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12 October 2005 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Revamped Army Recruiting System Helps Boost Active-Duty Enlistments AFPS 12 Oct 2005 -- The Army was about 6,600 recruits shy of meeting its active duty enlisted recruiting goal for fiscal 2005, but a revamped recruiting system is causing the numbers to go back up, an Army Staff officer said here Oct. 11.
  • DARPA Autonomous Vehicle Race Proves What's Possible AFPS 12 Oct 2005 -- When five unmanned vehicles crossed the finish line last weekend after a 132-mile race through the Mojave Desert, they signaled more than just a technological breakthrough.
  • Fort McHenry Teamwork Replaces Radar Navy NewsStand 12 Oct 2005 -- USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) Sailors saved Sasebo Ship Repair Facility (SRF) approximately $20,000 during repairs on the ship's radar system Sept. 20.
  • Army changes PLDC to Warrior Leader Course Army News 12 Oct 2005 -- The Army has announced that its Primary Leadership Development Course will be renamed the Warrior Leader Course, beginning Oct. 15, and officials said the new name reflects changes made to PLDC curriculum over the past year.
  • Army reaches assignment incentive pay milestone Army News 12 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. Army Recruiting Command this week announced a milestone in the Assignment Incentive Pay program (AIP), which is designed to better place Soldiers where they are needed.
  • Senior British Commander Briefs on Current Operations Army News 12 Oct 2005 -- Gen. Sir Richard Dannatt, the Commander-in-Chief, Land Command, British Army, presented the first of four 2005 Kermit Roosevelt Lectures in the United States to a large Pentagon audience Oct. 11.
  • USS Robert G Bradley Returns to Mayport Navy NewsStand 12 Oct 2005 -- The Mayport-based frigate USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) pulled into Mayport Oct. 4, bringing an end to a six-month deployment.
  • Globemasters deliver more relief aid AFPN 12 Oct 2005 -- A huge C-17 Globemaster III delivered more relief supplies here Oct. 11 for areas most hard hit by the earthquake.
  • US Military Welcomes Agreement on Use of Kyrgyz Base VOA 12 Oct 2005 -- The Defense Department has welcomed an agreement reached Tuesday for continued U.S. use of an air base in Kyrgyzstan to support military operations in Afghanistan.

  • Bush Slams Syria for Interference in Iraq, Lebanon AFPS 12 Oct 2005 -- President Bush today accused the Syrian government of looking the other way as suicide-bent insurgents flow across its border into Iraq to commit mayhem.

  • South Korea Seeks to Assume Wartime Control Of Its Military From US VOA 12 Oct 2005 -- South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun is seeking talks with the United States on assuming command of South Korean forces from the United States in the event of war with North Korea

  • White House Briefing, October 12 Washington File 12 Oct 2005 -- Supreme Court/Harriet Miers nomination, Syria, Karl Rove/involvement in White House issues, tax commission, FEMA, Iraq elections
  • State Department Briefing, October 12 Washington File 12 Oct 2005 -- Azerbaijan, Syria, UK/Northern Ireland/North Korea, Macedonia, Iraq, China, Israel/Palestinian Authority, Sudan, Greece, Balkans

