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16 November 2005 Military News

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  • US Lawmakers Headed for Difficult Negotiations on Iraq, Prisoner Issues VOA 16 Nov 2005 -- After Senate approval on Tuesday of a measure calling on President Bush to provide more specifics about his future strategy in Iraq, lawmakers in Congress are headed for difficult negotiations on language regarding the interrogation and treatment of detainees, among other issues.

  • B-52 simulator plays big role in exercise AFPN 16 Nov 2005 -- A B-52 Stratofortress simulator is allowing 11th Bomb Squadron students to train with Soldiers and Airmen near Fort Polk, La., taking part in the live fire portion of exercise Air Warrior II.
  • Surface Strike Group Returns to Norfolk Navy NewsStand 16 Nov 2005 -- More than 1,000 Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyers USS Mahan (DDG 72) and USS Mitscher (DDG 57), and the frigate USS Hawes (FFG 53), returned to their homeport at Naval Station Norfolk Nov. 15 from supporting the global war on terrorism.
  • USS Key West Returns From Western Pacific Deployment Navy NewsStand 16 Nov 2005 -- Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Key West (SSN 722) returned from a six-month Western Pacific deployment to its homeport of Pearl Harbor Nov. 10.
  • CSCS Takes Shipboard Air Controller Training to New Heights Navy NewsStand 16 Nov 2005 -- In October, the Navy took delivery of Phase I of a revolutionary computer-based training system to better support Antisubmarine and Antisurface Warfare Tactical Air Controller (ASTAC) training at the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) Learning Site in Norfolk, Va., and Fleet Antisubmarine Warfare Training Center in San Diego.
  • Enterprise Combat Systems Department Hits Its Target Navy NewsStand 16 Nov 2005 -- USS Enterprise's (CVN 65) Combat Systems Department Sailors put their tracking and firing systems to the test in November as part of TSTA (Tailored Ship's Training Availability).

  • Africa "Vital" to U.S. Security, Defense Conference Says Washington File 16 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer was in the vanguard of top defense officials, military officers, diplomats and scholars who hailed Africa as vital to U.S. national security interests at a conference hosted by the National Defense University (NDU) November 15-16.

  • State Department Briefing, November 16 Washington File 16 Nov 2005 -- Iraq, Spain, Israel/Palestinians, Ireland, Egypt, Ethiopia, Turkey, Syria, Bulgaria, China

Defense Industry

  • Italy Joins ATK and the U.S. Navy in the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Development Program ATK 16 Nov 2005 -- U.S. defense contractor Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) announced today that a Memorandum of Agreement between the Italian Ministry of Defense and U.S. Department of Defense has been signed establishing a partnership for the joint development of the AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM). AARGM is the follow-on to the High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM). It will greatly enhance the warfighter’s capability to defeat enemy air defenses and strike other time sensitive targets through a cost-effective upgrade to existing HARM missiles.
  • BAE Systems announces closure of facility at Lochside, Edinburgh BAE Systems 16 Nov 2005 -- BAE Systems announced today that it will close its facility at Lochside, Edinburgh, in 2006, with the potential loss of up to 260 jobs. The decision to close the engineering and product development facility is driven by a defence market environment that provides fewer opportunities for the large, customer-funded development projects that have historically sustained the business.
  • Danish National Armament Director flight-tested the Eurofighter EADS 16 Nov 2005 -- During a visit to the Manching facility of EADS Military Aircraft on 7th and 8th November, Major General Klaus L. Axelsen, Chief of the Royal Danish Air Force Air Materiel Command (AMC), and National Armament Director, flew the Eurofighter in a scheduled flight test sortie in which he experienced the overall capabilities of the aircraft. In particular, he participated in very demanding flight control system tests of the automatic recovery system and the Infra Red Search and Track system (IRST).
  • Raytheon Awarded $8.6 Million Contract for Radar on Japan's U-125A Search and Rescue Aircraft Raytheon 16 Nov 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was recently awarded an $8.6 million contract to provide the APS- 134LW radar hardware to Toshiba for subsequent delivery to the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF).
  • Raytheon to Reduce Cost of Fratricide Avoidance System Raytheon 16 Nov 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a $5.4 million U.S. Army contract to develop and validate methods to reduce the cost of its Battlefield Combat Identification Device (BTID), a millimeter wave system that can prevent "friendly fire" incidents in combat.

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