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13 February 2006 Military News

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  • COMUSNAV South Ship Hosts Guatemalan President Navy NewsStand 13 Feb 2006 -- USS FORD (FFG 54) pulled into Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, Jan. 21 to load stores and fuel and ended up enhancing U.S. relations with the Government and Military of Guatemala.
  • Manpower agency activates four new squadrons AFPN 13 Feb 2006 -- The Air Force Manpower Agency activated four new manpower squadrons to more effectively meet the needs of today's expeditionary Air Force and to better position itself to support future capabilities.
  • DoD's 2007 Budget Reflects Hard Choices, Official Says AFPS 13 Feb 2006 -- The Defense Department's proposed fiscal 2007 budget reflects difficult decisions made by senior leaders as they seek to balance today's military needs with those anticipated for tomorrow, a senior official said here Feb. 10.
  • Multinational Experiment Will Yield Real Change, Officials Say AFPS 13 Feb 2006 -- The latest in a series of multinational experiments will use hypothetical events to help U.S. government and coalition agencies coordinate planning and will translate to real-world change, two U.S. officials working with the program said here today.
  • US Navy training Pak military engineers IRNA 13 Feb 2006 -- Personnel of the United States Navy are training Pakistani military engineers from the 457th engineering battalion to operate the American construction equipment that are to be transferred to them.
  • Rumsfeld Says Terrorists Unlikely to Gain Foothold in North Africa VOA 13 Feb 2006 -- After meeting with the top officials of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco in recent days, U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says he does not see much likelihood of international terrorist organizations gaining a foothold in any of those countries.
  • US Dismisses UN Guantanamo Report as Hearsay VOA 13 Feb 2006 -- The Bush administration said Monday a draft United Nations report critical of U.S. policies at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center for terrorism suspects is based on hearsay and assertion
  • Ukraine Urges 'Market' Solution For Black Sea Fleet RFE/RL 13 Feb 2006 -- Ukrainian officials are calling for market-based relations with Russia on the eve of consultations over the status of Russia's Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine.
  • Hazing Harming Russian Military's Reputation VOA 13 Feb 2006 -- Each year, dozens of young men die in the Russian military, not in combat, but by the hands of their own colleagues.
  • White House Briefing, February 13 Washington File 13 Feb 2006 -- Economy, Cheney's hunting accident, Brazil/nuclear power, Iran, cartoon/riots, Hurricane Katrina, United Nations, Russia
  • State Department Briefing, February 13 Washington File 13 Feb 2006 -- Iran, Department, Sudan, Haiti, Venezuela, Guantanamo Bay/human rights, Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq

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  • DoD News: Contracts for February 13, 2006
  • Northrop Grumman RQ-4A Global Hawk UAV Achieves Military Airworthiness Certification: A First for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Northrop Grumman 13 Feb 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) RQ-4A Global Hawk reconnaissance system is the first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to achieve a military airworthiness certification. This certification, along with the Certificate of Authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration, recognizes Global Hawk's ability to routinely fly within national airspace.
  • Sikorsky Selects BAE Systems to Develop Active Inceptor System for UH-60M Black Hawk BAE Systems 13 Feb 2006 -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has selected BAE Systems to develop the active pilot inceptor system for the U.S. Armys UH-60M Black Hawk program. The system will replace the mechanical pilot controls on the current UH-60 with active technology that saves weight and provides pilots with intuitive tactile cues for easier handling and reduced workload.
  • U.S. Navy Signals LHA 6 Commitment With $93.8 Million Modification Award to Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman 13 Feb 2006 -- The U.S. Navy today exercised a $93.8 million contract modification option to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for detail design and the procurement of long-lead-time material on the LHA 6 amphibious assault ship program.
  • Orbital Receives 19-Vehicle Production Contract From U.S. Navy For "Coyote" Sea-Skimming Target Missiles Orbital Sciences Corp. 13 Feb 2006 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that it has received the first full production order from the U.S. Navy for 19 GQM-163A "Coyote" Supersonic Sea-Skimming Target (SSST) missiles. The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), based at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland, awarded Orbital the program's first full-rate production contract following a highly successful two-year development and flight test program.
  • Raytheon Demonstrates New Mobile Networking Capabilities Raytheon 13 Feb 2006 -- During recent field exercises at Ft. Benning, Ga., Raytheon Company successfully demonstrated critical new mobile ad-hoc networking (MANET) capabilities -- improvements in a network's ability to establish itself, in its ability to heal itself through data rate adaptation, and in its ability to fully integrate operations with legacy communications equipment via the network. All three improvements support network-centric operations by assuring that soldiers have seamless communications.
  • SAIC Awarded Army Simulation Contract SAIC 13 Feb 2006 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today that it has been awarded a four-year cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide product improvement for the One Semi-Automated Forces (OneSAF) Object System (OOS) program, a simulation application for semi-automated forces. The base-year value of the award is $5,789,744, with option years valued at $3,979,837, $4,383,422, and $4,785,138 for a total of $18, 938,141.

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