Defense Industry

  • BAE Systems Recognised for Work on Helicopter Refueling Systems; Equipment Used in Iraq, Afghanistan BAE Systems 12 Oct 2005 -- ONTARIO, California -- U.S. Army representatives today joined BAE Systems employees in celebrating the 120th delivery of the Advanced Aviation Forward Area Refuelling Systems (AAFARS).
  • U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $4.2 Million Contract for Surface Electronic Warfare System General Dynamics 12 Oct 2005 -- The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Charleston awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a $4.2 million contract for eight Small Ship Electronic Surveillance Systems (SSESM). These systems improve operator situational awareness by adding electronic support capabilities, developed by the Naval Research Laboratory, as well as special signal detection, processing capabilities, network centric warfare capabilities and display enhancements.
  • Hamilton Sundstrand to supply fuel pumps for Joint Strike Fighter F136 engine Hamilton Sundstrand 12 Oct 2005 -- GE Transportation-Aircraft Engines has selected Hamilton Sundstrand to supply the fuel system pumps for the GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team F136 engine to power Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft.
  • First "New Production" MH-60R Helicopter Arrives at Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin 12 Oct 2005 -- The first “new production” MH-60R helicopter to be purchased by the U.S. Navy has arrived at Lockheed Martin in Owego. Over the next five months, engineers and technicians will transform the aircraft into the most advanced anti-submarine and surface-ship attack helicopter ever built for the U.S. Navy.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN DEBUTS REVOLUTIONARY X-47B POLE MODEL DESIGN Lockheed Martin 12 Oct 2005 -- Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] revolutionary full-scale pole model has completed its first round of testing at the Lockheed Martin Helendale Measurement Facility.
  • Lockheed Martin Successfully Completes ATACMS Stockpile Reliability Test Lockheed Martin 12 Oct 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully conducted a flight test of the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) recently at White Sands Missile Range. NM. The test successfully validated the reliability of the program’s stockpiles already delivered to the Army, while demonstrating a successful launch from the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). All test objectives were achieved.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN PASSES MAJOR AEGIS OPEN ARCHITECTURE MILESTONE Lockheed Martin 12 Oct 2005 -- The Aegis Weapon System moved a significant step forward in its evolution to an open computing architecture when Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully integrated and demonstrated the tactical operation of multiple subsystems built with commercial system software. The success marks a milestone for the Navy’s Aegis Open Architecture (AOA) program by bringing together several subsystems that formerly ran customized software developed to military specifications.
  • 2005 MARKS 50 YEARS FOR U.S. NAVY STRATEGIC SYSTEMS PROGRAMS AND FOR CONTRACTOR LOCKHEED MARTIN Lockheed Martin 12 Oct 2005 -- 2005 marks half a century of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) support to the Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) program, as the U.S. Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) organization celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Syrian Interior Minister Dead in Reported Suicide VOA 12 Oct 2005 -- Syria says its interior minister has committed suicide, just days before a U.N. investigator is expected to release a report on the assassination of the former Lebanese prime minister
  • Bush Warns Syria on Lebanon VOA 12 Oct 2005 -- President Bush says Syria must respect democracy in Lebanon, following the withdrawal of its troops and an on-going investigation into Syrian involvement in the assassination of a Lebanese Prime Minister.

  • Musharraf Defends Government's Slow Response to Earthquake VOA 12 Oct 2005 -- Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has expressed regret over delays in earthquake relief efforts, saying the tragedy is much bigger than the government could handle.
  • Pakistan: UN begins food distribution for 400,000 quake survivors UN News Centre 12 Oct 2005 -- A United Nations food convoy reached the Pakistani city of Abbottabad today at the start of an emergency effort to feed 400,000 earthquake survivors, many of whom have been without food or shelter since the disaster struck on Saturday.
  • South Asia Earthquake Rescue Effort Picks Up Steam VOA 12 Oct 2005 -- As the South Asia earthquake rescue effort moves into high gear, United Nations officials say thousands of victims have still not received assistance and millions in Pakistan and India are now homeless.

  • SOMALIA: Pirates commandeer another ship off Somali coast IRIN 12 Oct 2005 -- One week after a vessel carrying food aid to tsunami survivors in Somalia was released by pirates, another ship has been commandeered off the coast of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a local source said on Wednesday.

  • Northrop Grumman-Boeing Team Unveils Plans for Space Shuttle Successor Northrop Grumman 12 Oct 2005 -- A Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)-The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) team today unveiled its plans to design and build NASA's proposed Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV), a modular space system intended to carry humans to the International Space Station by 2012 and back to the moon by 2018.

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