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23 March 2006 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Naval Air Training Aligns with Naval Air Forces Navy NewsStand 23 Mar 2006 -- Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA), headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas, began to align under the San Diego-based Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) in March as part of the Naval Aviation Enterprise's (NAE) continuing efforts to create greater efficiency and synchronization while increasing aviation war-fighting readiness.
  • CNO, NAE Leaders Discuss Navy Priorities with Industry Leaders Navy NewsStand 23 Mar 2006 -- Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen spoke March 8 at this year’s Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) Symposium to 300 naval aviation and industry leaders about priorities in today’s Navy.
  • Airborne Mine Countermeasures Community Hosts Seminar to Advance Tactics Navy NewsStand 23 Mar 2006 -- Sponsored by the Mine Warfare Program Office, the seventh Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) Advanced Tactics Continuum was held at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City (NSWC PC) March 13-17.
  • Joint Force Elements Improve Crisis Response, Combat Ops AFPS 23 Mar 2006 -- The concept of a standing joint force headquarters core element is proving its value in Iraq and elsewhere around the world, senior officers at U.S. Joint Forces Command said.
  • Rumsfeld: U.S. Must Go 'All the Way' to Counter Terrorism AFPS 23 Mar 2006 -- The only way to prevail in the war against violent extremists is "if we are in it all the way," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told Pentagon reporters today.
  • Army, AF Announce Joint Cargo Aircraft Program Army News 23 Mar 2006 -- Army and Air Force officials announced March 17 that a new Joint Cargo Aircraft, designed to enhance the combat readiness of both services, will be developed by a combined team. Fielding of the new aircraft is expected within two years.
  • US Security Strategy Reaffirms Preemptive War Doctrine VOA 23 Mar 2006 -- The White House recently released a new national security strategy that reaffirms President Bush's doctrine of preemptive war, but says diplomacy is the strong preference in combating the threat of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction
  • State Department Briefing, March 23 Washington File 23 Mar 2006 -- Iran, Iraq, Italy, China/Taiwan, Afghanistan, Chile, Ethiopia
  • White House Briefing, March 23 Washington File 23 Mar 2006 -- Immigration reform, speeches on war on terror/questions, U.S. troops in Iraq/length of stay, Iraq/new government, Louisiana/Voting Rights Act, Afghanistan/religious freedom, Iraq/hostage release, upcoming elections/president's agenda

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for March 23, 2006
  • CACI Awarded $15 Million Subcontract to Support U.S. Army Materiel Command CACI 23 Mar 2006 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today it has been awarded a $15 million subcontract by Sigmatech, Inc., a small business based in Huntsville, Alabama, to continue its support for the award-winning, CACI-developed RM Online resource management system for the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC). With a duration of one base year and four option years, the subcontract continues CACI's expansion of its business in financial management systems.
  • EADS to deliver mission computer for Tiger combat helicopter EADS 23 Mar 2006 -- EADS Defence & Security Systems has received a contract from the European Purchasing Authority OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération matiere d'Armement) for the adaptation, production investment phase and supply of the mission computer "EuroGrid" for the Spanish/French Tiger combat helicopter variant. The contract which has been signed with EADS Defence Electronics has a volume of nearly €20 millions.
  • Lockheed Martin Successfully Concludes Phase I Tests of Guided MLRS Unitary Rocket Lockheed Martin 23 Mar 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully conducted four separate flight tests of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rocket recently at White Sands Missile Range, NM, concluding the first phase of the Production Qualification Testing requirement series for the contract.
  • INCOMING 22nd AIR FORCE COMMANDER DELIVERS NEWEST LOCKHEED MARTIN C-130J TO KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE Lockheed Martin 23 Mar 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] yesterday delivered the second C-130J airlifter of 2006. The aircraft was flown to Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., where it is assigned to the 403rd Wing's 815th Airlift Squadron, Air Force Reserve Command's (AFRC) only C-130J combat delivery squadron.
  • Northrop Grumman Selected by U.S. Department of Defense to Design First-Ever Supersonic 'Oblique Flying Wing' Aircraft Northrop Grumman 23 Mar 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense to design the first-ever supersonic flying wing aircraft that can vary the sweep of its wing for the most efficient flight performance.
  • First EADS CASA aircraft for the U.S. Coast Guard rolls out EADS 23 Mar 2006 -- The roll-out of the first aircraft HC-235A for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Integrated Deepwater System (IDS) Program took place today at EADS CASA’s San Pablo facility in Seville, Spain. The aircraft was unveiled at a ceremony attended by the U.S. ambassador to Spain, the vice commandant of the Coast Guard, and senior company executives representing EADS CASA, EADS North America, Lockheed Martin and ICGS, as well as various government officials from both countries. This ceremony marked a significant milestone in development and delivery of the new aircraft for the Coast Guard.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • NIGERIA: Deaths, delays and disruptions mar national census IRIN 23 Mar 2006 -- At least 10 people have died as Nigeria's first census in 15 years takes place this week amid violence, delays and disruptions across the country.
  • AFRICA: China's great leap into the continent IRIN 23 Mar 2006 -- Providing cheap goods to African consumers is one way China is making inroads into the continent, but on a more fundamental level China is also engaged in a scramble for African resources to feed a roaring economy, expected to overtake Britain's as the fourth largest in the world by the end of 2006.
  • BAE Systems radiation-hardened computers help NASA success BAE Systems 23 Mar 2006 -- BAE Systems' radiation-hardened computers helped navigate NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to successful insertion into orbit around that planet on March 10.
  • Raytheon Wins NOAA Ocean Observation Case Study Contract Raytheon 23 Mar 2006 -- Raytheon Company's Intelligence and Information Systems business has been awarded a six-month, competitive contract by the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Ocean Service to develop a conceptual design, life-cycle cost estimate and viability narrative for the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS).

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