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31 May 2004 Military News

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Current Operations

Defense Policy / Programs

  • US delivers helicopters to Pakistan for border security IRNA 31 May 2004 -- The US government has delivered three HUEY II helicopters to Pakistan for use by the Ministry of Interior Air Wing, said a US Embassy news release received here on Monday.

  • PENTAGON/WEST AFRICA VOA 31 May 2004 -- The U-S Navy is expected to deploy an aircraft carrier strike group for exercises in the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa for the first time later this year.

Defense Industry

  • Pratt & Whitney Receives Production Contract for F119 Engines from U.S. Air Force Pratt & Whitney 31 May 2004 -- Pratt & Whitney (P&W) received a $481 million supplement to its U.S. Air Force contract to produce F119-PW-100 engines that power the F/A-22 Raptor fighter aircraft. The supplement represents the third production contract for F119 engines. It covers 40 engines for delivery in 2004, along with associated spares and support services to be delivered in 2003. The supplement was added to an existing $150 million long lead production contract issued in January 2002, making the overall contract value more than $631 million.

Other Conflicts

  • DRC-RWANDA: Bukavu crisis task force set up IRIN 31 May 2004 -- The UN Relief/Humanitarian Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Herbert M'Cleod, has set up an inter-agency Crisis Task Force for the eastern town of Bukavu where fighting between rival factions of the Congolese army erupted on Wednesday, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported.
  • SUDAN/CONFLICT VOA 31 May 2004 -- The African Union is preparing to send a mission into the war-torn Darfur region of western Sudan to oversee a cease-fire between the Sudanese government and warring rebels.
  • SIERRA LEONE / TAYLOR VOA 31 May 2004 -- The special war crimes court in Sierra Leone has rejected an appeal by lawyers for former Liberian leader Charles Taylor that he be immune from the court's powers. Mr. Taylor is accused of numerous war crimes for his involvement in Sierra Leone's civil war.
  • CONGO/UNREST VOA 31 May 2004 -- The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo is trying to ease renewed tensions involving the new national army and former rebels in the east of the country.

News Reports

  • SHAPE News Summary & Analysis SHAPE 31 May 2004 -- Gen. Jones interviewed by Italian daily, visits Allied Action 2004 / First Greek military chemical specialists arrive in Prague for training / NATO takes over running of Kabul airport from Germany / NATO assembly chief warns against failure of Afghan mission / NATO chief ties partnership with Bosnia to progress over war crimes

  • SAF ARISTIDE VOA 31 May 2004 -- Former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide has been officially welcomed to South Africa by President Thabo Mbeki for what is expected to be a lengthy exile. Mr. Aristide said he plans to return to Haiti, once the political situation there returns to normal.



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