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23 May 2005 Military News

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Defense Industry

  • GE Launches F-16 Engine Upgrade With Initial $57 Million USAF Contract GE Aviation 23 May 2005 -- The United States Air Force (USAF) has awarded General Electric Company a $57 million contract to upgrade an initial 95 F110 fighter engines for F-16C/D aircraft as part of a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP).
  • NASSCO Launches the USNS Lewis and Clark, First T-AKE Ship General Dynamics 23 May 2005 -- National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has joined with the U.S. Navy to launch the USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1), the lead ship in the Navy’s new T-AKE Class.
  • Northrop Grumman Radar for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Achieves Program Milestone Northrop Grumman 23 May 2005 -- - Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) fire control radar for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has passed a key milestone in system integration testing by detecting airborne targets at the company's integration laboratory.
  • U.S. Army Awards Raytheon $16.5 Million to Provide Multi-Sensor Payload for UAV Raytheon 23 May 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $16.5 million U.S. Army contract to provide the electro- optic/infrared/laser designator (EO/IR/LD) payload for use on the Army's Extended Range Multi-Purpose (ERMP) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
  • Lockheed Martin Selected for Continued Development of the Innovative Space Based Radar Antenna Technology (ISAT) Lockheed Martin 23 May 2005 -- The U.S. Air Force announced that Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been selected to continue development of the Innovative Space Based Radar Antenna Technology, known as ISAT. The contract, valued at $19.5 million, is for the next phase of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA) ISAT project, administrated by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Lockheed Martin will continue development of the ISAT Flight Demonstration Experiment design over the next 14 months, which will take it to the Critical Design Review (CDR) maturity level. Following the CDR, DARPA and the Air Force plan to select a contractor to build and deploy a scale version of the antenna for a one-year proof of technology experiment in low earth orbit.

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News Reports

  • UN Says Syria Made Full Withdrawal from Lebanon; US Expresses Doubt VOA 23 May 2005 -- A U.N. inspection team has verified the full withdrawal of all Syrian troops from Lebanon. Secretary General Kofi Annan certified the withdrawal in a report to the Security Council.
  • Syrian forces have verifiably been withdrawn from Lebanon, Annan says UN News Centre 23 May 2005 -- The United Nations verification mission sent to ensure that Syrian troops, military assets and its intelligence apparatus have fully withdrawn from Lebanon has reported that they pulled out of all areas, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today.

  • Crackdown In Azerbaijan Tarnishes Aliyev's Image RFE/RL 23 May 2005 -- There has been sharp international criticism of the way the authorities in Azerbaijan prevented opposition activists from holding a demonstration in Baku on 21 May. The United States and the OSCE were among the most outspoken critics of the police's use of violence. Dozens of opposition members were arrested and some remain in detention.

  • Uganda Strengthens Disease Monitoring For Ebola VOA 23 May 2005 -- Health authorities in Uganda have strengthened their disease surveillance, following the recent outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Congo-Brazzaville.

  • Venezuela Threatens to Sever Ties with U.S. VOA23 May 2005 -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is threatening to sever ties with the United States over a Cuban dissident wanted in Venezuela on terrorism charges.



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