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28 November 2005 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • New Jersey and Indiana Civil Support Teams Certified 28 Nov 2005 -- The Department of Defense notified Congress today that Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams (WMD-CSTs) from the New Jersey and Indiana National Guard are now certified.
  • Vandenberg Airmen put eyes in sky AFPN 28 Nov 2005 -- Somewhere on Vandenberg, two Airmen wearing berets and rifle slings have their heads in a monitor as they fly a remote control plane.
  • Southern Command Looking to Upgrade Facilities, Rein in Costs AFPS 28 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Southern Command has outgrown its leased complex of buildings in northern Miami, and the command's leaders are working on a solution, officials here said in a series of interviews.
  • USS San Jacinto Improves Navigational Safety in Persian Gulf Navy NewsStand 28 Nov 2005 -- USS San Jacinto (CG 56) Sailors improved the navigational safety of the Northern Persian Gulf when they mounted two seven-inch, solar-powered strobe lights on a sunken oil tanker and its marker buoy Nov. 20.
  • Expeditionary Strike Group 8 Transits Suez Canal Navy NewsStand 28 Nov 2005 -- Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 8 passed through the Suez Canal Nov. 26, entering the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) to conduct maritime security operations (MSO) and support further tasking from the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM).
  • USS Porter, USS Carr Deploy in Support of Global War on Terrorism Navy NewsStand 28 Nov 2005 -- More than 600 Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) and the frigate USS Carr (FFG 52), homeported in Norfolk, deployed Nov. 28 in support of the global war on terrorism.
  • Nassau Enjoys First Port Visit on Deployment Navy NewsStand 28 Nov 2005 -- USS Nassau (LHA 4) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, Nov. 21, checking off the first milestone of a six-month deployment since leaving Norfolk Nov. 7.

  • Pakistan, Saudi Arabia holding joint naval exercises IRNA 28 Nov 2005 -- Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have started joint naval exercises with the participation of a task group of seven Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) ships, a Pakistan navy statement said on Monday.

  • Georgia: NATO Chief Says 'The Door Is Open' RFE/RL 28 Nov 2005 -- NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said today that the "door is open" for Georgia's eventual membership of the alliance.

  • State Department Briefing, November 28 Washington File 28 Nov 2005 -- Secretary Rice and Deputy Secretary Zoellick travel to Europe, Secretary Rice visit to Germany, issue of reported secret prisons, Burma, Sudan, Spain/Venezuela, China/Hong Kong, Iraq/Iran, allegations regarding al-Jazeera offices, Zimbabwe, Iran, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Kenya, Russia, Lebanon/Syria
  • White House Daily Briefing, November 28 Washington File 28 Nov 2005 -- Iraq, immigration reform, border security, Saddam Hussein trial

Defense Industry

  • BAE Systems Awarded Integrated Battle Command Contract by DARPA BAE Systems 28 Nov 2005 -- BURLINGTON, Massachusetts — BAE Systems has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for Phase 1 of the Integrated Battle Command (IBC) Program.
  • IAI and CAE collaborate to develop new training solutions Israel Aerospace Industries 28 Nov 2005 -- Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) and CAE have entered an agreement to develop a prototype solution for embedded and virtual training.
  • Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Enhance Video-Teleconferencing Networks for Warfighters Northrop Grumman 28 Nov 2005 -- The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to design, engineer, test and install new video-teleconferencing hubs for networks supporting Department of Defense missions and operations worldwide. Secure video teleconferencing is a critical command-and-control tool for military commanders, providing the information and situational awareness they need to plan, execute and manage military operations.
  • Northrop Grumman Announces Team for $250 Million Joint Warfighting Center Bid Northrop Grumman 28 Nov 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has selected a core team of partner companies for its bid to continue providing exercise and event support to the U.S. Joint Forces Command's Joint Warfighting Center (JWFC).
  • Raytheon Canada Wins Contract for Coastal Surveillance in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba Raytheon 28 Nov 2005 -- Raytheon Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $12 million (Euro 10 million) by the Royal Netherlands Navy and the Coast Guard of the Netherlands Antilles & Aruba (CGNA&A) to build an integrated coastal surveillance radar network on the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, including long-term maintenance and training.
  • KZO drone system delivered to Bundeswehr Rheinmetall Defence 28 Nov 2005 -- The handover to the Bundeswehr today of the first KZO drone system by Rheinmetall Defence Electronics in Bremen gives the German Army one of the world's most effective unmanned aerial reconnaissance systems. The ability to reconnoitre hostile territory from a safe standoff will make an important contribution to protecting the lives of German troops.
  • Raytheon's Radar Performs Successfully in THAAD Flight Test Raytheon 28 Nov 2005 -- Raytheon Company's radar successfully supported a developmental flight test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile conducted at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) Nov. 22, 2005.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Orbital Selected To Build And Launch NASA's New Millennium Space Technology 8 Satellite Orbital Sciences Corp. 28 Nov 2005 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that it has been selected by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to design, develop and manufacture the next satellite in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) series of New Millennium Program (NMP) technology demonstration spacecraft. The satellite, Space Technology 8 (ST8), will be based on Orbital's MicrostarTM platform, a lightweight, multi-role spacecraft bus of which dozens are already in orbit performing communications and Earth and space science missions..
  • AMC-23 telecommunication satellite ready to be integrated on a Proton rocket in Baikonur Thales 28 Nov 2005 -- Twenty four months after the signature of the contract, Alcatel Alenia Space - the prime contractor - announced that the AMC-23 communications satellite is ready to be integrated on the Proton/Breeze M rocket in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Dedicated to the U.S. operator SES AMERICOM, an SES GLOBAL company, AMC-23 is scheduled for launch on December 6, 2005 by International Launch Services on a Proton Breeze M.

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