28 August 2002 Military News
- Pentagon Says No Proof Found U.S. Troops Knew of Taliban Deaths Washington File 28 Aug 2002 -- A Pentagon review has found no evidence that American troops were aware of the alleged deaths of hundreds of Taliban prisoners being transported in unventilated freight containers in northern Afghanistan late last year, the vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says.
- KFOR finds weapons caches near Kacanik Army News Service 28 Aug 2002-- Working with the Kosovo Police Service and U.N. Military in Kosovo-Police, U.S. soldiers serving as part of KFOR found several caches of ordnance at a site between Korblic and Kacanik Aug. 26.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 28 Aug 2002
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 28 Aug 2002-- Israel has called off security talks with the Palestinians scheduled for today, citing continuing violence in the Gaza Strip.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Raptor redefines maneuverability AFPN 28 Aug 2002-- "Turning on a dime" brings to mind images of a split-second change of direction. Imagine doing that in a jet hurtling through the sky. That is the F-22 Raptor.
- Watercraft increases ways to transport IBCT Army News Service 28 Aug 2002-- The Army is transforming into a quicker force, and a leased watercraft that is four-times faster than any other in the inventory is currently being tested by both the Army and Navy before joining the Transformation family.
- Lockheed Martin Conducts First Successful Test of Guided Unitary MLRS Rocket Lockheed Martin 28 Aug 2002 -- Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the first-ever flight test of a unitary warhead version of its Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rocket at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. today. The single Guided Unitary MLRS rocket, which will have a range of more than 70 kilometers, impacted in the target area and successfully detonated its warhead.
- Broad Industry Announcement Seeks Innovative Suppliers to Support Deepwater Program Lockheed Martin 28 Aug 2002 -- Integrated Coast Guard Systems (ICGS), a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Naval Electronic Systems and Northrop Grumman Ship System, issued a broad industry announcement today seeking suppliers who may have new technologies and product capabilities that support the Integrated Deepwater Program.
- First Shot Lockheed Martin 28 Aug 2002 -- F-22 4003 became the first Raptor used to successfully fire a radar-guided AIM-120 missile while flying faster than the speed of sound. During the Aug. 21 test mission from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Raptor 4003 launched the air-to-air missile while flying Mach 1.2 at 12,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean.
- Northrop Grumman Dedicates Manufacturing Center in Antelope Valley for JSF, B-2, Unmanned Vehicles Northrop Grumman 28 Aug 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector dedicated its Antelope Valley Manufacturing Center (AVMC) today in a ceremony attended by approximately 1,000 employees at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale.
- PAKISTAN ARRESTS VOA 28 Aug 2002-- Authorities in Pakistan are said to have arrested 12-members of an outlawed Islamic organization linked to the al-Qaida terror network
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 28 Aug 2002 -- BALKANS / IRAQ
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