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03 September 2002 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Defense Department Briefing Transcript Washington File 03 Sept 2002-- Myers: While things in Washington have in some respects been somewhat quiet during the traditional summer lull, the war on terrorism has continued. In Afghanistan, coalition forces over the past month have found several caches of weapons, to include totaling five truckloads of 82mm mortar rounds, 107mm rockets, machine-gun rounds, 105mm tank rounds, aerial rockets, and small-arms ammunition. We also recovered some caches totaling three truckloads of RPG rounds, rockets with fuses, heavy ammunition and anti-personnel, anti-tank mines.
  • Myers Describes Value of Transformation in Afghanistan Conflict AFPS 03 Sept 2002-- Coalition military successes in Afghanistan have led to a greater understanding of what it takes to fight a war in the 21st century, America's top general said.
  • Joint Strike Fighter test team puts safety first AFPN 03 Sept 2002-- With planning for the Joint Strike Fighter flight-test program in high gear, experts from the JSF integrated test force here are focusing on the high-tech safety designs the new fighter will offer future aircrews.
  • USS Kitty Hawk Commanding Officer Relieved Navy Newsstand 03 Sept 2002 -- The Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, Vice Adm. Robert F. Willard, relieved the commanding officer of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), Capt. Thomas Hejl, Sept. 3 due to a loss of confidence in Capt. Hejl's ability to lead his crew and carry out essential missions and taskings. Capt. Hejl will be temporarily assigned to the Naval Air Forces, Pacific staff in San Diego.

Defense Industry

  • Kuwait Signs Agreement to Purchase Sixteen Boeing Apache Longbows Boeing 03 Sep 2002 -- Kuwait's ministry of defense has signed a letter of offer and acceptance with the U.S. Department of Defense for the purchase of 16 AH-64D Apache Longbow combat helicopters. With the signing of this agreement, Kuwait becomes the seventh international defense force to select the AH-64D and the eleventh Apache customer worldwide.
  • General Dynamics Receives Payment Demand in A-12 Case General Dynamics 03 Sep 2002 -- On August 30, 2002, the Department of the Navy notified General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and the Boeing Company that unless they paid, within 30 days, approximately $2.3 billion that the government says the companies owe in the A-12 aircraft case, it would turn the matter over to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service for collection. The letter acknowledged that negotiations regarding a settlement of the A-12 matter are ongoing.
  • Boeing Receives Contract For UAV Advanced Propulsion System Boeing 03 Sep 2002 -- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Boeing [NYSE:BA] a contract to design a fuel cell-based propulsion system for an ultra long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle.
  • Lockheed Martin Receives $131M Funding for Ongoing Leadership of Missile Defense National Team Lockheed Martin 03 Sep 2002 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $131.7 million funding increment to continue its leadership of the Battle Management/Command and Control/Communication (BM/C2/C) program for the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Missile Defense National Team.

News Reports

  • LEBANON/AL QAIDA VOA 03 Sept 2002-- Lebanon, Syria, and Palestinian organizations are denying Israeli claims that nearly 200 al-Qaida members, including senior commanders, have taken refuge in Lebanon



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