02 December 2002 Military News
- Cheney Says U.S. Waging Effective Campaign Against Terror Washington File 02 Dec 2002-- "[O]ur war on terror is well begun, but it is only begun. This campaign may not be finished on our watch, yet it must be and it will be waged on our watch," said Cheney, speaking December 2 to an Air National Guard Senior Leadership Conference in Colorado.
- STRUGGLING AFGHANISTAN 2 VOA 02 Dec 2002-- The war is not yet over in Afghanistan, say analysts, and the peace is at risk. Sustained international help is needed both to combat the Taleban remnants and to strengthen and extend the precarious government in Kabul. So a degree of foreign intrusion may be welcomed by a society that has traditionally shunned it.
- GERMANY / AFGHANISTAN VOA 02 Dec 2002-- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has presented a plan for a 70-thousand man national army to replace Afghanistan's private militias and establish the authority of the central government
- AFGHAN FIGHTING VOA 02 Dec 2002-- Factional fighting in western Afghanistan continued for a third day, Monday.
- Combat Actions Occur in Afghanistan, Iraq AFPS 02 Dec 2002-- A B-52 Stratofortress dropped precision-guided munitions in support of U.S. special operations forces that came under attack Dec. 1 in Afghanistan.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 02 Dec 2002
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 02 Dec 2002-- A 16-year-old Palestinian was killed and at least 16 others were wounded by Israeli troops Monday in the West Bank City of Jenin. In another incident just south of Gaza City, a Palestinian gunman was killed trying to infiltrate the Jewish settlement of Netzarim
- IVORY COAST / FIGHTING VOA 02 Dec 2002-- Heavy gunfire rang in the western Ivory Coast city of Man, as government troops battled to win back control of the city from rebels
- Bush Administration Issues Memorandum on Status of PLO Office in U.S. Washington File 02 Dec 2002-- The Bush administration has simultaneously imposed and waived a congressionally mandated sanction to "downgrade" the status of the Palestine Liberation Organization office in the United States.
Defense Policy / Programs
- USS Oklahoma City Commander Relieved Navy Newsstand 02 Dec 2002-- Cmdr. Richard Voter, commanding officer of USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723), was relieved of command Nov. 30 in La Maddalena, Sardinia.
- Lava Dogs fast rope at Bellows: Recent training will prepare battalion for spring deployment Marine Corps News 02 Dec 2002-- Marines from Bravo Co., 1st Bn., 3rd Marine Regiment, went to Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Nov. 19 to conduct fast roping exercises. They descended from CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopters in a simulated combat environment.
- Bush Signs Authorization Act, Gives Review of War on Terror AFPS 02 Dec 2002-- President Bush used the occasion of signing the 2003 National Defense Authorization Act to chart the course of the war on terror and to tell a Pentagon crowd that Iraq's responses to date "are not encouraging."
- Personnel, War, Readiness Priorities of Authorization Act AFPS 02 Dec 2002-- The National Defense Authorization Act for 2003 funds the military portion of the global war on terror and the continuing transformation of the U.S. military to face the threats of the 21st century.
- Modified simulator provides first class flight training USAFE News 02 Dec 2002-- From the right hand seat in the KC-135 flight deck you can hear the windup of the tanker's four engines. Outside, it's partly overcast with more than 9,000 feet of runway straight ahead. Looking around, you can't quite make out the plane's engines.
- Navy awards BAE SYSTEMS $39.4 million contract to support air traffic control and landing systems BAE Systems 02 Dec 2002 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $39.4 million contract to support air traffic control and landing systems for the Naval Air Warfare Center-Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), St. Inigoes, Maryland.
- U.S. Marine Corps awards LRIP contract to BAE SYSTEMS for M777 Howitzer BAE Systems 02 Dec 2002 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $39.4 million contract to support air traffic control and landing systems for the Naval Air Warfare Center-Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), St. Inigoes, Maryland.
- BAE SYSTEMS to develop vehicle management system for Boeing X-45B unmanned combat air vehicle BAE Systems 02 Dec 2002 -- BAE Systems has been selected to develop the Integrated Vehicle Management System Computer for Boeing's X-45B Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV).
- BAE SYSTEMS ground sensors prove worth in Fleet exercise BAE Systems 02 Dec 2002 -- BAE Systems micro-internetted unattended ground sensors (MIUGS) successfully detected, tracked, and identified key targets during the U.S. Navy's recent Millennium Challenge 02 exercise.
- General Dynamics Seeks Stay of DoD A-12 Collection Effort General Dynamics 02 Dec 2002 -- On December 2, 2002, the Department of Defense informed General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and the Boeing Company that it intends to deduct approximately $2.3 billion from payments due the companies for work on various military programs.
- General Dynamics Receives $45M Contract to Begin Low-Rate Initial Production of Area Air Defense Commander (AADC) Capability General Dynamics 02 Dec 2002 -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for engineering support services and the low-rate initial production of an integrated air defense planning and execution system called the Area Air Defense Commander (AADC) Capability system.
- T-50 ACHIEVES OPERATIONAL CEILING MILESTONE Lockheed Martin 02 Dec 2002 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) announced today that the T-50 Golden Eagle advanced supersonic trainer reached its operational ceiling of 40,000 feet on Nov. 25.
- CC-130J SUPER HERCULES COMPLETES U.S. AIR FORCE AUSTERE FIELD LANDING TESTS Lockheed Martin 02 Dec 2002 -- The U.S. Air Force has given the CC-130J, the extended fuselage version of the Lockheed Martin C-130J airlifter, high marks for austere field takeoff and landing operations.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN EXPANDED EZEIZA SKYLINE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM OPERATIONAL IN ARGENTINA Lockheed Martin 02 Dec 2002 -- Lockheed Martin's Expanded Ezeiza Area Control Center (ACC) Skyline Air Traffic Control System for the Argentine Air Force has formally entered operational service, increasing coverage for enroute air traffic, consolidating approach control functions and integrating radar and flight plan data into one system for air traffic controllers.
- ORBITAL SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES TARGET VEHICLE FOR MDA Orbital Sciences Corp. 02 Dec 2002 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that it successfully launched the suborbital rocket that served as the target vehicle for the recent test of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (Aegis BMD) Program. The launch of Orbital's Target Test Vehicle (TTV) originated from the island of Kauai, Hawaii on November 21.
- E-U / TURKEY VOA 02 Dec 2002-- The European Union is approaching a moment of truth on the sensitive issue of whether it should give Turkey a date to begin negotiations aimed at eventual Turkish membership in the bloc
- Turkey Is Among "Most Reliable" of U.S. Allies, Official Says AFPS 02 Dec 2002-- A senior U.S. administration official traveling with Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz praised Turkey as one of the "most reliable allies" of the United States.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 02 Dec 2002-- NATO supreme commander urges Iraq to disarm peacefully / NATO chief encourages Albania, Macedonia (sic) to strive for alliance membership / U.S., Britain plan to expand Afghan security force / French defense minister calls for arms spending to be exempt from EU budget restrictions / Drnovsek of centre-left voted Slovenia's president
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 02 Dec 2002-- Gen. Ralston's visit to Bulgaria viewed / NATO could support Turkey if Iraq war spilled over / U.S. official postpones NATO visit due to technical problems / NATO names extended Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia mission / EU's "big three" struggle to agree on defense / German government to reduce A400M order to 60, plans more cutbacks / Belgian soldiers to take part in ISAF in February
- Turkey Moves Closer to West With Human Rights Reforms AFPS 02 Dec 2002-- Turkey's recent social reforms are moving it closer to the European fold and bolstering its economic and political standing in the world, a senior U.S. administration official said here today.
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