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17 November 2005 Military News

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  • Northrop Grumman Wins Contract to Supply Navigation Systems For Canadian Navy Northrop Grumman 17 Nov 2005 -- Nov. 17, 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has won a contract to supply navigation distribution systems for three Canadian Navy Iroquois-class destroyers.
  • Northrop Grumman Completes Successful First Flight Tests of Distributed Aperture System Sensors for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Northrop Grumman 17 Nov 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has begun initial flight testing of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture System (EO DAS) sensors, which will surround the aircraft with a unique protective sphere of situational awareness.
  • Northrop Grumman Announces Team for Joint Network Node Bid Northrop Grumman 17 Nov 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is forming a team of partner companies for the anticipated competition of the U.S. Army's Joint Network Node (JNN) program.
  • Northrop Grumman Passes Final Design Review for Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft Northrop Grumman 17 Nov 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Navy successfully completed the critical design review of the E-2D Advance Hawkeye aircraft. All the team's basic designs, including the new radar, mission computer and workstations had been improved and Northrop Grumman can now complete production of the two test aircraft.
  • Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Business Achieves Defense Industry Recognized CMMI® Level 4 Rating Raytheon 17 Nov 2005 -- Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) President Dan Smith announced today that the IDS business achieved a CMMI® Level 4 maturity rating resulting from an independent appraisal conducted on its Systems, Software and Hardware Engineering organizations. This evaluation validates IDS process maturity as well as disciplined sustained application.
  • A$36.6M global centre for autonomous systems to be based in Victoria BAE Systems 17 Nov 2005 -- BAE Systems Australia and the Victorian State Government today announced the establishment of a global Centre for Autonomous Systems. This Victorian based Centre will bring together $36.6m of investment in the rapidly growing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market and is expected to create several hundred additional jobs in the State.
  • US ARMY invests US$300M plus to maintain Shadow 200 as worlds leading capability in TUAV systems BAE Systems 17 Nov 2005 -- The Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TUAV) System is set to remain at the forefront of battlefield operations and capability with the US Army committing more than US$300M over the next five years to its ongoing evolution and development.
  • ATK Plays Critical Role in Successful Standard Missile-3 Intercept ATK 17 Nov 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK), the nation’s leading solid rocket motor producer, provided the third-stage rocket motor (TSRM) and Solid Divert and Attitude Control System (SDACS) for the successful intercept test flight of Raytheon Company’s (RTN: NYSE) Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) with the Aegis BMD Weapon System. The SM-3 was launched from the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) equipped cruiser, USS Lake Erie. The successful test destroyed a separating ballistic missile target’s re-entry vehicle outside the earth’s atmosphere during a Missile Defense Agency/Aegis BMD Program flight test over the Pacific Ocean.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN TEAM LAUNCHES TARGET MISSILE FOR AEGIS TEST Lockheed Martin 17 Nov 2005 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that it has completed its second successful mission for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA’s) Targets and Countermeasures Program, for which the company is prime contractor. The Targets and Countermeasures Program provided the target missile system for MDA’s successful test of a sea-based MDA Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Weapon System today. Launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, the target missile was intercepted by the Aegis weapon system aboard the USS Lake Erie.
  • Raytheon Standard Missile-3 Intercepts Challenging Ballistic Missile Target Raytheon 17 Nov 2005 -- A Raytheon Company-produced Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) destroyed a ballistic missile target outside the earth's atmosphere during a Missile Defense Agency / Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program flight test over the Pacific Ocean. It was the sixth successful intercept for the Aegis BMD program using the SM-3.

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  • United States "Extremely Concerned" over Trial in Uzbekistan Washington File 17 Nov 2005 -- The United States says it is "extremely concerned" about the fairness of the Uzbek legal process that resulted in prison sentences for 15 men tried and found guilty of organizing and participating in the May anti-government demonstrations in Andijon.
  • EGYPT: Parliamentary runoffs marred by reports of violations IRIN 17 Nov 2005 -- Runoffs for the first phase of the Egyptian parliamentary elections ended on 15 November amid reports of election irregularities, from bribery to violence and voter intimidation, election monitors said.
  • PRESS CONFERENCE BY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF UN CAPITAL MASTER PLAN United Nations 17 Nov 2005
  • EADS Astrium selected for Swarm Satellites EADS 17 Nov 2005 -- The Swarm mission will provide the most detailed data yet on the geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution, giving new insights into improving our knowledge of the Earth's interior and climate. The three Swarm spacecraft are scheduled for launch in 2010.
  • Orbital-Built TELKOM-2 Communications Satellite Successfully Launched Aboard Ariane Rocket Orbital Sciences Corp. 17 Nov 2005 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that the TELKOM-2 commercial communications satellite, built by the company for PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (PT Telkom) (NYSE: TLK) was successfully launched into its targeted orbit aboard an Ariane 5 rocket on Wednesday, November 16. The mission originated from the spaceport at Kourou, French Guiana at approximately 6:46 p.m. (EST). The TELKOM-2 satellite was deployed into a geosynchronous (GEO) transfer orbit about 34 minutes after lift-off. Initial communications with the satellite have been established and it is performing as expected in the early stages of the mission.



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