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16 October 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • U.S. Calls Special Warriors to Lead in Unconventional Fight AFPS 16 Oct. 2002-- "Afghanistan wasn't a generals' war. It was a war waged by colonels and lieutenant colonels and won by small units that operated with autonomy in a highly fluid environment," said Marshall Billingslea, principal deputy assistant defense secretary for special operations and low- intensity conflict.

Other Conflicts

  • DAILY BRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 16 Oct 2002
  • U-S / Ivory Coast VOA 16 Oct. 2002-- The Bush administration's top African policy official says the United States is encouraging dialogue between the Ivory Coast government and army rebels. Assistant Secretary of State Walter Kansteiner is just back from an Africa trip that included a stop in Ivory Coast, and spoke to reporters Tuesday
  • IVORY COAST / UNREST VOA 16 Oct. 2002-- Ivory Coast's besieged city of Daloa is still in turmoil, as government troops and rebel forces battle for control of various neighborhoods
  • SUDAN PEACE TALKS VOA 16 Oct. 2002-- Peace talks aimed at ending 19 years of civil war in Sudan officially opened in Kenya Wednesday

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • BAE SYSTEMS CsLEOS real time operating system chosen for flight control redesign on Air Force C-17 Transport BAE Systems 16 Oct 2002 -- The Boeing Company has selected BAE Systems CsLEOS real-time operating system (RTOS) for a major upgrade to the flight control on the U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport.
  • BAE SYSTEMS selected to provide power management systems for Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle BAE Systems 16 Oct 2002 -- BAE Systems Controls has been selected by Lockheed Martin to develop the Power Management System for the Lockheed Martin Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle, or UGCV.
  • CACI Completes Acquisition of Acton Burnell, Inc. CACI 16 Oct 2002 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has completed the purchase of the outstanding stock of Acton Burnell, Inc., an information technology company providing systems integration, knowledge management, manpower readiness and training, and financial systems solutions for the federal government.
  • DOJ and Northrop Grumman Agree to TRW Acquisition Timeline Northrop Grumman 16 Oct 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced that it continues to anticipate a fourth quarter 2002 closing of its proposed acquisition of TRW Inc. (NYSE: TRW). A 30-day waiting period related to a Second Request for Information under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Anti-Trust Improvements Act of 1976 expired at midnight Oct. 15. The Justice Department, however, continues to review the proposed transaction.
  • Pratt & Whitney Issues First F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Content Contract to Norwegian Industry Pratt & Whitney 16 Oct 2002 -- Norway’s Volvo Aero Norge (VAN) will provide hardware for Pratt & Whitney’s (P&W) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) propulsion system in what is the first contract issued to Norwegian industry for JSF work. P&W, the propulsion system prime contractor for JSF, issued a contract to VAN for low pressure turbine (LPT) shafts for the JSF’s F135 propulsion system.
  • BAE SYSTEMS selected on United States Coastguard Modernisation Team BAE Systems 16 Oct 2002 -- BAE Systems begins work this month on a $48.6 million contract from General Dynamics Decision Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, to provide vessel communication systems for the U.S. Coast Guard's National Distress and Response System Modernization Project (NDRSMP), called "Rescue 21."

News Reports

  • BALI BLAST INVESTIGATION VOA 16 Oct. 2002-- Indonesian investigators have found traces of C-4 plastic explosives at the scene of a deadly bombing in Bali
  • MATTHEW LEVITT on al-Qaida VOA 16 Oct. 2002-- Some experts have suggested that recent terrorist activity believed to be related to the al-Qaida network indicates that al-Qaida is becoming less centrally managed by Osama bin Laden and more dependent on small "sleeper" groups. Matthew Levitt is one of those experts. He is the senior fellow on terrorism studies at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • PENTAGON / SNIPER VOA 16 Oct. 2002-- U-S Army surveillance aircraft are joining the Washington area hunt for a deadly sniper who has eluded law enforcement authorities for two weeks
  • Countering 21st Century Enemies and WMD Threats AFPS 16 Oct. 2002-- At the heart of the new National Security Strategy is a fundamental change in the way America addresses the 21st century threat of weapons of mass destruction, said presidential adviser Robert Joseph.



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