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27 April 2005 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • DoD Seeking 'Demonstration Authority' for Changes to Officer Management AFPS 27 Apr 2005 -- Defense officials are requesting that Congress give the department permission to experiment with some changes to officer personnel management.
  • Rumsfeld, Myers Testify on Budget Requests AFPS 27 Apr 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld asked Congress today to approve the fiscal 2005 supplemental funding request quickly.
  • Bush Proposes Oil Refineries on Closed Military Bases AFPS 27 Apr 2005 -- President Bush unveiled a plan today to encourage building oil refineries on military sites that have closed.
  • DoD Issues Call for National Foreign Language Capabilities 27 Apr 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today the release of its white paper that recommends immediate and long-term engagement by public, private and government agencies to improve the nation's foreign language and cultural competency.
  • Space, air, information warfare centers integrate capabilities AFPN 27 Apr 2005 -- The Air Force is integrating some forces to better manage air, space and information operations combat capabilities to support missions worldwide, Air Force officials announced April 26.
  • Alaskan road project resumes on Annette Island Army News 27 Apr 2005 -- Operation Alaskan Road is underway again as a joint task force resumes work this summer on a 14.5-mile road across the rugged terrain of Annette Island.
  • Army Reserve answers nation's call for 97 Years Army News 27 Apr 2005 -- On April 23, 1908, a new component of the U.S. Army came into being with the creation of the Medical Reserve Corps, the Army's first federal reserve force.
  • Navy Announces New Combat Meritorious Advancement Program Navy NewsStand 27 Apr 2005 -- The Navy established the Combat Meritorious Advancement Program in April, which provides commanders the opportunity to advance junior enlisted Sailors who display uncommon valor and extraordinary leadership while engaged in, or in direct support of, combat operations.
  • ACB 1 Completes Exercise Tactical Warrior '05 Navy NewsStand 27 Apr 2005 -- More than 550 active-duty and Reserve Seabees from Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 1 conducted their annual field training exercise (FTX), "Tactical Warrior 05," at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton March 8-14.
  • VP-4 Gets New Leadership, Continues Maritime Security Efforts Navy NewsStand 27 Apr 2005 -- In an April 12 change of command ceremony, Cmdr. Steven G. Bethke assumed command of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, "The Skinny Dragons," and became the leader of a vital piece in the multinational coalition united in the fight against terrorism.
  • VMFA-242 (AW) 'Bats' share lessons learned in Iraq USMC News 27 Apr 2005 -- The "Bats" of Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, hosted members of the Marine aviation community April 20 at the Miramar Officers' Club for a "hotwash" of their role in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • State Department Briefing, April 27 Washington File 27 Apr 2005 -- Togo, Annual Country Report on Terrorism, Israel/Palestinians, Italy, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Sudan, Mexico
  • White House Daily Briefing, April 27 Washington File 27 Apr 2005 -- President's speech on energy, White House/security, new refineries/military bases, gasoline prices, filibuster/nuclear option, John Bolton, Putin/Middle East road map, Iraq/new government, White House/volunteers, North Korea, U.N. reform, Syria, China/Taiwan, Social Security/legislation

Defense Industry

  • ATK Delivers First XM25 Prototypes to U.S. Army for Testing and Evaluation ATK 27 Apr 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has delivered the first six prototype XM25 advanced airbursting weapon systems to the U.S. Army for field-testing. The XM25 fires a High Explosive (HE), air bursting 25mm round capable of defeating an enemy behind a wall, inside a building or in a foxhole. The advanced design allows the operator to program the round so that it flies to the target and detonates at a precise point in the air. It does not require impact to detonate.
  • U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $2.7 Million to Develop ‘Mounted Warrior’ Soldier System General Dynamics 27 Apr 2005 -- The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics C4 Systems two contracts with a combined value of $2.7 million to develop and equip an advanced combat helmet system with integrated wireless voice communication capabilities for combat vehicle crewmen. Named “Mounted Warrior,” the system will provide additional capabilities when tethered to a combat vehicle, such as the ability to see operational data and video on a helmet-mounted display. Initially, Mounted Warrior will be integrated with the Stryker eight-wheeled armored combat vehicle. General Dynamics C4 Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN COMPLETES FIRST LIVE TRACK WITH SPY-1F RADAR ABOARD NORWEGIAN FRIGATE Lockheed Martin 27 Apr 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully completed the first live shipboard tracking exercise with its new SPY-1F multifunction phased array radar system aboard the Norwegian frigate Fridtjof Nansen (F-310).
  • Northrop Grumman 'Tactical Internet' System Wins Award for Coalition Operations Support Northrop Grumman 27 Apr 2005 -- A Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)-developed system that provides joint coalition forces with a clear, continuous common operating picture of the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been honored as the "Best Program in Support of Coalition Operations."
  • Open Community supports the Armed Forces Rheinmetall Defence 27 Apr 2005 -- With the interest group 'Open Community', a number of leading German technology companies have started a trailblazing initiative that is aimed at paving the way to an open standard for military system architectures. The Bundeswehr and other armed forces stand to benefit greatly from high-performance technical solutions that are based on common standards and therefore network-capable.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • ECUADOR: FALL OF GUTIRREZ EXEMPLIFIES ANDEAN 'INSTABILITY' US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 27 Apr 2005

  • Venezuela's President to Visit Cuba VOA 27 Apr 2005 -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will visit Cuba on Thursday to discuss bilateral relations with Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

  • Togo Authorities Say Opposition Illegal VOA 27 Apr 2005 -- Togo's interim government warns that security forces will detain all those acting illegally in the wake of increasing violence following controversial elections Sunday. Clashes involving angry opposition militants have already killed at least 20 people, but some residents say the number could be much higher.
  • TOGO: Poll chaos spreads, hundreds flee, opposition leader declares himself president IRIN 27 Apr 2005 -- Hundreds of people fled Togo in fear of their lives on Wednesday as deadly street battles between opposition protesters and security forces raged for a second straight day after the son of the late long-ruling ruler was declared winner of a disputed election.

  • Former Nepal PM Deuba arrested IRNA 27 Apr 2005 -- Nepal police early today arrested former prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba for alleged involvement in irregularities while in office before King Gyanendra seized power, a spokesman for his party told AFP.

  • Middle East: Lebanon Looks To Parliamentary Elections Following Syrian Pullout RFE/RL 27 Apr 2005 -- Lebanon is turning its attention toward elections scheduled for May after Syria on Tuesday announced that it has withdrawn all of its forces from the country.

  • KYRGYZSTAN: Focus on major players ahead of presidential polls IRIN 27 Apr 2005 -- The current political agenda in Kyrgyzstan, where opposition-led protesters overthrew the regime of former president Askar Akayev in March, is dominated by upcoming presidential elections in early July.

  • B-SAT AWARDS LOCKHEED MARTIN AUTHORIZATION TO PROCEED ON A2100 SMALL-CLASS SATELLITE Lockheed Martin 27 Apr 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been granted an authorization to proceed (ATP) by the Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT) of Japan to build its next geostationary telecommunications satellite. Designated BSAT-3a, the 1.8-kW satellite will provide direct broadcast services throughout Japan following its scheduled launch the second quarter of 2007. B-SAT and Lockheed Martin expect to sign the contract for this satellite in the next few weeks.

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