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26 October 2005 Military News

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  • TIPS industries submit results of NATO AGS study EADS 26 Oct 2005 -- TIPS industries, working with the TCAR team, have submitted a study commissioned under a € 22 million NATO contract, the first in a series of contracts for the recently launched Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) programme. The contract addressed issues such as overall system and radar sensor development, programme risk and cost, as its main priorities. The submission came during the Conference of National Armament Directors meeting today.
  • TIPS Industries Submit Results of NATO AGS Study Northrop Grumman 26 Oct 2005 -- The TIPS industries, working with the TCAR team, have submitted a study commissioned under a 22 million euro NATO contract, the first in a series of contracts for the recently launched Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) program. The contract addressed issues such as overall system and radar-sensor development, program risk and cost, as its main priorities. The submission came during the Conference of National Armament Directors meeting on October 26.
  • Raytheon Receives $93 Million U.S. Navy Logistics Support Award for F/A-18 Threat Protection Systems Raytheon 26 Oct 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $93 million contract option for performance based logistics (PBL) support of its ALR-67(V)3 radar warning receiver system for the U.S. Navy. The ALR-67(V)3, which is the state-of-the-art radar warning receiver on U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F carrier-based tactical aircraft, continues to successfully support Navy troops in Middle East operations.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN TEAM COMPLETES MUOS PRELIMINARY DESIGN REVIEW PHASE Lockheed Martin 26 Oct 2005 -- The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) team led by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has successfully completed on schedule the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) phase with its U.S. Navy customer. The PDR validated the detailed MUOS design to ensure that the system will meet or exceed the warfighter’s requirements for the next generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system.

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  • PRESS CONFERENCE BY SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON TORTURE United Nations 26 Oct 2005
  • U.S., France Working To Send Strong Security Council Signal to Syria Washington File 25 Oct 2005 -- After meeting with the lead U.N. investigator into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, the United States and France are working on a strong Security Council resolution spotlighting the need for Syria to cooperate in the probe, diplomats said October 25.
  • Bush Calls for United Response to Syria Following Mehlis Report Washington File 25 Oct 2005 -- President Bush urged the international community to give careful consideration to the findings of the United Nations' Mehlis Report on the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, and to speak with a unified voice regarding Syria's apparent involvement in that killing.
  • Syria: U.S., France Mull UN Sanctions Following Hariri Report RFE/RL 26 Oct 2005 -- UN Security Council permanent members France and the United States have threatened Syria with possible sanctions if it fails to detain government officials suspected of involvement in the February assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri
  • Russia To Accept Hariri Probe Results RFE/RL 26 Oct 2005 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow will accept the conclusions of a United Nations probe into the assassination of Lebanon's former premier.
  • Diplomatic Pressure Mounts on Syria to Cooperate in Hariri Assassination Probe VOA 25 Oct 2005 -- The head of a U.N. probe into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is urging Syria to cooperate more fully with his investigation.
  • U.S., France Float Tough Resolution On Syria RFE/RL 26 Oct 2005 -- The United States, and France have circulated a draft resolution at the United Nations threatening sanctions against Syria if it doesn't cooperate with a UN investigation into the assassination of Lebanon's former prime minister.
  • US, France, Britain Seek Sanctions in Hariri Assassination Probe VOA 26 Oct 2005 -- The United States, Britain and France are asking the U.N. Security Council to threaten Syria with sanctions unless it cooperates with the investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

  • Uzbek Terror Trial Enters Final Phase RFE/RL 26 Oct 2005 -- Uzbek lawyers today began their closing arguments at the trial of 15 people accused of organizing an antigovernment revolt in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijon.

  • Pakistan army opening blocked roads IRNA 26 Oct 2005 -- Pakistan army said on Wednesday that a 42- kilometer stretch of road between Muzaffarabad and Chakothi, the town along the Line of Control, has been reopened and work is in progress on the remaining 15 km of road to reach Chakothi.
  • Pakistan: UN Donor Conference Aims To Aid Quake Victims Before Winter RFE/RL 26 Oct 2005 -- UN aid officials say more people could die of hunger, cold and injuries in the aftermath of Pakistan's earthquake than during the earthquake itself unless representatives of rich countries meeting in Geneva on Wednesday (26 October) quickly come up with more aid money.
  • USAID's Natsios Urges Cooperation on Pakistan Earthquake Relief Washington File 26 Oct 2005 -- U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Andrew Natsios has called for international collaboration to address Pakistan's immediate disaster-relief requirements and long-term reconstruction needs following the devastating October 8 earthquake.
  • UN Seeks More Funds For Pakistani Quake Victims RFE/RL 26 Oct 2005 -- The United Nations has raised its appeal for emergency relief for Pakistani earthquake victims to $550 million ahead of a high-level donor conference.

  • PRESS CONFERENCE BY SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS United Nations 26 Oct 2005
  • Sea Launch Departs Home Port for Inmarsat-4 Mission Boeing 26 Oct 2005 -- The Odyssey Launch Platform and the Sea Launch Commander have departed Home Port in Long Beach, Calif., for Sea Launch's fourth mission of the year. The Sea Launch team is preparing to launch the Inmarsat-4 (I-4) communications satellite on Nov. 4, at the opening of a 30-minute launch window, at 6:22:54 am Pacific Time (14:22:54 GMT).



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