26 July 2002 Military News
- AFGHANISTAN / GERMANY VOA 26 Jul 2002 -- The German defense minister says his country would be willing to take over leadership of the U-N peacekeeping force in Afghanistan when the current mandate expires. Defense Minister Peter Struck visited Kabul Friday to meet German troops and senior Afghan leaders.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 26 Jul 2002
- JACKSON / MIDDLE EAST VOA 26 Jul 2002 -- U-S civil rights activist Jesse Jackson is leading a delegation of religious leaders to the Middle East in an effort to bring peace to the region. The delegation plans to meet with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 26 Jul 2002 -- Palestinian gunmen opened fire on two cars in the West Bank Friday -- killing four Israelis, three of them from the same family. V-O-A's Larry James in Jerusalem also reports three Israelis were wounded in the attacks.
- Mideast/US/UN VOA 26 Jul 2002 -- The United States has signaled that it will not support any more United Nations resolutions on the Middle East unless they specifically condemn acts of terror by Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and other militant Palestinian groups. The Security Council consulted on a new Arab resolution Friday, but there was little hope that it would ever come to a vote.
- UGANDA / VIOLENCE VOA 26 Jul 2002 -- A vicious rebel attack in northern Uganda is raising questions about planned peace talks between the group, the Lord's Resistance Army, and Uganda's government. As Katy Salmon reports, President Yoweri Museveni had recently agreed to peace talks brokered by Ugandan religious leaders.
- INDONESIA/ACEH VOA 26 Jul 2002 -- The Indonesian government says it may send thousands of extra troops to the northern province of Aceh, in a new effort to end 20 years of separatist fighting. But the idea has come under fire, both in- and outside government circles, amid worry the plan may only worsen the conflict.
- ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 26 Jul 2002 -- Israel has demolished three buildings, including a Palestinian police station, during an incursion into the Gaza Strip early Friday.
Defense Policy / Programs
- PENTAGON/ANGOLA VOA 26 Jul 2002 -- The Pentagon has dispatched a small team of military experts to Angola to assist in the collection of weapons turned in by demobilized soldiers of the UNITA rebel movement.
- Soldier Receives One-Millionth PKI Computer-Security 'OK' AFPN 26 Jul 2002 -- With a plastic card and a few keystrokes an Army infantryman today showed how DoD is injecting "cutting edge" technology to improve security across its computerized communications systems.
- Boeing, Italian MoD and Alenia Reach Agreement on 767 Tanker Transport Cooperation Boeing 26 Jul 2002 -- The Italian Ministry of Defense, Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Alenia Aeronautica, together with its subsidiary Aeronavali, announced today that the parties have reached agreement in principle to develop, produce and support four 767 Tanker Transport aircraft for the Italian Air Force.
- Boeing Awarded Contract with Canada to Update Displays on F/A-18s Boeing 26 Jul 2002 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a contract to develop and integrate new color displays in existing F/A-18 A/B aircraft for the Canadian Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force. The $40 million contract, funded by the Canadian government, will cover initial development, integration and testing of the new displays.
- General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited Achieves BOWMAN Milestone 24 on Schedule: Initial Integration Complete General Dynamics 26 Jul 2002 -- General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced today that the Ministry of Defence has approved BOWMAN Milestone 24, Initial Integration Complete, a Tier 1 milestone..
- General Dynamics Delivers First Stryker Mobile Gun System to U.S. Army General Dynamics 26 Jul 2002 -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) delivered the first of eight pre-production Stryker Mobile Gun Systems to the U.S. Army today. It is part of a $4 billion order awarded in November 2000 to GM GDLS Defense Group to equip the new Brigade Combat Teams with 2,131 Stryker armored vehicles. GM GDLS is a joint venture between General Motors and General Dynamics Land Systems.
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