27 February 2002 Military News
- Fact Sheet on Coalition Partners' Contributions in War on Terrorism 27 Feb. 2002-- Coalition partners from across globe are fighting against evil of terrorism.
- PENTAGON/GEORGIA VOA 27 Feb. 2002-- The Pentagon plans to send between 45 and 200 military trainers to the former Soviet republic of Georgia to help soldiers there deal with an increased presence of al-Qaida terrorists
- Franks: 'Much Left to Be Done' In Afghanistan AFPS 27 Feb. 2002-- Army Gen. Tommy R. Franks today told House Armed Services Committee members that his command "remains on the offensive" in Afghanistan
- PHILIPPINES TERROR / ROOTS VOA 27 Feb. 2002-- In the southern Philippines, joint exercises between U-S Green Berets and Philippine troops have focused international attention on the Abu Sayyaf, a small group of Muslim guerrillas that has been linked to the al-Qaida terrorist network
- RUSSIA / U-S / GEORGIA VOA 27 Feb. 2002-- Russian officials say they oppose plans to send U-S military advisers to Georgia.
- INDIA / AFGHANISTAN VOA 27 Feb. 2002-- Afghanistan's interim Prime Minister Hamid Karzai wrapped up two-days of talks in India on Wednesday with agreement on a broad range of issues with New Delhi
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 27 Feb 2002
- ZIMBABWE / POLITICS VOA 27 Feb. 2002-- Police in Zimbabwe today (Wednesday) broke up a private meeting being held by presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change
- SOLANA / SAUDI PLAN VOA 27 Feb. 2002-- The European Union's top foreign policy chief was in Saudi Arabia today (Wednesday) to discuss a Saudi initiative for peace in the Mideast
Defense Policy / Programs
- Prepared Testimony on the FY2003 Defense Budget Request to the SAC-D 27 Feb. 2002-- Wolfowitz The 2003 Defense Budget request is designed to address the President's goals in five key areas: 1) fighting and winning the war on terror; 2) defending the American people from a range of potential threats, from securing the homeland to defending against ballistic and cruise missiles; 3) restoring morale and readiness of the Armed Forces; 4) transforming the force; and 5) managing the Defense Department in a more business-like manner. Many elements of the budget address more than one of these goals. However, my remarks today will focus largely on what we are doing to transform the force, a critical area in which we need Congress's help.
- Transcript: Defense Department Briefing, February 27, 2002 27 Feb. 2002-- Pace: In Georgia, if I could add, there has been a transfer of unarmed Huey helicopters to assist that government with mobility for their own forces, for their own security. Those helicopters have been delivered. And there is a DOD team of seven people -- one U.S. military, seven contractors -- who are assisting the Georgian government in receiving the helicopters and going through the kinds of maintenance procedures that you need to do to keep them flying
- Maritime Administration Wants to Expand Port Security Zone 27 Feb. 2002-- The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) intends to push the U.S. seaport security perimeter overseas to the point of cargo and container loading, Maritime Administrator William Schubert says.
- Rumsfeld Interview with KSTP-ABC, St. Paul, Minn. 27 Feb. 2002-- Rumsfeld: Well, it's one of the things that are going on. The other things that are going on, of course, is we're still looking for the top oh, five or ten Taliban and al Qaeda that are still outstanding, including Omar and Osama bin Laden. We are very actively interrogating the people who have been captured to gather intelligence information which is enabling us to stop terrorist attacks elsewhere in the world.
- Rumsfeld Interview with KSDK-NBC, St. Louis 27 Feb. 2002-- Rumsfeld: The difficulty was that a couple of people reported on the office as though it planned to do things that were improper and in some cases, illegal. Obviously we're not going to do that. We haven't done it in the past, we aren't doing it now, we wouldn't in the future.
- Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with WISN-ABC, Milwaukee 27 Feb. 2002-- Rumsfeld: What we do know about him, we may not know where he is and we may not know whether he's dead or alive, but we do know that he is having trouble functioning and operating. That he's on the run, that it's hard for him to raise money, that it's harder for him to recruit, that his training bases in Afghanistan are gone, that the host government, the Taliban, has been thrown out of the country, and that he's hiding in caves or tunnels, having difficulty communication with his associates
- Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with WKRC-CBS, Cincinnati 27 Feb. 2002-- Rumsfeld: Clearly we're in the Philippines providing technical assistance, advice, training, logistics, some intelligence assistance to the 4,000 or 5,000 Philippines soldiers that are down on Basilan Island trying to aggressively go after the terrorists who are holding them.
