27 June 2002 Military News
- PHILIPPINES/POL/U-S VOA 27 Jun 2002-- In the Philippines, political confusion took center stage at the highest level over the presence of U-S troops. Philippine President Gloria Arroyo announced her vice-president had resigned as foreign secretary, but then retracted that, after Teofisto Guingona refused to step down
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 27 Jun 2002
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT SPONSORED BY CANADA United Nations 27 Jun 2002
- U-N / KOSOVO VOA 27 Jun 2002-- The United Nations' top administrator in the Serbian province of Kosovo warns declining international support is threatening to undermine progress in Kosovo. The U-N official spoke today (Thursday) at a meeting in Geneva that is examining the situation in the Balkans
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 27 Jun 2002-- Israeli forces are maintaining a siege of a Palestinian Authority building in the West Bank city of Hebron
Defense Policy / Programs
- NAVY TO CHRISTEN NEW GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER PINCKNEY 27 Jun 2002 -- The newest Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer, Pinckney (DDG 91), will be christened Saturday, June 29, 2002, during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula, Miss.
- CONGRESS DEFENSE VOA 27 Jun 2002-- The two chambers of the Congress Thursday passed separate defense bills for the next fiscal year beginning October first. The House approved (by a 413 to 18 vote) a 355-billion dollar military spending bill, while the Senate endorsed (by a 97 to two vote) a measure authorizing defense programs
- EADS Participant in Team Selected To Execute U.S. Coast Guard DEEPWATER Program EADS 27 Jun 2002 -- EADS, one of the world’s leading defence and aerospace companies, is a participant in a team of defence contractors selected to work on the U.S. Coast Guard’s Deepwater Capability Replacement Program “Deepwater”.
- Lockheed Martin Receives First-Ever Contractor Logistics Support Contract from U.S. Marines for HIMARS Lockheed Martin 27 Jun 2002 -- Lockheed Martin has received a contract from the United States Marine Corps for Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher. This represents the first CLS contract Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has ever signed with the Marine Corps.
- Italian Government Signs Contract for 12 C-27J Spartan Airlifters Lockheed Martin 27 Jun 2002 -- The Italian government today (June 27) signed a contract with Alenia Aeronautica for the purchase of the first five of 12 C-27J Spartan airlifters. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and Alenia Aeronautica jointly developed the C-27J. The contract will have a value to Lockheed Martin of more than $200 million.
- Lockheed Martin-Developed Software Update Provides USAF F-16s With "Smart" Weapons Capability Lockheed Martin 27 Jun 2002 -- The U.S. Air Force recently began using a software update developed by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. that will add a new "smart" weapons capability to its 400-aircraft fleet of Block 40/42 F-16C/Ds. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. is a business area of Lockheed Martin Corp. [NYSE: LMT].
- New Aegis Destroyer to Be Christened Pinckney At Northrop Grumman Saturday, June 29 Northrop Grumman 27 Jun 2002 -- U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will be the principal speaker for a ceremony here June 29 honoring the selfless heroism of a U.S. Navy cook when the Navy's newest Aegis-guided missile destroyer is christened at Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Ship Systems sector.
- Global Hawk Reaches 1,000th Combat Flight Hour in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom Northrop Grumman 27 Jun 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector announced today that its RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance system reached 1,000 combat flight hours June 15 in service with the U.S. Air Force in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
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