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28 July 2005 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Navy to Commission New Guided Missile Destroyer Halsey 28 Jul 2005 -- The Navy will commission the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Halsey, Saturday, July 30, 2005, during an 11 a.m. PDT ceremony at Pier J, Naval Air Station, Coronado, Calif.
  • US Ship Promotes Security in Gulf of Guinea VOA 28 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. Coast Guard has a ship operating off the coast of West Africa, working with countries in the Gulf of Guinea and elsewhere in the region to improve control of their coastal waters
  • Officials Report Progress, Challenges in Treating Combat Stress AFPS 28 Jul 2005 -- Recognizing the link between combat and mental health symptoms, the Defense Department is working to improve the way it prevents, identifies and treats mental illness among troops who are serving or have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, Army officials told Congress July 27.

  • White House Daily Briefing, July 28 Washington File 28 Jul 2005 -- Congressional accomplishments, President Saca phone call, Energy bill, North Korea, Bolton nomination, Roberts nomination, Immigration bill, NASA, Iranian President/hostages, CAFTA vote, Leak investigation, Iran, Highway bill, Representative Tancredo statement, IRA, London bombings, Cyprus ambassador, Kurds in Iraq
  • State Department Briefing, July 28 Washington File 28 Jul 2005 -- Iraq, Korea/Six-Party Talks, Islam/public statements by Muslim scholars/clerics, Northern Ireland/IRA, Department/announcement of Cuba transition coordinator, Bolton/Grand Jury testimony

Defense Industry

  • BAE Systems awarded contract to update ADAWS BAE Systems 28 Jul 2005 -- The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded at £7.6m contract to BAE Systems to upgrade the (Action Data Automation Weapons System) ADAWS Command System's IFF tracking and Link 16 functionality. The contract will run until July 2007.
  • BAE SYSTEMS Agrees New Availability Contract For Harrier Mechanicals BAE Systems 28 Jul 2005 -- BAE Systems has received a contract valued in excess of 30 million from the UK Ministry of Defence for the provision of Harrier mechanical support on an availability basis.
  • BAE Systems awarded advanced demonstration phase of SHAMAN BAE Systems 28 Jul 2005 -- BAE Systems has been awarded the contract for the Advanced Demonstration Phase of SHAMAN. This is the first stage of the £140m ISTAR programme to provide the Royal Navy with its next generation Communications Electronic Support Measures (CESM) capability. The programme encompasses the supply of the CESM systems, their installation on multiple platforms, along with the training and through life support over a 20+year period.
  • Javelin Enters Service Four Months Early Lockheed Martin 28 Jul 2005 -- UK Javelin, developed and produced by the Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture for the UK’s Light Forces Anti-Tank Guided Weapon (LFATGW) program, has been declared operational four months ahead of schedule.
  • Rheinmetall and the Bundeswehr – Profile of a 50-year Partnership Rheinmetall Defence 28 Jul 2005 -- The Bundeswehr turns 50 this year. For Rheinmetall – Germany's premier supplier of equipment for ground forces – the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the German Armed Forces represents five decades of close and fruitful cooperation.
  • Sagem Défense Sécurité to supply 17 third-generation infrared search and track systems to Australian navy Sagem (Safran group) 28 Jul 2005 -- Sagem Défense Sécurité today announces it has won a contract following an international tender to supply 17 infrared search and track (IRST) systems to the Australian navy. The systems will be used for the country’s ANZAC frigates anti-ship missile defences (ASMD) program.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • GUINEA-BISSAU: Vieira scores narrow victory over Bacai Sanha in presidential election IRIN 28 Jul 2005 -- Joao Bernardo "Nino" Vieira, the former military ruler of Guinea-Bissau, scored a narrow victory over Malam Bacai Sanha, the candidate of the ruling PAIGC party, in the second round of the country's presidential election, according to provisional results released on Thursday.
  • Georgia: Tbilisi's Moves Raise Fears In South Ossetia RFE/RL 28 Jul 2005 -- The authorities of the unrecognized breakaway Republic of South Ossetia have rejected three times, most recently earlier this month, successive offers by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to grant the region "the broadest autonomy" within a unitary Georgian state.
  • Land Launch Receives First Order with PanAmSat Boeing 28 Jul 2005 -- Sea Launch has signed a multiple launch agreement with PanAmSat(NYSE: PA) that provides for the first commercial Land Launch mission and several Land Launch options. In connection with this new agreement, PanAmSat has designated the payloads for two previously exercised options for launches on the Sea Launch system. More information about the Sea Launch missions is being issued in a separate announcement.
  • Sea Launch wins Multiple Launch Award with PanAmSat - Agreement includes first Land Launch mission Boeing 28 Jul 2005 -- The Sea Launch Company announces that PanAmSat (NYSE:PA) has selected the Sea Launch system for the launch of two new spacecraft in 2006 and 2007. Sea Launch and PanAmSat have also signed an agreement providing for the first mission with a new Land Launch offering plus options for additional Land Launch missions. More information about the Land Launch missions is being issued in a separate announcement.

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