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02 November 2005 Military News

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  • Army Updates Detainee Information Operations Nov. 2 Army News Release 02 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Army continues to keep the public informed concerning detainee operations releasing documents Nov. 2 pursuant to Freedom of Information Act litigation with the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • HC-130 team trains to save lives during Africa mission AFPN 02 Nov 2005 -- Approximately 65 aircrew and maintainers from the New York Air National Guard's 102nd Rescue Squadron are deployed here with the 449th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron where they train daily to be ready for the call for help.
  • New technology 'dazzles' aggressors AFPN 02 Nov 2005 -- A laser technology weapon will be the first man-portable, non-lethal deterrent weapon intended for protecting troops and controlling hostile crowds.
  • Air Force must stay the course with FTF, AEF AFPN 02 Nov 2005 -- The Air Force must transform through Future Total Force and stay the course with the Air and Space Expeditionary Force concept, said the directors of the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard.
  • Joint Fires Center of Excellence begins training AFPN 02 Nov 2005 -- The Joint Fires Center of Excellence opened its doors Oct. 17 as the U.S. military's only Europe-based joint firepower education center.
  • Transportation commander discusses separation of commands AFPN 02 Nov 2005 -- Change, not only in the delineation of command responsibility among Air Mobility Command and U.S. Transportation Command, but also in the way USTRANSCOM projects military power, was the theme of the opening address at the 37th Annual Airlift/Tanker Association Conference here Oct. 28.
  • Air defenders train with Israeli counterparts Army News 02 Nov 2005 -- The 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade is already planning and training for Juniper Cobra 2007, the brigade's biennial exercise with the Israel Defense Forces.
  • Abe, CVW-2 Stay "Ready" With Quarterly Surge Training Navy NewsStand 02 Nov 2005 -- USS Abraham Lincoln (Abe) (CVN 72) rejoined Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 and its more than 2,000 attached personnel for quarterly sustainment training in support of the Navy's Fleet Response Plan, Oct. 30.
  • UNITAS 47-06 Concludes: Multinational Force Trained and Ready Navy NewsStand 02 Nov 2005 -- Returning to port Oct. 30 after 10 days at sea off the coast of Brazil, units participating in exercise UNITAS 47-06 Atlantic phase moved to the final phase of the training: exercise critique and initial planning for the next opportunity.
  • ExWar Leaders Cite Domestic-Relief Response Exemplary of Sea Basing Capability Navy NewsStand 02 Nov 2005 -- Military leaders bolstered the 10th annual Expeditionary Warfare conference's theme, "Joint Expeditionary Forces. Winning Today and Tomorrow," Oct. 24-27, by praising joint services' efforts in the recent hurricane-relief operations.
  • CCSG 9 Sets Sail for JTFEX Navy NewsStand 02 Nov 2005 -- The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group, led by Rear Adm. Bill Goodwin, is participating in a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) off the coast of Southern California through the beginning of November.
  • Global Hawk Tests Ability to Detect Airborne Targets Navy NewsStand 02 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Navy's most advanced unmanned aerial system (UAS), the RQ-4A Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration (GHMD), participated with the Air Force in a congressionally directed demonstration Oct. 26, to detect airborne targets.

  • U.S.: Rumsfeld Defends 'No Access' Decision On Guantanamo Detainees RFE/RL 02 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is defending Washington's decision not to allow UN human rights investigators to interview terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
  • U.S. Official Defends Not Letting UN Into Guantanamo RFE/RL 02 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has defended the U.S. government's decision not to permit United Nations human rights investigators to meet privately with detained terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay.

  • Kyrgyzstan Reiterates Stance On U.S. Use Of Ganci Air Base RFE/RL 02 Nov 2005 -- Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev has reiterated that his government will ask the United States to pay more for the use of a military air base in the republic.

  • State Department Briefing, November 2 Washington File 02 Nov 2005 -- Ethiopia, Ethiopia/Eritrea, Iran, Israel/Palentinians, India, Syria/Iraq, Libya, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Venezuela

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  • Tests with new Milan ADT firing post successful EADS 02 Nov 2005 -- EADS/LFK has performed successful test firings with the new firing post Milan ADT. In October 2005, six firings were carried out with various missile versions (Milan 2, Milan 3) at stationary and moving targets at the ETBS test site at Bourges. At the same time, the guided missile system was also exposed to artificial jammers. These firings marked an important step towards qualification of the new Milan ADT firing post. Qualification is now expected to be formally announced at the beginning of 2006.
  • Lockheed Martin and U.S. Joint Forces Command Sign Cooperative Research and Development Agreement Lockheed Martin 02 Nov 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] Integrated Systems & Solutions and U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) today to partner on the research and development of Joint Command- Future capabilities. Joint Command-Future is a capability USJFCOM is researching to create a networked, distributed experimentation environment to help build the future joint force.
  • AACER System Would Detect Ground Targets While Passing Data About Them Raytheon 02 Nov 2005 -- Development of an airborne radar that can search broadly for ground targets while transmitting data about them at Ka-band is the objective of the Affordable Adaptive Conformal ESA Radar (AACER) program awarded to Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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