08 August 2002 Military News
- AFGHANISTAN/U-S MILITARY VOA 08 Aug 2002-- A senior U-S military commander, visiting Afghanistan, is playing down the possibility of an upsurge in combat activity by remnants of the al-Qaida terrorist network and the former Taleban government
- U-N / KOSOVO / ABUSE VOA 08 Aug 2002-- The United Nations says it is aware of abuses at mental facilities in Kosovo. But a spokesman says the United Nations is not to blame for the violations.
- AFGHANISTAN / PRISON BREAK VOA 08 Aug 2002-- Afghan officials are offering new details about a deadly gunbattle that left two policeman dead Wednesday, along with 13 gunmen described as foreign al-Qaida fighters. Afghanistan's foreign minister says the al-Qaida fighters had escaped from a Kabul prison before the firefight
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 08 Aug 2002
- ISAAC COHEN on COLUMBIA VOA 08 Aug 2002-- At least 15 people were killed in explosions in Bogota during the inauguration of the new president, Alvaro Uribe. Isaac Cohen is the retired director of the Washington office of the United Nations' Economic Commission for Latin America and the Carribean
- LOUIS GOODMAN on COLOMBIA VOA 08 Aug 2002-- Bloodshed has marred the inauguration of Colombia's new president, Alvaro Uribe. A suspected rebel mortar attack rocked Bogota as Mr. Uribe was sworn in Wednesday. Several thunderous explosions killed at least 17 people and injured 69 others. Three of the blasts went off just blocks from the parliament building, while inside Mr. Uribe was taking the oath of office. Explosions also blew out windows in the nearby presidential palace. There's been no immediate claim of responsibility.
- Powell / Palestinians VOA 08 Aug 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell and White House national security adviser Condoleeza Rice held separate meetings Thursday with three Palestinian cabinet members. They were the first such talks since President Bush halted U-S contacts with Yasser Arafat in June. Mr. Powell said the Bush administration is pushing for early Palestinian action to improve security in the West Bank and Gaza
- AFRICAN BUSH PILOT VOA 08 Aug 2002-- From Angola to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. From Liberia to Sudan. Many African countries are in the grip of war. Reaching the war zones with food and medical supplies is a job very few people want
Defense Policy / Programs
- Rumsfeld Says Transformation Vital to Global Stability AFPN 08 Aug 2002-- Transforming the Defense Department is as important to the success of the global war on terrorism as other steps the military is doing to combat the threat, said Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.
- HARM Upgrade Live Fire Experiences Successful Test Navy News Stand 08 Aug 2002-- The International High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) Upgrade Project (IHUP) successfully completed its second Precision Navigation Upgrade (PNU) test at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) western test range last week.
- USS Columbus Returns Home COMSUBPAC News 08 Aug 2002-- Chief Machinist Mate Paul Cavalarro receives a lei from his son Paul after USS Columbus (SSN 762) returned to Pearl Harbor on Aug. 8.
- ATK Awarded $27 Million Contract To Assist Egypt in Development of Tank Ammunition Production Capability ATK 08 Aug 2002 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems, NYSE: ATK) has been awarded a $27 million contract from the U.S. Army Operations Support Command, Rock Island, Ill., to assist the government of Egypt in the development of a capability to produce 120mm tank training ammunition.
- Boeing Delivers 150th T-45 Goshawk Boeing 08 Aug 2002 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the 150th T-45 Goshawk training aircraft to the United States Navy in a ceremony here today. The aircraft, a T-45C, is headed to Training Wing 1, Squadron 7, based at Naval Air Station Meridian, Miss.
- Boeing, DARPA Extend Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle Contract Boeing 08 Aug 2002 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, have agreed to terms of a contract extension for the Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle, or UCAV, initiating work on advanced versions of the X-45 UCAV demonstrator aircraft.
- Series Production Contract Worth EUR 570 Million Awarded for TAURUS KEPD 350 EADS 08 Aug 2002 -- Following the positive decision taken by the German Bundestag on 3 July 2002, the Federal Office for Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) today awarded the contract worth a total of EUR 570 million to TAURUS Systems GmbH for "production investment, series production and the establishment of logistic supportability" for the precision standoff guided missile system TAURUS KEPD 350.
- Lockheed Martin's ATACMS Block II Missile Containing TACMS 2000-Unique Hardware Performs Flawlessly During First Test at White Sands Missile Range Lockheed Martin 08 Aug 2002 -- Lockheed Martin's Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) Block II Missile containing TACMS 2000 (T2K) hardware performed flawlessly in the first T2K-configured test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., recently.
- Australian Group Scouts Possible F-35 Work Lockheed Martin 08 Aug 2002 -- Australian government and aerospace industry representatives spent Thursday at Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth plant discussing potential opportunities for Australian companies to participate in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. Australia has announced its intention to join the program's development phase in late 2002.
- Northrop Grumman, Air Force Enter Agreement to Enhance Support of B-2 Stealth Bomber Northrop Grumman 08 Aug 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector, prime contractor for the B-2 stealth bomber, has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Air Force that will enhance support of the B-2 weapon system by a joint government-contractor team.
- SAUDIS:FRIEND OR FOE VOA 08 Aug 2002-- The Bush administration is distancing itself from a private analyst's report concluding that Saudi Arabia is an adversary of the United States. The comments came from a Rand Corporation expert to the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board sometime last month. The Washington Post reported it in a front-page story that quickly produced a flurry of editorials
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 08 Aug 2002-- U.S. soldier wounded in Afghanistan-Pentagon
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