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07 July 2005 Military News

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  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld on London Bombings 07 Jul 2005

  • Transcript: Special Defense Department Briefing 07 Jul 2005 -- Presenter: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Steve Jones and Army Surgeon General and Commander U.S. Army Medical Command, Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley
  • Defense Department Report, July 7: Detainee Medical Care Appropriate Washington File 07 Jul 2005 -- A senior civilian defense official told reporters at the Pentagon July 7 that the Defense Department does not tolerate the inhumane treatment of individuals who are held in U.S. detention facilities as part of the global War on Terror.

  • PACAF prepares for Cope North AFPN 07 Jul 2005 -- Units from the U.S. Air Force and the Japan Air Self Defense Force will take part in the annual Cope North exercise here July 11 to 21.
  • Death Benefits, Insurance Increase for Servicemembers AFPS 07 Jul 2005 -- Compensation for the survivors of servicemembers who die in combat zones and insurance coverage for servicemembers will both increase significantly this year, a military pay official said today.
  • USS Gonzalez Makes Port Call in Kenya Navy NewsStand 07 Jul 2005 -- USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) moored at the Port of Mombasa, Kenya, July 6 for an overnight port call, marking the first time a U.S. ship has visited Mombasa since 1999.
  • GW Celebrates Birth of a Nation, Birth of a Ship Navy NewsStand 07 Jul 2005 -- USS George Washington (CVN 73) (GW) held a commemoration ceremony July 1 on the flight deck to celebrate the 13th birthday of one of the Navy's finest and most advanced aircraft carriers, as well as the 229th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Antietam Crew Concludes Persian Gulf Operations Navy NewsStand 07 Jul 2005 -- USS Antietam (CG 54), a cruiser equipped with the Aegis Combat System, has patrolled the Persian Gulf since arriving on scene with the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group in mid-March.

  • Central Asia: Is It Time To Withdraw U.S. Troops? RFE/RL 07 Jul 2005 -- The United States is dismissing a demand by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, or SCO -- an alliance of China, Russia, and four Central Asian states -- that it set a timetable for withdrawing its forces from bases in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

  • PRESIDENT PITCHES FOR ARMS PROCUREMENT PACKAGE TO MAINTAIN BALANCE CNA 07 Jul 2005 -- President Chen Shui-bian renewed his call Thursday for public support for the government three arms procurement plans in order to maintain military balance across the Taiwan Strait.

  • State Department Briefing, July 7 Washington File 07 Jul 2005 -- United Kingdom, U.S. Embassies Worldwide to Review Security Status, Toll-Free Number for Inquires on American Citizens in the U.K., 17,570 Inquiries Already Received, Reaction to Arrest of New York Times Reporter Judith Miller, Iraq/Egypt, Uzbekistan, North Korea, Burma

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  • EADS CASA Military Aircraft starts Eurofighter heat test campaign in southern Spain EADS 07 Jul 2005 -- EADS CASA Military Aircraft has just started long-term tests under operational conditions on a Eurofighter at the Spanish Air Force base of Morón (near Seville). Following the Cold Environmental Trials carried out last winter near the Arctic Circle in Sweden, the instrumented production aircraft IPA4 and the mobile telemetry station were transferred from the EADS Military Aircraft Spain site at Getafe near Madrid to Morón, where an equally ambitious test programme is to be conducted.
  • Army Approves General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin System Design for Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) General Dynamics 07 Jul 2005 -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced that they had held the U.S. Army’s preliminary design review (PDR) on the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program, the Army’s next-generation battlefield communications network. During the PDR, the Army reviewed the “first draft” of the WIN-T system design, including the top-level architecture and key component technologies.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $38 Million for Production of Reactive Armor for Bradley Fighting Vehicle General Dynamics 07 Jul 2005 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $37.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Army’s TACOM/ARDEC Picatinny Arsenal (Picatinny, N.J.) for the production of approximately 168 enhanced-capability reactive armor tile sets for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle System. Total contract value upon definitization could reach $50.4 million. This award modifies a contract originally awarded in November 2004, bringing total contract value to $84.4 million.
  • TYPHOON, TOPLITE on Australian Patrol Boats Rafael 07 Jul 2005 -- The Australian Ministry of Defense launched its new Armidale Class patrol boats last week outfitted with the Typhoon naval stabilized gun mount produced jointly by Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd and General Dynamics Land Systems and the Toplite targeting payload produced by RAFAEL. The Armidales will be used to protect the northern coasts of Australia.
  • TSAT SS Completes Major Design Review Boeing 07 Jul 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced the Transformational SATCOM Space Segment (TSAT SS) program successfully completed its Interim Space Segment Design Review (ISSDR).

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