25 September 2002 Military News
- PENTAGON/AFGHANISTAN VOA 25 Sept 2002-- A senior defense official says Iran has no reason to be upset about the presence of U-S troops in western Afghanistan, close to the Iranian border
- U-S IVORY COAST VOA 25 Sept 2002-- The U-S military says American troops sent to Ivory Coast to rescue Americans will remain there in case the situation deteriorates and civilians need to be evacuated
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 25 Sep 2002
Defense Policy / Programs
- Northern Command to Assume Defense Duties Oct. 1 AFPS 25 Sept 2002-- A page in history will turn Oct. 1 as U.S. Northern Command stands up at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo
- Rumsfeld: U.S., NATO Gird For 21st Century Threats AFPS 25 Sept 2002-- The United States and NATO will be prepared to face the 21st century threats of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today.
- V Corps deploying for 'Victory Strike III' Army News Service 25 Sept 2002-- More than 5,000 V Corps soldiers are now deploying for the third and largest iteration of the corps' biggest annual exercise - "Victory Strike" in Poland.
- $10.4 million upgrade increases test capability AFPN 25 Sept 2002-- With a $10.4 million test facility upgrade here, Air Force officials hope to make Arnold Engineering Development Center a "one-stop" shopping center for aerodynamic and propulsion test customers by providing Mach 8 capability.
- Truman Battle Group Completes Successful COMPTUEX Navy Newsstand 25 Sept 2002-- The Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Battle Group wrapped up its Combined Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) recently, successfully meeting the training goals for the three-week exercise.
- Ronald Reagan Takes Big Step Forward Toward Commissioning Navy Newsstand 25 Sept 2002-- This week, PCU Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) will move a little closer to commissioning with the testing of the flight deck's catapult one.
- BAE SYSTEMS completes production of satellite communications systems for the Australian defence force BAE Systems 25 Sep 2002 -- BAE Systems Australia has completed production of twelve second-generation tri-band Satellite communications Terminal Assemblages (STAs) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF), as well as the upgrade of 18 STAs provided under an earlier contract to the same standard.
- BAE SYSTEMS wins follow-on laser warning contract BAE Systems 25 Sep 2002 -- BAE Systems recently received a $3.1 million contract from ATK Integrated Defense Company, Clearwater, Florida, for production of integrated laser warning receiver systems.
- U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $48.2M for Virginia Class R&D General Dynamics 25 Sep 2002 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), a $48.2 million modification to an existing contract for research and development work on the Virginia-Class submarine program. The contract was initially awarded in September 2000, and could be worth $480 million over five years if all options are exercised and funded.
- General Dynamics Selected as F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Gun System Integrator General Dynamics 25 Sep 2002 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was selected by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth, Texas, as the gun system integrator for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).
- Joint Venture Sells 200th Stryker Combat Vehicle General Dynamics 25 Sep 2002 -- The GM GDLS Defense Group, a joint venture of General Motors Corporation and General Dynamics Land Systems sold the United States Army its 200th Stryker combat vehicle today under a $4 billion six-year contract awarded in November of 2000.
- Lockheed Martin Delivers First Web-enabled Q-70 Server Lockheed Martin 25 Sep 2002 -- Lockheed Martin delivered its first "Web-enabled" AN/UYQ-70 (Q-70) server to the U.S. Navy under a $7.lM follow-on order awarded in August 2002. The web-enabled server supports the Navy's IT-21 (Information Technology for the 21st Century) initiative.
- Pratt & Whitney, Defense Agencies Join Together in Strategic Supplier Alliance Pratt & Whitney 25 Sep 2002 -- Pratt & Whitney (P&W), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) today signed a Strategic Supplier Alliance charter as part of a wide-ranging Department of Defense (DoD) initiative to improve support to U.S. fighting forces around the world.
- Bechtel-Lockheed Martin Team Awarded Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site Operations and Management Contract Lockheed Martin 25 Sep 2002 -- The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command has awarded a Bechtel-Lockheed Martin company, Kwajalein Range Services, LLC, a contract for Logistics Support and Integrated Range Engineering Support Services at Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site.
- U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin-led Team Celebrates Success of Milstar Program as Final Satellite is Readied for Shipment to Cape for January Launch Lockheed Martin 25 Sep 2002 -- In a ceremony heralding the success of the Defense Department's most technologically advanced telecommunications satellite program, Lockheed Martin today announced that final integration and testing is nearly complete and the company is preparing to ship the last Milstar satellite from its Sunnyvale, Calif. facilities to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. for a scheduled launch in January 2003.
- PAKISTAN SHOOTING VOA 25 Sept 2002-- Unidentified gunmen have killed at least seven people in an attack on a Christian charity in Pakistan's port city, Karachi
- ACEH BOMB PRESIDENT VOA 25 Sept 2002-- Indonesian officials say they have increased security in Aceh after a bomb was thrown near the airport before a visit by President Megawati Sukarnoputri
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 25 Sept 2002-- NATO chief talks U.S. language on "criminal states"
- CONGRESS/FOREIGN SPENDING VOA 25 Sept 2002-- The House of Representatives has approved a bill authorizing about 14-billion dollars in spending to help key U-S allies fight the war on terror, and allow the State Department to pursue a range of other foreign policy objectives.
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 25 Sept 2002-- Rumsfeld says he received support from some NATO ministers on Iraq
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