29 October 2002 Military News
- PENTAGON / HORN OF AFRICA VOA 29 Oct 2002-- The Pentagon is considering the deployment of a special military command-and-control ship to the Horn of Africa region to coordinate anti-terrorist operations there.
- U.S. Marines Operating in Horn of Africa AFPS 29 Oct 2002-- U.S. Marines have taken the war on terrorism to the Horn of Africa, a top military official said here today.
- Afghan Security Situation Varies Greatly AFPS 29 Oct 2002-- The general in charge of coalition forces in Afghanistan today called the security situation in that country dangerous and "uneven."
- Troops return from the desert away from home Tears shed as Marines return from Afghanistan Marine Corps News 29 Oct 2002-- A detachment of 60 Marines and Sailors of Marine Air Control Squadron-4, Marine Air Control Group-18, returned to Okinawa Monday after spending six months in Khandahar, Afghanistan.
- DAILY BRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 29 Oct 2002
- PALESTINIAN CABINET VOA 29 Oct 2002-- The Palestinian parliament has approved Yasser Arafat's new 19-member cabinet in a strong show of support for the Palestinian leader. The cabinet was approved by a vote of 56-to-18
- UZBEKISTAN / RUSSIA VOA 29 Oct 2002-- The President of Uzbekistan has warned of new bloodshed unless Russian leaders agree to give Chechnya more autonomy. But he also says Chechens should not expect full independence. President Islam Karimov made the comments in an interview with V-O-A in Budapest, where he is on an official visit
- White House Says Terrorists to Blame for Moscow Hostage Crisis Washington File 29 Oct 2002-- President Bush "feels very strongly" that responsibility for the deaths in the recent hostage crisis in Moscow "rests with the terrorists who took these people hostage and put them in harm's way in the first place," White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer said in response to questions from journalists October 29.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Coast Guard receives new vessel for testing and evaluation 13 US Coast Guard District Press Release 29 Oct 2002-- The Coast Guard received a new 85-foot patrol vessel at pier 36 in Seattle, Wash. today
- Hampton Roads Cutter Returns Home Coast Guard Atlantic Area Release 24 Oct 2002-- Coast Guard Cutter Legare is scheduled to return home today following a 44-day patrol covering the Chesapeake Bay and the Florida Straits.
- Defense Department Briefing Transcript Washington File 29 Oct 2002-- Franks: In fact, we do have more forces in that region, down around Djibouti. If you look at the global war on terrorism, then what you see, that we said a long time ago, we said a long time ago, first off we're going to rout the terrorists out of Afghanistan and get rid of the Taliban. We also said that there are going to be some friendly nations and we're going to want to work with them in order to help them help themselves get over the terrorist problem. And we also said it may be necessary from time to time to coerce others to get rid of the terrorist problem.
- Contingency Contracting - Logistics Force Multipliers Army News Service 29 Oct 2002-- Local and international contractors are providing vital support to coalition soldiers planning and executing contingency operations in the war on terrorism being fought by soldiers from many countries around the world.
- Truman Battle Group to Participate in JTFEX 03-1 Navy Newsstand 29 Oct 2002-- More than 15,000 U.S. and Allied military service members will participate in Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 03-1 Oct. 28 - Nov. 6.
- First Production V-22 Joins Flight Test Program NAVAIR Release 29 Oct 2002-- As part of the gradual ramp up to seven MV-22 Ospreys that will comprise the developmental flight test program here over the next year, the V-22 Integrated Test Team has added two more MV-22s to its flight test program this month.
- BAE SYSTEMS signs historic co-operation agreement with UK's warship building giants for the Future Aircraft Carriers BAE Systems 29 Oct 2002 -- BAE Systems today announced details of its shipbuilding strategy as part of its proposals to the Ministry of Defence for the Future Carrier programme.
- BAE SYSTEMS unveils design for new adaptable Future Carrier for UK's Royal Navy BAE Systems 29 Oct 2002 -- This variant will operate the Short Take-off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), following the decision announced by the Ministry of Defence last month
- Air National Guard Re-engining Block 42 F-16s; Lockheed Martin Expedites Kits to Meet Deployment Schedule Lockheed Martin 29 Oct 2002 -- The Air National Guard (ANG) recently began modifying its combat-coded Block 42 F-16C/Ds with the Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 Increased Performance Engine. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., a business unit of Lockheed Martin Corp. [NYSE: LMT], is the manufacturer of the F-16 and is providing expedited aircraft modification kits and logistics support for the re-engining program.
- Italian Air Force Prepares to Train New C-130J Pilots Lockheed Martin 29 Oct 2002 -- The first shipment of high-tech flight training equipment recently arrived at Italy's National Training Center (NTC) where future aircrew members and maintenance technicians of the Aeronautica Militare Italiana (AMI, Italian Air Force) will learn to fly and maintain the service's modern C-130J fleet.
- Lockheed Martin Establishes New F/A-22 Avionics Integration Lab Lockheed Martin 29 Oct 2002 -- The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.-led F/A-22 Raptor air dominance fighter program team has established a brand-new, state-of-the-art avionics hardware and software installation and testing laboratory here. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. is a business area of Lockheed Martin Corp. [NYSE:LMT].
- Northrop Grumman Continues Successful Fire Scout Flight Tests at Patuxent River Naval Air Station Northrop Grumman 29 Oct 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector last week conducted four successful flight tests of the U.S. Navy's RQ-8A Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned air vehicle system at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.
- Lockheed Martin Launch Range System Demonstrates Advanced Capabilities During First Launch of Atlas V Lockheed Martin 29 Oct 2002 -- Lockheed Martin's next-generation spacelift range automation system passed a key operational milestone with the recent first launch of the Atlas V rocket.
- AUSTRALIA / WAR ON TERRORISM VOA 29 Oct 2002-- The bombing in Bali, Indonesia, this month has only strengthened Australia's commitment to the U-S-led war on terrorism as most of the victims were Australian tourists. Australian Prime Minister John Howard described the attack on the resort island as "barbaric, brutal, mass murder." There is, however, growing disquiet in Australia that the government's unbending support for the United States could drag the country into a new war in the Middle East
- Rumsfeld: Australia 'Steadfast Ally' in Anti-Terror War AFPS 29 Oct 2002-- Australia is a steadfast, valued ally that's united with the United States in the war on global terrorism, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 29 Oct 2002-- U.S. vows to disarm Iraq with or without UN
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 29 Oct 2002-- Threat alert level raised for U.S. military in Italy
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