15 January 2002 Military News
- PRESS BRIEFING BY UNDP ON AFGHANISTAN United Nations 15 Jan 2002
- U-N AID / AFGHANISTAN VOA 15 Jan. 2002-- Despite heavy snows and rain in Afghanistan, United Nations relief agencies say they are still able to distribute food and supplies to Afghans in need
- Text: UN Security Council Lifts Sanctions on Afghanistan's Airline 15 Jan. 2002-- The UN Security Council January 15 voted unanimously to end sanctions imposed on Ariana Afghan Airlines more than two years ago.
- PHILIPPINES / U-S MILITARY VOA 15 Jan. 2002-- In the Philippines, U-S troops are beginning military exercises with Philippine soldiers against Abu Sayyaf guerrillas, who have been linked to the al-Qaida terrorist group
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 15 Jan 2002
Defense Policy / Programs
- ATK Awarded $9 Million Contract to Produce Missile Warning System Sensor Upgrade Kits ATK 15 Jan 2002 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems) (NYSE: ATK) has been awarded a $9 million contract from the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. to begin low-rate initial production of sensor upgrade kits for the AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning System. The kits will be delivered to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force for integration into multiple aircraft platforms.
- France reassures its confidence in CN-235 aircraft of EADS CASA by signing a new contract EADS 15 Jan 2002 -- The French MOD and EADS CASA have signed a new contract for the acquisition of two CASA CN-235 aircraft with an option for another three. The two aircraft will be delivered in the second half of 2002 and the additional three could be with the customer in the second half of 2003.
- Navy Gives "Go-Ahead" To Lockheed Martin Remote Minehunting System With $130 Million Contract Lockheed Martin 15 Jan 2002 -- LeadLockheed Martin today announced that it has received a sole source not-to-exceed $130 million cost-plus-incentive-fee letter contract from the U.S. Navy for continued engineering and manufacturing development of the AN/WLD-1(V)1 Remote Minehunting System (RMS).
- Lockheed Martin Leverages Systems Integration Expertise in Providing Total Ship Automation System Solution Lockheed Martin 15 Jan 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Systems Integration companies and select commercial companies are aligning their talents and expertise to offer the Total Ship Automation System (TSAS)./li>
- Northrop Grumman to Upgrade Army's Firefinder Counter-Artillery and Fire-Direction Radar Northrop Grumman 15 Jan 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Electronic Systems sector has been awarded a four-year contract by the U.S. Army's Communications and Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J., for follow-on production of its AN/TPQ-36(V)8 Firefinder radar system upgrade.
- Northrop Grumman to Supply Inertial Navigation Systems for Astute-Class Submarines Northrop Grumman 15 Jan 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Sperry Marine unit has been awarded a contract by BAE SYSTEMS to supply inertial navigation systems for three new Astute-class submarines for the U.K. Royal Navy.
- Lockheed Martin-built Titan IV B and Milstar II Satellite Combine for a Successful U.S. Air Force Launch Lockheed Martin 15 Jan 2002 -- With a thunderous roar, a Titan IV B rocket opened a new year of space missions from this seaside launch complex as it lifted off with a Milstar II military communications satellite on board.
- TRANSPORTATION SECURITY VOA 15 Jan. 2002-- Open U-S borders are essential for both commerce and travel but are also a symbol of democracy. But the September 11th terrorist attacks on New York and Washington have renewed a long-time debate on just how secure U-S borders and the transportation system truly are
- SINGAPORE / TERRORIST THREATS VOA 15 Jan. 2002-- Authorities in Singapore continue to tighten security following the arrest of 13 people suspected of planning terrorist attacks against targets belonging to the United States and other countries.
- WALKER CHARGED VOA 15 Jan. 2002-- The United States is charging one of its own citizens with working for terrorists in an effort to kill Americans in Afghanistan while fighting for the Taleban. Attorney General John Ashcroft has announced 20 year-old Californian John Walker Lindh has admitted to meeting with Osama bin Laden and training in terrorist camps run by bin Laden's al-Qaida network
- Transcript: John Walker Lindh to Be Tried in Federal Court, Ashcroft Says 15 Jan. 2002 -- U.S. citizen John Walker Lindh, who trained with the al Qaeda terrorist organization and fought alongside Taliban forces in Afghanistan, is being brought back to the United States from a U.S. military ship to stand trial in a U.S. federal court.
- BRITAIN / U-S / PRISONERS VOA 15 Jan. 2002-- Britain says it is so far satisfied with the treatment of al-Qaida and Taleban prisoners being held at a U-S military base in Cuba
- RUMSFELD / TERROR VOA 15 Jan. 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he fully expects further terrorist attacks by al-Qaida and its sympathizers.
- Text: Joint Report Says $15,000 million needed for Afghanistan 15 Jan. 2002-- The reconstruction of Afghanistan is expected to cost $15,000 million over the next 10 years, according to a report from the U.N. Development Program, World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
- Transcript: Paul Wolfowitz Interview With New York Times 15 Jan. 2002-- On the war against terrorism, Wolfowitz said countries where governmental authority is either weak or close to nonexistent are places where terrorists could create a haven. He gave the example of Indonesia.
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