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08 September 2005 Military News

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  • Air refueling missions essential to ground troops AFPN 08 Sep 2005 -- Airman 1st Class Philip Inmon scoots forward and quickly turns his head back and forth. He is on his stomach, straining to scan left and right at 28,000 feet, looking for the incoming fighter.
  • Army Plans to Retain Louisiana Brigade After Iraq Return AFPS 08 Sep 2005 -- The Army will take care of the "Tigers" of the 256th Brigade Combat Team as they return to a devastated Louisiana from their year in Baghdad, Iraq, a senior defense official said Sept. 7.
  • Schwartz Takes Reins of U.S. Transportation Command AFPS 08 Sep 2005 -- Transportation of war materials has been vital to military services throughout U.S. history, a fact proved every day the United States fights the war on terror and recovers from a natural disaster, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said here Sept. 7 during a change-of-command ceremony for U.S. Transportation Command.
  • Polk to house Louisiana Guard returning from Iraq Army News 08 Sep 2005 -- Imagine returning from a war zone to find the home you left behind looking worse than where you just served.

  • India Multi-billion Euro sub deal IRNA 08 Sep 2005 -- A major French newspaper reported that India has cleared a multi-billion Euro deal to acquire six Scorpene submarines

  • Azerbaijan To Double Military Budget RFE/RL 08 Sep 2005 -- Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev today said his country will double military spending next year to $600 million.

  • Southeast Asian Nations to Begin Air Patrols Over Malacca Strait VOA 08 Sep 2005 -- Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand agreed Thursday to begin air patrols over the Strait of Malacca to boost security against piracy and terrorism in one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.

  • White House Daily Briefing, September 8 Washington File 08 Sep 2005 -- Readout on ongoing recovery efforts, fraudulent schemes after Hurricane Katrina, Congressional investigation, cost of recovery, estate tax, Bush/bipartisan leaders meeting, 9/11 anniversary observance, rebuilding/return of evacuees, calls for resignation of FEMA head, visa to President of Iran, Cuba's offer of assistance, media coverage in hurricane area
  • State Department Briefing, September 8 Washington File 08 Sep 2005 -- NATO, Mexico, Information Provided to Embassies/Consulates on Hurricane Response, Venezuela/Cuba, Egypt, Syria/Lebanon, Israel/Palestinians, Ukraine, North Korea, Sudan, Iraq

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  • Lockheed Martin's PAC-3 Missile Successfully Destroys Tactical Ballistic Missile In Test Lockheed Martin 08 Sep 2005 -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile successfully intercepted and destroyed an incoming tactical ballistic missile (TBM) today during a flight test at White Sands Missile Range, NM. The battle-proven PAC-3 Missile is the world’s only fielded hit-to-kill, kinetic energy air defense missile.
  • BAE Systems to lead 134m contract for Chile ships BAE Systems 08 Sep 2005 -- Following the signing of a UK/Chile government-to-government agreement. BAE Systems has been awarded a 134m contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to lead the preparation and transfer of three former Royal Navy Type 23 frigates to the Chilean Navy.
  • General Dynamics to Provide Digital Stores Management System to Republic of Korea Navy General Dynamics 08 Sep 2005 -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a contract by L-3 Communications Integrated Systems to provide the Digital Stores Management System (DSMS) for eight Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy P-3 Orion aircraft. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED $21.3M EXTENSION FOR GLOBAL TRANSPORT NETWORK CONTRACT Lockheed Martin 08 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a 12-month extension of the Global Transportation Network (GTN) contract worth $21.3M.
  • Successful First Flights Conducted Using Northrop Grumman-Developed Radar for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Northrop Grumman 08 Sep 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has begun initial flight testing of the advanced fire-control radar being developed for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft. The radar is designed to enable F-35 pilots to effectively engage air and ground targets at long range, while also providing outstanding situational awareness for enhanced survivability.
  • Raytheon Delivers Breakthrough Non-Lethal Sheriff Active Denial System Raytheon 08 Sep 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is helping transform U.S. warfighting capabilities by delivering a short-range millimeter wave directed energy non-lethal weapon to the Department of Defense's Full Spectrum Effects Platform (FSEP) program -- also known as Project Sheriff -- for the Office of Force Transformation (OFT).
  • Raytheon Awarded $17 Million Contract to Help Protect U.S. and Coalition Forces Raytheon 08 Sep 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $17 million U.S. Army contract to provide 15 RAID (Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment) systems, along with systems engineering and life cycle support, to support Operation Eagle Eye, an Army surveillance and protection mission to monitor weapons storage sites.

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