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28 April 2005 Military News

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  • State Governments Learn About DoD's Help for Injured Troops AFPS 28 Apr 2005 -- Several federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, have partnered to assist severely injured servicemembers and their families, the deputy undersecretary of defense for military community and family policy said today to the nation's state officials.
  • Reservists set example at New Horizons 2005 camp AFPN 28 Apr 2005 -- In a camp tucked away in southwest Panama, two Airmen are leaving a lasting impression on their fellow servicemembers and the local people they meet.
  • Training ensures reservists ready to go AFPN 28 Apr 2005 -- Air Force Space Command reservists tested a common training assembly concept here April 22 and 23 to ensure nearly 350 individual mobilization augmentees were trained and ready for mobilization.
  • BHR Uses Latest Night Vision Goggle Technology Navy NewsStand 28 Apr 2005 -- Since USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR) deployed in support of the global war on terrorism Dec. 6, it has frequently conducted night vision goggle operations while "running dark" to make the ship and aircraft invisible to small boats and help to avoid terrorist threats.
  • NMCB 1 Moves Ahead with Exercise African Lion in Morocco Navy NewsStand 28 Apr 2005 -- Approximately 50 Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 deployed at the end of February from its forward-deployed site in Rota, Spain, to Northern Africa to perform humanitarian missions as part of African Lion 2005 Engineering Exercise (AL05 ENGEX).

  • Foreign Spending Request Meets Resistance in House Panel Washington File 28 Apr 2005 -- Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick defended the Bush administration's request to increase U.S. overseas aid and other foreign spending by about $3 billion, but the chairman of a House of Representatives panel said Congress is likely to approve less.

  • State Department Briefing, April 28 Washington File 28 Apr 2005 -- Togo, Germany, Iran, Bolton nomination, North Korea, South Korea, Italy, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel/Palestinians, China, Russia

Defense Industry

  • Boeing P-8A MMA Aircraft Progresses toward Design Phase Boeing 28 Apr 2005 -- The U.S. Navy's P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) program has successfully completed its second major review since contract award and received approval from the technical review board (TRB) to proceed toward the design phase.
  • TIPS industries receive NATO AGS contract to move programme forward EADS 28 Apr 2005 -- TIPS industries have received a NATO contract in the amount of € 23 million to move the Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) programme forward. The award came during the Conference of National Armament Directors meeting. The contract will address issues such as interoperability, NATO airborne early warning and control harmonisation and potential cost saving measures in parallel to the programme’s upcoming design and development (D&D) phase.
  • General Dynamics-Rockwell Collins Team to Field FCS “Integrated Computer System” Two Years Early General Dynamics 28 Apr 2005 -- A General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems-Rockwell Collins team has been awarded a $153.9 million contract modification to accelerate technology development of the Integrated Computer System (ICS) into the U.S. Army’s Current Force and to add support for previously deferred assets within the Future Combat Systems (FCS) program.
  • TIPS Industries Receive NATO AGS Contract to Move Programme Forward Northrop Grumman 28 Apr 2005 -- TIPS industries have received a NATO contract in excess of EUR 20 million to move the Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) programme forward. The award came during the Conference of National Armament Directors meeting. The contract will address issues such as interoperability, NATO airborne early warning and control harmonisation and potential cost-saving measures in parallel to the programme's upcoming design and development (D&D) phase.
  • Lockheed Martin and Aerosonde Enter Strategic Alliance for Unmanned Aircraft System Solutions Lockheed Martin 28 Apr 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], Aerosonde North America, Inc, and Aerosonde Pty Limited today announced the establishment of a multi-national strategic alliance to provide Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) solutions for domestic and international markets.
  • Boeing Dedicates Delta IV West Coast Launch Site Boeing 28 Apr 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] marked the official opening of its new Space Launch Complex 6 (SLC-6) facility April 27 at a dedication ceremony held at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), Calif.

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