12 September 2002 Military News
- Karzai-Afghan-U-N VOA 12 Sept 2002-- Afghan President Hamid Karzai, addressing the U-N General Assembly Thursday, made a blunt appeal for donor countries to make good on pledges made at the Tokyo conference on Afghan reconstruction last January. He said the international community has an interest in assuring that Afghanistan does not once again descend into conflict.
- AFGHAN-HEKMATYAR VOA 12 Sept 2002-- Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai appears to be under increasing threat, as shown by a series of assassinations and assassination attempts on government figures including a recent unsuccessful attempt on his own life
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 12 Sep 2002
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY FOREIGN MINISTER OF FRANCE United Nations 12 Sep 2002
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY ANGOLA SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE United Nations 12 Sep 2002
- Argentina-Military VOA 12 Sept 2002-- One of the leaders of Argentina's last military dictatorship and 25 other former military chiefs have been placed under house arrest. A judge is investigating charges they abused human rights during Argentina's seven years of the so-called "Dirty War".
- RUSSIA / GEORGIA VOA 12 Sept 2002-- Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a message to world leaders accusing neighboring Georgia of harboring terrorists who have attacked Russia
Defense Policy / Programs
- US ARMY EUROPE FACILITIES TO BE RETURNED TO GERMANY 12 Sept 2002 -- The Department of Defense today announced plans for the transfer of four U.S. Army Europe facilities located in Germany back to the German government. The facilities affected are the Oberdachstetten family housing area in Ansbach, the Regensburg housing area in Regensburg, the Rheinau Coal Point D1 in Mannheim, the Johnson Barracks in Nuernberg and a portion of the Garmisch Shopping Center
- PENTAGON/QATAR VOA 12 Sept 2002-- A top Qatari official is expected at the Pentagon Friday for talks with senior U-S defense officials
- Boeing Receives Contract for Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft Program Boeing 12 Sep 2002 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing [NYSE: BA] one of two contracts for Component Advanced Development, or CAD, of the Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft, or MMA program. The contract is valued at almost $7 million.
- General Dynamics C4 Systems Receives $19.5 Million Order on Marine Corps Tactical Data Network Contract General Dynamics 12 Sep 2002 -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $19.5 million modification to its Tactical Data Network/Digital Technical Control (TDN/DTC) contract by the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command.
- Lockheed Martin Receives Contract for First Phase of U.S. Navy's MMA Concept Advanced Development Program Lockheed Martin 12 Sep 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., a business area of Lockheed Martin Corp. [NYSE: LMT], was awarded a $7 million contract on Sept. 10 for Phase I of the U.S. Navy's Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) Component Advanced Development (CAD) program. The MMA program will replace the Navy's existing fleet of P-3C and EP-3E aircraft./li>
- First Look Lockheed Martin 12 Sep 2002 -- The F-22 Raptor has for the first time successfully conducted a test flight while carrying external stores under its wings. During the late August test at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., two radar-guided AIM-120 missiles were suspended from pylons attached to the aircraft's two outboard hardpoints.
- Northrop Grumman Advanced Seal Delivery System Successfully Launched from Host Submarine Northrop Grumman 12 Sep 2002 -- (WITH PHOTO) The U.S. Special Operations Command's (USSOCOM) Advanced SEAL Delivery System (ASDS) and the U.S. Navy's USS Greeneville (SSN 772) have accomplished the last significant test of the ASDS system prior to its Operational Evaluation -- the successful launching and recovery of the system from a host submarine.
- Turkey awards Thales a Major Maritime Patrol and Surveillance System Program Thales 12 Sep 2002 -- Thales announces that it has signed with the Turkish government the MELTEM contract for the supply of Maritime Patrol and Maritime Surveillance Systems to the Turkish Navy and the Turkish Coast Guard.
- Boeing Autometric Brings Imagery Cataloging Software to Desktop Computers Boeing 12 Sep 2002 -- Boeing Autometric, a global leader in geospatial information and technology solutions, has brought the ability to catalog and retrieve billions of pixels of geographic imagery to the desktop computer.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY EUROPEAN UNION United Nations 12 Sep 2002
- ASIA SECURITY ALERTS VOA 12 Sept 2002-- Security at Western embassies in several Southeast Asian nations remains tight one-day after the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States
- HUNGARY / TERRORISM VOA 12 Sept 2002-- The U-S wants Central and Eastern European countries to do more in the war on terrorism. The appeal came at a two-day meeting on the role of former Communist countries in the campaign against terrorist attacks
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