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16 June 2005 Military News

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  • Israel Aircraft Industries' Elta Systems Group Awarded $10 Million Contract for EL/L-8222 Electronic Warfare System Israel Aerospace Industries 16 Jun 2005 -- Israel Aircraft Industries' Elta Systems Group (IAI Elta) has been awarded a $10 million contract for its EL/L-8222 Electronic Warfare (EW) system for a leading Western country. The contract was signed with a prominent local defense contractor under a strategic partnership agreement with Elta.
  • KAI, HAI AND LOCKHEED MARTIN AGREE TO STUDY T-50 TRAINER FOR HELLENIC AIR FORCE Lockheed Martin 16 Jun 2005 -- Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI) and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will jointly study and evaluate the advanced jet training needs of the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) and the potential contribution each could make if the T-50 Training System should be selected. The agreement provides for a one-year study, but could be extended if all parties concur.
  • Army Battalion Becomes First Unit Equipped With Lockheed Martin's Future Force HIMARS Launcher Lockheed Martin 16 Jun 2005 -- The U.S. Army today introduced its first unit equipped with the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), helping the service meet its goal of fielding a lighter, more mobile and more flexible fighting force.
  • Northrop Grumman Mine-Detection Program Reaches Milestone C Northrop Grumman 16 Jun 2005 -- The U.S. Navy has announced that Northrop Grumman's (NYSE:NOC) airborne-laser mine-detection system has reached Milestone C - signifying the end of system development and demonstration - and is now poised to enter its production phase.
  • Lockheed Martin Announces Los Alamos Bid Team Lockheed Martin 16 Jun 2005 -- Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE: LMT] and The University of Texas System have signed an agreement that officially teams the two in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) competition to manage the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Other members of the Lockheed Martin Los Alamos Alliance are CH2M Hill, headquartered in Denver, Colo., and Fluor Corporation, headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif.
  • MBDA and Thales sign Aster 30 seeker production contract Thales 16 Jun 2005 -- Fabrizio Giulianini, Managing Director of MBDA Italia and Bruno Delacour, Director Missile Electronics of Thales' air systems activities, have signed today the production contract for the seekers and proximity fuzes (both of which are under the prime contractorship of MBDA Italia) for the Aster 30 missile. This vertically launched missile will be employed in the SAMP-T (ground) and PAAMS (naval) air defence systems. SAMP-T and PAAMS are elements of the major FSAF Phase 3 contract signed by OCCAR in 2003.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Uzbek Government Raises Andijon Death Toll RFE/RL 16 Jun 2005 -- Uzbek officials said today the official death toll for last month's clashes in eastern Uzbekistan has climbed to 176 and now includes several dozen civilians.
  • UN team investigating murder of Lebanese ex-Premier Hariri begins work UN News Centre 16 Jun 2005 -- The United Nations commission established to investigate the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri became fully operational today, marking the official start of its efforts to find out who was behind the murder which led ultimately to the withdrawal of Syrian troops from its smaller neighbour.
  • Insecurity threatens DR of Congo electoral process - UN mission UN News Centre 16 Jun 2005 -- The United Nations peacekeeping mission has deplored "gangsterism" in the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as well as the presence of illicit arms supplies in the troubled eastern region of the Great Lakes country, both of which could have a negative impact on the electoral process.

  • Israel Aircraft Industries and Rafael Established a Joint Company for Development and Production of Micro-Satellites Israel Aerospace Industries 16 Jun 2005 -- Joint Venture to develop project "Venus"dor the Israel Space Agency and France's Central National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN SUCCESSFULLY TEST FIRES SECOND FALCON SMALL LAUNCH VEHICLE HYBRID MOTOR Lockheed Martin 16 Jun 2005 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) successfully test-fired a hybrid motor as part of the Falcon Small Launch Vehicle (SLV) program at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. on June 10. This was the second SLV hybrid motor firing that Lockheed Martin has conducted this year at Test Stand 2-A.
  • RAFAEL, IAI cooperate on Microsatellites Rafael 16 Jun 2005 -- A joint agreement between Israel Aircraft Industries and Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd to establish a company for development and production of microsatellites was signed this morning at the Paris Air Show.
  • Alphabus development contract signed Thales 16 Jun 2005 -- EADS Astrium and Alcatel Space, a subsidiary of Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) enter the full development of Alphabus, the new European platform for next generation communications satellites, following the signature of a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the French space agency CNES. Under this contract, the agencies will support the industry for the Alphabus development programme and the production of a first flight model.

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