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14 July 2006 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
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Defense Policy / Programs

  • COMSUBSOUTH, CSG 8 Changes Command Navy NewsStand 14 Jul 2006 -- Rear Adm. Carl Van Mauney, commander, Submarines, Allied Naval Forces South (COMSUBSOUTH) and commander, Submarine Group (CSG) 8 turned over command to Rear Adm. Jeffrey Fowler in a ceremony on Nisida Island, just off the coast of Naples, July 14.
  • USS Falcon, Oriole Decommissioned Navy NewsStand 14 Jul 2006 -- Two Osprey-class coastal mine hunters were decommissioned June 30 in formal ceremonies at Naval Station Ingleside.
  • SECNAV Tours Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Navy NewsStand 14 Jul 2006 -- Navy Secretary Donald Winter took a tour of USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) July 13 to see firsthand the ship’s capabilities and meet the crew.
  • BHR Says ‘Aloha’ to RIMPAC During Pearl Harbor Port Visit Navy NewsStand 14 Jul 2006 -- The San Diego-based multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (BHR) (LHD 6) pulled into Pearl Harbor Naval Station in late June for a 10-day liberty port visit in support of the 2006 Rim of the Pacific exercise (RIMPAC), the largest biennial maritime exercise in the world.
  • NSA Environmental Department Tests Oil Spill Recovery Concept Navy NewsStand 14 Jul 2006 -- The Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain Environmental Department tested an oil spill recovery concept at the Mina Salman pier fulfilling international environmental standards and complying with naval operational requirements, June 26..
  • Blum: Army Guard Enjoying Big Recruiting Successes AFPS 14 Jul 2006 -- The Army National Guard is experiencing its biggest and longest-running recruiting success since the end of the draft, the chief of the National Guard Bureau told Pentagon reporters today.
  • Oregon-based KC-135 unit begins drawdown AFPN 14 Jul 2006 -- The first KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 939th Air Refueling Wing departs Portland International Airport today, marking the beginning of a change in mission for the Air Force Reserve unit.
  • IA program provides political-military, cultural experts AFPN 14 Jul 2006 -- Air Force officers can expect to gain international insight, foreign language proficiency and cultural understanding by becoming international affairs specialists, said an Air Force executive here.
  • RIMPAC 2006: Perfecting air operations AFPN 14 Jul 2006 -- Airmen and Sailors working in the Pacific Air Operations Center here are getting unique command and control training during the Rim of the Pacific exercise, known as RIMPAC 2006.
  • U.S. signs $150 mln air base lease agreement with Kyrgyzstan RIA Novosti 14 Jul 2006 -- The United States is going to pay Kyrgyzstan about $150 million for the continued use of an air base in the country in 2007, the Kyrgyz government said Friday.
  • Press Gaggle by Tony Snow The White House 14 Jul 2006
  • Daily Press Briefing US Department of State 14 Jul 2006

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for July 14, 2006
  • General Dynamics Awarded $23 Million Contract to Upgrade U.S. Army Communications Network at Ft. Hood General Dynamics 14 Jul 2006 -- General Dynamics Information Technology has been chosen by the U.S. Army to modernize communications and data network infrastructure at its base in Ft. Hood, Texas. The contract is valued at $23 million over two years, if all options are exercised. General Dynamics Information Technology, formerly General Dynamics Network Systems and Anteon Corp., is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection takes Delivery of its first EC120 EADS 14 Jul 2006 -- On July 14, the first of the EC120s ordered for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) were delivered at American Eurocopter’s Columbus, Mississippi, plant. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has ordered ten EC120s. Six more are to be delivered this year, all of them completed, test flown and delivered by the Columbus facility. The CBP’s primary consideration in making the selection was to procure a helicopter that was technically compliant with its mission requirements: to provide low-level surveillance and security patrol of U.S. borders and to detect and apprehend persons either trying to illegally enter the United States or conduct illegal activity along U.S. borders.
  • First EC120 for U.S. Customs and Border Protection delivered EADS 14 Jul 2006 -- The first of ten EC120s ordered for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was delivered at a ceremony at the American Eurocopter Columbus, Mississippi plant today. Local business leaders, government officials, representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection and industry leaders gathered with American Eurocopter staff members, who hosted the event.
  • Russia: Arms Industry Gathers Steam, But For How Long? RFE/RL 14 Jul 2006 -- Arms manufacturers from Russia and elsewhere in the CIS assembled in Nizhny Tagil this week to tout their products at one of Russia's largest arms expositions

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Russia returns to idea of global security RIA Novosti 14 Jul 2006 -- Outlining Russia's positions at the forthcoming G8 summit, President Vladimir Putin virtually returned to the idea of Mikhail Gorbachev - to look at global security from an entirely new angle and to approach it in a way which would be suitable for the majority of civilized nations, or, in other words, to establish firm guarantees of mankind's steady and predictable development.
  • 15 Years ERS-1 – Environmental Research with EADS SPACE EADS 14 Jul 2006 -- Fifteen years ago, on 17 July 1991, Europe's first radar satellite set out on its scientific exploration of the Earth. ERS-1 (European Remote-Sensing Satellite) was designed for the European Space Agency, ESA, to have a service life of three years, however, it ultimately operated three times as long. It was not until March 2001, that the satellite was switched off on account of a technical failure. ERS-1 has paved the way for environmental research from space. Its successor, ERS-2, which was launched in 1995, has continued this role to date. EADS SPACE was the prime contractor for both missions and supplied both the platform and some key instruments.

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