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22 June 2005 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Transcript: U.S. Air Force Report on the Religious Climate at the U.S. Air Force Academy 22 Jun 2005 -- Presenter: Michael Dominguez, Acting Secretary of the Air Force
  • ADL Welcomes U.S. Air Force Recommendations in Response to Religious Intolerance at Academy 6/22/2005 NEW YORK, June 22 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed the efforts outlined today by the U.S. Air Force to address the climate of religious intolerance at the Air Force Academy.
  • Report: Academy grapples with religion in the public forum AFPN 22 Jun 2005 -- A team looking at the religious climate of the Air Force Academy found an institution grappling with a challenge that is the subject of significant debate in the public arena.
  • Air Force Report Calls for More Religious Tolerance VOA 23 Jun 2005 -- An investigation by the U.S. Air Force has concluded that there have been numerous incidents of religious intolerance by faculty, staff and cadets at its university-level academy in Colorado. Investigators have made nine recommendations to address the problem. The investigators also said the Academy's leadership is already moving to change things.
  • Air Force Addressing Problem of Religious Intolerance AFPS 22 Jun 2005 -- Air Forces officials have instituted changes designed to stop instances of religious intolerance.

  • Air Warrior II tests aircrews and controllers AFPN 22 Jun 2005 -- A-10 Thunderbolt IIs are participating in Air Warrior II, a large-scale combat exercise here.
  • New Mine Warfare Laser Technology Approved For Production Navy NewsStand 22 Jun 2005 -- The Navy's AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS), the first new technology to be applied to mine warfare since the advent of sonar, received approval June 15 for low-rate initial production
  • EOD Robotics Program Receives Approval for Full-Rate Production Navy NewsStand 22 Jun 2005 -- Building on recent success, the Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Program Office has passed another major milestone with the recent approval for full-rate production of the Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) May 31.
  • NMCB 1 Seabees Load World's 2nd Largest Cargo Plane in Rota Navy NewsStand 22 Jun 2005 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 recently moved more than 115 tons of equipment from their forward operating base at Camp Mitchell, Naval Station Rota, Spain, to Djibouti in the Horn of Africa in June.
  • Carl Vinson Flies ESWS/EAWS Pennants Navy NewsStand 22 Jun 2005 -- The crew of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) witnessed the culmination of more than a year's worth of hard work as two pennants climbed the ship's mast, honoring their achievement of 100 percent surface and aviation warfare qualifications June 18.
  • Ambassador: CARAT Thailand Skills Pay Dividends Navy NewsStand 22 Jun 2005 -- U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Ralph L. "Skip" Boyce helped open the Thailand phase of the 2005 Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series June 20
  • Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Visits GW Navy NewsStand 22 Jun 2005 -- Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Vice Adm. Mark Fitzgerald visited USS George Washington ("GW") (CVN 73) June 20 at the Northrup Grumman Newport News Shipyard.
  • Safeguard, Royal Thai Navy Divers Share Techniques Navy NewsStand 22 Jun 2005 -- U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) divers practiced standard diving techniques June 21 using USS Safeguard (ARS 50) as a dive platform at Chuk Samet pier here.
  • HPC Seeks to Ensure Readiness of Deploying Navy Seabees Navy NewsStand 22 Jun 2005 -- The Human Performance Center (HPC) has undertaken a special project with the First Naval Construction Division (1NCD) at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Va., to ensure the readiness of Seabees deploying to help fight the war on terror.

  • Georgia/Russia: Withdrawal Agreement Clears First Hurdle RFE/RL 22 Jun 2005 -- Senior Georgian politicians, including President Mikheil Saakashvili, Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli, and Foreign Minister Salome Zourabichvili, hailed the agreement reached in Moscow on 30 May on the terms and time frame for the closure of the two remaining Russian military bases in Georgia as heralding a new era in bilateral relations. So too did international organizations, including NATO and the EU.

