10 July 2002 Military News
- AFGHAN/PENTAGON VOA 10 Jul 2002-- U-S defense officials believe fugitive Taleban leader Mullah Mohamed Omar may have been sheltering in the central Afghanistan area where a recent coalition operation was marred by civilian casualties
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 10 Jul 2002
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 10 Jul 2002-- After two days of talks, Israeli and Palestinian officials are holding out hope that the discussions could help calm almost two years of violence
Defense Policy / Programs
- KEEL LAYING CEREMONY TO BE HELD FOR TEXAS (SSN 775) 10 Jul 2002 -- A keel laying ceremony for the Navy's second attack submarine of the Virginia class will be held Friday, July 12 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. The ceremony for Texas (SSN 775) will be hosted by Northrop Grumman Newport News at their facility in Newport News, Va.
- BAE SYSTEMS MSVs to protect Romania's borders BAE Systems 10 Jul 2002 -- BAE Systems Avionics has been awarded a contract to supply 35 Mobile Surveillance Vehicles (MSVs) to the Romanian Ministry of the Interior. The vehicles will be used to help ensure the integrity of Romania's borders against any illegal incursion as the country prepares to apply for membership of the European Union.
- BAE SYSTEMS provides communications enhancements for British forces overseas BAE Systems 10 Jul 2002 -- BAE Systems C4ISR has fulfilled a contract to meet an urgent UK Ministry of Defence requirement to improve communications for British Forces stationed in Nepal.
- Boeing Realigns Defense, Intelligence and Space Businesses Boeing 10 Jul 2002 -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced the creation of Integrated Defense Systems, a $23 billion business merging the company's total space, defense, government, intelligence and communications capabilities into one business unit.
- CACI Announces Intent to Acquire Government Solutions Division of Condor Technology Solutions Inc. CACI 10 Jul 2002 -- CACI International Inc (NASDAQ:CACI) announced today that it has signed an Asset Purchase Agreement for the acquisition of the Government Solutions Division (GSD, with annual revenues of approximately $20 million) of Condor Technology Solutions Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: CTSI).
- U.S. Air Force Places $28.3 Million Third Order for Lockheed Martin's Sniper XR Targeting Pod Lockheed Martin 10 Jul 2002 -- The U.S. Air Force has ordered 21 more Sniper XR (eXtended Range) advanced targeting pods from Lockheed Martin. The $28.3 million order, including spares and training, marks the third buy of targeting pods for the U.S. Air Force, bringing the number of pods purchased to 44 to date.
- Eolane acquires Thales Communications activities at Marcq en Baroeul Thales 10 Jul 2002 -- Eolane and Thales Communications have agreed to Eolane's acquisition of Thales Communications' industrial activities at Marcq en Baroeul. The agreement was signed on 1 July 2002.
- Thales partners with Giat Industries to supply the day/night periscope for the new VBCI infantry fighting vehicle Thales 10 Jul 2002 -- Following a tender from GIAT Industries (France), Thales Angénieux has been selected to supply the Day/Night Periscope for the new VBCI infantry fighting vehicle, one of the French infantry main modernisation projects (550 vehicles by 2011).
- ICC DEBATE/UN VOA 10 Jul 2002-- Just days before a potential U-S veto could kill off a United Nations police mission in Bosnia, Washington's U-N ambassador signaled again that the United States would not give in on its demand to exempt U-S peacekeepers from the jurisdiction of a new criminal court. The U-N Security Council held a day-long debate Wednesday at the request of Canada to give non-members of the Council a chance to air their views
- SUDAN AND TERRORISM VOA 10 Jul 2002-- Could the United States have apprehended Osama bin Laden and thus prevented nine-eleven? That was a distinct possibility, according to a former U-S ambassador who claims Islamist Sudan was ready to give up the terrorist and other vital information but was rebuffed by the Clinton administration, which wanted nothing to do with Sudan. Clinton policy makers say this is a myth, and that nothing substantial was offered by the terrorist regime
- Text: U.S. Urging Criminal Court Exception for U.N. Peacekeepers Washington File 10 Jul 2002-- Supporters of the International Criminal Court (ICC) are taking "too alarmist a view of the pragmatic solution" that the United States is proposing to protect American citizens serving in U.N. operations, U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte said July 10.
- Wolfowitz Says Coalition Must Keep Pressure on al-Qaida Washington File 10 Jul 2002-- U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz says that much has been accomplished in the nine months since the war on terrorism began in Afghanistan against al-Qaida and the Taliban militia, but now the mission has shifted somewhat to chasing down the far-reaching terrorist network.
- Wolfowitz: Al Qaeda Is No Snake, But Like a Disease AFPS 11 Jul 2002-- The al Qaeda terrorist network isn't like a snake that you can kill by cutting off its head. Rather, it's like a disease that has infected a healthy body "and you've got to fight all of the various different sources of infection," Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said during a July 9 television interview
- Change U.S. Military Now, DoD Transformation Czar Urges AFPS 11 Jul 2002-- Now is the time, DoD's senior transformation official emphasized, for the U.S. military to make dramatic changes to keep its edge over anticipated future opponents.
- New Department Would Unite Homeland Security Efforts AFPS 11 Jul 2002-- The Homeland Security Department proposed by President Bush would have nearly 170,000 employees and a budget of more than $37 billion, double what the government spent in the previous fiscal year, Gov. Tom Ridge said today.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 10 Jul 2002-- Al-Qaida spokesman tells paper terror organization is still thriving, planning new attacks
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