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23 September 2005 Military News

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  • Rebuilding of Hurricane Hunters' home begins AFPS 23 Sep 2005 -- Reservists from the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., continue flying hurricane tracking missions from their temporary working location at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., while dealing with personal loss suffered from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
  • New precision MLRS helps in battle for Tal Afar Army News 23 Sep 2005 -- The newest addition to the Army's artillery arsenal was successfully fired this month during Operation Restoring Rights in Tal Afar, Iraq, and Operation Sayaid in Iraq's Al Anbar Province.
  • Fitzgerald Sailors Visit Micronesia UN News Centre 23 Sep 2005 -- Sailors of the permanently forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) helped the citizens of Pohnpei celebrate their 60th anniversary of liberation from the Japanese Sept. 11.
  • NAS Kingsville Prepares for Arrival of Rita Navy NewsStand 23 Sep 2005 -- Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Rita, the Gulf of Mexico's third hurricane this season.
  • Nassau ESG Completes Final AT/FP Exercise Navy NewsStand 23 Sep 2005 -- The USS Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) successfully completed its pre-deployment Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) integrated training exercise Sept. 20 on the waterfront here.
  • "Steel Hammer" Enjoys Historic Visit to Qingdao, China Navy NewsStand 23 Sep 2005 -- The crew of USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), affectionally known as the "Steel Hammer," enjoyed a three-day port visit to Qingdao, People's Republic of China, Sept. 13-16.
  • Grounded Greyhound Flies Again After Nearly Four Years Navy NewsStand 23 Sep 2005 -- The first completely-rewired C-2A Greyhound left the Naval Air Systems (NAVAIR) Depot North Island Sept. 12 after sitting on the ground for three and a half years.

  • Uzbekistan: Military Exercises With Russia Timely For Tashkent RFE/RL 23 Sep 2005 -- Russia and Uzbekistan have been engaged in joint military exercises this week, the first the two countries have ever held.
  • Russian, Uzbek Defense Ministers Attend Exercises RFE/RL 23 Sep 2005 -- Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov and Uzbek Defense Minister Kadyr Gulomov are scheduled today to watch the first joint military exercises between their country's forces without international supervision since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
  • Lithuanian Minister Criticizes State Of Russian Military RFE/RL 23 Sep 2005 -- Lithuanian Defense Minister Gediminas Kirkilas says the crash of a Russian warplane in Lithuania was likely an accident resulting from poor coordination and planning by the Russian Air Force.

  • NATO: U.S. Sees Global Training Role As Key To Transformation RFE/RL 23 Sep 2005 -- The new U.S. ambassador to NATO, Victoria Nuland, gave a speech in Brussels yesterday in which she outlined key elements in U.S. plans for the alliance's future

  • Press conference ON NUCLEAR-TEST-BAN TREATY United Nations 23 Sep 2005
  • State Department Briefing, September 23 Washington File 23 Sep 2005 -- Sudan, Pakistan, Syria, Iran, State Department Offices in Houston Closed/State hosts Meeting Today with Washington, D.C. Diplomatic Community to Discuss Foreign Missions and Foreign Nationals Present in Houston Area, Travel by Under Secretary of State Karen Hughes to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey for Meetings with Government Officials, Civil Society, Students and Educators, Secretary Rice's Meeting with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Israel/Palestinians, Ukraine

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  • Boeing receives two study contracts from U.S. Army for Joint Heavy Lift Boeing 23 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. Army has awarded Boeing [NYSE: BA] two contracts to perform conceptual design and analysis of vertical-takeoff-and-landing concepts for the Joint Heavy Lift (JHL) program.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $16 Million for Bradley Fighting Vehicle Reactive Armor General Dynamics 23 Sep 2005 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded an additional $16 million from the U.S. Army’s TACOM/ARDEC Picatinny Arsenal (Picatinny, N.J.) for the production of enhanced-capability reactive armor tile sets for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
  • U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $34 Million for Submarine Repair Work General Dynamics 23 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $34 million contract modification to perform maintenance, repairs and alterations on the USS Augusta (SSN-710). Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
  • Thales to maintain and support French Navy ships Nivôse and Floréal Thales 23 Sep 2005 -- The French Navy's Fleet Support Service (SSF) has awarded Thales a contract for the maintenance and support of French Navy ships Nivôse and Floréal based on Reunion island in the Indian Ocean.
  • ATK Motors Perform Flawlessly in Launch of Minotaur Rocket ATK 23 Sep 2005 -- Two Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) Orion motors performed flawlessly in yesterday’s successful launch of an Orbital Sciences Corporation Minotaur launch vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The launch placed a classified Air Force research satellite known as STP-R1 in orbit. The mission is part of the Space Test Program (STP) — a component of the Department of Defense research and development program.
  • U.S. AIR FORCE SET TO LAUNCH FIRST MODERNIZED GPS SATELLITE BUILT BY LOCKHEED MARTIN Lockheed Martin 23 Sep 2005 -- GPS IIRThe U.S. Air Force is preparing to launch the first modernized Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] aboard a Delta II rocket on Sept. 25, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The satellite is the most technologically advanced GPS satellite ever developed and will provide significantly improved navigation performance for U.S. military and civilian users worldwide.
  • Orbital Successfully Launches Minotaur Rocket Carrying U.S. Military Satellite Orbital Sciences Corp. 23 Sep 2005 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that it successfully launched a satellite for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) aboard a company-built Minotaur I rocket.

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