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26 October 1999 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • Boeing Delivers Updated F-22 Avionics Software Boeing 26 Oct 1999 -- Boeing has delivered an updated F-22 avionics software package to its 757 Flying Test Bed ahead of schedule. The update includes the F-22 Raptor's final two integrated avionics sensors -- electronic warfare and communication, navigation and identification.

Other Conflicts


  • TIMOR / AID Voice of America 26 October 1999 -- The United Nations World Food Program, W-F-P, is appealing for more than 21-million U-S dollars to help feed over 400-thousand people in East Timor.
  • AUSTRALIA / EAST TIMOR Voice of America 26 October 1999 -- Australia has welcomed the United Nations Security Council's decision on the formal establishment of a transitional authority in East Timor.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 26 October 1999 -- Russian forces are using artillery and air strikes to cover ground troops moving within a few kilometers of the Chechen capital, Grozny.
  • RUSSIA/CHECHNYA/CRITICISM Voice of America 26 October 1999 -- The prospect of another full-scale war in Chechnya is prompting Western governments to issue statements of concern over Russian tactics against rebels in the breakaway republic.
  • SIERRA LEONE / REFUGEES Voice of America 26 October 1999 -- The United Nations Refugee Agency says the Liberian government has allowed the agency to transfer a group of elderly and sick Sierra Leonian refugees to a safer location.
  • MEXICO SECURITY Voice of America 26 October 1999 -- The arrest of four leftist guerrilla leaders in Mexico last week has produced both satisfaction and caution among officials who say the armed groups had plans to disrupt the nation's electoral process.
  • U.N. Looking to Continue Assistance to Central African Republic By Judy Aita USIA 26 October 1999 -- The U.N. Security Council unanimously agreed on October 22 to extend the mandate of the U.N. Mission in the Central African Republic (MINURCA) until February 15, 2000, and instructed the U.N. to take steps to continue to help the country rebuild.
  • INTERNATIONAL COURT CONSIDERS CASE CONCERNING ARMED ACTIVITIES ON TERRITORY OF DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO Press Release ICJ/591 - 26 October 1999 -- Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) contends that the invasion of Congolese territory by Burundian, Ugandan and Rwandan troops on 2 August 1998 (an invasion currently claimed to involve fighting in seven provinces) constitutes a "violation of [its] sovereignty and of [its] territorial integrity".
  • STATEMENT ON AFGHANISTAN October 26, 1999 -- The "diplomatic" language of the statement that was adopted by consensus does not mention directly Pakistan in this connection but it is an open secret where these "non-Afghan citizens" have come from.

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