09 May 2002 Military News
- HEKMATYAR/ATTACK VOA 09 May 2002-- A U-S official says the C-I-A tried but failed to kill a well-known Afghan warlord earlier this week, who is accused of plotting attacks against the Afghan interim government and American troops in Afghanistan
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 09 May 2002
- PRESS BRIEFING BY UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES United Nations 09 May 2002
- MIDDLE EAST BOMBING VOA 09 May 2002-- The latest Palestinian suicide bombing that resulted in the death of at least 16 people, the injury of dozens more and the shortening of Prime Minister Sharon's trip to Washington, is widely commented on in the foreign press
- BUSH/MIDEAST VOA 09 May 2002-- President Bush says he is encouraged by the Palestinian arrests of 16 Hamas members in response to Tuesday's bomb attack near Tel Aviv
- LEBANON BOMB VOA 09 May 2002-- A bomb has ripped through two American fast-food restaurants in Lebanon's northern port city of Tripoli. Police are trying to determine if the motive was part of a campaign to boycott American products throughout the Middle East
- ARAB FOREIGN MINISTERS VOA 09 May 2002-- Arab League foreign ministers are meeting in Cairo to discuss a Saudi peace initiative
- RUSSIA / EXPLOSION VOA 09 May 2002-- An explosion in a small Russian town has killed at least 25 people and injured almost 100 during a celebration marking the end of World War Two
- Palestinian Reform Essential Washington File 09 May 2002-- Bush calls for Palestinian Authority backed by "true government"
- Chechnya Conflict Threatens Region Washington File 09 May 2002-- The continuing conflict in Chechnya "not only constitutes a drain on Russian development and a living nightmare for innocent Chechens, but it poses a threat to the entire Caucasus region," Ambassador Steven Pifer told a hearing of the Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) May 9 in Washington.
- Bush on Arafat Washington File 09 May 2002-- President denies endorsing replacement of Palestinian leader
Defense Policy / Programs
- Wolfowitz on CNN Moneyline 09 May 2002-- Wolfowitz: Oh, I'm quite sure at the end of the day it will stand. But it's also important to emphasize this is not just a decision about terminating Crusader. Importantly, it's a decision to take that money and invest it in systems that are truly transformational. Crusader represented an improvement over our current artillery. But what we really want to invest in are those systems that the Army needs to have a truly transformational capability in artillery, things that will give it the kind of precision that we saw was so decisive in Afghanistan in air power, things that will give our artillery the ability to deploy on distant, remote battlefields more effectively.
- PENTAGON FORCE PROTECTION AGENCY 09 May 2002-- The Department of Defense announced today the establishment of a new defense agency, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, to provide an improved force protection structure and response capability at the Pentagon and in the national capital region.
- USAREUR to test `ready force' in Hungary Army News Service 09 May 2002-- More than 2,500 soldiers and airmen from the United States, Hungary, Italy and Slovenia will participate in "Hungarian Response 2002," a multinational power-projection exercise in Hungary, May 13-22.
- ATK Awarded $92 Million Contract for Small-Caliber Ammunition To Meet Increased Training Requirements ATK 09 May 2002 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems, NYSE: ATK), the nation's largest manufacturer of ammunition, has been awarded a $92 million contract to produce approximately 265 million rounds of small-caliber ammunition at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo. to meet increased Army training requirements.
- ATK Partner GIWS Achieves 100-Percent Reliability In Tests of Extended Footprint SMArt® 155 Munition ATK 09 May 2002 -- marking the successful completion of the first PI production lot and clearing the way for delivery of the improved munition into service with the German Army.
- BAE SYSTEMS calls for a global perspective in developing Australian defence industry policy BAE Systems 09 May 2002 -- With a growing US customer, a small number of multi-nation programs and a global industry re-focusing on core capabilities, the key to future success is a global approach to Defence industry policy, according to Jim McDowell, Chief Executive, BAE Systems Australia.
- U.S. Army Awards $35 Million T700 Maintenance Contract To GE Engine Services GE Aviation 09 May 2002 -- The U.S. Army's Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, has awarded GE Engine Services (GEES) three separate T700 repair and overhaul contracts each having four-year periods of performance. The total value for the first year of all three agreements is approximately $35.8 million.
- General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Files GAO Protest Of Navy DD(X) Down-select Evaluation Process General Dynamics 09 May 2002 -- Bath Iron Works, a unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has filed a protest with the General Accounting Office challenging the fairness of the Navy’s DD(X) evaluation process.
- Lockheed Martin Delivers New F-16s to USAF Lockheed Martin 09 May 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., a business area of Lockheed Martin Corp. [NYSE: LMT], recently delivered the first in a new lot of modernized F-16s for the U.S. Air Force.
- Northrop Grumman's Integrated Systems Sector to Relocate Headquarters to Los Angeles Area Northrop Grumman 09 May 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that its Integrated Systems sector will relocate its headquarters from Irving, Texas, to El Segundo, Calif., by the end of 2002.
- DISA Selects Northrop Grumman Team for Information Technology Solutions Contract Northrop Grumman 09 May 2002 -- A team led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will help the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, state and local governments, and U.S. allies meet the challenges of interoperability and information integration through the Encore Information Technology Solutions contract.
- Northrop Grumman Wins Navy Contract for Carrier Aircraft Inertial Navigation Systems Northrop Grumman 09 May 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Navigation Systems Division has been selected by the U.S. Navy to supply inertial navigation systems (INS) designed to provide aircraft carrier-based pilots with accurate aircraft position and targeting information.
- PAK /BOMBING VOA 09 May 2002-- Authorities in Pakistan have detained more than a hundred suspected members of outlawed Islamic groups in connection with Wednesday's bomb attack. Fifteen people, including 11 French citizens died in the bombing outside a luxury hotel in southern city of Karachi
- BRITAIN/SECURITY VOA 09 May 2002-- A British think tank says the United States will find that nation-building and economic assistance are just as important as military power in winning the war against terrorism
- "Dirty Bomb" Materials Washington File 09 May 2002-- The United States and Russia have agreed to work together to improve the security of radiological materials that could be used to make so-called "dirty bombs," U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said at a press conference with Russian Minister of Atomic Energy Alexander Rumyantsev May 9 in Washington.
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