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08 August 2005 Military News

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  • International Effort Saves Crew of Disabled Russian Submarine Washington File 08 Aug 2005 -- Russia expressed "profound thanks" to Great Britain, the United States and Japan for responding to a call for help in rescuing seven Russian sailors who were trapped in a disabled submarine for three days on the Pacific Ocean floor.
  • Russian Mini-sub Crew Rescued Navy NewsStand 08 Aug 2005 -- A Russian mini-sub and its seven crew members were successfully brought to the surface by an international rescue team sent to free them Aug. 7.

  • U.S. Moves Rwandan Civilian Police to War-Torn Darfur AFPS 08 Aug 2005 -- A U.S.-contracted commercial aircraft moved 49 Rwandan civilian police officers from Kigali, Rwanda, to El Fashir airfield in the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan Aug. 7.
  • Future Total Force in step with PACAF mission AFPN 08 Aug 2005 -- As the Future Total Force initiative integrates with Air Force operations in the Pacific, the transition is looking good, said the Pacific Air Forces commander.
  • Warrior Forge trains more than 4,500 cadets Army News 08 Aug 2005 -- The population of Fort Lewis grew by more than 8,000 this summer as Army ROTC cadets, Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, and ROTC college staff members began participating in Operation Warrior Forge, which runs through Aug. 19.
  • MCPON Visits Bataan During PANAMAX 2005 Navy NewsStand 08 Aug 2005 -- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (SS/AW) Terry Scott spent the night visiting Sailors aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5) Aug. 4, while the ship was underway in the U.S. Southern Command 's (SOUTHCOM) area of responsibility (AOR) getting ready to participate in PANAMAX 2005.
  • NMCB 28 Reservists Train at Camp Robinson Navy NewsStand 08 Aug 2005 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 28 gathered at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock, Ark., to participate in several exhausting days of field and classroom training July 11 through July 19.
  • Princeton Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Stranded Dhow Navy NewsStand 08 Aug 2005 -- Sailors from the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) provided humanitarian aid to an Iranian fishing dhow in distress July 21.
  • Brunei Divers Train with Safeguard Navy NewsStand 08 Aug 2005 -- Divers from the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) received instruction and training from U.S. Navy divers aboard the rescue and salvage ship USS Safeguard (ARS 50) Aug. 8.
  • Multinational Exercise Kicks Off for Panama Canal Navy NewsStand 08 Aug 2005 -- Interdependence and cooperation were the dominant themes during the opening ceremonies at Hotel El Panama for FUERZAS ALIADAS PANAMAX 2005, a training exercise in defense of the Panama Canal involving 15 countries from Aug. 4-17.

  • LEGISLATIVE SPEAKER SUPPORTS RATIONAL DEBATE ON ARMS PACKAGE CNA 08 Aug 2005 -- Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng said in Los Angeles Sunday that he supports in-depth discussions on a long-stalled arms procurement package to address Taiwan's defense needs and China's mounting military threat.

  • White House Briefing, August 8 Washington File 08 Aug 2005 -- Sudan, Iran, Iraq, North Korea
  • State Department Briefing, August 8 Washington File 08 Aug 2005 -- Rice/death of Peter Jennings, Iran, Turkey/Iraq, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Iran/North Korea, Japan, Venezuela, Sudan, China, Israel/Palestinians, Mauritania

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  • BAE Systems ALE-55 Fibre Optic Towed Decoy Completes Development Testing BAE Systems 08 Aug 2005 -- NASHUA, New Hampshire -- BAE Systems and the U.S. Navy have successfully completed development testing of the AN/ALE-55 Fibre Optic Towed Decoy (FOTD) on the Navys F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet.
  • Northrop Grumman's Infrared Countermeasures System Chosen to Protect CV-22 Aircraft Under $125 Million Contract Northrop Grumman 08 Aug 2005 -- The U.S. Special Operations Command awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract worth up to $125 million to supply directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) systems to protect the aircrews of its CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft from infrared-missile attack.
  • Raytheon Awarded Defense Threat Reduction Agency Contract Potentially Worth $82.1 Million to Provide Mission Support in the Former Soviet Union Raytheon 08 Aug 2005 -- A subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a task order with a potential value of $82.1 million by the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to provide Mission Support in the former Soviet Union (FSU).
  • Orbital Successfully Launches MDA Target Vehicle Orbital Sciences Corp. 08 Aug 2005 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that it successfully launched a medium-range target vehicle that supported the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Critical Measurements and Countermeasures Program, Campaign 1 (CMCM-1). The launch of Orbital’s medium-range Castor IVB® target vehicle originated from Kauai Test Facility at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on August 4, 2005. Orbital’s role in the test, which was led by the company’s Launch Systems Group in Chandler, AZ, was to supply the boost vehicle, to integrate the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratories payload deployment module and Sandia National Laboratories reentry system, and to conduct launch operations as contracted by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command.

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