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18 August 2005 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

Current Operations

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Combined Force Exhibits New Type of Warfare AFPS 18 Aug 2005 -- The Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, headquartered here, is fighting the global war on terror with good deeds, not weapons.
  • DoD Sponsors Civil-Military Medicine Symposium 18 Aug 2005 -- The Department of Defense sponsored a symposium on civil-military health activities focusing on international humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and stability operations and reconstruction that ended today.
  • Rumsfeld in Peru to Discuss Mutual Security Interests AFPS 18 Aug 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is slated to meet here today with Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo and his new defense minister to show support for Toledo's democratic initiatives and further bolster on what a senior defense official traveling with the secretary called the warmest defense relationship between the two countries in 40 years.
  • 64th Replacement Company moves from Frankfurt to Hanau Army News 18 Aug 2005 -- With the closure of Rhein-Main Air Base, Soldiers and their families are making the move to Pioneer Kaserne in Hanau, Germany.
  • New Stryker Brigade Signal Company training at Fort Gordon Army News 18 Aug 2005 -- Members of the New Stryker Brigade Signal Company begins training at Fort Gordon this month.
  • ESG 1 Sailors, Marines Assist Phillipines in Relief Operation Navy NewsStand 18 Aug 2005 -- More than 150 Sailors and Marines from Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 1 teamed with medical personnel from the Armed Forces of the Phillipines (AFP) and civilian relief organizations in a humanitarian assistance operation in the southern island of Tawi Tawi Aug. 9-10.
  • ESG-1 Arrives "Down Under" Navy NewsStand 18 Aug 2005 -- Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 1 arrived in Australia Aug. 15 for training, liberty and a commemoration of the 60th anniversary of World War II's victory in the Pacific with their Australian allies.
  • Patriot's Underway Training Environment Tests Crew Members Navy NewsStand 18 Aug 2005 -- Crew members of USS Patriot (MCM 7) got underway Aug. 4 for a brief, two-day trial in preparation for an upcoming at-sea training period.
  • Ogden Pays Kodiak a Visit Navy NewsStand 18 Aug 2005 -- Sailors and Marines stationed aboard USS Ogden (LPD 5) spent a couple days enjoying the sights and sounds of Kodiak, Alaska, during a scheduled port visit in August while participating in exercise Alaskan Shield/Northern Edge '05.

  • Bosnia-Herzegovina: NATO Aims To Merge Rival Armies Into Single Bosnian Force RFE/RL 18 Aug 2005 -- NATO's top general in Bosnia was in Brussels this week to brief the alliance on sweeping defense reforms drawn up under his command earlier this year

  • Russia/China: Joint Military Exercise A Result Of New Strategic Partnership RFE/RL 18 Aug 2005 -- Russia and China kicked off their first-ever joint military exercises today in the city of Vladivostok in Russia's Far East.
  • Historic Sino-Russian Exercises Under Way RFE/RL 18 Aug 2005 -- Russia and China today started their first-ever joint military exercises with an opening ceremony in Vladivostok.

  • White House Briefing, August 18 Washington File 18 Aug 2005 -- Libya/Senator Lugar travels, Iraq, Bush/Lance Armstrong's visit, Israel/Palestinians, China/tariffs
  • State Department Briefing, August 18 Washington File 18 Aug 2005 -- Morocco/Algeria/Polisario, Venezuela, Israel/Palestinians, UK/Ireland/Comombia, Saudi Arabia, Russia/Iraq, Department/documents on Iraq, Department/investigation, Pakistan, Mexico, North Korea

Defense Industry

  • General Dynamics to Develop Mobile Secure PDA Phone for Government, Military, Homeland Defense Users General Dynamics 18 Aug 2005 -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded an $18 million contract by the National Security Agency (NSA) to design and develop a mobile telephone/personal digital assistant. The Secure PDA Phone will provide secure voice and data communications, including e-mail, web access, and file viewing. The award is part of the Secure Mobile Environment (SME) program, which calls for a single device for government users requiring “Type I” security that also provides wireless access to the government’s Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) for secure web-browsing and messaging.
  • Lockheed Martin Successful in Boosted Penetrator Test Lockheed Martin 18 Aug 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] demonstrated a key technology milestone for the integration of a boosted penetrator warhead with a long-range cruise missile that can be used against hard and deeply buried targets.
  • Northrop Grumman Receives Telecommunications Task Order Under U.S. Air Force's Network Centric Solutions Contract Northrop Grumman 18 Aug 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was awarded a task order under the Network Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) program to integrate the U.S. Air Force's telephone and network operations, which will equip the Air Force with an enterprise-wide system for managing telecommunications.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN SECURITY SYSTEM READY TO PROTECT NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY LOCATIONS IN WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA Lockheed Martin 18 Aug 2005 -- The National Security Agency (NSA) recently accepted the initial release of a highly integrated electronic security system from its systems integrator Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]. The program's acceptance test milestone was achieved within budget and two months ahead of contract schedule. Upon transition to operations, the sophisticated new security system will protect NSA facilities in the Washington metropolitan area.
  • New helicopter holding to be set up in Russia RIA Novosti 18 Aug 2005 -- Major Russian helicopter manufacturing companies will set up a new holding called Oboronprom United Industrial Corporation, the concern's director, Denis Manturov, said.
  • Russian military exports not to decline in 2005 RIA Novosti 18 Aug 2005 -- The volume of Russian military export supplies will be no less than last year, the head of Rosoboronexport, Russia's only state middleman in the sector, told a news conference at the Max-2005 air show Thursday.
  • Russia issues engine manufacturing license to India RIA Novosti 18 Aug 2005 -- Russia and India signed an intergovernmental agreement during the MAKS-2005 air show issuing a license to manufacture AL-55I jet engines in India with Russian assistance

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • UZBEKISTAN: Fear grips Andijan three months after killings IRIN 18 Aug 2005 -- Three months after a violent government crack down on protests in the southeastern Uzbek city of Andijan, there is a palpable sense of fear on and off the streets, despite less soldiers seen in public and shops and office open as usual.
  • KYRGYZSTAN-UZBEKISTAN: Court overturns denial of refugee status to Uzbeks IRIN 18 Aug 2005 -- An appeal to overturn a decision by the Kyrgyz migration department to deny refugee status to Uzbeks who fled violence in southeastern Uzbekistan was granted by a city court in the capital, Bishkek, on Thursday.
  • EGYPT: Focus on election campaigning IRIN 18 Aug 2005 -- Egypt’s presidential campaign kicked off on Wednesday with dramatic speeches by the two main candidates outlining not dissimilar programmes to reform the country.

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