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07 November 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • BALI INVESTIGATION VOA 07 Nov 2002 -- Indonesian police have named a suspect in the bombing that claimed the lives of nearly 200-people in Bali. The extent of his involvement in the plot remains unclear

Other Conflicts

Defense Policy / Programs

  • PENTAGON/MISPERCEPTIONS VOA 07 Nov 2002 -- One of the major challenges facing top Defense officials is not military, but the problem of how to tackle misperceptions about American actions abroad. That is particularly true throughout the Muslim world. An incident this past week in Indonesia points out the depth of the challenge
  • Ramstein unit completes NEO in Central African Republic US Air Forces Europe News 07 Nov 2002-- The 37th Airlift Squadron here completed a noncombatant evacuation operation of people landlocked in Bangui, Africa, Nov. 2.
  • ARK ROYAL RETURNS FROM MISSION IN THE MED Royal Navy News 07 Nov 2002-- Aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal returns from a major series of successful exercises in the Mediterranean on Friday. The destroyer HMS Edinburgh will follow closely behind, back from anti-terrorism duties in the region.

Defense Industry

  • BAE SYSTEMS awarded $40 million in new IFF work BAE Systems 07 Nov 2002 -- BAE Systems North America announced its Advanced Systems business recently received $40 million in two new Identification Friend or Foe systems contracts.
  • General Dynamics Selected for $450 Million UK Defense Digitization Program General Dynamics 07 Nov 2002 -- General Dynamics United Kingdom Ltd., a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been selected as the preferred supplier by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to demonstrate, supply and support a digital battle management system for deployment throughout the UK’s ground-based defense forces.
  • Northrop Grumman Awarded $34.2 Million Contract to Begin Work on Radar Antenna for B-2 Bomber Northrop Grumman 07 Nov 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector has been awarded a $34.2 million contract by the U.S. Air Force for the first phase of the B-2 radar Pathfinder program, a multiyear effort to design and integrate a new radar antenna on the B-2 stealth bomber.
  • Thales announces major jobs boost for UK Thales 07 Nov 2002 -- Thales CVF (future aircraft carrier) team today announces the industrial benefits of its CVF proposal that will see some 10,000 jobs involved throughout the UK over the programme lifetime.

News Reports

  • TURKEY/POLITICS VOA 07 Nov 2002 -- The leader of the party that won Turkey's election says the new prime minister will not be nominated until after the new parliament convenes. Justice and Development Party leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, made the announcement after meeting with Turkey's president
  • LATVIA-GOVERNMENT VOA 07 Nov 2002 -- Latvia has a new coalition government, expected to lead the former Soviet republic through its bid to join NATO and the European Union
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 07 Nov 2002 -- Czech security forces gear up for NATO summit / Georgia to bid for NATO membership this month / Germany to extend troop support in "war on terror" / U.S. high-tech ship to anchor Africa terror hunt / U.S. aid package may include Blackhawks for Turkey / Serbian PM eyes joining EU with neighbors by 2010
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 07 Nov 2002 -- Latvia's former central bank chief vows to continue EU, NATO line as PM / London and Paris compete to shape future of new armed force / Washington confident of wide support for its Iraq resolution / Regime change in Iraq not an EU objective: Solana / Turks uncommitted on U.S. use of bases / U.S. raids foil plots to send arms to Al Qaeda and others / Kostunica promises to stamp out illegal arms trade / British Foreign Secretary vows continued support for Kosovo / German Defense Minister supports extension of "Enduring Freedom" mandate / Common leadership in Kabul

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