16 September 2002 Military News
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 16 Sep 2002
- RUSSIA / GEORGIA VOA 16 Sept 2002-- In a published interview, a senior Russian official says that despite recent problems, Russia considers Georgia a good friend and neighbor
- LIBERIA / WAR VOA 16 Sept 2002-- Opposition leaders in Liberia say they are skeptical of President Charles Taylor's recent decision (Saturday) to lift a state of emergency
Defense Policy / Programs
- Test compares Stryker with M113 Army News Service 16 Sept 2002-- The Army Test and Evaluation Command started the 16-day field-testing portion of a formal comparison between the new Stryker Armored Vehicle and the M113A3 Armored Personnel Carrier Sept. 12 at Fort Lewis, Wash.
- ATK Awarded $14 Million Contract To Produce Composite Wing Skins for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter ATK 16 Sep 2002 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems, NYSE: ATK) has been selected by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth, Texas, to produce single-segment, all-composite upper wing skins for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), the next-generation stealth aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, the British Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, and numerous allies worldwide.
- BAE SYSTEMS and THALES sign milestone Avionics support agreement BAE Systems 16 Sep 2002 -- BAE Systems Avionics Group and Thales have signed a milestone collaborative agreement to team for future avionics integrated operational support for UK rotary wing platforms. All UK MOD helicopter types utilize the two companies' avionics and mission systems including radar, electronic warfare, communication and navigation.
- Boeing SLAM-ER Becomes First Missile with Operational Automatic Target Acquisition Boeing 16 Sep 2002 -- The Boeing [NYSE:BA] Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response, or SLAM-ER, Automatic Target Acquisition capability has become operational with the completion of Operational Test and Evaluation, or OPEVAL.
- General Dynamics Awarded $3.2 Billion Contract to Construct Six New DDG 51-Class Destroyers General Dynamics 16 Sep 2002 -- The U.S. Navy, on Friday, September 13, 2002, awarded a $3.2 billion contract modification to Bath Iron Works, a unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), for the construction of six new DDG 51-Class AEGIS Destroyers.
- Theater Battle Management Core Systems Provides Command and Control Foundation for JEFX02 Lockheed Martin 16 Sep 2002 -- The United States Air Force's Theater Battle Management Core Systems (TBMCS) demonstrated enhanced air battle management capabilities as part of the just-completed Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment 2002 (JEFX02)..
- Lockheed Martin Airlifters Ready to Deliver in Any Environment Lockheed Martin 16 Sep 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. officials told reporters attending the 2002 Air Force Association National Convention here today that the company's airlift products would empower the U.S. Air Force to meet future mission requirements - no matter what the operating environment. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. is a business area of Lockheed Martin Corp. [NYSE: LMT].
- Lockheed Martin's JASSM Demonstrates Ability to Perform Mission in Presence of Jammers Lockheed Martin 16 Sep 2002 -- Lockheed Martin's Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) successfully navigated through an intense jamming environment in a test Friday at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Development test (DT) 10A, launched from an F-16 aircraft, marked the second launch of a JASSM Block 1A missile that included Selective Availability Anti-spoofing Module (SAASM) technology in an enhanced digital JASSM anti-jam GPS receiver (JAGR-S).
- Northrop Grumman LITENING Extended Range Pod Integrated on A-10 Thunderbolt II Aircraft Northrop Grumman 16 Sep 2002 -- The LITENING Extended Range (ER) targeting and navigation system produced by Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Electronic Systems sector has been successfully integrated and flight tested on another U.S. military platform -- the A-10 Thunderbolt II.
- U.S. Air Force Successfully Completes Live-Fire Tests of Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures System Northrop Grumman 16 Sep 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system, chosen by the U.S. Air Force to protect its transport aircraft from the threat of heat-seeking missiles, has successfully completed live missile fire tests and has entered low-rate initial production.
- Northrop Grumman Receives $1.9 Billion Contract from U.S. Navy for Four DDG 51-Class Destroyers Northrop Grumman 16 Sep 2002 -- The U.S. Navy today awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract valued at $1.9 billion to build four additional DDG 51-class Aegis-guided missile destroyers.
- Oshkosh and Pierce Deliver First New Tactical Fire Fighting Trucks to the U.S. Army Reserve Oshkosh 16 Sep 2002 -- Oshkosh Truck Corporation and Pierce Manufacturing Inc., the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus, delivered the first new 8x8 Tactical Fire Fighting Truck (TFFT) to the U.S. Army Reserve today.
- Pratt & Whitney's F119 Engine Receives ISR Approval from USAF, Surpasses 4,000 Flight Hours, Demonstrates Unprecedented Reliability Pratt & Whitney 16 Sep 2002 -- Pratt & Whitney's (P&W) F119-PW-100 engine powering the F/A-22 Raptor fighter aircraft has received Initial Service Release (ISR) approval from the U.S. Air Force, signifying that the engine is ready for operational service.
- Contract Awarded to Vought/Alliant Techsystems Team for Fabrication of Enhanced Global Hawk Wing Northrop Grumman 16 Sep 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector has awarded a major subcontract to the team of Vought Aircraft Industries and Alliant Techsystems (ATK) for fabrication of an enhanced wing for the Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance system.
- PAKISTAN / BIN AL SHIBH VOA 16 Sept 2002-- Pakistan has handed over five detained al-Qaida suspects to American authorities. Ramzi Bin al Shibh, an alleged planner of last year's terror attacks on the United States, is among them
- TERROR PROBE VOA 16 Sept 2002-- With captured al-Qaida suspect Ramzi Bin al Shibh now in U-S custody, investigators are hoping he will shed some light on his alleged role in planning the September 11th terrorist attacks
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