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09 August 2002 Military News

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  • THE STATE OF AFGHANISTAN VOA 09 Aug 2002-- Afghan tribal leaders met in June to form a transitional government in Afghanistan. At this loya jirga, Hamid Karzai was elected president. His government has made tremendous progress, bringing stability to the war-torn country. Hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees have returned to their homes, and the country is no longer a safe haven for al-Qaida terrorists. But the government still faces daunting challenges. International peacekeepers, led by soldiers from Turkey, maintain security in the capital, Kabul. But rival warlords still vie for control of Afghanistan's outlying regions. Afghan vice-president, Abdul Quadir, was assassinated in July, and since then Mr. Karzai has turned to United States special forces to provide his personal security.
  • Hunting for smugglers in Kosovo Marine Corps News 09 Aug 2002-- In the high mountains near the Macedonian border is a company of United States Marines providing support for Operation Rapid Guardian 02-3.
  • Kosovo: Marines help those in need Marine Corps News 09 Aug 2002-- Peace in the Kosovo region has been stable in the last several years thanks to the hard work and efforts of NATO and other security forces in the area. The scars of the war remain evident, however, people of the region continue to strive for a better life.
  • Power production farm keeps OEF base running AFPN 09 Aug 2002-- The 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer power production farm at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, ensures the base's electrical needs are kept well-fed.
  • Red Horse improves runways, housing in Afghanistan AFPN 09 Aug 2002-- Before the arrival of the 200th/201st Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron, the airmen of the 455th Expeditionary Operations Group here lived in substandard tents and showered with a hose in a roofless, bombed-out adobe building. Just 30 days later, airmen now live in air-conditioned tents and shower in clean facilities, with an added bonus -- hot water.

Other Conflicts

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Space team providing commanders view of MC02 battle Army News Service 09 Aug 2002-- From an area barely larger than the back end of a long-bed pickup truck, members of Army Space Support Team 5 are providing space-based capabilities that enhance commanders' views of the Millennium Challenge 2002 battlefield at the National Training Center.
  • Defense Department Briefing Transcript Washington File 09 Aug 2002-- Rumsfeld: On several recent occasions, U.S. forces in Afghanistan have been attacked. In the most recent instance, they returned fire and several of the enemy were killed. Afghan officials also report that Afghan military forces outside of Kabul were involved in a firefight with suspected al Qaeda fighters. Three Afghans were killed and three were wounded in those attacks. A dozen suspected al Qaeda were killed, and there was no U.S. military involvement in that incident.
  • NAVAIR Weapons Division Takes Part In Fleet Battle Experiment-Juliet Navy News Stand 09 Aug 2002-- When the largest joint warfighting experiment began Aug. 1, the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Weapons Division sites at China Lake and Point Mugu became active participants.
  • F-16 simulator goes high energy AFPN 09 Aug 2002-- F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots here are honing their laser firing skills against airborne targets while flying their aircraft -- without ever leaving the ground

Defense Industry

  • Army Awards First Contract in $6 Billion WIN-T Program General Dynamics 09 Aug 2002 -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded one of two development contracts for the U.S. Army’s Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T). The two-phase development contract has a value of up to $72 million. WIN-T is the Army’s next-generation warfighting communications system. This is the first contract in a program estimated to be worth $6 billion.
  • Lockheed Martin Team Awarded $75 Million for Army Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Program Lockheed Martin 09 Aug 2002 -- The U.S. Army Communications - Electronics Command (CECOM) has selected a Lockheed Martin-led team for the competitive downselect phase of the $7 billion Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T) program. The Lockheed Martin team was awarded one of two three-year, $75 million contracts to define, validate and test the architecture and technology that will make up the core of the WIN-T system.
  • Lockheed Martin Receives First Contract for LOSAT Production Missiles Lockheed Martin 09 Aug 2002 -- Lockheed Martin has received a contract for the first production lot of tactical Line-of-Sight Antitank (LOSAT) Weapon System missiles.
  • Northrop Grumman to Equip C-130s with Infrared Countermeasures System Northrop Grumman 09 Aug 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Electronic Systems sector has been awarded a contract to equip U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command C-130 aircraft with infrared countermeasures systems designed to protect such aircraft from the threat of heat-seeking missiles.

News Reports

  • Myers Doubts Chinese Government Helping al Qaeda AFPS 09 Aug 2002-- Air Force Gen. Richard Myers expressed doubt today that the Chinese government is providing weapons to al Qaeda forces believed to be hiding in Pakistan.
  • US-ASIA TERROR COOPERATION VOA 09 Aug 2002-- A new pact between the United States and Southeast Asian nations marks a crucial step in boosting regional security



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