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14 March 2006 Military News

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  • Two U.S. Navy Vessels Named Flagships for BHR Expedition Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2006 -- The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) were named honorary flagships March 13 for the upcoming search for the remains of the original Bonhomme Richard, which sank in the North Sea in 1779.
  • GW Completes MISSILEX Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2006 -- USS George Washington (CVN 73) conducted a live fire missile exercise (MISSILEX) March 13 while conducting training in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • USS Carr Visit Strengthens Friendship with Cape Verde Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2006 -- For the second time in as many months, Sailors aboard USS Carr (FFG 52) and embarked crew of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) (HSL) 44 visited the island nation of Cape Verde off the coast of West Africa March 8-10.
  • Navy Reserve Seabee Battalion Mobilizes Second Detachment Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2006 -- Nearly 150 Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 21 reported for active duty March 11 for eventual deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • Emory S. Land Completes UNREP During 2006 Gulf of Guinea Deployment Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2006 -- USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) completed an Underway Replenishment (UNREP) March 9 while on its 2006 Gulf of Guinea deployment.
  • Truman Wins Environment Quality Award Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2006 -- The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) will present USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) with the Secretary of the Navy Environment Quality Award for fiscal year 2005 May 3.
  • NSA Bahrain Sailors, Bahraini Nationals Train During Desert Sailor ?06 Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2006 -- Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain Sailors had the opportunity to train with their host nation counterparts Feb. 13-26, during the Emergency Response Team's (ERT) 8th annual training exercise, Desert Sailor '06.
  • F-16 crashes into Korean West Sea AFPN 14 Mar 2006 -- An Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon from the 35th Fighter Squadron here crashed into the West Sea during a training mission at about 9:30 a.m. today.
  • 'Jointness' Becomes Key Focus in Developing Military Capability AFPS 14 Mar 2006 -- When U.S. forces first deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, the services had several different systems in place to track "blue," or friendly, forces. But those systems didn't "talk" to each other, leaving big gaps in a joint forces commander's ability to see the big picture.
  • War on Terrorism Requires More Than Might, DoD Official Says AFPS 14 Mar 2006 -- U.S. military might is only one piece of the solution to winning the war on terrorism, a defense official said here yesterday.
  • SOCOM Transforming to Lead Global War on Terrorism AFPS 14 Mar 2006 -- U.S. Special Operations Command is transforming to meet changing needs as it leads the fight in the global war on terrorism, the command's leader said here today.
  • U.S. Support Critical to Latin American Stability, Commander Says AFPS 14 Mar 2006 -- Latin America faces security problems and threats to the region's stability that must be solved with an integrated, long-term effort by the United States and the countries in that region, the U.S. commander responsible for the area said here today.
  • Army stands up Asymmetric Warfare Group Army News 14 Mar 2006 -- The Asymmetric Warfare Group unfurled its colors for the first time at a ceremony at McGill Training Center on Fort Meade, March 8.
  • Northern Command Integrating Lessons Learned From Katrina AFPS 14 Mar 2006 -- The Defense Department and U.S. Northern Command learned valuable lessons from the government's response to Hurricane Katrina, and those lessons are being applied to prepare for future civil support operations, the commander of Northern Command said here today.
  • DoD Improves Disaster Assessment Capabilities AFPS 14 Mar 2006 -- It's imperative to provide aerial reconnaissance assets during natural disasters and other emergencies so first responders can quickly determine the extent of damage and ascertain requirements of the relief effort, a top DoD official said at a recent Senate Armed Services Committee hearing here.
  • White House Briefing, March 14 Washington File 14 Mar 2006 -- President's schedule, Secretary Snow's speech on foreign investment, Intelligence Reform Act, Medicare, U.N. Security Council/Iran
  • State Department Briefing, March 14 Washington File 14 Mar 2006 -- Israel/Palestinians, Armenia, India, Iran, China/Taiwan, Serbia, Cyprus, Sudan

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for March 14, 2006
  • Racal Instruments Group officially re-launches as EADS Test & Services UK EADS 14 Mar 2006 -- Following its acquisition in 2004, Racal Instruments Group, today announced its official re-launch as EADS Test & Services, the world's largest aerospace and defence test & services provider.
  • Lockheed Martin's Compact Kinetic Energy Missile Reaches Major Milestones Lockheed Martin 14 Mar 2006 -- Two tests of Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE:LMT] Compact Kinetic Energy Missile (CKEM) were successfully conducted at Aerojet Corporation and ATK Tactical Systems Company. These tests marked major milestones in the CKEM Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) program. All test objectives were achieved.
  • Lockheed Martin Reports Close Match Between APKWS II Simulations and Results of Guided Flight Lockheed Martin 14 Mar 2006 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is competing for a U.S. Army requirement to develop and produce a 2.75-inch guided rocket, a program that could potentially exceed $2 billion. Lockheed Martin’s completion of its post-flight analyses of the first guided flight of its candidate for the U.S. government’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II) indicates success in all test objectives, with a high correlation between simulations and the trajectory.
  • Northrop Grumman Selected for U.S. Air Force CNS/ATM I Catalog Northrop Grumman 14 Mar 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to make available five key products in the Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management Product Catalog I (CNS/ATM I). The selection is part of a three-year multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract.
  • Raytheon Awarded SeaVue Radar Systems Contract for Australian Coastwatch Raytheon 14 Mar 2006 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was awarded a contract by National Air Support subsidiary Surveillance Australia (SA) to provide the SeaVue™ maritime radar as the system of choice under SA's new Coastwatch prime contract award. Financial terms were not disclosed.
  • Raytheon Canada Wins Government of Canada Nuclear Non-Proliferation Services Contract Raytheon 14 Mar 2006 -- Raytheon Canada's Calgary division has won a government of Canada competition to provide project management and advisory and monitoring services in support of nuclear security projects in the Russian Federation, part of a global initiative to halt the spread of weapons and materials of mass destruction.

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