23 April 2002 Military News
- Rumsfeld, Polish Defense Minister Discuss NATO, Terrorism Washington File 23 Apr. 2002-- Rumsfeld: We live in a time -- free people all over the world live at a time when weapons of mass destruction exist. Their power and their range grow from year to year. And we know that there are a number of terrorist states that are on the state terrorist list, and have been for many years, that have those weapons. We also know that those states have relationships with global terrorist networks. And what that means is that the impetus, the urgency of the global war on terrorism is underlined and punctuated with each of those various threats that occur from day to day.
- U.S. Pacific Chief Discusses Taiwan, Fight Against Terrorism Washington File 23 Apr. 2002-- Blair noted that the Abu Sayyaf Group in the Philippines is "a criminal terrorist group that has historic links with al Qaeda from its founding."
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 23 Apr 2002
Defense Policy / Programs
- Flying an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle AFPS 23 Apr. 2002-- The Predator is just like every other aircraft, you just don't ride in it.
- Boeing Completes Major Design Milestone for Wedgetail Radar Boeing 23 Apr 2002 -- The Boeing Company's [NYSE: BA] successful completion of the critical design review of the state-of- the-art radar and identification friend or foe subsystems for Australia's Project Wedgetail clears the way to build the systems' parts and components.
- Lockheed Martin Awarded $35 Million Component Advanced Development Contract from U.S. ARMY for the Aerial Common Sensor System Lockheed Martin 23 Apr 2002 -- The United States Army has awarded Lockheed Martin Management & Data Systems a $35 million 15-month Component Advanced Development (CAD) contract.
- BAE SYSTEMS awarded satellite communications contract BAE Systems 23 Apr 2002 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a contract via the UK Defence Procurement Agency for the lease of three newly designed transportable satellite communications terminals.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 23 Apr. 2002-- U.S. and Canada start probe on deaths in Afghanistan
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