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03 August 2006 Military News

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  • Senate To Approve US Defense Spending Bill VOA 03 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Senate is nearing a vote on a $454 billion defense spending bill, which includes money to continue military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • New MCPON Visits USS Mason Navy NewsStand 03 Aug 2006 -- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. visited the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) at Naval Station Norfolk Aug. 2, to meet with the crew and tour the ship.
  • USS Pearl Harbor Back at Sea Navy NewsStand 03 Aug 2006 -- USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) departed her homeport of San Diego for sea trials July 26 following an extensive nine-week period in the NASSCO shipyards.
  • Blue Blasters Return from Western Pacific Deployment Navy NewsStand 03 Aug 2006 -- The “Blue Blasters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 will return to Naval Air Station Oceana Aug. 5, after completing a 5-month deployment to the Western Pacific.
  • U.S., Romania, Bulgaria team up for Immediate Response 06 Army News 03 Aug 2006 -- Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division, the Air Force Europe's 492nd Fighter Squadron, U.S. European Command, Bulgarian and Romanian military forces teamed up and participated in a tri-lateral training exercise at the Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, throughout the month of July.
  • PACAF unveils first F-22 AFPN 03 Aug 2006 -- Pacific Air Forces' officials got a glimpse into the future of fighter capability during a tail flash unveiling ceremony here today in which PACAF's first F-22 Raptor was unveiled.
  • Officials prepare for F-22 arrival AFPN 03 Aug 2006 -- As Pacific Air Forces prepares to bring the F-22 to the command next year, the Headquarters PACAF F-22 Program Integration Office is working to ensure no detail is overlooked.
  • Congress Urged To Define "War Crimes" Under Geneva Conventions Washington File 03 Aug 2006 -- Administration officials and armed forces personnel asked Congress to define clearly U.S. law with respect to terrorism. They made the request during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee August 2.
  • Daily Press Briefing The State Department 03 Aug 2006
  • Press Gaggle by Tony Snow The White House 03 Aug 2006

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for August 03, 2006
  • Boeing Awards Data Link Contracts for Small Diameter Bomb Boeing 03 Aug 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has awarded contracts to Harris Corp. and Rockwell Collins to participate in a supplier competition for the Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) Increment II data link.
  • Joint acquisition of Atlas successfully completed EADS 03 Aug 2006 -- With the successful conclusion of the acquisition, the so-called "Closing" on 03.08.2006, the acquisition of Atlas Elektronik has taken place. In a first step, ThyssenKrupp will acquire a 60 percent and EADS a 40 percent share in Atlas Elektronik. In a second step, to take place in the near future, EADS will integrate its entire maritime electronics business into Atlas Elektronik, after which ThyssenKrupp will hold 51 percent and EADS 49 percent of the shares.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $20 Million Contract for Professional Support Services by U.S. National Guard Bureau General Dynamics 03 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. National Guard Bureau has awarded General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a multiple award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for a wide range of professional support services across all National Guard divisions. The total potential value of the BPA, if all options are exercised, is $20 million over a five-year period of performance.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN DEMONSTRATES SUPERSONIC PAYLOAD DISPENSE DURING RATTLRS SLED TESTING Lockheed Martin 03 Aug 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully completed a series of sled tests, further demonstrating the future tactical suitability of the Revolutionary Approach To Time-critical Long Range Strike (RATTLRS) system. RATTLRS is part of the National Aerospace Initiative and is a flight demonstration program to increase capabilities and performance for expendable supersonic vehicles.
  • GSA Approves Northrop Grumman For Homeland Security Standard Identification Credential Solutions Northrop Grumman 03 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has approved Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to provide integrated solutions for Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) implementations. This presidential mandate will create a standard identification credential with a biometric for enhanced authentication for all federal workers.
  • Admiralty Shipyards conducts sea trials of new diesel submarine RIA Novosti 03 Aug 2006 -- Admiralty Shipyards, a St. Petersburg-based company, said Thursday it had started the second round of sea trials of a new diesel-electric submarine.

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