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21 December 2005 Military News

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  • Army Updates Detainee Operations Information - December 21, 2005 Army News Release 21 Dec 2005 -- The Army continued its effort to keep the public informed concerning detainee operations by releasing 3,100 documents today pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

  • JSOW Team Wins DoD Acquisition Award Navy NewsStand 21 Dec 2005 -- The U.S. Navy’s Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) team was presented with the Department of Defense’s David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award in November.
  • National Guard celebrates 369th birthday in Kosovo Army News 21 Dec 2005 -- Task Force Falcon Soldiers took a moment to recognize the 369th birthday of the National Guard with a traditional cake cutting ceremony, Dec. 13.
  • US Military Gives Higher Priority to Stability Operations VOA 21 Dec 2005 -- The U.S. Defense Department issued a policy late last month giving post-conflict nation-building activities nearly the same priority as combat operations.
  • U.S. Defense Scholars Tout Gendarmerie as Peacekeeping Model Washington File 21 Dec 2005 -- Because peace-keeping and nation-building requirements have increased since the early 1990s, an alternative to combat military forces is needed to handle stabilization and reconstruction tasks as well as to conduct standard military operations against combatants, according to two scholars with the National Defense University (NDU).

  • Ukraine/Russia: Kyiv Brings Black Sea Fleet Into Gas Dispute RFE/RL 21 Dec 2005 -- In the midst of ongoing gas talks, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko yesterday suggested that the Kremlin should pay more to base its Black Sea Fleet in Crimea.

  • State Department Briefing, December 21 Washington File 21 Dec 2005 -- Iraq, Russia, Lebanon/Germany, Iran, Israel/Palestinian Authority, Macedonia, India, North Korea
  • White House Briefing, December 21 Washington File 21 Dec 2005 -- Statement on Patriot Act and defense authorization, Patriot Act legislation, FISA court judge resignation, NSA authority to eavesdrop, Budget cuts, Accomplishments this year, New York transit strike, Defense legislation/White House involvement

Defense Industry

  • Boeing Awarded E-4B Product Support Integrator Contract Boeing 21 Dec 2005 -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing [NYSE:BA] a contract as Product Support Integrator (PSI) for the USAF E-4 National Airborne Operations Center fleet. This is a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract vehicle with one five-year option. The contract has a $2 billion cost cap.
  • Boeing Receives First JTRS Radios for Future Combat System on Schedule Boeing 21 Dec 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received the first delivery of Joint Tactical Radio System Cluster 1 (JTRS C1) radios produced for the U.S. Army's Future Combat System (FCS) program. The seven pre-engineering development model radios were shipped from team members BAE Systems and Rockwell Collins to the Boeing integration facility in Anaheim last week. The radios are now in the software integration phase and will be delivered to the FCS program at the end of January.
  • CACI Awarded $25 Million Subcontract to Support U.S. Army Distributed Learning Program CACI 21 Dec 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Information Systems Support, Inc. (ISS). ISS is an award-winning and ISO:2000-certified information technology solutions provider primarily to the U.S. Government.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $19 Million for Bradley Fighting Vehicle Reactive Armor General Dynamics 21 Dec 2005 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), received a $19 million contract modification from the U.S. Army (Picatinny, N.J.) for the production of enhanced-capability reactive armor tile sets for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle System. This award modifies a contract initially awarded on November 5, 2004, and brings the total contract value to $122 million.
  • Northrop Grumman Receives Vulnerability System Task Order Under Air Force Network Centric Solutions Contract Northrop Grumman 21 Dec 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was awarded a task order under the Network Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) program to develop a vulnerability lifecycle management system for the U.S. Air Force. This system will standardize an enterprise-wide vulnerability management system to consolidate and integrate multiple asset and vulnerability solutions for the Air Force.
  • Raytheon Awarded $7 Million Contract for NATO SEASPARROW Spares, Engineering Support Raytheon 21 Dec 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $7.1 million U.S. Navy contract to provide NATO SEASPARROW depot support.
  • The Swiss Government Has Awarded IAI/ELTA Systems a Contract For The Upgrade Of Its ESM System Israel Aerospace Industries 21 Dec 2005 -- The Swiss Government has awarded ELTA Systems Ltd., A wholly owned subsidiary of Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) in Ashdod, Israel, a contract of the value of CHF 150 million (approximately $132 million) to upgrade its existing Electronic Support Measure (ESM) System.
  • Boeing GMD Team Places 10th Interceptor, Capping Recent Successes Boeing 21 Dec 2005 -- A Boeing-led [NYSE: BA] industry team and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have installed the 10th operational interceptor for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, completing the latest in a series of successful steps to protect the United States against long-range ballistic missiles.

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