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03 October 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • PHILIPPINES / BOMB VOA 03 Oct 2002-- Philippine officials continue to investigate a bombing that killed two Philippine civilians and a U-S soldier

Other Conflicts

  • DAILY BRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 03 Oct 2002
  • CONGO INSTABILITY VOA 03 Oct 2002-- Relief organizations are concerned that Rwanda's withdrawal from the Democratic Republic of Congo could lead to an upsurge in violence, worsening the humanitarian crisis
  • U-S / Jerusalem / Congress VOA 03 Oct 2002-- The State Department reiterated Wednesday there has been no change in U-S policy on Jerusalem, even though President Bush signed a budget bill from Congress Monday containing language that seemingly obligates the administration to identify Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Even though the White House says it will ignore the bill's language, the legislation continues to draw protests from the Arab world and elsewhere
  • U-S / Balkans / Crimes VOA 03 Oct 2002-- A guilty plea by former Bosnian Serb leader Biljana Plavsic has the United States hoping it will encourage others to come forward and accept responsibility for war crimes. The two most prominent figures from the wartime Bosnian Serb government facing war crimes charges are still at large

Defense Policy / Programs

  • HST/CVW 3 Are "Ready To Deploy" Navy Newsstand 03 Oct 2002-- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 recently wrapped up a grueling 45-day underway period that certified the ship and airwing as "ready to deploy."
  • John Young Decommissioned Navy Newsstand 03 Oct 2002-- Smoke from a 21-gun salute honoring USS John Young (DD 973) rolled over Pier 2 at Naval Station San Diego Sept. 12. With that, the ship's last watch was relieved, and the 24-year-old warship's decommissioning orders were declared.
  • Air Force releases A-10 accident report AFPN 03 Oct 2002-- An accident investigation board determined pilot error caused an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft accident June 27 near Nancy, France. The aircraft belonged to the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.

Defense Industry

  • First Flight of Raptor 11 Lockheed Martin 03 Oct 2002 -- Raptor 11, the first F/A-22 Production Representative Test Vehicle (PRTV) to fly, conducted its maiden flight on September 16, 2002, from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company facility located here. Eight PRTV aircraft - Raptors 10 through 17 - will be delivered to Nellis AFB, Nev., in 2003 for operational testing and tactics development to ensure the F/A-22 meets the U.S. Air Force's warfighting needs.
  • The 3rd stage of the SCCOA Program Thales 03 Oct 2002 -- Thales and EADS, in association with SchlumbergerSema, have been awarded a contract worth '238 million by the French defence procurement agency for the third phase of SCCOA*, the French ACCS** programme.

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