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15 June 2005 Military News

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  • US Forces in Mali Support US-African Exercises VOA 15 Jun 2005 -- U.S. military forces have established a temporary operations center on a Malian air force base near Bamako. The facility is to provide logistical support and emergency services for U.S. troops training with local forces in five countries in the region.
  • U.S. Officials Defend Holding Detainees At Guantanamo VOA 15 Jun 2005 -- Bush administration officials are defending the indefinite detention of terrorism suspects at the U.S. facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
  • DoD Details Detainee Efforts to Senate Panel AFPS 15 Jun 2005 -- DoD officials testified about the ongoing department efforts in regards to detainees before a Senate committee today.
  • Senate Committee Examines Guantanamo Detainees' Legal Status Washington File 15 Jun 2005 -- A U.S. Senate committee held a hearing June 15 to determine if enemy combatants being held at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center and elsewhere are being accorded sufficient legal rights.
  • Official Cites Progress in WMD Countermeasure Development AFPS 15 Jun 2005 -- The Defense Department has made progress in several areas of chemical and biological defense, is coordinating regularly with other federal agencies, and has developed a long-term science and technology investment strategy to protect U.S. forces well into the future
  • Navy Reservists Excel at Allied Action 05 Navy NewsStand 15 Jun 2005 -- Navy Reservists from across the nation came together to support Allied Action 05 April 3-May 31 in San Climent, Spain, NATO's largest exercise aimed at training the NATO Response Force (NRF).
  • Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Visits USS Tarawa Navy NewsStand 15 Jun 2005 -- With military operations in full swing, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Brad Berkson made a brief visit to USS Tarawa (LHA 1) during pre-deployment training exercises off the coast of Southern California June 14.
  • ISMERLO Put into Action for Submarine Rescue Exercise Navy NewsStand 15 Jun 2005 -- The International Submarine Escape and Rescue Liaison Office (ISMERLO) at Naval Support Activity Norfolk, Va., was activated June 14 to begin the mobilization phase for the NATO exercise Sorbet Royal 2005.

  • U.S. Funding To Combat Land Mines Will Reach $1 Billion Washington File 15 Jun 2005 -- The total amount the United States has spent trying to eradicate land mines worldwide since 1993 will reach the billion-dollar mark in 2005, a State Department official says.

  • State Department Briefing, June 15 Washington File 15 Jun 2005 -- Pakistan, Iraq, Secretary Rice's Meeting with Members of International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and Former Yugoslavia/Support for Tribunals' Work, Extension of Deadline for Biometric Passports, Secretary Rice Holding Briefing Tomorrow, Serbia, Sudan, Uzbekistan, Israel/Palestinians, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Venezuela, United Nations, China, Farewell to Christophe deRocquefeuil of AFP
  • White House Daily Briefing, June 15 Washington File 15 Jun 2005 -- Second term agenda/negative tone in Washington, Guantanamo Bay, Terry Schiavo, Philip Cooney/Exxon position, Energy costs, Illegal immigration, U.N. reform, Medicare events, EU summit, Decision to go into Iraq/British documents, North Korea/human rights

Defense Industry

  • MBDA Signs LFK Agreement with EADS EADS 15 Jun 2005 -- EADS and MBDA announced at the Paris Air Show that the Master Understanding defining the terms and conditions for the German missile systems house EADS/LFK to become part of MBDA has been agreed and formal signature of the agreement has taken place at the show.
  • Lockheed Martin Awards General Electric Company $50 Million Contract for Presidential Helicopter Engines Lockheed Martin 15 Jun 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has awarded General Electric Company a $50 million contract to provide CT7-8E engines for use during the system development & demonstration (SDD) phase of the Presidential Helicopter Replacement program. Work under this contract will begin immediately and continue through 2008. The engines will be assembled at the General Electric facility in Lynn, MA.
  • Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Viper Strike Precision Munition Enhanced with GPS Northrop Grumman 15 Jun 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has integrated a global positioning system (GPS) receiver into its Viper Strike laser-guided precision munition and successfully demonstrated GPS navigation in engineering flight tests.
  • Raytheon's ATFLIR to Introduce New State-of-the-Art Data Link Communications Technology Raytheon 15 Jun 2005 -- Raytheon Company's Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) is introducing in 2005 the most advanced form of high-speed data link communications for the U.S. Navy's Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) targeting pod. This state-of-the-art technology is linked to the Navy's road map and vision of ensuring the F/A-18 operates as a critical node of the network in the battlespace of today and for the future.
  • Northrop Grumman Reaches Significant Technical Milestone for Maritime Global Hawk Program Northrop Grumman 15 Jun 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) reached a significant technical milestone for its maritime Global Hawk program May 20 when the unmanned air vehicle, operating at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., streamed real-time electronic information to analysts at its future operating base, Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md.

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