  • White House Daily Briefing, June 22 Washington File 22 Jun 2005 -- North Korea report, Journalists revealing sources, Bolton nomination, Oil, Iraq meeting, Iran, Energy, Supreme Court, Iraq insurgents, Social Security reform, Iraq progress, CPB head, Senator Durbin comments, A.Q. Khan, Sharpening focus, Arab ambassadors, Israeli-Palestinian violence, Estate Tax, Mexican Al Qaeda arrest, North Korean food aid
  • State Department Briefing, June 22 Washington File 22 Jun 2005 -- Upcoming Briefing with USAID Director Andrew Natsios and Coordinator for Tsunami Relief Ambassador Doug Hartwick/Tsunami Update, US Donation to World Food Program of Agricultural Commodities/Review of Need in North Korea/Issue of Access and Monitoring, North Korea, Pakistan, Israel/Palestinians, Zimbabwe, Cuba, Iraq, Iran

Defense Industry

  • ATK Successfully Demonstrates XM25 Airbursting Weapon System ATK 22 Jun 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) and the U.S. Army’s Project Manager-Soldier Weapons successfully demonstrated the XM25 advanced airbursting weapon system with developmental ammunition at the International Infantry & Joint Services Small Arms Systems Annual Symposium on May 19, 2005.
  • BAE Systems Opens MicroIR® Products Manufacturing Facility in Lexington BAE Systems 22 Jun 2005 -- LEXINGTON, Massachusetts -- BAE Systems officially opened its new 31,000-square-foot MicroIR® Products Manufacturing Facility today at its Infrared Imaging Systems facility, Five Forbes Road, Lexington, Mass.
  • CACI Awarded $25 Million Contract to Support U.S. Army Ammunition Management System CACI 22 Jun 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a four-year prime contract, valued at $25 million if all options are exercised, to support the Total Ammunition Management Information System (TAMIS) for Headquarters, Department of the Army in Washington, D.C. Awarded by the U.S. General Services Administration through the Millennia Lite Functional Area 3 vehicle, the contract includes one base year and three option years.
  • EADS North America Selects Mobile, Alabama as the Location For KC-330 Advanced Tanker U.S. Production Facility EADS 22 Jun 2005 -- Mobile Alabama’s Brookley Industrial Complex has been selected by EADS North America as the site for the EADS KC-330 advanced tanker U.S. production facility, providing a strategically-located complex on the Gulf of Mexico with existing runways, a deepwater port and a skilled aerospace workforce. An Airbus Engineering Center will be co-located with the future production facility and is scheduled to begin operations in 2006.
  • Lockheed Martin Receives $61 Million Contract for Multifunction Utility/Logistics and Equipment Vehicle Lockheed Martin 22 Jun 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a $61 million plus-up to the Multifunction Utility/Logistics and Equipment (MULE) System Development and Demonstration (SDD) contract as a result of the recent Future Combat System (FCS) restructure. The contract modification was issued by the FCS Lead System Integrator (LSI), The Boeing Company.
  • Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Develop Battlefield Airborne Communication Node Northrop Grumman 22 Jun 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected by the U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Center to develop and integrate an airborne communications relay and information server that will provide warfighters with critical battle information.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • U.N. Security Council Commends Lebanese Elections Washington File 22 Jun 2005 -- The U.N. Security Council June 22 unanimously commended the Lebanese government for the successful conduct of elections and said it looks forward to the formation of a new government in the near future.

  • UZBEKISTAN: OSCE Andijan report reaffirms need for inquiry IRIN 22 Jun 2005 -- In a limited but significant step forward, a report by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) has further underscored the need for a full independent inquiry into what transpired in Andijan, Uzbekistan, last month
  • Russia Says Islamic Extremists Involved In Uzbek Unrest RFE/RL 22 Jun 2005 -- Russia today corroborated findings in an Uzbek parliamentary commission investigation the causes of the unrest in eastern Uzbekistan last month, saying Islamic extremists were involved.
  • Uzbekistan: Tashkent Reveals Findings On Andijon Uprising As Victims Mourned RFE/RL 22 Jun 2005 -- An Uzbek parliamentary commission investigating the causes of the unrest in the eastern city of Andijon on 13 May says the violence was planned outside the country and was aimed at overthrowing the government of President Islam Karimov.

  • Northrop Grumman to Define Integrated Health-Monitoring Architecture for Future Space Systems Northrop Grumman 22 Jun 2005 -- Astronauts traveling to the moon and beyond may not have to be rocket scientists to return their spacecraft to full system health should they encounter a malfunction along the way. They will receive significant help from a new integrated system health-management architecture that Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is developing for NASA.



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