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29 September 2005 Military News

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  • U.S. Officials Warn on Global Reach of al-Qaida Washington File 29 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. commander with oversight responsibility for the Middle East told the Senate Armed Services Committee September 29 that even though al-Qaida poses the main regional threat, the global reach of the terrorist group's network and its ability to inflict damage elsewhere should not be underestimated.
  • Abizaid Details al Qaeda's Long-Term Goals AFPS 29 Sep 2005 -- Al Qaeda terrorists hope to drive American influence from the Middle East and install a global Muslim leader in Saudi Arabia, Army Gen. John Abizaid said today.

  • AEW 12/AEWWINGLANT Commodores Mark Wing Disestablishment Navy NewsStand 29 Sep 2005 -- Carrier Airborne Early Warning Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (COMAEWWINGLANT) merged with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMAEWWINGPAC) during an afternoon ceremony at Breezy Point Officer's Club at Naval Station Norfolk Sept. 23.
  • American, Indian Navies Demonstrate Sea Partnership During Malabar 05 Navy NewsStand 29 Sep 2005 -- American and Indian naval forces have teamed together for a bilateral naval exercise that began Sept. 27 off the southwest coast of India.

  • State Department Briefing, September 29 Washington File 29 Sep 2005 -- North Korea, Algeria, Ethiopia, Palestinian Authority, Iraq, Syria, Uzbekistan
  • White House Daily Briefing, September 29 Washington File 29 Sep 2005 -- Judge Roberts vote, Next Supreme Court nomination, Republican Party challenges, United Nations reform, Medicaid waivers, War on terrorism

Defense Industry

  • CACI Awarded $9 Million Contract to Support U.S. Navy Simulation Training CACI 29 Sep 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with an estimated value of $9 million to support Generic Reconfigurable Training Systems (GRTS) for the Naval Air Systems Command in Orlando, Florida.
  • General Dynamics Selected as Preferred Prime System Integrator for Phase 1 of AUS$800 Million Australian Battlespace Communications Systems Project General Dynamics 29 Sep 2005 -- General Dynamics Canada, along with its Australian partners ADI Limited and Tenix Defence, has been selected by the Commonwealth of Australia as the Preferred Prime System Integrator for the first phase of the Battlespace Communications System (Land) project, referred to as JP 2072 valued at AUS$97 (US$74) million. The project has a potential value of AUS$800 (US$608) million if all options are exercised. General Dynamics Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
  • General Dynamics Awarded $6 Million Order to Co-Design and Fabricate Prototype Height Reducible Electronic Enclosures General Dynamics 29 Sep 2005 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products was awarded a $5.7 million design development subcontract by JVYS (a joint venture between Yulista Management Co., Anchorage, Alaska, and Science and Engineering Systems, Inc., Columbia, Md.), the prime contractor for the U.S. Army Prototype Integration Facility, for the co-design and fabrication of Height Reducible Electronic Enclosures (HREE) for the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS). General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
  • Lockheed Martin Awarded $38 Million U.S. Navy Contract to Integrate Additional Systems on MH-60 Helicopters Lockheed Martin 29 Sep 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a $38.1 million contract from the U.S. Navy to test and integrate additional weapons, as well as communications and navigation systems into new production MH-60R and MH-60S helicopters, and some existing MH-60S aircraft. This contract is an extension of a $50.8 million contract awarded to Lockheed Martin Systems Integration – Owego (LMSI – Owego) earlier this month to add a Link 16 command and control data link to both MH-60 aircraft.
  • Northrop Grumman Awards International Contracts for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Northrop Grumman 29 Sep 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has signed contracts with Australian firm CSC Australia Pty. Ltd., and Turkish firm MiKES (Mikrodalga Elektronic Sistemler Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.), for work on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN LAUNCHES TARGET FOR COBRA DANE EXERCISE Lockheed Martin 29 Sep 2005 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that it has completed its first mission for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA’s) Targets and Countermeasures program, for which the company is prime contractor. Lockheed Martin provided the test missile for the MDA’s successful Cobra Dane radar tracking exercise this week.

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