30 September 2002 Military News
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 30 Sep 2002
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF CÔTE D’IVOIRE United Nations 30 Sep 2002
- U-S-RWANDA GENOCIDE VOA 30 Sept 2002-- The United States has hailed the arrest by authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo of a key suspect in the 1994 genocide campaign in Rwanda. The wanted man -- Tharcisse Renzaho -- was apprehended in Congo and handed over to the International Tribunal for Rwanda in Tanzania
- UNITED NATIONS / IVORY COAST VOA 30 Sept 2002-- Ivory Coast's ambassador to the United Nations says Ivorian forces need weapons to defend the West African nation from rebel forces
- U.S. Tells OSCE Russia Should Not Threaten Georgia Washington File 30 Sept 2002-- The United States "takes strong exception" to a recent statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin in which he threatened unilateral action against Chechen fighters and international terrorists in the Pankisi Gorge region of Georgia if Georgian authorities do not take more active measures against them.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Army Material Command moves to Fort Belvoir Army News Service 30 Sept 2002-- The Army Material Command will move out of its Washington, D.C. facility this winter in order to ensure the safety of its workers, according to AMC officials.
- Training prepares SFOR to respond without deadly force Army News Service 30 Sept 2002-- Clad in gladiator-like attire carrying batons and shields, U.S. soldiers of Multinational Division (North) conducted crowd control training in mid-September to prepare for potential crises in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Guard troops help in Gulf Coast flooding Army News Service 30 Sept 2002-- About 1,000 members of the National Guard were pressed into flood-relief duty in Louisiana and Mississippi this week and another 50 took up stations in Alabama because of Tropical Storm Isidore, Guard officials reported.
- DC Guard ready to help control protesters Army News Service 30 Sept 2002-- About 512 members of the District of Columbia National Guard mustered Sept. 27 to support metropolitan and federal police forces during the weekend's annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank
- Pacific Division Planners Project Fleet's Future Army News Service 30 Sept 2002-- In the first Regional Shore Infrastructure Plan (RSIP) that spans an entire fleet's Area of Responsibility, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific Division's Planning and Base Development Department recently completed a significant and timely ordnance infrastructure study for the Commander-in-Chief, U.S Pacific Fleet.
- Some joint exercise participants coming from on-call AEFs AFPN 30 Sept 2002-- Requirements for overseas joint exercises longer than 30 days will now be filled by people assigned to the on-call air and space expeditionary forces, according to a policy approved by the Air Force Vice Chief of Staff AEF Forum.
- JDAM bombs used in Pacific theater AFPN 30 Sept 2002-- Pilots in the 35th Fighter Squadron here are the first in Pacific Air Forces to drop Joint Direct Attack Munition bombs. The opportunity came during a training mission Sept. 24.
- BAE SYSTEMS welcomes UK MOD announcement on F-35 JSF and Future Carrier BAE Systems 30 Sep 2002 -- BAE Systems welcomes the announcement made today by the UK government on the weapon system at the centre of the UK's future Force Projection capability. Defence Procurement Minister Lord Bach announced that the UK Ministry of Defence intends to procure the Short Take-off Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) as well as two large, adaptable aircraft carriers.
- BAE SYSTEMS to reveal new high performance thermal imaging camera at night vision conference BAE Systems 30 Sep 2002 -- BAE Systems will launch its new thermal imaging camera, known as SiGMA, at the Night Vision Conference to be held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, on October 3rd and 4th 2002.
- GE Aircraft Engines Joins U.S. Defense Agencies To Create Supplier Alliance GE Aviation 30 Sep 2002 -- GE Aircraft Engines (GEAE), the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Materiel Command (AFMC) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) have signed a Strategic Supplier Alliance to improve support of GEAE engines installed in the tactical and strategic military aircraft in service around the world.
- Lockheed Martin Provides Computer Generated Forces Software for Norwegian Army Lockheed Martin 30 Sep 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Training's Export Computer Generated Forces product was selected for use at the Norwegian Army Low Level Air Defence System, or NALLADS, Training Centre, as part of its midlife upgrade program.
- Pratt & Whitney Opens Coating Operation at Tinker Air Force Base Pratt & Whitney 30 Sep 2002 -- Pratt & Whitney (P&W) today announced the grand opening of P&W Oklahoma City, a special technology coatings operation at the U.S. Air Force Air Logistics Command at Oklahoma City. P&W made the announcement at a ceremony at Tinker Air Force Base.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 30 Sept 2002-- NATO moved ships in attack fear -Hamburg official
- Wolfowitz Praises Pakistan, Looks at Larger War AFPS 30 Sept 2002-- Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz addressed the larger war on terrorism at the inauguration of the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council under the auspices of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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