21 October 2002 Military News
- DAILY BRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 21 Oct 2002
- ISRAEL-EXPLOSION VOA 21 Oct 2002-- At least 10-people are reported killed and 40-more wounded, in a suicide bombing attack on a bus in northern Israel
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 21 Oct 2002-- Clashes have broken out between Jewish settlers and Palestinians in at least two areas of the West Bank
Defense Policy / Programs
- Bush, Robertson Talk NATO Summit, Expansion, Transformation AFPS 21 Oct 2002-- President Bush and NATO Secretary-General Lord George Robertson met today to discuss next month's NATO summit, which Robertson said will be the most important in the alliance's history.
- St. Louis ceremony showcases 'Bird of Prey' AFPN 21 Oct 2002-- The shroud of secrecy blanketing the aircraft responsible for many of today's stealth design and production standards was lifted Oct. 18 at a ceremony at The Boeing Company's plant here.
- "Joint Venture" Craft Cruises to the Future AFPS 21 Oct 2002-- Military transformation took a nautical turn Oct. 19 when an all-soldier crew piloted an Army-leased experimental high-speed watercraft up the Potomac River here.
- ATK Awarded $4 Million Contract to Supply Ammunition to New Zealand Military Forces ATK 21 Oct 2002 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems, NYSE: ATK) has been awarded a $4 million contract from the government of New Zealand to supply 25mm training and tactical ammunition for use by military light armored vehicles. The award represents a two-year procurement under a four-year contract.
- BAE SYSTEMS showcases firepower capability to meet Australia's future requirements BAE Systems 21 Oct 2002 -- Weapon systems and equipment that could significantly boost the Australian Army's mobile firepower capability will be showcased by BAE Systems during the Land Warfare conference in Brisbane this week.
- GE Marine Engines Selected To Power Joint French/Italian Navy Horizon Frigate GE Marine 21 Oct 2002 -- GE Marine Engines announced its LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbine has been selected to power four Horizon frigates. These next-generation, anti-aircraft Horizon frigates are being jointly developed by the French and Italian Navies, GE reported today at the Euronaval 2002 conference.
- Lockheed Martin's Electro-Optical Sensor System Achieves Major Milestone in Comanche Flight Test Lockheed Martin 21 Oct 2002 -- Lockheed Martin and a Boeing-Sikorsky team recently passed a significant milestone by completing the first test flight of the Night Vision Pilotage System (NVPS), a major sub-system of the Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS) on the Comanche armed reconnaissance helicopter.
- Northrop Grumman Team Wins U.S. Navy Contract to Support Foreign Military Sales Northrop Grumman 21 Oct 2002 -- A team led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will help the U.S. Navy streamline security assistance and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) through a contract under the General Service Administration's Millennia Lite contracting vehicle.
- Oshkosh Truck Rolls Out Next Generation of Command Zone™ Advanced Electronics System to Military Market Oshkosh 21 Oct 2002 -- Oshkosh Truck Corporation [NYSE: OSK], a diversified manufacturer of specialty trucks and truck bodies, has introduced the next generation of its patented Command Zone™ system. Command Zone is a computer controlled, multiplexed electronics system that operates and diagnoses all major vehicles systems.
- RAFAEL Unveil an Array of Products Facilitating Forced Entry Rafael 21 Oct 2002 -- RAFAEL has recently completed the type classification process with the US Army, for the Grenade Rifle Entry Munition (GREM), a derivative of the Simon Rifle Launch Entry Munition. Acquisition of the weapons for US Army and Special Forces use are expected to follow soon.
- NIMA Selects Boeing Autometric to Process Elevation Data Collected by the Space Shuttle Boeing 21 Oct 2002 -- Boeing Autometric has received a $16.6 million contract from the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) to produce topographic data collected during a space shuttle mission.
- L-3 Communications Joins Northrop Grumman's Aerial Common Sensor Development Effort Northrop Grumman 21 Oct 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Electronic Systems sector has announced the addition of L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) as a key supplier on Northrop Grumman's Aerial Common Sensor (ACS) technology development program.
- Bat Submunition Released from Hunter UAV Scores Direct Hits in U.S. Army-Northrop Grumman Tests Northrop Grumman 21 Oct 2002 -- The U.S. Army's Bat submunition, supplied by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), scored four hits in four attempts against an array of moving armored targets following dispense from a Hunter unmanned aerial vehicle in tests conducted Oct. 9 and 11.
- AL-QAIDA ON THE MOVE VOA 21 Oct 2002-- A spate of attacks by al-Qaida or its allies have raised the terrorist threat in much of the world
- Integrating Track 1 and 2 Diplomacy VOA 21 Oct 2002-- The Department of State recently hosted a forum [9/23/02] on integrating "Track One," or what we know as traditional diplomacy between state officials, with "Track Two," or unofficial diplomacy among members of non-governmental organizations, experts, and academics. Delegates and practitioners shared their experiences of how the two methods complement each other and how they can impact on national diplomatic objectives and prevent conflict
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 21 Oct 2002-- Top U.S. military officials visit Turkey to discuss Iraq
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 21 Oct 2002-- Gen. Ralston urges Germany to boost defense capability
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