11 August 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 11 Aug 2005 [PDF]
- SOLDIER KILLED BY SMALL-ARMS FIRE NEAR HABBANIYAH
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- UAV Missing near Mosul MNF-I 11 Aug 2005 -- An unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to Coalition Forces crashed in the vicinity of the Al Zirai neighborhood in Mosul Aug. 10 at approximately 10:00 p.m.
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers capture caches, suspected terrorists MNF-I 11 Aug 2005 -- Task Force Liberty operations in Salah Ad Din Province August 10 netted weapons caches and detained seven individuals.
- Iraqi Unit Searches Uncover Weapons Cache, IEDS AFPS 11 Aug 2005 -- Iraqi military units uncovered a weapons cache and roadside bombs, and detained several suspects Aug. 9 and 10, according to multinational force reports.
- Defense Department Report, August 11: Iraq Update Washington File 11 Aug 2005 -- A U.S. military official told reporters in Baghdad August 11 that coalition operations are focused on eliminating foreign fighters and their local supporters because they represent "the most significant threat today to the people of Iraq."
- TALIBAN LEADER KILLED IN FIGHTING NEAR WAZIKWA CENTCOM 11 Aug 2005 -- U.S. Forces confirmed that Taliban leader Qari Amadullah was killed during heavy fighting near the city of Wazikwa in Eastern Afghanistan August 9.
- Afghanistan: UN appeals for urgent donations to make up election shortfall UN News Centre 11 Aug 2005 -- Just 10 days after reporting additional funding for Afghanistan's elections, the United Nations mission said today that no further money had come in and it appealed urgently to donors to make up the nearly $20-million shortfall for holding the September poll.
Defense Policy / Programs
- March receives AFRC's first C-17 AFPN 11 Aug 2005 -- The 452nd Air Mobility Wing here received Air Force Reserve Command's first C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 9.
- Most BRAC '05 Environmental Restoration Remedies in Place AFPS 11 Aug 2005 -- The Defense Department has identified and provided remedies for environmental restoration issues associated with most of the installations on the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure list, a senior DoD official told the BRAC commission today.
- Arabic Tops Defense Language School Offerings AFPS 11 Aug 2005 -- Twenty years ago, when the Berlin Wall still divided Germany and the Cold War was still raging, the unofficial fighting words for most students at the Defense Language Institute here were: "We're learning Russian so you don't have to."
- DoD Has Enough Petroleum Products for Anti-Terror War AFPS 11 Aug 2005 -- Defense Department logisticians are ensuring the U.S. military has an abundant supply of products developed from a commodity left behind by long-dead dinosaurs.
- 'Garry Owen' gets new home, new troopers Army News 11 Aug 2005 -- As part of the 1st Cavalry Division's transformation, the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment became "Garry Owen" and 1-7 Cavalry became the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment.
- 1st ID hosts Germans at M-16 range Army News 11 Aug 2005 -- Soldiers from 1st Infantry Division participated in a partnership range with German Soldiers from 13th Panzer Division in Wuerzburg Aug. 9.
- USS Harpers Ferry Hosts U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Navy NewsStand 11 Aug 2005 -- U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Gene B. Christy, embarked the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during the underway phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei Aug. 10.
- USS Olympia Returns from Deployment Navy NewsStand 11 Aug 2005 -- USS Olympia (SSN 717) returned from a six-month Western Pacific deployment Aug. 6.
- DSU Team Returns from Rescue Mission Navy NewsStand 11 Aug 2005 -- A Deep Submergence Unit (DSU) team returned to Naval Air Base North Island in Coronado, Calif., Aug. 8 after it participated in the rescue of Russian submariners trapped hundreds of feet under the Pacific Ocean near Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula.
- Big E's Air Department Drills to Ensure Safe Landings Navy NewsStand 11 Aug 2005 -- USS Enterprise's (CVN 65) Air Department conducted routine drills to ensure mission readiness Aug. 2 while preparing to depart the Northrop Grumman shipyards in Newport News, Va.
- State Department Daily Briefing, August 11 Washington File 11 Aug 2005 -- Iran, Pakistan, North Korea, Iraq, Israel/Palestinians, Department, Cuba
- BAE SYSTEMS In Key Role On 650M Sentry Programme BAE Systems 11 Aug 2005 -- BAE Systems has signed a major sub-contract with Northrop Grumman to play a key partner role on the E-3D Sentry Whole Life Support programme announced today. BAE Systems role will be to provide depth maintenance, ground maintenance training and on-line technical information under an agreement expected to be worth in the order of 100m over the life of the programme.
