14 June 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 14 Jun 2005 [PDF]
- TWO SOLDIERS ASSIGNED TO MARINES KILLED NEAR RAMADI
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- 18TH MILITARY POLICE BRIGADE SOLDIER KILLED
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Suicide Bomber Kills 23 in Iraqi City of Kirkuk VOA 14 Jun 2005 -- A suicide-bomber has killed at least 23 people in a market in Iraq's city of Kirkuk and wounded dozens of others. Kirkuk is the northern headquarters of Iraq's oil industry and is the focus of concerns about growing ethnic tensions across the country.
- Deadly Bomb Attack Hits Iraqi Oil City RFE/RL 14 Jun 2005 -- A bomb exploded outside a bank in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk today, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 50 others.
- Weapons cache recovered, terrorists detained north of Babil MNF-I 15 Jun 2005 -- Multi-National Division Central-South troops discovered a weapons cache and detained seven terror suspects during overnight operations ending early June 14.
- Seabees Welcome Home NMCB 23 Navy NewsStand 14 Jun 2005 -- A homecoming and reunion celebration for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 23 was held here June 11 to welcome home the hundreds of Reserve Seabees who returned from their Iraq deployment in early April.
- Afghan Capital Braces for Possible Cholera Epidemic VOA 14 Jun 2005 -- Health experts say the Afghan capital, Kabul, faces a possible cholera epidemic.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Secretary Rumsfeld and General Pace 14 Jun 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
- Rumsfeld Calls Guantanamo Detention Facility Best Option Available VOA 14 Jun 2005 -- In recent weeks, news reports about abuses and mistreatment of prisoners at the U.S. military's detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has put the Bush administration on the defensive.
- Secretary Defends Guantanamo Bay Detention Center AFPS 14 Jun 2005 -- The United States can no longer afford the luxury of treating terrorism as a law enforcement problem, and that is why the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is necessary, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said at a press conference at the Pentagon today.
- Transcript: Secretary Rumsfeld's Remarks at the Army's 230th Birthday Celebration 14 Jun 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
- Top Army Sergeant Outlines Transformation, Promotes New Uniform AFPS 14 Jun 2005 -- In addition to making the Army a more sleek, deployable force, transformation will add predictability and stability to the lives of soldiers and their families, the Army's top noncommissioned officer said in an interview with the Pentagon Channel.
- DoD Leaders Confident Army Will Attract Needed Recruits AFPS 14 Jun 2005 -- Defense leaders are confident that the U.S. Army is doing what it needs to do to attract qualified recruits.
- Communications flight Airmen link base with outside world AFPN 14 Jun 2005 -- The two Airmen are part of a 12-person shop within the communications flight overseeing the bulk of the computer network and telephone operations for the 40th Air Expeditionary Group.
- System increases B-52 target precision AFPN 14 Jun 2005 -- Along with successfully developing a new targeting capability for the B-52 Stratofortress, 53rd Wing test managers and aircrews also demonstrated a new $8.6 million avionics system capability for the aircraft June 14.
- KC-10 air refueling sorties vital to combat missions AFPN 14 Jun 2005 -- KC-10 Extender crews know how important every mission is; however, success is even sweeter when major barriers are overcome to launch just one mission.
- Report: Misaligned rollers caused B-1B accident AFPN 14 Jun 2005 -- Misaligned rollers on the crew entry ladder assembly created an abort condition that was the primary cause of a B-1B Lancer mishap during a mission qualification and currency training mission Nov. 23 at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., according to Air Force investigators.
- NMCB 5 Seabees Flex their Muscles During Field Exercise in Guam Navy NewsStand 14 Jun 2005 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 closed down their construction projects for 10 days during the first part of June to participate in field exercise (FEX) Kennel Bear 05 here at Anderson Air Force Base.
