25 October 2002 Military News
- DAILY BRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 25 Oct 2002
- PRESS BRIEFING BY CHAIRMAN OF PANEL ON EXPLOITATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES OF DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO United Nations 25 Oct 2002
- PRESS BRIEFING BY DEPUTY EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR United Nations 25 Oct 2002
- U-S-Moscow Siege VOA 25 Oct 2002-- The United States is calling on the Chechen rebels in Moscow to release their remaining hostages unconditionally and unharmed. At least two U-S citizens are among those being held in the theater in the Russian capital
Defense Policy / Programs
- Hawk heads to sea trained, equipped, ready Kitty Hawk Release 25 Oct 2002-- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) left its forward operating port of Yokosuka, Japan, Friday, for a scheduled underway period in the Western Pacific. While at sea, the ship's crew, along with the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 is scheduled to engage in combined military exercises with regional allies, and conduct unit-level training.
- Shift Colors: USS Kitty Hawk heads back to sea 7th Fleet Release 25 Oct 2002-- There's no mistaking what U.S. Navy ship this is, as USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) crew members stand tall against the backdrop of the carrier's hull number -- 63.
- JOINT TASK FORCE EXERCISE 03-1 ANNOUNCED 25 Oct 2002-- More than 15,000 U.S. and allied servicemembers will participate in Joint Task Force exercise (JTFEX) 03-1, Oct. 28 - Nov. 6, 2002, along the Atlantic Seaboard of the United States, chiefly in the waters off Virginia and North Carolina.
- Senior Officers Report Services' Progress in Transformation AFPS 25 Oct 2002-- The most important aspect of defense transformation is encouraging the mindset in personnel that change is an opportunity, not a threat, uniformed service chiefs agreed here recently.
- "CINC" Is Sunk AFPS 25 Oct 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld put out a memo Oct. 24 to DoD leaders saying there is only one commander in chief in America -- the president.
- NSWC Crane, NAVSEA Keeping Sub Forces Ready NAVSEA 25 Oct 2002-- Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division and Naval Sea Systems Command's (NAVSEA) Undersea Defensive Warfare Systems (PMS 415) and Naval Surface Fire Support (PMS 392) programs have teamed to support mission critical requirements for the Navy's submarine force.
- Tech To The Fleet: Building a Better Mousetrap NAVSEA 25 Oct 2002-- It's said that what every customer wants is someone to build a better mousetrap--- if only the engineers would improve the design of existing commonplace products, the world would beat a path to their door. Sailors are really no different. Innovation is the lifeblood of the most technologically advanced 21st century Navy.
- Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard's New Blast and Paint Facility Brings Improved Support and Efficiency to the Fleet NAVSEA 25 Oct 2002-- A $10 million state-of-the-art Abrasive Blast and Paint Facility was dedicated at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility on October 21. "Today's dedication of this facility is a leap forward in efficiency that directly supports the Fleet," said Shipyard Commander, Capt. John A. Edwards.
- RMP Flight Testing to Get Underway Soon NAVAIR 25 Oct 2002-- Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD - An NC-130H test bed has been flight qualified for the Radar Modernization Program (RMP) to flight test the advanced radar for the next generation U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye. Successful testing of RMP in the NC-130 will be a significant milestone in the Navy's roadmap to a single integrated air picture.
- Stryker demo debunks critics Army News Service 25 Oct 2002-- The Army has answered a number of recent critics who have stated that the Stryker Infantry Vehicle doesn't meet the Army's requirement of being deployable by C-130 Hercules aircraft and be ready for combat operations once out of the plane.
- Predator crashes in Nevada AFPN 25 Oct 2002-- An RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle crashed into the side of a mountain in the Nevada Test and Training Range near Indian Springs, Nev., at approximately 8:30 a.m. Oct 25.
- Lajes Field is pit stop for deploying aircrews AFPN 25 Oct 2002-- It is about getting aircrews to war so they can drop bombs on bad guys. That is how airmen from the 65th Operations Support Squadron here describe the importance of what they do every day on this tiny island in the middle of the Atlantic.
- BAE SYSTEMS, Raytheon and Rheinmetall team for UK IFPA on guided artillery ammunition BAE Systems 25 Oct 2002 -- Three major international weapons developers have announced their teaming for the UK Indirect Fire Precision Attack (IFPA) programme with regard to Guided Artillery Ammunition (GAA).
- BAE SYSTEMS to provide Collins Class Periscope Support BAE Systems 25 Oct 2002 -- BAE Systems Customer Solutions and Support (CS&S) has signed a five year contract with the Royal Australian Navy to support the Collins Class Submarine Periscope Systems.
- Boeing and U.S. Air Force Open F/A-22 Training Facility at Tyndall AFB Boeing 25 Oct 2002 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Air Force today celebrated the opening of a new F/A-22 maintenance training facility at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., with a ribbon cutting and site dedication ceremony.
- Lockheed Martin Delivers First F/A-22 for Initial Operational Testing Lockheed Martin 25 Oct 2002 -- Lockheed Martin has officially delivered the first production F/A-22 Raptor air dominance fighter to the U.S. Air Force. The formal acceptance documents for the aircraft were signed at the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company facility here on October 23
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 25 Oct 2002-- Greece says EU "getting close" to defense deal
- U-S / TERROR WARNING VOA 25 Oct 2002-- A panel of leading security experts says the United States remains vulnerable to a major terrorist strike more than one year after the September 11th attacks.
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 25 Oct 2002-- Iran rejects scheme for U.S. military rule in Iraq but will support UN-backed war
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