 25 August 1999 -- Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister says, due to the unpredictability of the Tamil Tiger rebels, the government is unable to find a political solution to the country's 16 year ethnic war.
- RUSSIA / DAGESTAN Voice of America 25 August 1999 -- Russian troops say they have regained control of all mountain villages seized by Islamic separatists early this month in the southern Dagestan region.
- AFGHAN EXPLOSION UPDATE (S-L) Voice of America 25 August 1999 -- A powerful truck bomb has exploded near the home of the Taleban's supreme leader, killing at least 10 people and injuring several others in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar. No one has claimed responsibility for the blast which shattered windows and sent people running for cover.
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