- Senate Republicans call on Democrats to stop blocking U.N. ambassador nominee VOA 14 Jun 2005 -- Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate say they plan to schedule another vote as early as this week on President Bush's embattled nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, and are urging Democrats not to block the nomination as they did last month.
- White House Daily Briefing, June 14 Washington File 14 Jun 2005 -- President's schedule, Senate/energy bill, Uzbekistan/independent investigation
- State Department Briefing, June 14 Washington File 14 Jun 2005 -- Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan/Uzbekistan, Iran, Bolton/nomination, UN reform, Mexico, Ethiopia, Iraq
- Autonomous Approach Landing Capability Improves Situational Awareness For Air Mobility Platforms BAE Systems 14 Jun 2005 -- BAE Systems has developed a multi-sensor autonomous approach landing capability (AALC) for air mobility platforms that increases aircrew situational awareness in low- and no-visibility conditions. The BAE Systems AALC solution fuses millimeter-wave radar and an optical sensor either infrared or low-light television processing those inputs to render the best available image on a head-up, head down, or helmet-mounted display.
- BAE SYSTEMS Fields Electronic Flight Control System On Aermacchi M-346 Military Trainer BAE Systems 14 Jun 2005 -- The two Aermacchi M-346 military training aircraft flying at this years Paris Air Show offer pilots carefree handling through a quadruple-redundant fly-by-wire flight control system underpinned by BAE Systems electronic flight control system.
- MOD Awards 38 Million VC10 Contract Extension To BAE SYSTEMS BAE Systems 14 Jun 2005 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a 38 million extension to the current VC10 maintenance contract, which will guarantee availability of the fleet to the Royal Air Force until the beginning of the next decade.
- BAE SYSTEMS Goes Online For Warship Technical Documentation BAE Systems 14 Jun 2005 -- BAE Systems has begun work on developing the first fully electronic technical documentation suite for a major UK warship.
- Gulfstream Special Electronic Mission Aircraft Delivered to Israeli Ministry of Defense General Dynamics 14 Jun 2005 -- Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has delivered a large-cabin, long-endurance Gulfstream V (GV) Special Electronic Mission Aircraft (SEMA) to the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD). The GV aircraft will replace the Israeli Air Force’s three aging Boeing 707 aircraft.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN F/A-22 RAPTOR EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS IN PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE Lockheed Martin 14 Jun 2005 -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Raptor industry team has reached a new level of program maturity with reliable production, solid performance and expanding capabilities, according to Orville Prins, vice president of business development for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.
- T-50 ADVANCED JET TRAINER TRANSITIONING RAPIDLY INTO PRODUCTION Lockheed Martin 14 Jun 2005 -- The T-50 Golden Eagle advanced jet trainer program is rapidly transitioning from the Full Scale Development (FSD) phase into the production phase, according to international marketing directors Dr. Alex Jun from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Robie Notestine of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT].
- CURRENT LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 VERSIONS ARE WORLD'S MOST ADVANCED MULTI-ROLE FIGHTERS Lockheed Martin 14 Jun 2005 -- The two versions of the F-16 being delivered to customers now are the most advanced multi-role fighter aircraft types currently available on the international market and are building on the F-16’s reputation for effectiveness and value, the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] general manager for the program said today.
- Stork Aerospace Awarded F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Work by Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman 14 Jun 2005 -- Dutch firm Stork Aerospace has signed a $148.4 million, long-term agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to produce composite parts and subassemblies for limited-rate initial production of in-flight operable doors and inboard weapons-bay doors for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter center fuselage, a major section of the aircraft being developed by Northrop Grumman.
- Northrop Grumman Awards Contracts to International Suppliers to Develop F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Training Courseware Northrop Grumman 14 Jun 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will work with a multi-national group of companies to design and develop training-system courseware products that will train future pilots and maintainers of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
- Northrop Grumman Makes Significant Updates to B-52 Electronic Warfare Self-Protection System Northrop Grumman 14 Jun 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has made the first in a series of important updates to the electronic warfare self-protection system onboard the U.S. Air Force's B-52 strategic bomber.
