30 November 1999 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Boeing Reduces F-22 Program Costs With New Wing Process Boeing 30 Nov 1999 -- A new, time-saving wing assembly tool has been successfully used by Boeing to load an F-22 Raptor wing skin panel. The tool will reduce the time it takes to build a set of wings by approximately 370 hours and will cut cycle time by 12 percent.
- Navy Announces $238 Million Contract to General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Litton Ingalls Shipbuilding for Development of 21st Century Destroyer General Dynamics 30 Nov 1999 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded the DD-21 Shipbuilder Alliance a $238 million contract for implementation of Phase II of the design and development of the next-generation destroyer.
- 30 November 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 30 Nov 1999
- U-N-H-C-R / CHECHNYA Voice of America 30 November 1999 -- The U-N refugee agency, U-N-H-C-R, says it has not received security guarantees from Russia which would permit its aid workers to help civilians displaced by the war in Chechnya.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 30 November 1999 -- Russian forces are pounding the Chechen city of Urus-Martan with artillery rounds and rockets as part of their campaign to encircle the Chechen capital, Grozny.
- XANANA GUSMAO - JAKARTA Voice of America 30 November 1999 -- Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid and East Timorese leaders say they want to put the past behind them and cooperate as neighbors.
- W-F-P / U-S / SUDAN Voice of America 30 November 1999 -- The U-N World Food Program, W-F-P, says a U-S measure that would allow direct food aid to rebel soldiers in Southern Sudan could put U-N aid workers and their humanitarian operation at risk.
- U-N-H-C-R / SRI LANKA Voice of America 30 November 1999 -- The U-N Refugee Agency, U-N-H-C-R, says it is negotiating a local cease-fire in northern Sri Lanka's Madhu area to enable thousands of displaced people to return to their villages.
- SECURITY COUNCIL DECIDES TO ESTABLISH UNITED NATIONS OBSERVER MISSION IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO Press Release SC/6766 - 30 November 1999 -- The Security Council this evening established the United Nations Observer Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC). The Mission will be composed of personnel authorized earlier under resolutions 1258 (1999) and 1273 (1999), including a multidisciplinary staff of personnel in the fields of human rights, humanitarian affairs, public information, medical support, child protection, political affairs and administrative support personnel, which will assist the Special Representative for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, until 1 March 2000.
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