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30 June 2005 Military News

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  • Department of Defense Releases the Strategy for Homeland Defense and Civil Support 30 Jun 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today the release of the Strategy for Homeland Defense and Civil Support, a first-ever document that addresses DoD's roles in the homeland defense mission and support to civil authorities.

  • Veterans' Advocates Lauded For VA Health Care Forecast US Newswire 30 Jun 2005 -- The Senate's overwhelming approval of an emergency supplemental appropriation for the Department of Veterans Affairs medical system is good news for America's veterans.
  • Report: Pilot's failure to follow procedures caused F-16 crash AFPN 30 Jun 2005 -- A pilot's failure to follow standard F-16 Fighting Falcon operations procedures caused a D-model F-16 to crash short of the runway at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., on March 18, Air Force officials said June 30.
  • Airmen get ACCES to better communication AFPN 30 Jun 2005 -- To help spread the work, the attenuating customized communications earpiece system was developed by Air Force Research Laboratory scientists and local F/A-22 Raptor specialists.
  • Swedish Submarine HMS Gotland Arrives in San Diego Navy NewsStand 30 Jun 2005 -- The Swedish attack submarine HMS Gotland arrived at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., June 27 to begin a one-year bilateral training effort with the U.S. Navy's anti-submarine warfare (ASW) forces.
  • USS Vincennes Decommissions Navy NewsStand 30 Jun 2005 -- USS Vincennes (CG 49) Sailors, past and present, paid tribute to Vincennes and its 20 years of service to the U.S. Navy during a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego June 29.
  • Sorbet Royal '05 Draws to a Close Navy NewsStand 30 Jun 2005 -- The NATO submarine rescue exercise Sorbet Royal 2005 (SORO 05) wrapped up here June 30. For almost two weeks, more than 25 NATO and non-NATO countries provided people, ships, aircraft, rescue assets and submarines for the common goal of practicing for potential undersea disaster response.
  • DoD Seeks Congressional Support in Influencing Influencers AFPS 30 Jun 2005 -- President Bush made the plea to the American public during his address to the nation June 28, and now Defense Department leaders are asking Congress to go out and do the same.
  • Moseley confirmation hearing held AFPN 30 Jun 2005 -- The Air Force chief of staff nominee testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee here June 29.
  • 50th anniversary of B-52 delivery AFPN 30 Jun 2005 -- Even though it recently turned 50, it is still capable of dropping or launching the widest array of weapons in the U.S. inventory. And its lifespan has been calculated to extend beyond the year 2040.
  • Military Balance on Korean Peninsula Continues, General Says Washington File 30 Jun 2005 -- North Korea might have one or two nuclear weapons, but that has not upset the military balance on the Korean Peninsula, according to General Leon LaPorte, the commander of U.S. and U.N. forces in the Republic of Korea (ROK) and U.S.-ROK combined forces.

  • State Department Briefing, June 30 Washington File 30 Jun 2005 -- USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios to Brief on the President's Malaria Treatment and Prevention Initiative for Africa, Syria, Iran, North Korea, Israel/Palestinians, Kyrgyzstan

Defense Industry

  • GE's Contracts with Samsung to Provide LM500 Gas Turbines to Power Republic of Korea Navy's PK(X) Patrol Boat GE Marine 30 Jun 2005 -- GE Transportation announced it will supply Samsung Techwin, the Republic of Korea (ROK), with several GE LM500 aeroderivative marine gas turbine kits. Once assembled and tested by Samsung Techwin, the LM500 marine gas turbines will be used to power the ROK Navy's next generation PK(X) patrol boats.
  • Northrop Grumman's Fire Scout UAV Takes Center Stage at Air Demonstration Northrop Grumman 30 Jun 2005 -- On June 27, Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) RQ-8A Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned air vehicle (UAV) demonstrated fully autonomous flight, operational flexibility and showcased the complete U.S. Navy system architecture -- demonstrating key Navy requirements including the tactical-control system, ground-control station and data transmission using a tactical common-data link -- during a two-hour flight demonstration at the Navy's Webster Field annex, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.
  • Thales and CNN launch Dupuy de Lôme signals intelligence vessel Thales 30 Jun 2005 -- DGA (Defence Procurement Agency) awarded the contract to build and outfit the Dupuy de Lôme to the Thales and CNN (Compagnie Nationale de Navigation) partnership in late December 2001. The contract comprises a firm part for vessel construction and a conditional part for maintenance and operational support during the first five years. CNN undertook to build the platform; Thales to install all shipboard electronic systems.

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