- Northrop Grumman Awards Terma A/S F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Work Northrop Grumman 14 Jun 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has signed a nearly $40 million, long-term agreement with Terma A/S under which the Danish firm will produce composite parts and subassemblies for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter center fuselage, a major section of the aircraft being developed by Northrop Grumman.
- Northrop Grumman Awards F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Work to Tusas Aerospace Industries Northrop Grumman 14 Jun 2005 -- Turkish firm Tusas Aerospace Industries has signed a $100 million, long-term agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to produce composite parts and subassemblies for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter center fuselage, a major section of the aircraft being developed by Northrop Grumman.
- Northrop Grumman Awards Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Work Northrop Grumman 14 Jun 2005 -- Norwegian firm Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has signed a nearly $40 million, long-term agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to produce composite parts and subassemblies for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter center fuselage, a major section of the aircraft being developed by Northrop Grumman.
- Pratt & Whitney Enters Partnership with Turkish Industry On Joint Strike Fighter F135 Engine Pratt & Whitney 14 Jun 2005 -- Pratt & Whitney announced today that it has awarded manufacturing work for critical components of the Joint Strike Fighter's (JSF) F135 propulsion system to Turkish aerospace companies Alp Aviation and KaleKalip. The companies signed individual letters of intent during a press conference held at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France.
- Sagem Défense Sécurité and MiG Corporation increase cooperation on fighter planes Sagem (Safran group) 14 Jun 2005 -- Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) and MiG Russian Aircraft Corporation today signed an agreement protocol at the 46th Paris Air Show. It lays out possible areas of joint development in avionics modernization for future MIG export aircraft.
- Sikorsky Aircraft to team with Boeing Air Force Systems on PRV Bid Sikorsky 14 Jun 2005 -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation announced today that they have reached a preliminary agreement with Boeing Air Force Systems to provide mission systems integration for its proposed HH-92 personnel recovery system for the U.S. Air Force.
- Selex Sensors and Airborne Systems and Thales UK form Avionics Alliance to provide long term support for Royal Navy Sea King Aircraft Thales 14 Jun 2005 -- The Avionics Alliance comprising SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems, a Finmeccanica Company and Thales UK confirmed their commitment to revolutionising technical support and spares for rotary aircraft at a contract signature ceremony with Westland Helicopters at Thales UK's offices at Raynes Park. Westland Helicopters is the prime contractor for the Sea King Integrated Operational Support (SKIOS) programme, a new industrial partnering arrangement for the future maintenance of the UK MoD's vitally important fleet of Sea King Helicopters.
- Sagem Defense Security and Thales team for combat aircraft upgrades Thales 14 Jun 2005 -- Sagem Defense Security, a branch of the Safran Group, and Thales have decided to combined their strengths to propose complete upgrade solutions for Dassault combat aircraft, excluding Mirage 2000 and Rafale. Thales will provide expertise in onboard radars, electronic warfare, communications and laser designation pods. Sagem Defense Security will add its know-how in navigation and mission planning systems, mission computers, mission software and integration, and new-generation weapon deployment. With this combination, it will be possible to offer solutions that draw on all the best technologies available to upgrade the operational capabilities of the world's combat aircraft to the state of the art.
- Raytheon's Vigilant Eagle Offers Affordable, Effective Deterrent to Terrorist Missile Threat Against Commercial Aircraft Raytheon 14 Jun 2005 -- Raytheon Company today announced a new, affordable ground-based airport protection system that uses high power microwave technology to protect commercial aircraft from shoulder-fired missiles.
- Thales Signs a $US120 Million Contract with Sukhoi Thales 14 Jun 2005 -- Thales is proud to announce that Sukhoi Civil Aircraft has selected its avionics suite to equip its new RRJ aircraft. With this partnership, Thales will be the full integrator and avionics supplier of the flight deck aboard the Sukhoi regional jet program family.
