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01 October 2002 Military News

Other Conflicts
Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
News Reports

Current Operations

  • Coalition Partners Guard Strategic Trade Route Navy Newsstand 01 Oct 2002-- Since Sept. 11, 2001, a number of countries around the globe have aided the United States in fighting the global War on Terrorism.
  • AFGHANISTAN / DE-MINING VOA 01 Oct 2002-- A California-based organization has launched a new campaign to remove landmines from what was once one of the most agriculturally-productive areas of Afghanistan
  • U-S AID / AFGHANISTAN VOA 01 Oct 2002-- A U-S official is warning that unless more food aid is sent to Afghanistan, many Afghans who recently returned to their country may be forced to leave again

Other Conflicts

  • IVORY COAST / UNREST VOA 01 Oct 2002-- Mediators from the Economic Community of West African States are preparing efforts to end fighting between rebel and government forces in Ivory Coast
  • RWANDA / CONGO VOA 01 Oct 2002-- Rwanda is pulling more than half of its forces out of the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS VOA 01 Oct 2002-- Israeli army snipers took up positions Tuesday overlooking Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's West Bank headquarters
  • Bush Says U.S. Policy on Jerusalem Has Not Changed Washington File 01 Oct 2002-- President Bush on September 30 signed the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for fiscal year 2003, and then issued a statement in which he said the act contained provisions that "impermissibly interfere with the constitutional functions of the presidency in foreign affairs, including provisions that purport to establish foreign policy that are of significant concern."

Defense Policy / Programs

  • 'Star Warriors' protect forces in No-Fly Zone over Iraq Naval Reservist News October 2002-- "Star Warriors" of Naval Reserve squadron VAQ-209 have been operating over the skies of Northern Iraq since departing their home base of NAF Washington, D.C., in August. Operation Northern Watch, conducted from Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, enforces the Northern Iraqi No-Fly Zone mandated by the United Nations.
  • Initial Exercise Press Release Exercise Destined Glory 2002 01 Oct. 2002-- NATO's annual amphibious, maritime and power projection exercise Destined Glory 2002 (DG02) will take place from 05 to 15 October 2002.
  • The Big Lily Pad: South Pacific base provides air bridge to war zone Airman Magazine 01 Oct 2002-- Andersen Air Force Base's twin runways stretched toward Guam's rocky north shore in concrete ribbons toward the Pacific Ocean beyond. The vast ramp space was empty except for a single blue Air Force truck cruising along the perimeter road surrounding the flight lines.
  • NATO Theme At Prague: Adapting To Meet 21st Century Threats AFPS 01 Oct 2002-- At the end of the Cold War NATO officials recognized terrorism and weapons of mass destruction as among the top new threats to European - and world - peace, a senior U.S. State Department official noted Sept. 30 in Chicago.
  • Corps already more than half way to meeting retention goals for FY03 Marine Corps News 01 Oct 2002-- Forty-six Military Occupational Specialties are already full and another 22 are about to close for Fiscal Year 2003. By the time Marines get through this story, their MOSs may be closed too.
  • Unitas Marines concuct largest exercise to date Marine Corps News 01 Oct 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 blended wing activated at Robins AFPN 01 Oct 2002-- "While many in the Pentagon and throughout the Department of Defense struggle to define what transformation is, I can tell you what it is -- it's you, it's here, it's now."
  • Establishment of U.S. Strategic Command 01 Oct 2002-- Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Offutt AFB, Omaha, NE, Tuesday, October 1, 2002.
  • Standup of U.S. Northern Command 01 Oct 2002-- Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Petersen AFB, Colorado Springs, CO, Tuesday, October 1, 2002.

Defense Industry

  • First Eurofighter-Simulator delivered to German Air Force EADS 01 Oct 2002 -- The first Eurofighter-Simulator was delivered August 1st, 2002, by EADS Military Aircraft. The German Air Force is now as the first of the four Eurofighter partner air force ready for pilot training.
  • EADS Modernises Greek Air Defence Radars EADS 01 Oct 2002 -- EADS will upgrade eleven air defence surveillance radars in Greece. As reported by EADS on Tuesday, its Business Unit Systems and Defence Electronics has received an order by the Hellenic Air Force to modernise 11 L-band radar systems according to the latest semiconductor technology. The contract is worth a total of approx. EUR 25 million.
  • Australian Navy Selects RAFAEL's Typhoon for New Patrol Boats Rafael 01 Oct 2002 -- The Australian Navy selected RAFAEL’s Typhoon Mk 25 stabilized weapon system for the Replacement Patrol Boat (RPB), a new generation of patrol boats planned for procurement next year.
  • Boeing Autometric, Teradata to Enhance Business Intelligence Gathering Boeing 01 Oct 2002 -- Data management software with geospatial capability, once used primarily for military operations, is now commercially available from Boeing Autometric and supported by the TeradataTM data warehouse.
  • Northrop Grumman Completes First Fire Scout Air Vehicle in Full Production Configuration Northrop Grumman 01 Oct 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector, prime contractor for the U.S. Navy's RQ-8A Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned system, announced it has completed work on the first Fire Scout air vehicle built in the full production configuration.

News Reports

  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 01 Oct 2002-- Lord Robertson hails French defense budget boost
  • ASEAN - TERRORISM VOA 01 Oct 2002-- Southeast Asian governments are trying to track down suspected members of al-Qaida, the international terrorist organization. Officials in the region and in the United States suspect that several people with links to al-Qaida may be hiding in Indonesia. But Rodolfo Severino, the Secretary-General of ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, dismisses criticism that Indonesia is not doing enough to combat terrorism
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 01 Oct 2002-- American NATO expert predicts Ukraine membership in 4 years

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