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02 August 2005 Military News

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  • U.S.: Pentagon Poised to Resume Production of Antipersonnel Mines Human Rights Watch 02 Aug 2005 -- The Bush administration appears poised to resume the production of antipersonnel mines, Human Rights Watch said today in a new briefing paper.

  • Staging facility takes over where hospital leaves off AFPN 02 Aug 2005 -- It is 10:30 p.m., and the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group's contingency aeromedical staging facility here is a flurry of activity.
  • Team effort brings America's wounded troops home AFPN 02 Aug 2005 -- Moving wounded American servicemembers from the frontlines in Southwest Asia to hospitals in the United States is no easy task. The effort requires everything from treating patients in forward-deployed locations to airlifting and caring for them as they move from overseas to stateside locations.
  • Airmen 'build bridge' for new mission at Spangdahlem AFPN 02 Aug 2005 -- About a dozen Airmen with the 817th Contingency Response Group from McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., arrived here July 28 to support the Rhein-Main Transition Program.
  • Newest Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Halsey Enters the Fleet Navy NewsStand 02 Aug 2005 -- The Navy commissioned its newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) July 30 in a ceremony at Pier J, Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, Calif.
  • Camp Victory opens new USO tent Army News 02 Aug 2005 -- As Soldiers redeploy from Iraq to Kuwait, they will be able to kick back and relax at the new United Service Organizations tent at Camp Victory.

  • Georgia, U.S. Hold Joint Naval Military Exercise RFE/RL 02 Aug 2005 -- Georgian and U.S. naval forces today began a joint military exercise off the Black Sea port of Poti.

  • Russia, China Preparing For Exercises RFE/RL 02 Aug 2005 -- Russia and China will hold their first-ever joint military exercises later this month.

  • Asia: China Rediscovers Its Maritime Heritage RFE/RL 02 Aug 2005 -- A recent U.S. Defense Department report suggests that China is seeking to become a regional sea power. Perhaps the most surprising thing about this development is that it took so long. In recent decades, China has been exploring a maritime tradition that it largely abandoned centuries ago.

  • State Department Briefing, August 2 Washington File 02 Aug 2005 -- North Korea, Russia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania, Iran, Turkey, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Travel by Secretary Rice, Resignation of Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roger Noriega, Sudan, No Change in Policy Toward Latin America/Central American Free Trade Agreement, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia

Defense Industry

  • ATK Receives $6.7M Contract for Advanced Countermeasure Flares ATK 02 Aug 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a $6.7 million award to produce M212 countermeasure flares for the U.S. Army’s Advanced Infrared Countermeasure Munitions program (AIRCMM). The award is the second part of a $15.9 million contract ATK received last year. AIRCMM is designed to protect rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft from threats posed by enhanced surface-to-air infrared weapons systems. ATK will produce the flares over the next four years at its manufacturing facility at Promontory, Utah.
  • Boeing Subsidiary Continental DataGraphics Secures Technical Services Support Contract for European Military Program Boeing 02 Aug 2005 -- Continental DataGraphics (CDG), a subsidiary of The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA], announced that it recently secured a new contract agreement with Stork PWV to provide technical authoring and related services to support development of the Boxer multi-role armored utility vehicle program. The program is the collaborative development and initial production of the next generation of European armored utility vehicles.
  • Longbow Limited Liability Company Receives Apache Block III Radar Electronics Unit Contract Worth $17.6 Million Lockheed Martin 02 Aug 2005 -- The Longbow Limited Liability Company (LBL), a Joint Venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), has been awarded a contract worth $17.6 million to begin work on the Fire Control Radar Electronics Unit (REU) as part of the U.S. Army’s Apache Longbow Block III modernization effort. The contract was signed during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command in Huntsville, AL, earlier this month.
  • Northrop Grumman to Expand Capabilities for F/A-22 Raptor Northrop Grumman 02 Aug 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has begun work on an F/A-22 modernization program that will add capabilities to the aircraft's communications, navigation and identification (CNI) system to enhance network-centric operations for the next-generation, air-dominance fighter weapon system.
  • DD(X) National Team Conducts Two More Consecutive, Successful Flight Tests of Long-Range Land-Attack Projectile Northrop Grumman 02 Aug 2005 -- The DD(X) National Team, led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) has completed the fourth and fifth consecutive, successful guided flight tests of the long-range land-attack projectile for the advanced gun system on the U.S. Navy's DD(X) destroyer, demonstrating that the projectile meets threshold range requirements.
  • Raytheon Receives $10 Million Award for New Radar Warning Receiver Technology Raytheon 02 Aug 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $10 million contract for an advanced concept technology demonstration of Advanced Tactical Targeting Technology (AT3). The technology will be demonstrated in 2007 on three F-16 Block 30 aircraft using Raytheon's digital radar warning receiver, the ALR-69A(V).

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