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20 September 1999 Military News

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Defense Industry

  • ATK Begins Medium Caliber Ammunition Integration Operations at Radford Army Ammunition Plant ATK 20 Sep 1999 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems) (NYSE: ATK) said it has begun medium caliber ammunition load, assemble, and pack (LAP) operations at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RAAP) in Radford, Va. The operations previously were performed by ATK at the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant in Wilmington, Ill.
  • ORBITAL AWARDED $23 MILLION CONTRACT FOR AIRBORNE DATA TRANSFER SYSTEM Orbital Sciences Corp. 20 Sep 1999 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) today announced that its Fairchild Defense Division has been awarded a $23.6 million contract to supply an advanced version of its Data Transfer Equipment (DTE) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force and Air Defense for their new Mirage 2000/9 aircraft.

Other Conflicts

  • BRAZIL-EAST TIMOR Voice of America 20 September 1999 -- Brazil has dispatched a contingent of military police to East Timor to join the multinational peacekeeping force trying to restore order in the former Portuguse colony.
  • TIMOR / POLITICAL FALLOUT Voice of America 20 September 1999 -- Indonesian reaction to the deployment of the peacekeeping force in East Timor has so far been muted. However, the crisis in East Timor -- and the government's handling of it -- have raised some troubling questions about the country's difficult transition to democracy.
  • Fact Sheet: USAID on Relief Effort in E. Timor Sept. 20USIA 20 September 1999 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development released a fact sheet September 20 detailing the public and private relief effort getting underway in East Timor.
  • Text: ICRC Launches E. Timor Relief EffortUSIA 20 September 1999 -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) began a relief mission into violence-wracked East Timor on September 17. The ICRC is flying in food and other supplies from an aid base established on Java.
  • Text: U.N. Agency Air Drops Food Packages in E. TimorUSIA 20 September 1999 -- The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) is introducing a new relief technology in its campaign to get food to an estimated 30,000 East Timorese who are hiding in the mountains to escape recentviolence.
  • INDONESIA - HUMAN RIGHTS Voice of America 20 September 1999 -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadako Ogata met privately with Indonesian President B-J Habibie today as the first United Nations peacekeeping forces arrived in East Timor. Mrs. Ogata said that the Indonesian government gave security assurances for the safety of the nearly two hundred thousand refugees who fled from East Timor to West Timor.
  • E. TIMOR FORCE Voice of America 20 September 1999 -- The first Troops from the multi-national peacekeeping force for East Timor have begun their long awaited deployment, with a dawn landing in Dili.
  • EAST TIMOR DEPLOYMENT Voice of America 20 September 1999 -- Hundreds of international peacekeepers landed in the East Timorese capital Dili, Monday to restore order in the unstable province. The commander of the mission says troops met with little resistance but added East Timor is still a volatile place.
  • INDONESIA - DEPLOYMENT Voice of America 20 September 1999 -- International peacekeepers have begun their mission of securing the East Timorese capital, Dili Monday. A "pool" reporter from the Australian Broadcast Coporation, is in Dili and reports the troops met little resistance from anti-independence militia groups believed to be behind the violence.
  • PEACEKEEPRS / LAUNCH Voice of America 20 September 1999 -- The international peacekeeping force for East Timor launched its mission Monday from the northern Australian city of Darwin. Roughly 22 hundred British and Australian troops make up the first wave of peacekeepers that was mandated to restore stability to the territory, which has been ravished for more than two weeks by militia groups opposed to independence for East Timor.
  • EAST TIMOR: INTERFET ENTERS 'HARM'S WAY' USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report 20 September 1999 -- The deployment now underway of international peacekeeping forces-- under Australian leadership-- to the East Timorese capital, Dili, produced an outpouring of editorial comment from around the world, with the most heavy coverage emanating from East Asia and Europe. With the exception of media in Jakarta, the overwhelming majority of observers held that the International Force for East Timor's (Interfet) mission was "necessary" but fraught with danger for the troops involved.
  • COLOMBIA REBELS Voice of America 20 September 1999 -- The kidnapping last week of 12 foreigners in Ecuador has created yet another international scandal for the Colombian guerilla group that is believed to be responsible.
  • CONGO / REBELS Voice of America 20 September 1999 -- Rebels in Congo have done a better job at gaining ground in the civil war than they have done gaining the trust of civilians. Rebels are trying to improve their image.

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