01 November 2002 Military News
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 01 Nov 2002
- IVORY COAST-TALKS VOA 01 Nov 2002-- Ivory Coast government officials and rebels meeting in Togo have signed their first agreement following three days of peace negotiations
- RUSSIA / TERRORISM VOA 01 Nov 2002-- The Russian parliament Friday approved new curbs on media coverage of anti-terrorist operations, giving the state more control over journalists. Supporters of the legislation say it is needed to counter terrorists like the ones who took over the theater in Moscow last week
- U.S. Completes One Phase of Mine Removal Work in Sri Lanka Washington File 01 Nov 2002-- The U.S.-sponsored Quick Reaction Demining Force has completed mine removal operations in 123,000 square meters of land in northern Sri Lanka, the State Department reported in a media note November 1.
- U.S. To Provide ECOWAS With Peacekeeping Support in Cote d'Ivoire Washington File 01 Nov 2002-- Defense official cites aircraft, fuel and equipment worth $2 million
- Rocket Attacks Launched on U.S. Bases in Afghanistan AFPS 01 Nov 2002-- Opposition groups launched two hit-and-run rocket attacks against U.S. forward operating bases in Khowst and Gardez today.
Defense Policy / Programs
- C-130J environmental analysis complete Air Mobility Command 05 Nov 2002-- Brig. Gen. Winfield W. Scott III, 43rd Airlift Wing commander, signed a "Finding of No Significant Impact" document to complete the environmental impact analysis process for basing C-130J aircraft here. The environmental assessment was accomplished by the U.S. Air Force, Air Mobility Command and the 43rd Airlift Wing.
- Spirits visit Guam for Halloween Pacific Air Forces News 01 Nov 2002-- Two bat-like B-2 Spirits landed here about 11:30 p.m. so crews could perform engine-running crew changes before leaving again to finish a global power mission.
- Moondogs hit the high seas USMC News 06 Nov 2002 -- "For the first time in six years, the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing's EA-6B Prowlers practiced operations not only in the air and on land, but at sea. Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3 "Moondogs" and Navy Electronic Attack Squadron 129 "Vikings" participated in carrier qualifications on the USS John F. Kennedy the week of Oct. 28."
- BAE SYSTEMS completes sale of communications equipment facility BAE Systems 01 Nov 2002 -- BAE Systems North America has completed the sale of its Advanced Systems' Gaithersburg operation to Integrated Defense Technologies, Inc.
- DARPA contracts to BAE SYSTEMS promise revolution for Military RF Systems BAE Systems 01 Nov 2002 -- BAE Systems has won three contracts for related high technology defence programmes that will be the building blocks for the U.S. military's next-generation digital receivers, transmitters and radio frequency (RF) systems.
- Oshkosh To Deliver Common Bridge Transporter HEMTT Trucks To North Dakota National Guard Oshkosh 01 Nov 2002 -- Oshkosh Truck Corporation [NYSE: OSK], a leading manufacturer of specialty trucks and truck bodies, announced today that it will deliver Common Bridge Transporters (CBT) based on the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) to the North Dakota Army National Guard tomorrow.
- SUICIDE BOMBINGS REPORT VOA 01 Nov 2002-- A leading international human rights group says in a report issued Friday that Palestinians who carry out suicide bombings are guilty of war crimes
- BAHRAIN ELECTIONS VOA 01 Nov 2002-- Results are in from the second round of parliamentary elections in the Gulf state of Bahrain. While Islamist candidates did well in the first round last week, this round gave secular candidates a slight majority in the first elected legislature in Bahrain in nearly 30 years
- U.S. Sees Prague Summit as "Critical Turning Point" for NATO Washington File 01 Nov 2002-- The NATO Summit in Prague "will be a critical turning point for NATO" because the allies will shift their mission and military might "from an inward focus on Europe outward to the new threats that we must all face together," U.S. Ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns said in Berlin October 30.
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