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26 July 2005 Military News

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  • USS Pennsylvania Wins Omaha Trophy, "Best of the Best" Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2005 -- Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) Bangor-based fleet ballistic missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) was recognized as the U.S. Navy's best Trident submarine July 25 when it was presented the 2004 U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Omaha Trophy.
  • MSS 7 Sailors Demonstrate Small Boat Tactics in Indonesia Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2005 -- Sailors from Mobile Security Squadron (MSS) 7, Det. 72, demonstrated U.S. Navy small boat tactics to the Indonesian Navy's Kopaska Pasukan Katak (Frogman Force) here July 22 as part of a series of events for MSS 7 and their counterparts prior to the Indonesia phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT).
  • Naval European Assets Deploy to Black Sea Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2005 -- Approximately 1,200 U.S. Sailors and Marines kicked off a series of naval training engagements with forces from Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Turkey, and Ukraine in the Black Sea July 23.
  • CARAT Indonesia Underway in Surabaya Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2005 -- The Indonesia phase of the 2005 edition of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series got off to a formal start July 26 with a ceremony at the Indonesian naval base here.
  • Pentagon Wants to do More Training in Africa and Elsewhere VOA 26 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. Defense Department said Tuesday it is seeking more legal authority to train and equip foreign militaries, particularly in Africa, in order to enhance their ability to fight terrorism.
  • Airmen maintain airlift operations in Africa AFPN 26 Jul 2005 -- The early morning roar of eight engines from two C-130 Hercules here is music to the ears of the aircraft maintainers watching over them.
  • Reservists protect Airmen at Baghdad base AFPN 26 Jul 2005 -- Two reservists at Baghdad International Airport are shaping force protection for more than 700 people, meshing the future total force with the reality of what is currently around them.
  • U.S. Still Welcome at Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan Minister Says AFPS 26 Jul 2005 -- The United States is welcome to continue using Manas Air Force Base, Kyrgyzstan's defense minister said here today during a joint news conference with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.
  • Virtual convoy, IED training helps Soldiers worldwide Army News 26 Jul 2005 -- The Army has fielded 125 simulation trainers for the detection of improvised explosive devices and to teach other advanced skills needed for tactical convoys in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Stennis Implements New Procedures for QA Navy NewsStand 27 Jul 2005 -- During its Drydocked Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) period, Sailors aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) have helped bring about changes in quality assurance (QA).
  • Navy Europe Sailors Reach Out in West Africa Navy NewsStand 27 Jul 2005 -- One-hundred ten reserve Sailors from Operational Health Support Unit Great Lakes, Ill., wrapped up the annual West African Training Cruise (WATC) exercise in the countries of Gabon and Cameroon, Africa, July 22.
  • U.S.: Myers' Term As Top General Nears End RFE/RL 26 Jul 2005 -- General Richard Myers, as chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, is America's top uniformed officer and the main military adviser to President George W. Bush

  • Bishkek Assures Rumsfeld That U.S. Air Base Can Stay RFE/RL 26 Jul 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's talks today in Bishkek resulted in a pledge by Kyrgyzstan's defense minister that the United States can maintain its air base in Kyrgyzstan as long as needed for its operations in Afghanistan.
  • US Wins Reprieve for Military Base in Kyrgyzstan VOA 26 Jul 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has obtained assurances from Kyrgyz officials that U.S. military forces supporting anti-terrorism efforts in Afghanistan will not have to withdraw from an air base near the Kyrgyz capital anytime soon.

  • State Department Briefing, July 26 Washignton File 26 Jul 2005 -- Sudan/special representative appointment, Bolton/nomination, North Korea, Burma, Israel/Palestinians, Iraq, UN reform, terrorism
  • White House Daily Briefing, July 26 Washignton File 26 Jul 2005 -- NASA/Space Shuttle Discovery, Judge Roberts/attorney-client privilege, Bolton/nomination, CAFTA, terrorism, Iran, Valerie Plame issue/concerns of agents in the field, bin Laden, North Korea, Boys Scouts Jamboree/accident

Defense Industry

  • U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $23 Million in Combat Vehicle-Related Contracts General Dynamics 26 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), two contracts valued at $23 million for work related to the Stryker combat vehicle and the Abrams tank system. Vehicle support, resets and upgrades are a continuing portion of General Dynamics combat systems-related business.
  • U.S. Navy Announces Plans to Convert Fleet to 'Paperless' Navigation Northrop Grumman 26 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. Navy today unveiled plans for a major transformation in military marine navigation over the next few years, in which traditional paper nautical charts will be replaced with advanced, interactive, electronic navigation systems throughout the fleet.
  • Raytheon Delivers First Increment of MicroLight(TM) Radios for Land Warrior Raytheon 26 Jul 2005 -- Raytheon Company has delivered the first increment of its new MicroLight radio and ancillary equipment to General Dynamics C4 Systems for the U.S. Army's Land Warrior program.
  • Turkey awards Thales a major Maritime Patrol and Surveillance System program Thales 26 Jul 2005 -- Thales was selected as the preferred supplier in 2001 and the final contract was signed 6th September in Ankara by Prof.Ali Dursun Ercan - Undersecretary for Defence Industries (SSM)and Jos é Massol,Senior Vice-President,Group Executive,Thales AirborneSystems Business Group.
  • Boeing Awards Multiple Contracts for First Phase of FCS Class II and III Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Development Boeing 26 Jul 2005 -- Boeing (NYSE: BA), teamed with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as the Lead Systems Integrator (LSI) for the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) program, today awarded four multimillion-dollar contracts to three premier industry partners to participate in the first phase of development for two classes of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The UAVs -- a key battlespace asset and integral part of the FCS system-of-systems solution -- are slated for fielding in 2014 with the first fully-equipped FCS brigade-sized combat teams.
  • Boeing-led Industry Team and Missile Defense Agency Dedicate Sea-Based X-Band Radar Boeing 26 Jul 2005 -- The Boeing-led [NYSE: BA] Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) industry team and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) officially dedicated the SBX radar, a key component of Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program.
  • CACI Awarded $89 Million in Previously Unannounced Contracts to Support National Security and Intelligence CACI 26 Jul 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has won approximately $89 million in contracts to support national security and intelligence activities for clients in the federal government. The awards call for CACI to provide systems engineering, knowledge management, and intelligence support, among other solutions. All the contracts were awarded in the fourth quarter of CACI's fiscal year 2005, which ended June 30, 2005.

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