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16 August 2005 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • U.S. Department of Defense - Israeli Ministry of Defense Joint Press Statement 16 Aug 2005 -- The strategic alliance between the United States and Israel reflects common understandings of the global security environment.
  • What's in a name? AFPN 16 Aug 2005 -- The process is not so simple when naming a military aerospace vehicle. For the Air Force and its sister services, the process begins within the asset identification branch of Air Force Materiel Command's logistics directorate here.
  • C-130 maintainers sustain mission readiness AFPN 16 Aug 2005 -- A combined team of active-duty and Guard C-130 Hercules maintainers with the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron are keeping mission-capable rates for the base's fleet in the high 90s.
  • Exercise practices response to attack on capital Army News 16 Aug 2005 -- In a homeland defense exercise last week, West Virginia National Guard troops practiced extraction and decontamination techniques for a nerve gas attack on the National Capital Region.
  • USS Philippine Sea's Deployment Enhances Security, Stability in Middle East Region Navy NewsStand 16 Aug 2005 -- USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), the Mayport, Fla.-based guided-missile cruiser, has had a direct impact on the security and stability of the Middle East since arriving in the region in May as part of the U.S. Navy's new operational construct, the Fleet Response Plan (FRP), according to Capt. Gene Moran, the ship's commanding officer.
  • Sixth Phase of Southeast Asia Exercise Series Underway Navy NewsStand 16 Aug 2005 -- The sixth and final phase of the 2005 Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series is underway here following an Aug. 16 ceremony that marked an official start to a weeklong series of events ashore and at sea focused on increasing maritime interdiction capabilities of the U.S. and Philippine navies.
  • U.S., Azerbaijan Military Begin Joint Training Navy NewsStand 16 Aug 2005 -- Approximately 70 service members from Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 8 and supporting units are participating in extended bilateral training with Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) forces from Azerbaijan, beginning Aug. 8 and lasting for approximately 15 months.
  • Lone Star Battalion Mobilized, Ready to Deploy Navy NewsStand 16 Aug 2005 -- Close to 500 Reserve Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 22, with detachments across Texas and in Oklahoma, mobilized and are now preparing for deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in September.
  • Boxer Wraps up Third Annual JASEX Navy NewsStand 16 Aug 2005 -- After more than 60 mishap-free flight hours, USS Boxer (LHD 4) wrapped up the third annual Joint Air and Sea Exercise 2005 (JASEX 05) Aug. 13.
  • Boxer Returns to Sasebo Following JASEX Navy NewsStand 16 Aug 2005 -- USS Boxer (LHD 4) returned to Sasebo, Japan, Aug. 15, after successfully completing Joint Air and Sea Exercise (JASEX) 2005 with the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and elements of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Marine Corps.

  • White House Daily Press Briefing, August 16 Washington File 16 Aug 2005 -- President's schedule, energy bill, Iraq/constitution, Gaza/withdrawal
  • State Department Briefing, August 16 Washington File 16 Aug 2005 -- Spain/helicopter crash in Afghanistan, Iran, Mexico, Iraq, North Korea, Japan, Israel/Palestinians, Germany, Cuba

Defense Industry

  • EADS technology effectively protects people against attacks EADS 16 Aug 2005 -- EADS, in cooperation with the company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann of Munich, has developed a protection system for transporting people safely in crisis areas. As EADS Defence Electronics announced on Tuesday, the multifunctional container for protected personal transport ("TransProtec") has now proved its high protection capability in a series of blasting tests that have been successfully carried out.
  • General Dynamics Acquires Tadpole Computer, Inc. General Dynamics 16 Aug 2005 -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today acquired Tadpole Computer, Inc., a privately held company based in Cupertino, Calif., that provides Unix®-based mobile, secure and battlefield-tested computing platforms for mission-critical military, government and commercial operations. The acquisition will be immediately accretive to General Dynamics. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
  • General Dynamics Selects Engine for FCS Manned Ground Vehicles General Dynamics 16 Aug 2005 -- General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has selected the 5L890 engine manufactured by Detroit Diesel Corporation to power the Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) Manned Ground Vehicles.
  • United Kingdom Becomes First International Customer for Lockheed Martin's Guided MLRS Rockets Lockheed Martin 16 Aug 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a $55 million Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rocket contract from the United Kingdom. This contract represents the first international sale of GMLRS.
  • Lockheed Martin U.K. Agrees To Acquire U.K. Systems & It Company INSYS Group Limited Lockheed Martin 16 Aug 2005 -- Lockheed Martin U.K. Holdings Ltd., a subsidiary of the Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE:LMT] today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire INSYS Group Limited, a U.K.-based diversified supplier of military communications systems, weapons systems and advanced analysis services.
  • Press Release: EADS technology effectively protects people against attacks EADS 16 Aug 2005 -- EADS, in cooperation with the company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann of Munich, has developed a protection system for transporting people safely in crisis areas.
  • Northrop Grumman Completes Joint STARS Computer Upgrade Northrop Grumman 16 Aug 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently completed Block 20 upgrades to the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft, bringing the entire fleet to the same "open-systems" configuration which will allow the aircraft hardware and software to be upgraded at a lower cost while increasing mission effectiveness to meet future surveillance, targeting and battle-management requirements.
  • Raytheon Awarded Contract Valued Up to $6.6 Million to Support the Fire Department of New York in Modernizing Incident Command Systems Raytheon 16 Aug 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a contract by iXP Corporation to design and develop the Portable Electronic Command Board System (PECB) program that will overhaul the Fire Department of New York's (FDNY) manual command boards by using wireless technology.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Uzbekistan: Climate Of Fear Grips Andijon RFE/RL 16 Aug 2005 -- The outside world has received few accounts of life in Andijon since 12-13 May.
  • Boeing Delta IV GOES-N Launch Scrubbed Boeing 16 Aug 2005 -- The launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-N) aboard a Boeing [NYSE:BA] Delta IV rocket was scrubbed this evening.
  • Atlas V Gives Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Smooth Send-Off Into Space Lockheed Martin 16 Aug 2005 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Lockheed Martin are heading to Mars again -- this time armed with the most powerful suite of science instruments, cameras and unprecedented data relay capability yet sent to the red planet aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). In a spectacular morning launch Aug. 12 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., an Atlas V launch vehicle roared off the launch pad from Launch Complex 41 and provided the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter a great boost on what will be a seven-month journey to Mars for arrival in March 2006.

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