- BAE SYSTEMS partnership with Northrop Grumman awarded multi-year US vehicle intercom contract BAE Systems 27 Feb 2002 -- A partnership of BAE Systems C4ISR and Northrop Grumman Corporation's Electronic Systems Sector (ES) has been awarded a contract by the US Army's Communications Electronics Command (CECOM), with a potential value in excess of $50 million, for the continued supply of the BAE Systems-designed AN/VIC-3 Vehicle Intercommunication System (VIS).
- Boeing Selects Wichita as Site for potential 767 Tanker Modifications Boeing 27 Feb 2002 -- The Boeing Company announced today that it intends to use its Wichita facility and work force for the potential conversion of Boeing 767 aircraft into tankers for the U.S. Air Force. If chosen by the Air Force, Boeing would produce the 767 aircraft at its Everett, Wash., plant, and then complete tanker-specific modifications at its Wichita Development and Modification Center.
- For the first time, hypersonic missile reaches more than 6.5 Mach in low-level flight EADS 27 Feb 2002 -- During a flight test at a German test site, an EADS/LFK missile designed according to a new integral concept reached a speed of over 6.5 Mach - that is more than 2.1 kilometres per second - in low-level flight. The successful test was carried out as part of the Hypersonic Missile research and technology project, which the Federal Office for Defence Technology and Procurement (Koblenz/Germany) had commissioned EADS/LFK in October 2000 to investigate over a three-year period.
- General Dynamics Units Awarded $131 Million in Defense Contracts General Dynamics 27 Feb 2002 -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) announced today that four of its business units – Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, General Dynamics Armament Systems, General Dynamics C4 Systems and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems – have been awarded Defense Department contracts worth more than $131 million since Friday, February 22.
- Northrop Grumman Develops New Ruggedized Handheld Computer for Defense, Public Safety Markets Northrop Grumman 27 Feb 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Navigation Systems Division has developed a new ruggedized Next Generation Handheld (NGH) computer for defense, public safety and paramilitary applications.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded $29.7 Million for Production of Additional BQM-74E Targets Northrop Grumman 27 Feb 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector has been awarded a $29.7 million contract by the U.S. Navy for 109 additional BQM-74E aerial targets and associated kits.
- Northrop Grumman - BAE SYSTEMS Team Wins Multi-Year Contract to Supply U.S. Army with Vehicle Intercoms Northrop Grumman 27 Feb 2002 -- A team consisting of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and BAE SYSTEMS has won a follow-on contract to continue supplying the U.S. Army with the AN/VIC-3 Vehicular Intercommunication System (VIS).
- Northrop Grumman Receives FDA Approval to Market Oxygen Concentrating System for Military Use Northrop Grumman 27 Feb 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin marketing the company's Patient Ventilation Oxygen Concentrating System (PVOCS) for military use.
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 27 Feb. 2002-- Defense minister: Russia ready to upgrade cooperation with NATO
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 27 Feb. 2002-- NATO-member Norway opposes against possible US attack on Iraq
- EDITORIAL: AL QAIDA TODAY VOA 27 Feb. 2002-- Military operations in Afghanistan by the United States-led coalition have seriously hurt the al-Qaida terrorist network
- White House Report: Bush on Terrorism, Gallup Poll, WMD 27 Feb. 2002-- In response to a question as to whether he thinks there is al Qaeda influence in Georgia, Bush replied, "I do," adding that "so long as there's al Qaeda influence anywhere, we will help the host countries rout them out and bring them to justice."
- Asia Panel Chairman Says Terrorism Poses Policy Challenges 27 Feb. 2002-- Leach noted that in the wake of the terror attacks on America on September 11, "well-organized terrorist cells linked to al-Qaeda have been discovered and partly dismantled, throughout a wide swath of Southeast Asia."
- Fact Sheet on Treasury Department Freezing Assets of Basque Terrorists 27 Feb. 2002-- The United States has frozen assets of 21 people associated with the Basque terrorist organization ETA, Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill announced February 26 in remarks to U.S. Customs Service employees in Jacksonville, Florida.
- SAUDI PEACE INITIATIVE: BUSH PRAISE SPARKS HOPE FOR 'TRIAL BALLOON' 27 Feb. 2002-- Foreign press reaction to recent developments in the Middle East Peace Process.
- U.S. Pacific Commander Says No Sanctuary for Terrorists in Asia 27 Feb. 2002-- Al Qaida and other terrorists organizations have no sanctuary in the Asia-Pacific region, says the commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Command (CINCPAC).
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