- Nimrod MRA4 Completes Italian Job BAE Systems 11 Aug 2005 -- Within days of the first anniversary of its inaugural flight, the BAE Systems Nimrod MRA4 has successfully completed its first overseas deployment, a ten day visit to the Mediterranean for a series of hot weather trials, based at the Italian Air Force facility in Sigonella, Sicily. Despite punishing daytime temperatures reaching 40 degrees centigrade (104 degrees Fahrenheit) Nimrod passed this latest series of development testing with flying colours.
- EADS to supply self-protection electronics for Eurofighter EADS 11 Aug 2005 -- EADS Defence Electronics is to supply electronic core components for the EuroDASS self-protection system of the Eurofighter, which will enhance the survivability of the combat aircraft during military missions. As the company announced on Thursday, EADS Defence Electronics has received a contract worth 260 million euros for the delivery of highly specialised components for the 236 aircraft of Tranche 2 of the four-nation project.
- Israel Aircraft Industries' MLM Division and BVR Systems Expand Cooperation of EHUD System for Additional 10 Years Israel Aerospace Industries 11 Aug 2005 -- Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI)'s MLM Division and BVR Systems Ltd., today announced the expansion of the cooperation agreement regarding the EHUD Autonomous Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (AACMI) System, for a period of ten years.
- Lockheed Martin Study Develops Cost-Cutting Solutions Reducing Assembly Time 90%, Seeker Cost 22% on Implementation for LAM Production Lockheed Martin 11 Aug 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has completed two aggressive cost reduction workshops for the Non Line-of-Sight – Launch System (NLOS-LS) Loitering Attack Missile (LAM), resulting in the reduction of the missile assembly time of the current System Design and Development (SDD) baseline configuration from 21.4 hours to 1.6 hours, a reduction of more than 90 percent. Additionally, the LAM’s Laser Radar (LADAR) seeker cost was reduced by 22 percent.
- Northrop Grumman Celebrates Ceremonial Steel Cut and Facilities Grand Opening for CVN 21 Aircraft Carrier Program Northrop Grumman 11 Aug 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has reached its first construction milestone in the life of the new-generation aircraft carrier, CVN 21. The company cut one of the first pieces of steel, a 15-ton plate for a side shell unit of CVN 78, the first ship of the CVN 21 program.
- Northrop Grumman Signs Contract with United Kingdom for E-3D AWACS Support Programme Valued at Approximately GBP665 Million Northrop Grumman 11 Aug 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has signed the contract to provide aircraft-maintenance and design-engineering support services to improve availability and reduce through-life ownership costs for the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force fleet of E-3D Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. Northrop Grumman was selected as the Preferred Bidder by the UK Ministry of Defence in July 2004.
- Press Release: EADS to supply self-protection electronics for Eurofighter EADS 11 Aug 2005 -- EADS Defence Electronics is to supply electronic core components for the EuroDASS self-protection system of the Eurofighter, which will enhance the survivability of the combat aircraft during military missions.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 11 Aug 2005
- UGANDA: Museveni threatens newspapers over Garang coverage IRIN 11 Aug 2005 -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday threatened three local newspapers with closure, arguing that their coverage of the death of Sudanese First Vice President John Garang was jeopardising regional security.
- UN Security Council considers resolution on DR of Congo referendum, elections UN News Centre 11 Aug 2005 -- The United Nations Security Council met behind closed doors today to discuss a resolution put forward by France on the constitutional referendum and upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Council President for August said.
- Israel's Pullout from Gaza Under Way in Some Settlements VOA 11 Aug 2005 -- Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip officially begins Monday, when police and soldiers will go from house to house in settlements slated for dismantling, telling residents they have 48 hours to leave their homes or face forced evacuation by Wednesday.
- Salva Kiir Sworn in as Sudan's Vice President VOA 11 Aug 2005 -- Salva Kiir Mayardit was sworn in as Sudan's senior vice president Thursday, to replace John Garang who died in a helicopter crash. In a somber ceremony, Mr. Salva Kiir swore allegiance to the republic of Sudan
- Uzbekistan: Authorities Intensify State Propaganda On Andijon Tragedy RFE/RL 11 Aug 2005 -- The fight for the hearts and minds of Uzbeks has intensified since the Andijon bloodshed on 13 May
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