- Thales joins Neuron UCAV programme Thales 14 Jun 2005 -- Thales has been selected by Dassault Aviation, prime contractor for the Neuron programme, to develop the datalink system for the European unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) technology demonstrator. The Neuron programme is a cooperative project involving France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 14 Jun 2005
- New Sudanese Court to Try Darfur Crimes Suspects VOA 14 Jun 2005 -- The Sudanese government launched a new court this week to try suspects accused of committing war crimes in Darfur.
- Sudan: UN mission chief heads for West Darfur on fact-finding trip UN News Centre 14 Jun 2005 -- The chief of the United Nations mission in Sudan today headed for West Darfur to join a team scheduled to start work tomorrow on assessing how far Khartoum has gone in fulfilling its pledges to the Security Council to restore peace in the area.
- Del Ponte Says War Crimes Suspect Mladic Hides in Serbia VOA 14 Jun 2005 -- The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Carla Del Ponte, said Tuesday in Washington that accused war criminal Ratko Mladic is in Serbia and that she is optimistic he will be arrested by the end of this year.
- War Criminals Must Be Brought to Justice in Balkans, Says Burns Washington File 14 Jun 2005 -- Under secretary of state addresses journalists following visit to region
- Yugoslavia: Tribunal Judge Says Trials To Exceed 2008 Deadline RFE/RL 14 Jun 2005 -- The president of the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, Theodor Meron, said it is likely trials will continue beyond the deadline into 2009. Meron and chief prosecutor Carla Del Ponte also urged intensified efforts to bring the three main at-large war crimes suspects, Radovan Karadzic, Ratko Mladic, and Ante Gotovina, to justice.
- Pakistan President Convinced Kashmir Deal within Reach VOA 14 Jun 2005 -- Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said the leaders of India and Pakistan must try to resolve the long-running dispute over Kashmir before they leave office. Speaking during a visit to Australia, the president said he was optimistic that a peace deal would soon be brokered.
- Burundi Deports All Rwandan Refugees VOA 14 Jun 2005 -- The U.N. Refugee Agency reports Burundian authorities have sent back nearly five-thousand Rwandan asylum seekers during the past two days. The UNHCR says the Songore transit center in northern Burundi, where they had been staying, is empty.
- Russian Town Marks 10th Anniversary Of Terrorist Raid RFE/RL 14 Jun 2005 -- The Stavropol Krai town of Budennovsk today marked the 10th anniversary of a 1995 raid on the town by Chechen fighters led by radical field commander Shamil Basaev
- US Hints at Penalties for Uzbekistan over Andijon Inquiry VOA 14 Jun 2005 -- The Bush administration is raising the prospect of new aid cuts or other punitive steps against Uzbekistan, if it is not responsive to calls for an international probe of last month's violence in Andijon. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discussed the Uzbek situation Tuesday with the foreign minister of neighboring Kyrgyzstan.
- U.S. Urges Restraint by Ethiopians After Election Violence VOA 14 Jun 2005 -- The United States Tuesday urged a speedy investigation into the killing of an opposition politician in Ethiopia, where disputed parliamentary elections have triggered widespread political violence.
- ETHIOPIA: US condemns use of force as MP is killed IRIN 14 Jun 2005 -- The US on Monday condemned what it called "unnecessary use of excessive force" in Ethiopia, amid opposition claims that police shot and killed one of its newly-elected Members of Parliament.
- Northrop Grumman/Boeing Space Team Selected to Compete for NASA's Crew Exploration Vehicle Northrop Grumman 14 Jun 2005 -- June 14, 2005 -- A Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)-The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) team has been selected by NASA to compete for an award to design and build the space agency's planned Crew Exploration Vehicle, a human space-transportation system that will serve as the Space Shuttle's replacement. The competition is expected to result in an award, in early 2006, to a single contractor team to design and produce the Crew Exploration Vehicle.
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