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19 July 2006 Military News

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  • Destroyer Squadron 40 Completes SIFOREX in Eastern Pacific Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2006 -- Ships assigned to Destroyer Squadron 40 completed a highly successful multinational submarine and surface ship exercise with the Peruvian and Spanish navies in Peruvian coastal waters, July 12-14.
  • HSM Weapons School Holds First Change of Command Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2006 -- Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) Weapons School Pacific held a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station Noth Island, Calif., July 13.
  • COMPACFLT Talks to Sailors in Korea About Direction of the Navy Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2006 -- During his three-day visit to the Republic of Korea, Commander of the Pacific Fleet, Adm. Gary Roughead, spoke with Sailors stationed at the only naval base on the peninsula, Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae (CFAC) July 11.
  • East Coast-Based EOD Group Passes Baton Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2006 -- Capt. Frank A. Morneau relieved Capt. Jeffrey A. Trumbore as commanding officer of Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group 2, during a change of command ceremony July 18 at Drexler Manor Conference Center, Naval Amphibious Base, Norfolk, Va.
  • USS John L. Hall Provides Assistance to Panamanian Orphanage Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2006 -- Sailors from USS John L. Hall (FFG 32) volunteered their time and talent June 13 at Hogar Malambo, an orphanage which cares for children through their teen years and has been operating here since 1890.
  • GW Hosts Training Air Wings 1 and 2 Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2006 -- USS George Washington (CVN 73) hosted 23 naval aviation students from Carrier Training Wings 1 and 2 for training command carrier qualifications (TCQ), July 16-19.
  • BHR Launches Marine Air Raid Exercise for RIMPAC Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2006 -- USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Sailors and Special Marine Air/Ground Task Force Marines from southern California and Hawaii-based units conducted a helicopter raid exercise July 16.
  • USS Alabama Holds Change of Command in Deterrent Park Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2006 -- Cmdr. Todd Massidda relieved Cmdr. Melvin Lee as commanding officer of USS Alabama (SSBN 731) July 13, in a change of command ceremony held in Deterrent Park at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor.
  • Moyer Turns Over Command of Trident Training Facility, Bangor Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2006 -- In a traditional change of command ceremony at Deterrent Park on Naval Base Kitsap, Capt. Richard Moyer turned over command of Trident Training Facility (TTF) Bangor to Capt. Daniel Prince July 14.
  • Army Continues Prudent Budget Constraints in 2006, Prepares for 2007 Army News Release 19 Jul 2006 -- Faced with the high costs of war, the Army currently plans to continue most of the spending restrictions it imposed prior to the Fiscal Year 2006 supplemental, which passed three weeks ago.
  • Two refuelers, one squadron can handle any situation AFPN 19 Jul 2006 -- The only Air Force squadron that consists of both the KC-10 Extender and the KC-135 Stratotanker is supporting operations throughout Southwest Asia.
  • Rocket technology testing reaches 100-percent operation AFPN 19 Jul 2006 -- America's only staged combustion liquid booster rocket engine now in development marked an important milestone July 12 at NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss.
  • Army Moving Toward More Joint, Capable Aircraft AFPS 19 Jul 2006 -- The idea of the services operating jointly with fewer aircraft platforms that share common features is the key to the modernization effort taking place throughout the military aviation community, the Army Aviation director said here yesterday.
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 19 Jul 2006
  • Daily Press Briefing US Department of State 19 Jul 2006

