01 May 2002 Military News
- Afghan Military Situation Calm, But Could Change At Anytime AFPS 01 May 2002-- The military situation in Afghanistan is calm for the moment, but that could change, senior DoD officials said today
- AFGHAN/RUMSFELD VOA 01 May 2002-- The United States has been deploying more troops accompanied by attack helicopters in eastern Afghanistan to support operations against fugitive al-Qaida and Taleban fighters and their mountain hide-outs.
- AFGHANISTAN CLASHES VOA 01 May 2002-- In Afghanistan, fighting flared between two rival commanders near the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif today (Wednesday)
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Pace 01 May 2002 -- "Central Asia is an important region, and countries we were visiting are making contributions, important contributions, to Operation Enduring Freedom. Kyrgyzstan is hosting U.S. and coalition forces at the Manas Airfield. Turkmenistan has been assisting coalition forces and facilitating the delivery of sizable amounts of humanitarian assistance for the Afghan people. Kazakhstan has provided more than 600 overflights for coalition aircraft and has just announced that they're going to be sending liaison folks down to Tampa to the Central Command. (...) On Monday, the department launched its train-and-equip program with the Republic of Georgia. (...) Finally, NATO has announced that the allied AWACS crews deployed here to assist in aerial surveillance after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on September 11th will be returning home on May 16th."
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 01 May 2002
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON SIERRA LEONE United Nations 01 May 2002
- UN Secretary General to Disband Jenin Mission Washington File 01 May 2002-- Says time a critical factor in getting accurate information
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 01 May 2002-- The Israeli military siege of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah appears to be coming to an end
- BUSH MIDEAST VOA 01 May 2002-- The White House says it wants Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations to help push the Mideast peace process forward. But officials deny there is a new strategy in place that calls for the Americans to put pressure on Israel, while the Saudis use their influence with the Palestinians
Defense Policy / Programs
- BAE SYSTEMS further enhances Ptarmigan system BAE Systems 01 May 2002 -- The UK Ministry of Defence has accepted the General Purpose-Trunk Access Port (GP-TAP) enhancement to the British Army's Ptarmigan area communications system for embodiment into field units, following a highly successful technical trial during which no fault reports were raised against the enhanced system.
- BAE SYSTEMS receives $20 million contract to support U.S. navy precision targeting BAE Systems 01 May 2002 -- BAE Systems has received a $20.3 million contract to provide precision targeting and imagery exploitation for the U.S. Navy at Naval Air Systems, Patuxent River, Maryland. BAE Systems Mission Solutions in San Diego, California, will modify the Navy's Precision Targeting Workstation to support precision targeting applications.
- EADS Military Aircraft and the U.A.E. Air Force and Air Defence make further progress in the definition phase of the Mako program EADS 01 May 2002 -- The U.A.E. Air Force & Air Defence (U.A.E. AF & AD) and Military Aircraft of the EADS European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company are teamed in the Mako programme since the Dubai Air Show in 1999.
- X-31 VECTOR Technology Program EADS 01 May 2002 -- The experimental aircraft X-31 is scheduled to start the second flight test phase of the U.S.-German VECTOR program beginning of May.
- Services offered by MAPS: EADS 01 May 2002 -- 23 MiG-29 aircraft of the German Luftwaffe have been adapted to the requirements of the ICAO and NATO by the German-Russian joint venture MAPS (MiG Aircraft Product Support GmbH).
- Air forces and industry investigate requirements for joint integrated training systems: "Eurotraining"- efficient training for future combat aircraft pilots EADS 01 May 2002 -- A combat aircraft pilot receives training for about five and a half years before he is finally ready for combat. He undergoes several phases of training in the course of this time.
- Eurofighter Program: EADS 01 May 2002 -- Within the Eurofighter Program, a special Support Phase Program Contract has been given to industry, for providing training aids to the air forces of the Eurofighter partner Nations, i.e. Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom.
- Current and future TORNADO enhancement programmes EADS 01 May 2002 -- The Tornado combat aircraft has been developed as a tri-national programme with shared responsibilities between EADS Military Aircraft, BAE Systems and Alenia Aerospazio.
- BEA and Lockheed Martin Power Up Relationship Lockheed Martin 01 May 2002 -- Building on the strength of its existing relationship, BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:BEAS) and Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) today announced the formation of a strategic alliance to collaboratively pursue new business opportunities in the federal information technology market.
- KATZMAN-TERRORISM VOA 01 May 2002-- Iraq has been in the news this week: possible ties to terrorism, overtures to the UN over new weapons inspections, and more. We spoke with an expert on Middle East and radical Islamic movements, Dr. Kenneth Katzman, of the Congressional Research Service, here in Washington
- Orszag-Homeland security VOA 01 May 2002-- VOA-TV's program, "Campaign Against Terrorism," took a look at the Brookings Institution study released this week that analyzes the Bush administration's proposals for homeland security. The report recommends additional steps, ranging from ways to stop biological attacks, to more effective monitoring of container ships, to the tighter integration of law enforcement databases
- Saddam Political Move Cripples Humanitarian Aid Program in Iraq Washington File 01 May 2002-- Suspension of oil exports hurts oil-for-food program
- U.S. Continues to Support Activities of Iraqi National Congress Washington File 01 May 2002-- State Department spokesman Richard Boucher told the press at the State Department regular noon briefing on May 1 that the U.S. has consistently supported the Iraqi National Congress (INC), and continues to support the INC and Liberty TV programming.
- UN, Iraq Begin New Round of Talks on Weapons Inspections Washington File 01 May 2002-- Annan wants to focus on return of inspectors
- U-S-React-Pakistan VOA 01 May 2002-- The United States was non-committal Wednesday on the referendum that gave Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf another five years in office. The State Department says it sees the national and provincial elections to be held in October as a more important test of Mr. Musharraf's commitment to democracy
- U-S / IRAQ OPPOSITION VOA 01 May 2002-- The Iraqi umbrella opposition group, the Iraqi National Congress, says it has had to cease satellite television broadcasts into Iraq due to lack of funding by the United States. The State Department says it has had to stop funding to the group because of continued concerns about its accounting practices
- AFGHAN / BODIES VOA 01 May 2002-- A human rights group has issued a preliminary report suggesting that not only the Taleban, but their opponents may have been involved in mass killings in northern Afghanistan
- BRUCE JENTLESON on Iraq VOA 01 May 2002-- He says the administration has long been considering means of ousting President Saddam but there had been differences within the President's inner circle of advisors long before the September 11th terrorist attacks in the U-S about whether or how to do it
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