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19 October 2005 Military News

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  • Rumsfeld Encourages Transparency, Cooperation for China's Future AFPS 19 Oct 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld challenged China's military buildup here today, telling Communist Party members the speed and scope of the expansion "understandably leads other nations to question China's intentions."
  • U.S., Chinese Defense Leaders Vow to Improve Military Relations AFPS 19 Oct 2005 -- Defense leaders of the United States and China committed today to working to improve their countries' defense relationship, bringing it up to par with progress in the political and economic realms.
  • Rumsfeld's Rocket Center Visit Could Signal More Chinese Transparency AFPS 19 Oct 2005 -- Defense officials are calling Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's visit to China's Strategic Rocket Forces headquarters today a historic event that they hope signals China's willingness to be more open about its military.
  • U.S.: Rumsfeld Urges China To Be More Open About Military Powers, Aims RFE/RL 19 Oct 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is urging China to be more transparent about its military capabilities, saying the secretive nature of Beijing's growth in military power raises global suspicions
  • Rumsfeld Urges China To Be More Open RFE/RL 19 Oct 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has called on China to be more transparent about its military buildup, saying the secretive nature of the growth raises global suspicions.

  • Secretary of the Army to Convene Panel to Evaluate Performance of Hurricane Protection Systems in New Orleans 19 Oct 2005 -- Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that he has directed Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey to convene an independent panel of national experts under the direction of the National Academies of Science to evaluate the performance of hurricane protection systems in New Orleans and the surrounding areas.
  • DoD, Guard, Services Watch Hurricane Wilma AFPS 19 Oct 2005 -- The military is in a position of watchful waiting as Hurricane Wilma churns through the Caribbean.

  • Army sends riot-control kits to Iraq, Afghanistan Army News 19 Oct 2005 -- The first shipment of 68 special sets of non-lethal riot and crowd control items should now be in the hands of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Kevin T. Wong, an official with the Office of Project Manager for Close Combat Systems here who oversees the program.
  • Air assault troops experiment with Hybrid Humvee Army News 19 Oct 2005 -- The Hybrid Electric Humvee, which can operate in silent mode on battery power alone, was run through a number of field assessments Sept. 26 to Oct. 3 by Soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky.
  • NEO Drill Prepares USS Essex for Civilian Evacuation at Sea Navy NewsStand 19 Oct 2005 -- USS Essex (LHD 2) conducted a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) drill Oct. 16, during the ship's fall deployment.
  • Enterprise Flight Deck Open for Business Navy NewsStand 19 Oct 2005 -- An S-3B Viking from the "Maulers" of Sea Control Squadron (VS) 32 signified the start of USS Enterprise's (CVN 65) return to operational status as the aircraft touched down on the Big E's flight deck Oct. 17 - the first aircraft to land on the ship's flight deck in more than a year.

  • NATO Chief Meets With Ukrainian Officials RFE/RL 19 Oct 2005 -- NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer is due to meet with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk and Defense Minister Anatoly Gritsenko in Kyiv today to review the republic's bid to join the alliance.

  • White House Briefing, October 19 Washington File 19 Oct 2005 -- President's schedule, Bono visit, tax reform, Hussein trial, Iraq/length of stay of troops, illegal immigrants, Middle East/U.S. relations, Syria, minimum wage, climate change/global warming

Defense Industry

  • Boeing JDAM Wins Australian Competition Boeing 19 Oct 2005 -- The Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defence has awarded Boeing [NYSE:BA] a contract to provide the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) weapon system for the AIR 5409 Bomb Improvement Program.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN F-35 FIFTH-GENERATION CAPABILITIES ON DISPLAY AT KOREA AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE EXHIBITION Lockheed Martin 19 Oct 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] displayed the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) cockpit demonstrator and full-scale model during the Korea Aerospace and Defense Exhibition here to present the capabilities of this Fifth-Generation multi-role strike fighter aircraft to an international audience.
  • Lockheed Martin UK Announces Completion of INSYS Group Limited Acquisition Lockheed Martin 19 Oct 2005 -- Lockheed Martin UK Holdings, Ltd., a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE: LMT], has completed its acquisition of INSYS Group Limited, a UK-based diversified integrator of military communications systems, weapons systems and advanced future concepts development.
  • Raytheon/NetFires LLC Select SPARTA Composites, Inc./San Diego Composites to Provide Launch Container for the NLOS-LS Precision Attack Missile Raytheon 19 Oct 2005 -- Raytheon Company and the NetFires Limited Liability Company (LLC), a company composed of Raytheon Missile Systems and Lockheed Missiles and Fire Control, have selected SPARTA Composites, Inc., teamed with San Diego Composites (SDC), as the missile launch/shipping container provider for the Non Line of Sight-Launch System (NLOS-LS) Precision Attack Missile (PAM).
  • Thales acquires EADS 50% stake in TDA Armements Thales 19 Oct 2005 -- EADS and Thales have agreed to simplify the shareholder and management structure at TDA Armements through the sale of EADS 50% share in TDA Armements, a leading European armament systems manufacturer, to Thales, thus making Thales 100% shareholder of the company.
  • CACI Awarded $150 Million in Previously Unannounced Contracts to Support National Security and Intelligence CACI 19 Oct 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has won approximately $150 million in previously unannounced contracts to support federal government clients in the national security and intelligence communities. The awards call for CACI to provide a broad range of information technology (IT) solutions to support federal agencies in the areas of homeland security and the global war on terrorism.
  • ATK Technologies Support Titan IVB Launch ATK 19 Oct 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) propulsion and composite technologies supported today’s successful launch of a Lockheed Martin Titan IVB rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. that will place a classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office into orbit.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN'S LAST TITAN IV SUCCESSFULLY DELIVERS NATIONAL SECURITY PAYLOAD TO SPACE Lockheed Martin 19 Oct 2005 -- Final Titan IV From VAFBThe United States Air Force and Lockheed Martin (LMT:NYSE) closed out a proud five-decade history today with the final launch of a Titan IV B rocket carrying a critical national security payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). All eyes were on Space Launch Complex 4 East as the nation’s heavy-lift workhorse thundered off the pad to deliver its final payload to space and retire from service.

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