08 November 2002 Military News
- U.S. Urges Continued Cooperation on Rebuilding Kosovo Washington File 08 Nov 2002-- The head of the U.S. delegation to the Kosovo Donors Meeting in Brussels November 5, Ruth Hansen, urged other donors to "maintain the momentum" on cooperative efforts to rebuild Kosovo, saying that "[t]ogether we have invested substantial resources ... and have made substantial progress."
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 08 Nov 2002
- HEADQUARTERS PRESS BRIEFING ON REFUGEES BY NEW YORK OFFICE OF UNHCR United Nations 08 Nov 2002
- IVORY COAST-TALKS VOA 08 Nov 2002 -- Ivory Coast rebels are accusing the government of negotiating in bad faith at peace talks that are under way in Togo
Defense Policy / Programs
- Wizards take top tent for fifth straight month NAS Whidbey Island Crosswind 08 Nov 2002-- VAQ-133 is one of a handful of Navy units stationed on Incirlik Air Base, dominated by Air Force personnel, yet for each month we have been here, going back to our last deployment in 2001, we have won tent of the month honors.
- RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION INTO DEATH OF U.S. SERVICE MEMBER 08 Nov 2002 -- During a 29 March press conference, General Tommy Franks, Commander United States Central Command, announced that he had directed an investigation into a friendly fire incident involving a convoy of U.S. and Afghan Military forces that may have come under fire from an AC-130. The results of that investigation and its findings are listed below
- First Combat Action for Navy's Newest Strike Fighter Navy News Service 08 Nov 2002 -- The F/A-18E Super Hornet participated in its first-ever combat action Nov. 6 when aircraft from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) fired on Iraqi targets
- Air Force investigates potential F/A-22 cost overrun AFPN 08 Nov 2002 -- Air Force officials announced Nov. 7 a potential cost overrun of up to $690 million in the engineering, manufacturing and development phase of the F/A-22 program.
- PENTAGON / IRAQ VOA 08 Nov 2002 -- The Pentagon says U-S forces will be prepared to move and move quickly against Iraq if President Bush decides action is needed to enforce the latest United Nations resolution
- Total force, total commitment, total special operators AFPN 08 Nov 2002 -- A small group of Air Force special operators huddle together in a makeshift tent, miles away from anywhere on a map, planning the intense details of a mission.
- Norfolk Naval Shipyard Scores Another Success with Theodore Roosevelt Availability NAVSEA 08 Nov 2002-- Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) continued its string of aircraft carrier successes by completing the latest Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) with USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), which completed two days early on November 4, 2002 and within budget. This was a challenging PIA, utilizing more than 1,200 employees at its peak, with ship's force performing an enormous amount of work within a six-month period. While NNSY accomplished more than 186,000 mandays of work, the complete package, including Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP) Portsmouth's contract package, various alteration installation teams (AIT's), and ship's force portion of work totaled more than 360,000 mandays of effort on Theodore Roosevelt.
- Osprey Reaches 100-Flight Hour Mark Navy Newsstand 08 Nov 2002-- The V-22 Integrated Test Team recently surpassed 100 hours flown since the program's return to flight in late May of this year.
- Wing Sharpens Skills With Ship Navy Newsstand 08 Nov 2002-- Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) resumed training with USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), America's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, after the ship left Yokosuka, Japan, Oct. 25.
- FOCUSED-MISSION SHIP CONCEPT STUDIES CONTRACTS AWARDED DoD Release 08 Nov 2002-- Six companies are each being awarded a firm-fixed-price contract worth $500,000 for the performance of focused-mission ship concept studies intended to explore a range of approaches in an overall effort to define future ship requirements. These studies will further refine the Navy's requirements and knowledge of technology options for the proposed Littoral Combat Ship and other future ship classes.
- Boeing Delivers Milestone 100th C-17 to U.S. Air Force Boeing 08 Nov 2002 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered its 100th C-17 Globemaster III airlifter to the U.S. Air Force today in a ceremony at its award-winning Long Beach, Calif., facility.
- General Dynamics Awarded $141 Million Egyptian Tank Co-production Contract General Dynamics 08 Nov 2002 -- The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $141 million contract modification for 100 M1A1 hardware kits for the Egyptian tank co-production program. The contract being modified was awarded in October 1999.
- Lockheed Martin F/A-22 Raptor Records First Supersonic Aerial Target Intercept Lockheed Martin 08 Nov 2002 -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led F/A-22 Raptor air dominance fighter program completed another key flight test goal on Nov. 5, with the successful missile interception of an unmanned drone while both aircraft and target were flying faster than the speed of sound.
- Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy Commemorate Keel Laying for USS New Orleans (LPD 18) Northrop Grumman 08 Nov 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Navy today commemorated the keel laying for USS New Orleans (LPD 18), the second of 12 ships in the Navy's San Antonio-class of amphibious transport dock ships being built by Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 08 Nov 2002 -- Germany's top spy sees Iraq war fuelling extremism / Report: Jemaah Islamiyah has territorial cells across much of Southeast Asia / U.S. ambassador says U.S. and top Turkish party share Iraq position / Jordan's prince warns war in Iraq could cause uprisings in other Middle Eastern countries / U.S. will not 'turn out the lights' on NATO ties / Marine who will command NATO foresees no quick cuts in US forces in Europe / Kosovo says Serbia-Montenegro move threatens peace / Gibraltarians overwhelmingly reject British-Spanish joint sovereignty idea / Israel shows off anti-missile system in attempt to discourage any Iraqi attack / U.S. wants Japan to consider missile shield
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 08 Nov 2002 -- Czech cabinet searching for new ways to acquire supersonic fighters / Russia accepts EU demand for special Kaliningrad visa / Turkish EU entry would be "end of the European Union" / French delighted at U.S. shift on Iraq / UN waits for Syria to fall in line with allies / NATO summit to agree new stance against terrorism / About 1,000 more Americans headed to hunt for Al Qaeda in and around Horn of Africa / EU tells Serbia to hurry with new constitution / Albania, Macedonia (sic) Presidents to meet on NATO membership
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