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06 June 2005 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

Current Operations

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Myers Discusses Guantanamo Detention Facility AFPS 06 Jun 2005 -- While debate about the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is good, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today, a separate debate is needed on an underlying problem: How does a civilized nation deal with non-state violent extremists?
  • New Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Under Secretary Announced 06 Jun 2005 -- The Department of Defense today announced Ken Krieg has taken over the duties as the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.
  • Director of Program Analysis And Evaluation Announced 06 Jun 2005 -- The Department of Defense today announced that Bradley M. Berkson has assumed the position of director for program analysis and evaluation.
  • Media Need to Focus on Extremist Acts, Myers Says AFPS 06 Jun 2005 -- The media ought to focus on the very real, vicious acts of violent extremists, and not on vague allegations of Koran abuse, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said to reporters here today.
  • BRAC focuses on environmental system AFPN 06 Jun 2005 -- Transformational Air Force environmental programs focus on an a system that identifies an installation's natural infrastructure, places value on the compatible use of shared assets, and prevents airfield encroachment through an informed planning and decision process.
  • BRAC changes to medicine focus on care, training, research AFPN 06 Jun 2005 -- Airmen bound for a career in the Air Force Medical Service will start off by training in a joint environment if all Base Realignment and Closure recommendations are approved.
  • Former mayor, defense official offer BRAC advice AFPN 06 Jun 2005 -- Two officials who have experience with Base Realignment and Closure have written some insights they hope will be of value to communities that may lose facilities in this year's BRAC round.
  • Pennies, POGs -- dollars, cents of setting up shop in war zone AFPN 06 Jun 2005 -- While Army and Air Force Exchange Service officials have responded to the needs of deployed troops in operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, there has been some confusion about where the metal currency goes once servicemembers hit the ground.
  • USAFE civilian personnel servicing moves to AFPC AFPN 06 Jun 2005 -- U.S. Air Forces in Europe family members looking for employment will soon have a centralized site for handling civilian personnel servicing when civilian personnel operations move July 10.
  • Sirocco Continues Maritime Security Operations with New Crew Navy NewsStand 06 Jun 2005 -- The crew of USS Hurricane (PC 3), from Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, assumed control of the Norfolk-based USS Sirocco (PC 6) in April as part of the Navy's Sea Swap program, allowing Sirocco to remain on station to protect Iraqi oil terminals and to conduct maritime security operations (MSO).
  • Singapore Sailors Experience LCAC Operations Navy NewsStand 06 Jun 2005 -- Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) officers and sailors gained firsthand knowledge of the U.S. Navy's landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) June 3 when they were hosted underway by Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 Det. Western Pacific Alfa aboard USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43).

  • White House Daily Briefing, June 6 Washington File 06 Jun 2005 -- President's schedule, OAS General Assembly, Lebanon/elections, North Korea, 9/11 Commission

Defense Industry

  • Boeing Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System Wins $81 Million Contract Boeing 06 Jun 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] received an $81 million contract for its second full-rate production contract of 401 Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS).
  • Boeing Receives $8.3 Million Contract for Avenger Gunner Consoles Boeing 06 Jun 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] received an $8.3 million contract modification from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for Avenger gunner consoles. The modification brings the total contract value to $10.7 million and will extend work through October 2008.
  • Firing Success for ASTER 30 Air Defence Missiles EADS 06 Jun 2005 -- The test firing scenario involved a typical simulation of the threat to be countered by MBDA’s PAAMS (Principal Anti-Air Missile System) naval area defence system. Typically, protection of a friendly ship (or consort) being attacked by an anti-ship missile in skimming flight executing a "dog-leg" manoeuvre (90° high-load factor turn). The target was intercepted at 10 km with complete success.
  • Oshkosh Truck Awarded NQE Roster Spot Oshkosh 06 Jun 2005 -- Oshkosh Truck Corporation [NYSE: OSK], along with partners Rockwell Collins [NYSE: COL] and the University of Parma, Italy, announced today that its TerraMax™ robotic vehicle is among a select group invited to participate in the 2005 National Qualification Event (NQE) for the DARPA Grand Challenge, a 175-mile, off-road race in the Mojave desert for completely autonomous vehicles.
  • Raytheon Awarded $11.2 Million Standard Missile-1 Full Service Support Contract Raytheon 06 Jun 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded an $11.2 million Standard Missile-1 (SM-1) full service support contract by the U.S. Navy.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Senator Leahy Says Syria Was Behind Hariri Assassination VOA 06 Jun 2005 -- A senior U.S. senator says he has no doubt that Syria was behind the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
  • US Still Views Hezbollah as Terrorist Group, Despite Election Role VOA 06 Jun 2005 -- The United States said Monday Lebanon's Hezbollah movement must renounce violence and disarm before it can be considered a legitimate political factor. The pro-Iranian Hezbollah scored major wins in the latest round of parliamentary voting in Lebanon.
  • TOGO: African Union in row over appointment of special envoy IRIN 06 Jun 2005 -- In a rare move, the Nigerian president and head of the African Union, Olusegun Obasanjo, has publicly rebuked an AU Commission decision to appoint a special envoy to resolve an ongoing political standoff in Togo.
  • Scientists Develop, Test Ebola, Marburg Vaccines on Monkeys VOA 06 Jun 2005 -- Researchers in the United States and Canada report they have successfully tested a vaccine against the Ebola and Marburg viruses, two of the world's deadliest infectious diseases. The news comes as health officials in Angola battle a Marburg outbreak that has killed nearly 350 people this year.
  • Ethiopian Students Protest Provisional Election Results VOA 06 Jun 2005 -- Ethiopian police Monday surrounded a university in the capital as students protested provisional results of the country's recent parliamentary election. The opposition says Ethiopian authorities are increasingly clamping down on election critics.
  • Hezbollah Ticket Sweeps Elections in Southern Lebanon VOA 06 Jun 2005 -- In the second stage of Lebanon's parliamentary elections, a pro-Syrian coalition, led by the militant group, Hezbollah, won all 23 seats at stake in the southern region where voting was held Sunday. The results in the south were in stark contrast to the result of the previous Sunday's voting in Beirut, where a ticket headed by the anti-Syrian opposition parties swept all the seats at stake in and around the capital.
  • Former Kyrgyz Premier Wanted For Alleged Crimes RFE/RL 06 Jun 2005 -- Kyrgyzstan's acting prosecutor-general today said he has issued an international arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Nikolai Tanaev, whom he accused of illegally transferring state funds to a private business run by his son.

  • Atlas V Team Successfully Performs First Propellant Loading and Simulated Countdown at New West Coast Launch Facility Lockheed Martin 06 Jun 2005 -- Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE:LMT) new West Coast Atlas V facility passed its first major operational event with a successful propellant loading test June 2. During this final test of the “pathfinder” phase of operations, intended to validate the new facility systems and their integrated operations with the launch vehicle, the team loaded the super-cold propellants on board the Atlas V and conducted several tests in a simulated launch-day fueling timeline.

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