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05 January 2000 Military News

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Current Operations

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control - Dallas Receives $143 Million for the PAC-3 Missile Lockheed Martin 05 Jan 2000 -- Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control - Dallas has received three contracts valued at more than $143 million for the Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) Missile. All three contracts, issued in late December, were awarded by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) in Huntsville, Ala.
  • Boeing Completes FMS Contract for Taiwanese Chinooks Boeing 05 Jan 2000 -- Boeing has signed a contract calling for the delivery of nine CH-47SD Super D Chinook helicopters to Taiwan under a Foreign Military Sale agreement with the U.S. government. The procurement, valued in excess of $300 million, includes logistical support. Deliveries will begin in 2001.

Other Conflicts

  • 5 January 2000 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 05 Jan 2000
  • RUSSIA CHECHNYA Voice of America 05 January 2000 -- Chechen rebels are launching a strong counter-attack against Russian forces in the Chechen capital, Grozny.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 05 January 2000 -- Russian forces and Chechen rebels are claiming battle successes as fighting rages in the Chechen capital, Grozny, and in Chechnya's southern mountains.
  • CHECHNYA / RUSSIAN RETREAT Voice of America 05 January 2000 -- As the conflict in Chechnya intensifies, Russian troops have been forced to retreat from several villages they captured last month on the outskirts of the capital, Grozny.

  • LANKAN BLAST Voice of America 05 January 2000 -- At least 13 people have been killed and 27 others injured in an explosion near the prime minister's office in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • TURKEY / KURDS Voice of America 05 January 2000 -- As a bloody 15-year Kurdish separatist campaign begins to wind down, local officials are seeking to exploit the huge potential for tourism in Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast.
  • INDONESIA-MALUKUS Voice of America 05 January 2000 -- Fighting continues in Indonesia's Maluku Islands, sending thousands more people fleeing for safety and prompting the military to contemplate dispatching additional troops.
  • GOVERNMENT STRUGGLES TO STOP VIOLENCE IN LEBANON Overseas Security Advisory Council January 05, 2000 An unknown number of militants also have been killed in what is the worst confrontation between the Lebanese military and Muslim fundamentalists since the end of the 1975-90 civil war.

News Reports

  • IVORY COAST Voice of America 05 January 2000 -- The military ruler of Ivory Coast says he is suspending the country's foreign-debt payments. He spoke in Abidjan Wednesday, following the first meeting of his transitional government.
  • IVORIAN COUP - REACTION, PT. 2 Voice of America 05 January 2000 -- Although there were reports of widespread dissatisfaction in the country with the government of deposed President Henri Konan Bedie, few expected the military to intervene, especially on Christmas Eve.



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