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for July 19, 2006
  • BAE Systems receives letter of intent for two frigates from government of Malaysia - International collaborative partnership in Navy sector BAE Systems 19 Jul 2006 -- BAE Systems has received a Letter of Intent (LoI) from the Government of Malaysia for the procurement of two frigates for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN). The project represents a highly significant industrial partnership between the Malaysian and British maritime industries.
  • Boeing Announces C-130 Total Life Extension Program Boeing 19 Jul 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced a new program that will extend the service life of C-130 aircraft up to 30 years.
  • Boeing and QinetiQ Expand Network-enabled Capabilities in U.K. and U.S. Boeing 19 Jul 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and QinetiQ officials today announced that they are establishing a state-of-the-art network-enabled center for collaboration and experimentation at QinetiQ's Cody Technology Park site in Farnborough, England.
  • CACI Awarded $32 Million Contract With Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency CACI 19 Jul 2006 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a prime contract estimated at approximately $32 million by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The contract will provide support for the implementation of the Enterprise Environmental Safety and Occupational Health Management Information System (EESOH-MIS) for the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency headquartered at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.
  • ‘Team CW’ Welcomes Minister’s Statement On Complex Weapons. EADS 19 Jul 2006 -- Leading members of the UK’s Complex Weapons (CW) industry welcomed the announcement today by Lord Drayson, UK Minister for Defence Procurement, of a package of measures aimed at securing sovereign capability in the sector for the UK’s Armed Forces. The package, which includes a number of key enabling contracts, is expected to lead in the longer term to full-scale development and manufacturing contracts. The most significant item within this package is the announcement to change to a sole source procurement policy for the Loitering Munition Development & Manufacture Programme to the MBDA-led Team CW.
  • EADS supplies the German Armed Forces with a new type of ground surveillance radar EADS 19 Jul 2006 -- EADS will equip the German Armed Forces with a new kind of ground surveillance radar (BÜR – Bodenüberwachungsradar) for reliably detecting movements both on the ground and in the air close to the ground. The BÜR is specially designed for recognising asymmetric threats. As the company announced on Wednesday, the Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement BWB has placed an order in the double digit million range with EADS for the delivery of initially two system demonstrators by the end of 2009.
  • EADS and INDRA join forces in Identification Systems EADS 19 Jul 2006 -- EADS Defence Electronics, and the leading Spanish IT and Defence company Indra, Madrid, join forces to offer a common portfolio products based on the latest technologies suited for reliable identification of air, ground and sea vehicles in a multi-national or asymmetric environment.
  • GE's T700 Engines To Power Korean Helicopter Program (KHP) GE Aviation 19 Jul 2006 -- General Electric Company (GE) and Samsung Techwin, Co. LTD (STW) have signed a contract to develop the T700 turboshaft engine for the Korean Helicopter Program (KHP).
  • Northrop Grumman Delivers Network-Centric Technology for U.S. Army SATCOM On-the-Move Northrop Grumman 19 Jul 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) delivered an advanced and compact power amplifier for the U.S. Army that is capable of enabling the transformation of battlefield communications for its network-centric Future Force.
  • Lockheed Martin Receives $36 Million for Production of Unitary Army Tactical Missiles Lockheed Martin 19 Jul 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received $36 million from the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command for Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) Unitary Product Improvement missiles.
  • BAE SYSTEMS AND LOCKHEED MARTIN SIGN AGREEMENT FOR UK LIFETIME SUPPORT OF F-35 LIGHTNING II Lockheed Martin 19 Jul 2006 -- BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today that they have signed an agreement that defines how F-35 support services will be provided in the UK through the life of the F-35 Lightning II program. Bob Stevens, Lockheed Martin chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Mike Turner, BAE Systems chief executive officer, ratified an extension to their existing Teaming Agreement during the Farnborough International Air Show in Farnborough, England.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN ADDS IBM UK TO TEAM PURSUING UPGRADE OF ROYAL AIR FORCE NIMROD R Mk1 FLEET Lockheed Martin 19 Jul 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today announced that IBM UK Limited has joined its team competing for Project Helix, a reconnaissance upgrade to the Royal Air Force’s fleet of Nimrod R Mk1 aircraft. IBM will bring their real-time middleware services, content and knowledge management to assist the Lockheed Martin-led team in developing UK- specific elements for the Helix system architecture. This multi-year acquisition programme is worth up to £400M ($700m) to the winning contractor.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN FIFTH GENERATION STEALTH FIGHTER, F-22 RAPTOR SECURES THE SKIES WITH OVERWHELMING PERFORMANCE Lockheed Martin 19 Jul 2006 -- Only six months after reaching Initial Operational Capability (IOC), the Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] F-22 Raptor continues to perform with overwhelmingly effective results.
  • Northrop Grumman Brings BACN to California Disaster-Recovery Exercise Northrop Grumman 19 Jul 2006 -- A system developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is providing critical voice communications and real-time video surveillance and imagery to the U.S. Marine Corps and Los Angeles public safety agencies participating in a disaster-response exercise underway at Los Alamitos.
  • Northrop Grumman Delivers Key F-35 Lightning II Subsystem Ahead of Schedule Northrop Grumman 19 Jul 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully delivered its first F-35 Lightning II integrated communications, navigation and identification (CNI) system ahead of schedule.
  • Raytheon Delivers Common Aviation Command and Control System to Marines Raytheon 19 Jul 2006 -- Raytheon Company completed delivery of the CAC2S (Common Aviation Command and Control System) to the Marine Corps, celebrating the significant milestone at a product acceptance ceremony in San Diego.
  • Raytheon Company and U.S. Air Force Conduct 100th Launch of AIM-9X Sidewinder Raytheon 19 Jul 2006 -- Raytheon Company's Missile Systems in partnership with the U.S. Air Force 40th Test Squadron successfully conducted the 100th live fire of an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
  • Thales and Antonov strenghten their cooperation Thales 19 Jul 2006 -- Farnborough Air Show - July 19 2006 - Thales and Antonov have signed an Agreement with the objective to increase their cooperation on new Antonov aircraft as well as on modernization of the existing Antonov fleet. The scope of this cooperation concerns the integration of Topdeck® avionics system as well as Amascos® Airborne surveillance mission systems.
  • Thales reaches major milestone in first flight readiness for CP140 Aurora Thales 19 Jul 2006 -- The $110M CMS contract awarded to Thales Canada, involves the design, manufacturing, integration, test, qualification, installation, certification, and delivery of the new CMS for the Aurora fleet and the ground support facilities at CFB Greenwood, Nova Scotia. The work includes modification and/or replacement of various types of radios and antennas, a new intercom system, interfaces to the navigation and flight instruments, software control of the radios, a new direction finder, and a new directional command-activated sonobuoy system transmitter.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN'S SKUNK WORKS REVEALS HIGH ALTITUDE UNMANNED SYSTEM Lockheed Martin 19 Jul 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today unveiled the existence of a new high altitude, unmanned aerial demonstrator to reporters attending the Farnborough International Air Show. The announcement was part of a review of several Skunk Works projects highlighting technologies the company is exploring to enable technology for the future.
  • India, Russia sign contract for 3 warships IRNA 19 Jul 2006 -- Russia will build three stealth warships for India under a Rs 5114-crore contract.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN JOINS PROMINENT BIOMETRICS RESEARCH CENTER TO DEVELOP ADVANCED HOMELAND SECURITY SOLUTIONS Lockheed Martin 19 Jul 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has joined the Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), a distinguished academic center at West Virginia University devoted to advancing biometrics through leading edge research. The Corporation will leverage its membership to develop and apply biometrics technologies to critical homeland security requirements.
  • Northrop Grumman Proposes Skyguard High-Energy Laser System For Layered Commercial Aircraft Counter-MANPADs Protection Northrop Grumman 19 Jul 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) formally proposed a ground-based, high-energy laser system, Skyguard, as part of a layered airport defense against the man-portable air defense systems (MANPADs) threat to commercial aviation.

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