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08 July 2005 Military News

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  • General Dynamics Awarded Orders Totaling $56 Million for Medium-Caliber Ammunition General Dynamics 08 Jul 2005 -- General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today that the U.S. Army Field Support Command, Rock Island, Ill., has awarded the company four medium-caliber ammunition contracts valued at more than $56 million. Work on these contracts will be performed at the company’s Marion, Ill., facility.
  • Northrop Grumman Consolidates Presence in San Diego Northrop Grumman 08 Jul 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) consolidated many operations in San Diego today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a 234,000-square-foot campus located on Spectrum Center Boulevard. The five-building complex will house approximately 850 employees and accommodate the company's expected growth.
  • Army awards new AKO contract Army News 08 Jul 2005 -- A contract valued at more than $152 million has been awarded to Lockheed Martin Corporation to manage Army Knowledge Online, the Army's enterprise Web portal.

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  • PRESS CONFERENCE BY INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION United Nations 08 Jul 2005
  • Brazil Sets Date for Gun Referendum VOA 08 Jul 2005 -- Brazilian lawmakers have set a date for a national referendum in October on whether to ban the sale of all firearms.
  • US Criticizes Venezuela Over Prosecution of Chavez Foes VOA 08 Jul 2005 -- The United States is criticizing in strong terms the prosecution of four political opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The four members of the opposition group Sumate are accused of conspiracy for accepting money from a U.S. non-governmental group.
  • Lebanon Still Without Government VOA 08 Jul 2005 -- Lebanon's prime minister-designate is struggling to overcome squabbling among political parties to form the first Cabinet since Syrian troops withdrew. Negotiations began a week ago, and the prime minister-designate is balancing competing requests from rival parties for specific ministerial portfolios. Christian leader Michel Aoun decided not to join the government, when his request for the Justice Ministry was rejected.
  • G-8 Ends With Solidarity on Terror, Announcements on Aid VOA 08 Jul 2005 -- The G-8 summit has ended with agreement on aid to Africa, help for the Palestinians, and a vow to seek consensus on global warming.
  • Kyrgyzstan: Will Election Be Free, Fair, And Nonviolent? RFE/RL 08 Jul 2005 -- Kyrgyzstan's 10 July presidential poll looks like a one-sided race in which no candidates pose a serious challenge to the frontrunner, acting President Kurmanbek Bakiev.



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