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10 January 2006 Military News

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  • Sea-Based X-Band Radar Arrives in Pearl Harbor Navy NewsStand 10 Jan 2006 -- The Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) arrived in Pearl Harbor Jan. 9 for planned repairs and refurbishment, after completing a 15,000-mile journey from Corpus Christi, Texas aboard the heavy lift vessel MV Blue Marlin.
  • DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for December 10 Jan 2006 -- The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of December.
  • Boards to decide fate of IRR no-shows Army News 10 Jan 2006 -- Army boards will soon be convened to decide whether to discharge about 80 Soldiers in the Individual Ready Reserve who failed to report for duty over the past 18 months.
  • Wynne: AF needs to recapitalize AFPN 10 Jan 2006 -- With the combination of aging and heavily used equipment, the Air Force needs recapitalization across the board, Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne said.
  • Innovative Programs Help Army Maintain Recruiting Comeback AFPS 10 Jan 2006 -- A variety of innovative recruiting initiatives, from a program to re-enlist veterans to an increase in the maximum enlistment age for the Army Reserve and National Guard, are being credited with the Army's continued success in reaching its recruiting and retention goals.
  • DoD Personnel Face Stricter Rules on Human Trafficking AFPS 10 Jan 2006 -- Harsher punishments for Defense Department personnel who participate in human trafficking or support the industry by patronizing prostitutes are part of a bill signed into law today by President Bush.
  • Army Continues Changing, Improving Body Armor AFPS 10 Jan 2006 -- The Army will continue to improve body armor issued to soldiers, and will begin manufacturing side-panel inserts to the Interceptor ballistic armor, officials said here today.
  • Unified Quest aims to refine irregular warfare Army News 10 Jan 2006 -- Unified Quest 2006 is a four-phase war game taking place now through March in which Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker expects to refine proficiencies in irregular warfare.
  • U.S. To Host Inaugural Strategic Consultations with South Korea Washington File 10 Jan 2006 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will host South Korea Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon for the inaugural session of the Strategic Consultations for Allied Partnership January 19 in Washington.
  • Detention Puts Terrorists Out of Action, DoD Official Says AFPS 10 Jan 2006 -- The detention of hundreds of terrorist suspects at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is helping to keep Americans and other peace-loving peoples safe, a senior Defense Department official said here today.

  • State Department Briefing, January 10 Washington File 10 Jan 2006 -- South Korea, Israel/Palestinians, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Chad, Iraq
  • White House Briefing, January 10 Washington File 10 Jan 2006 -- Judge Alito/hearings, Iran/international community response, Iraq, President's comments on war critics, relieving Iraq's debt, Prime Minister Sharon, upcoming speech on war on terrorism, Vice President's health, democracies in South America, U.N. in Iraq

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts 10 Jan 2006
  • Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk Flies New Electronic Signal Intelligence Sensor Northrop Grumman 10 Jan 2006 -- The U.S. Air Force's Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle has made its first flight carrying a new sensor that can detect and identify radar and other types of electronic devices from an altitude of 60,000 feet. Global Hawk and the new sensor, known as the High Band System Production Configuration Unit (HBS PCU), are designed and produced by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC).
  • Clyde pride as BAE Systems delivers 750th ship from Govan yard BAE Systems 10 Jan 2006 -- RFA Mounts Bay today set sail from Faslane Naval Base on the Clyde for the first time since she was accepted into the Royal Fleet Auxiliary on 15 December 2005. The ship, a 16,000 tonne military transport vessel, or Landing Ships Dock (Auxiliary), becomes the first of the Bay Class of ships to enter service with the British fleet.
  • Lockheed Martin Conducts Three Successful Tests of The Guided MLRS Unitary Rocket Lockheed Martin 10 Jan 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully conducted three flight tests of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rockets recently in three separate missions at White Sands Missile Range, NM.
  • SAIC to Provide Systems Engineering Services to the Joint Warfighting Center (JWFC) SAIC 10 Jan 2006 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today it was awarded a $7.4 million, three-year, time and materials contract to provide management and engineering support services to the Joint Warfighting Center (JWFC) at the United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM). This contract focuses on the functional areas of system engineering, software engineering, database engineering, telecommunications engineering, system administration and Web site support.
  • Boeing Sea-Based X-Band Radar Completes Transport through the Straits of Magellan and Arrives in Pearl Harbor Boeing 10 Jan 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today the arrival in Hawaii of the Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) built for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. This marks an interim stop in the vessel's transport operation, originating in the Gulf of Mexico and maneuvering through the Straits of Magellan, ultimately destined for Adak, Alaska.

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