26 September 2002 Military News
- IVORY COAST UNREST VOA 26 Sept 2002-- French troops in Ivory Coast are preparing to evacuate French nationals and other foreigners from the rebel-held city of Bouake.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 26 Sep 2002
- ISRAEL / SHARON INTERVIEW VOA 26 Sept 2002-- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon defends the siege of the headquarters of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and accuses the Palestinians of trying to escalate violence ahead of a possible American attack on Iraq
- RWANDA/CONGO VOA 26 Sept 2002-- Rwanda is accusing its neighbor, the Democratic Republic of Congo, of violating a provision of the Pretoria peace accord signed in July to end their six-year-old conflict.
- MILOSEVIC TRIAL VOA 26 Sept 2002-- Prosecutors at the U-N war crimes tribunal for former Yugoslavia opened the second part of their case against Slobodan Milosevic by saying they will prove he is responsible for genocide in Bosnia. The former Yugoslav president -- who has been on trial for the past seven months for alleged war crimes in Kosovo -- is charged with 61 additional counts relating to the wars in Croatia and Bosnia
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA VOA 26 Sept 2002-- In Russia, military officials say Chechen rebels have shot down a Russian helicopter in the republic of Ingushetia, near the Chechen border, killing its two crew members. Russian military and media reports say at least seven other Russian soldiers and more than 30 Chechens have died in heavy fighting Thursday
- ISRAEL STRIKE VOA 26 Sept 2002-- Israeli helicopter gunships fired missiles at a car in Gaza City, killing at least two-people and injuring 25-others
Defense Policy / Programs
- CVW 5 Conducts Training on Farallon de Medinilla Navy Newsstand 26 Sept 2002-- A detachment of Sailors and aviators from Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW 5), the Navy's only permanently forward deployed air wing, spent the month of August operating out of Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, conducting strike weapons training on Farallon de Medinilla.
- UNITAS MARINES CONDUCT LARGEST EXERCISE TO DATE Marine Corps News 26 Sept 2002-- A series of explosions echoed through the barren desert hills and valleys along the coast here, Sept. 18, as the BAP Admiral Grau, a Peruvian fast missile cruiser, peppered the beach with its 6-inch guns.
- New logistics squadron serves as focal point for distribution AFPN 26 Sept 2002-- Supply, transportation and logistics planning airmen will not only be sharing break rooms, orderly rooms and conference rooms soon. They will be sharing their squadron commander as well.
- Maintenance group focusing on core competencies AFPN 26 Sept 2002-- Wings around the Air Force are creating maintenance groups as part of a move toward the new combat wing organization structure.
- DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld And Gen. Pace 26 Sept 2002-- Pace: Yesterday coalition aircraft struck two air defense facilities in southern Iraq in response to our forces being fired on. They used precision guided munitions to strike Iraqi air defense facilities in two locations: in al Kufa, which is approximately 80 miles south of Baghdad, and al Basrah, which is approximately 245 miles southeast of Baghdad. These strikes were in self-defense.
- Navy Awards General Dynamics $443 Million Contract for SSGN Design General Dynamics 26 Sep 2002 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a 5-year, $443 million contract for the design of the Trident SSGN, a multimission submarine optimized for covert strike and special operations support.
- Lockheed Martin Achieves Development Testing Milestone for MH-60R Helicopter Lockheed Martin 26 Sep 2002 -- Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the second of four major testing milestones required prior to the U. S. Navy's MH-60R Multi-Mission helicopter entering Operational Evaluation in 2004.
- Northrop Grumman Unveils Concept for Quiet Supersonic Aircraft Northrop Grumman 26 Sep 2002 -- (WITH PHOTO) Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector has unveiled a design for an efficient and capable long-range supersonic cruise aircraft that would operate with a less intense sonic boom.
- PRESS BRIEFING ON HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA United Nations 26 Sep 2002
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 26 Sept 2002-- NATO mulls U.S. evidence against Iraq, differences remain over response
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 26 Sept 2002-- NATO defense ministers to meet again before Prague summit
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