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17 October 2005 Military News

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  • First F/A-22 deployment is for training AFPN 17 Oct 2005 -- The Raptors are leaving the nest for their first deployment.
  • Antarctica Deep Freeze mission resumes AFPN 17 Oct 2005 -- One of the most difficult Air Force missions -- Operation Deep Freeze -- is about to resume.
  • General McNabb takes command of AMC AFPN 17 Oct 2005 -- Gen. Duncan J. McNabb took command of Air Mobility Command during a ceremony here Oct. 14.
  • Edwards Talons test one-engine takeoffs AFPN 17 Oct 2005 -- T-38 Talons usually require both engines for takeoff. But in case one engine fails, pilots and engineers here are working to determine the safest single engine takeoff speed for the aircraft.
  • Navy Strengthens Relations with India During Port Visit Navy NewsStand 17 Oct 2005 -- During a recent port visit to Goa, India, in support of the MALABAR 2005 exercise with the Indian Navy, crew members from USS Higgins (DDG 76), USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) participated in a series of events enhancing cooperation between the two navies, and the strengthening of relations to foster regional security.
  • Rumsfeld Heads to China to Address Security Issues AFPS 17 Oct 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is en route to Beijing, China, today to meet with Chinese leaders and discuss mutual security interests and ways to improve the two countries' military-to-military relationship.
  • Supreme Court to Hear Case on Military Recruiters' Access to Colleges AFPS 17 Oct 2005 -- A case concerning colleges' right to receive federal funding but bar military recruiters from campuses because of disagreements over homosexual policy is scheduled to be argued before the Supreme Court this session.
  • Air Force testing new transparent armor AFPPN 17 Oct 2005 -- Engineers here are testing a new kind of transparent armor -- stronger and lighter than traditional materials -- that could stop armor-piercing weapons from penetrating vehicle windows.

  • NATO Delegation To Discuss Ukraine Membership Bid RFE/RL 17 Oct 2005 -- A delegation from NATO is in Ukraine to discuss that country's bid to join the military alliance

  • White House Briefing, October 17 Washington File 17 Oct 2005 -- Berlusconi visit, Harriet Miers/nomination, India/Pakistan, terrorism, President Abbas visit, energy, Iran, Syria
  • State Department Briefing, October 17 Washington File 17 Oct 2005 -- Canada/announcement of Rice's trip to Ottawa, Iraq, Argentina, Cuba, South Korea/China, Israel/Palestinian Authority, Valerie Plame investigation, Bush travels to APEC Summit

Defense Industry

  • ATK Receives $15 Million NASA Contract to Continue Development of Air Breathing Hypersonic Propulsion ATK 17 Oct 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK), a leader in the development of hypersonic Supersonic Combustion Ramjet (Scramjet) engines, has received a five-year, $15 million contract from NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. Under terms of the contract, ATK will conduct hypersonic aero-propulsion research, test, and evaluation in specially designed wind-tunnels that replicate the atmospheric conditions aircraft experience if traveling at speeds up to Mach 20.
  • Boeing Completes Successful Boost Test of HyFly Hypersonic Demonstrator Boeing 17 Oct 2005 -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), in partnership with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), successfully demonstrated boost phase performance of a hypersonic strike demonstrator vehicle called HyFly on Aug. 26.
  • CACI Completes Acquisition of National Security Research, Inc. CACI 17 Oct 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has completed its transaction to purchase all of the outstanding shares of National Security Research, Inc. (NSR). Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, NSR is a leading provider of professional and analytic services and solutions to the federal government and the private sector.
  • F404 Fighter Engines Expand Capability and Presence on T-50 Aircraft GE Aviation 17 Oct 2005 -- GE's F404-GE-102 has successfully completed all propulsion qualification for the single-engine T-50 advanced jet trainer/light fighter during its flight test program, paving the way for introduction of the T-50 at the Korean Aerospace and Defense Exhibition this week.
  • F110-GE-129 Fighter Engines Take to the Skies Powering the F-15K GE Aviation 17 Oct 2005 -- GE's F110 engine is powering Boeing's newest fighter aircraft, the F-15K, which makes its public debut at the Korean Aerospace and Defense Exhibition this week.
  • U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $162 Million to Convert USS Georgia to SSGN General Dynamics 17 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $162.4 million contract modification to convert the USS Georgia (SSBN-729) from a Trident ballistic-missile submarine to a Trident SSGN, a multimission submarine optimized for tactical strike and special-operations support. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
  • General Dynamics Selected to Develop Wireless Network for New York State as Member of Team M/A-COM General Dynamics 17 Oct 2005 -- General Dynamics Network Systems today announced that its Wireless Services unit has been selected by M/A-COM, Inc., for a contract valued at more than $100 million to support the development of one of the largest statewide public safety communications projects in the nation. New York’s Statewide Wireless Network (SWN) is intended to improve communications and enhance coordination for state and local public safety and public service organizations responding to emergency situations across New York. General Dynamics Network Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD). M/A-COM, Inc., is a business unit of Tyco Electronics.
  • Raytheon's Project ATHENA Receives Contract Modification Raytheon 17 Oct 2005 -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Project ATHENA has been awarded a $1.1 million cost plus fixed fee contract modification from the U.S. Department of Defense's Counter-Narcoterrorism Technology Program Office to further demonstrate the maritime domain awareness system's capability to provide wide-area surveillance for coastal and national defense.

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