27 March 2002 Military News
- Rumsfeld Discusses Five Coalition Tasks in Afghanistan Washington File 27 Mar. 2002-- Rumsfeld: "Therefore, one has to recognize that when you start with that as your base and then you drive al-Qaida and Taliban out of power and they go into neighboring countries and wait, or they then go into the mountains or into the villages and wait, you have to expect there's going to be potentially some very difficult times ahead
- U-N / AFGHAN HUMAN RIGHTS VOA 27 Mar. 2002-- A U-N official says money is needed to provide security in Afghanistan. U-N special investigator Kamal Hossain says the money will be used to expand the International Security Assistance Force and to develop an Afghan national police force
- PRESS BRIEFING ON AFGHANISTAN EARTHQUAKE United Nations 27 Mar 2002
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 27 Mar 2002
- Powell Says "We Must Find a Solution" in Mideast Washington File 27 Mar. 2002-- POWELL: Well, you have to believe that there is a solution to this terrible situation. We can't keep going with bombs going off, as we have seen again on this holiday eve, killing innocent people. We must find a solution. There is some heartening news coming out of the Arab summit. Crown Prince Abdullah put down a positive statement that the Arab nations should try to seek normal relations with Israel. So this is an important statement from a very important Arab leader, and we'll build on that, and we'll build on the work that General Zinni is conducting on behalf of the United States, on behalf of the parties, to get them into the Tenet work plan.
- U-S/MIDEAST VOA 27 Mar. 2002-- The Bush Administration is acknowledging Wednesday's deadly suicide bombing in Israel as well as Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat's decision not to attend an Arab League summit have dealt a setback to U-S efforts to bring peace to the Middle East
- BUSH MIDEAST VOA 27 Mar. 2002-- President Bush condemns Wednesday's suicide bomb attack in Israel that killed at least 15 people and left more than 90 injured
- Dateline: Military Tribunals VOA 27 Mar. 2002-- It has been more than four months since President Bush issued his controversial executive order establishing military tribunals to try non-Americans suspected of terrorist crimes. The Defense Department released detailed rules last week implementing the President's order
- ARAB SUMMIT VOA 27 Mar. 2002-- The first day of the Arab League summit in Beirut has been marred by the absence of key leaders and a walkout by Palestinian delegates
- U-N / ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 27 Mar. 2002-- A U-N special investigator is calling for international peacekeepers to be sent to the Palestinian territories to reduce the level of violence. In a report to the U-N Human Rights Commission, the investigator blames both the Israelis and Palestinians for the escalating violence
- Hassan Khoury VOA 27 Mar. 2002-- As the Arab Summit got underway in Beirut, Wednesday, there was some optimism about advancing a Saudi Arabian peace proposal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The two day summit was expected to endorse the peace plan that calls for normalizing relations between Arab nations and Israel in exchange for Israeli withdrawal from all land occupied since the 1967 war. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Jordan's King Abdullah and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat are not present for the talks.
- JORDAN / ARAB SUMMIT VOA 27 Mar. 2002-- Jordan's King Abdullah is among the Arab leaders not attending the Arab League summit meeting in Beirut
- LANKAN PEACE TALKS VOA 27 Mar. 2002-- The Sri Lankan Government has announced face-to-face peace talks with the Tamil Tiger rebels, aimed at ending a civil war that erupted nearly two decades ago
Defense Policy / Programs
- BAE SYSTEMS receives $7.5 million U.S. navy contract for training systems BAE Systems 27 Mar 2002 -- Syosset, New York: BAE Systems will provide more tactical training systems in support of the U.S. military's TOW missile anti-tank weapons system under a $7.5 million contract awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command's Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida.
- General Dynamics Units Awarded $18 Million in Defense Contracts General Dynamics 27 Mar 2002 -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) announced today that two of its units – General Dynamics Robotic Systems and General Dynamics C4 Systems – have been awarded Defense Department contracts worth more than $18 million.
- Lockheed Martin Receives Contract to Launch Design and Development Phase Of E-2C Radar Modernization Program Lockheed Martin 27 Mar 2002 -- Lockheed Martin, which makes the AN/APS-145 airborne radar for the U.S. Navy's E-2C Hawkeye aircraft, will lead the industry team that designs and develops the Hawkeye's next-generation radar.
- Egypt's Air Force Celebrates 20 Years of F-16 Operations, Continues to Expand Fleet of Lockheed Martin Fighters Lockheed Martin 27 Mar 2002 -- The Air Force of the Arab Republic of Egypt today celebrated the 20th anniversary of its F-16 aircraft operations with a reenactment of the original Egyptian F-16 arrival ceremony at Inshas Air Base near Cairo.
- Lockheed Martin Delivers 300th CCTT Training Module to the U.S. Army Lockheed Martin 27 Mar 2002 -- Lockheed Martin this week delivers the U.S. Army's 300th Close Combat Tactical Trainer unit. This simulator, which uses virtual reality technology, is one of three that will complete the Army's training site in Korea. Lockheed Martin supplies the U.S. Army with Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) equipment to train soldiers in tactically employing a variety of combat vehicles including M1A1 and M1A2 tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and HMMWV. The contract is administered by the U.S. Army's Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Command (STRICOM) based in Orlando.
- Lockheed Martin's Next-Generation Towed Array Completes Successful Technical Evaluation Lockheed Martin 27 Mar 2002 -- Lockheed Martin's TB-29A towed array recently completed the first phase of its technical evaluation (TECHEVAL), and the U.S. Navy submarine crew described the array as having performed "flawlessly." The towed array was tested on Los-Angeles-class submarines.
- BOEING TEAM TO PURSUE MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR U.S. NAVY SATELLITE CONTRACT Boeing 27 Mar 2002 -- The formation of an industry-leading communications team strongly positions Boeing Space and Communications (S&C) to pursue a potential multibillion-dollar contract for the U.S. armed forces' next-generation satellite-based mobile communications system.
- Lockheed Martin Space Systems Awarded Study Contract for Large Target Launch Vehicle Concepts in Support of Missile Defense Testing Lockheed Martin 27 Mar 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, a business area of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, has been awarded a four-month, $600,000 contract by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC), Huntsville, Ala., to study the development of a flexible family of reliable, target launch vehicle concepts under the Missile Defense Agency's Enhanced Target Delivery System (ETDS) program.
- VIETNAM/RUSSIA VOA 27 Mar. 2002-- Russia plans to complete its withdrawal from the strategic Cam Ranh Bay naval base in Vietnam by July 1st.
- RUSSIA TERRORISM FORUM VOA 27 Mar. 2002-- Delegates from Russia, Europe and Central Asia have gathered in Saint Petersburg, Russia, for an international forum on combating terrorism
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 27 Mar. 2002-- France, US turn down foreign troops in Afghanistan
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 27 Mar. 2002-- U.S. seen paving way for war on Iraq
- UN / KOSOVO VOA 27 Mar. 2002-- Discussions at the United Nations Security Council today (Wednesday) revolved around the question of how to maintain the current trend of political and social progress in Kosovo
- BUSH/ IRAQ VOA 27 Mar. 2002-- President Bush is repeating his position that he will not allow Iraq to develop weapons of mass destruction
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