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19 January 2006 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Navy Leaders Outline Future Navy NewsStand 19 Jan 2006 -- Navy and Marine Corps leaders from various areas of expertise discussed “what’s right for the way ahead” in a panel session at the Western Conference and Exposition (West 2006) at the San Diego Convention Center Jan. 12.
  • Air Force takes delivery of first production Global Hawks AFPN 19 Jan 2006 -- The first of two production Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles began flying missions in support of the global war on terrorism within hours of arriving in theater earlier this month.
  • 5+1+1 equals U.S. air superiority AFPN 19 Jan 2006 -- Five + one + one = the ability to direct the command and control of U.S. and coalition air power across the globe.
  • ROBE upgrade sets KC-135 on forefront of battle communications AFPN 19 Jan 2006 -- A KC-135 Stratotanker here was fitted with upgraded communications equipment recently which will revolutionize battle space and the way the United States and its allies fight wars.
  • JSTARS adds blue force tracking capability AFPN 19 Jan 2006 -- The ability to distinguish between friend and foe, a concept known as blue force tracking, is critical to conducting effective network-focused military operations.
  • Army Secretary: 2005 Brought Solid Accomplishment AFPS 19 Jan 2006 -- Army re-enlistments in 2005 were the highest they've been in five years, with more than 69,500 soldiers choosing to continue their service, the Secretary of the Army said here yesterday.

  • NATO trains 1,500 Iraqi security officials IRNA 19 Jan 2006 -- In 2005, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's (NATO) training mission in Iraq trained 1,000 mid-and senior-level officers in the country, and nearly 500 in NATO facilities in Europe.

  • U.S.: Secretary Of State Outlines Overhaul Of Diplomatic Corps RFE/RL 19 Jan 2006 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called on 18 January for a dramatic overhaul of the stationing of diplomatic corps overseas and the creation of what she called "American presence posts."

  • CHINA DEVELOPING AIRCRAFT CARRIER BATTLE GROUP: MND CNA 19 Jan 2006 -- China is developing an aircraft carrier battle group, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Thursday.

  • White House Briefing, January 19 Washington File 19 Jan 2006 -- Osama bin Laden audiotape, status of Osama bin Laden, Iraq/global war on terrorism, raid in Pakistan, Iranian protest, aid to Pakistan, Musharraf/ally, Palestinian elections, Israel/Tel Aviv bombing, Iraq/possible release of prisoners, Abramoff investigation, immigration reform, Patriot Act
  • State Department Briefing, January 19 Washington File 19 Jan 2006 -- Secretary Rice's Trip to the UK for London Conference on Afghanistan/International Partnership with Afghanistan/Political and Financial Support, Confirmation of Authenticity of bin Laden Tape by CIA/Bureau of Intelligence and Research Involvement, Use of Force Against Terrorists, Iran, Syria and Iran, Russia, South Korea, North Korea, Israel, Italy

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts 19 Jan 2006
  • ATK Awarded $166 Million in New Orders for Small-caliber Ammunition ATK 19 Jan 2006 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK), the largest supplier of small-caliber ammunition to the United States military, has received additional small-caliber orders from the U.S. Army Field Service Command, Rock Island, Ill., worth more than $166 million. ATK operates the U.S. Army’s Lake City small-caliber ammunition plant in Independence, Mo., where it produces a mix of 5.56mm, 7.62mm, 50-caliber and various other small-caliber rounds.
  • TERRIER training contract for BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies BAE Systems 19 Jan 2006 -- As part of the TERRIER® programme BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies (Insyte) has been awarded a contract to provide TERRIER Training Systems. This contract was won in competition against several other Simulation and Training companies.
  • General Dynamics Begins Littoral Combat Ship Construction General Dynamics 19 Jan 2006 -- Signifying the transition from concept to reality, General Dynamics and the U.S. Navy today participated in a keel laying ceremony for Littoral Combat Ship 2 (LCS 2), a revolutionary trimaran warship that is part of a family of new U.S. Navy surface ships.
  • Lockheed Martin Develops Multi-Sensor System for Target Detection and Identification Lockheed Martin 19 Jan 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has developed and operationally demonstrated a new multi-sensor system that provides unique high-resolution, three-dimensional target imaging for military and civil applications. This sensor system is a product of Lockheed Martin’s proven Laser Detection and Ranging (LADAR) capability.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $56 Million Engineering and Support Contract for TRIDENT Ballistic Missile System General Dynamics 19 Jan 2006 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $56 million contract modification to provide Fire Control production, operational support, field engineering services, repair and return effort, training, and development for the TRIDENT II Fire Control system. It also includes SSGN Attack Weapons Control Systems Life Cycle Cost Control and Technology Refresh work.
  • Raytheon Wins $312 Million Contract to Provide Radio Systems for Army's MARS Program Raytheon 19 Jan 2006 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $312 million, five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract by the U.S. Army's Communications and Electronics Command to provide ARC-231 radio systems for the Army's fleet of helicopters.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • LEBANON: Year in Brief 2005 - A chronology of democratic developments IRIN 19 Jan 2006
  • New head of UN independent probe into Hariri assassination arrives in Lebanon UN News Centre 19 Jan 2006 -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the arrival in Lebanon of the new head of the United Nations investigation into last year's assassination of its former Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, and repeated his call for an end to outside interference in the country.
  • EADS SPACE to play central role in the Galileo satellite navigation test phase EADS 19 Jan 2006 -- EADS SPACE is to play a central role in the test phase for the new European satellite navigation system Galileo, following the contract signature in Berlin today between Galileo Industries, as the prime contractor, and the European Space Agency ESA. The contract is worth €1 billion with almost one fifth to be handled by the space units of EADS.
  • Powerful ILS Atlas V Launches High-Speed Mission To Pluto Lockheed Martin 19 Jan 2006 -- An Atlas V vehicle provided by International Launch Services (ILS) successfully propelled NASA's New Horizons spacecraft today on a 9-and-a-half-year mission to Pluto.
  • Alcatel applauds the concrete start of the Galileo Project Thales 19 Jan 2006 -- As a shareholder and a founding member of Galileo Industries, Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today applauds the contract signature of the first industrial phase of Galileo, the European satellite navigation system, between Galileo Industries* and ESA (European Space Agency). This contract marks one of the most important and strategic milestones for Europe and the beginning of the implementation of the Galileo program with the In-Orbit-Validation phase.

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