11 August 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 11 Aug 2006 [PDF]
- BODIES OF TWO SOLDIERS MISSING FROM AIRCRAFT MISHAP IN AL ANBAR PROVINCE RECOVERED
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- CENTAF release airpower summary AFPN 11 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Aug. 11.
- Terrorists Killed, Captured in Afghanistan; Insurgent Attacks Foiled AFPS 11 Aug 2006 -- Afghan and coalition forces killed three al Qaeda members and detained three others during a raid today in Afghanistan's Khowst province, U.S. military officials reported.
- Afghanistan: New Supreme Court Could Mark Genuine Departure RFE/RL 11 Aug 2006 -- Parliament's recent approval of a new chief justice and eight other members of the Supreme Court could mark a notable step on the road to long-term stability and a democratic society.
Defense Policy / Programs
- New LCS Training Process Allows Crew Members to Man Ship Anytime, Anywhere Navy NewsStand 11 Aug 2006 -- Commander, Naval Surface Forces, is overseeing the development of a revolutionary training process for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) called Train to Qualify (T2Q) that will enable LCS’s hybrid Sailors to be fully trained before reporting to the ship.
- Navy Tug Fights Fire Aboard Freighter in Liberia Navy NewsStand 11 Aug 2006 -- USNS Apache (T-ATF 172) responded to a shipboard fire aboard a commercial freighter while repairing the port of Monrovia, Liberia’s, damaged commercial pier and surveying the city’s harbor, Aug. 10.
- EODMU 11 Detachment Bangor Verifies Decorative Projectiles Inert Navy NewsStand 11 Aug 2006 -- The crew of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 Detachment Bangor traveled to Naval Base Kitsap (NBK), Bremerton, Aug. 8 to verify that decorative 19-inch projectiles were in fact inert and possessed no hazardous materials.
- Mirror system successfully demonstrated AFPN 11 Aug 2006 -- A dual-mirror system, designed to extend the range of high-energy lasers by receiving and redirecting laser energy, is being tested here.
- NORTHCOM Was on Guard Against Plot to Bomb Planes, General Says AFPS 11 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Northern Command was aware of the terrorist plot to bomb commercial airplanes that came to light this week, and was prepared to act if necessary, the command's operations director said yesterday.
- Russian Air Force to buy Yak-130 planes despite trainer crash RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2006 -- A recent crash of a Yak-130 trainer in central Russia will leave the Defense Ministry's plans to buy the modern planes for the army unaffected, the Air Force commander said Friday.
- S-400 air defense system to get new missiles in 2006 - AF chief RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2006 -- Russia's new air defense system, the S-400, will be equipped with new missiles by the end of 2006, the Air Force commander said Friday.
- Daily Press Briefing State Department 11 Aug 2006
- Press Gaggle by Tony Snow The White House 11 Aug 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for August 11, 2006
- ATK Receives $38 Million Award to Produce LW30mm Ammunition for Apache AH-64 Helicopters ATK 11 Aug 2006 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a $38 million contract modification from the Joint Munitions Command, Rock Island, Illinois, to produce light weight 30mm High Explosive, Dual Purpose (LW30 HEDP) ammunition for use on the Apache AH-64 helicopter. If all contract options are exercised, the total contract value could exceed $63 million.
- General Dynamics Receives $108 Million For Abrams Tank Integrated Management Work General Dynamics 11 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), $108 million for the production of 155 M1A1 tanks through the Abrams Integrated Management (AIM) process.
- Northrop Grumman's Stellar Navigation System Makes its First Flight on RC-135 Aircraft Northrop Grumman 11 Aug 2006 -- The new LN-120G stellar navigation system developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully completed its first flight test on RC-135 aircraft.
- Raytheon Team Completes Successful SDACS Propulsion System Test in Support of U.S. Sea-Based Missile Defense Raytheon 11 Aug 2006 -- Raytheon Company and Alliant Techsystems have successfully completed the second ground test of an advanced version of the Solid Divert and Attitude Control System (SDACS).
- Team JCA's C-295 Advances to Phase II Evaluation for Joint Cargo Aircraft Program Raytheon 11 Aug 2006 -- The C-295 military transport of the Team JCA partnership of Raytheon and EADS CASA North America has been selected by the U.S. Army to proceed to Phase II evaluation of the Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) program.
- U.S. giant Boeing, Russia titanium no.1 Vsmpo-Avisma set up JV-1 RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2006 -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Russian titanium giant Vsmpo-Avisma (RTS: VSMO) announced Friday the establishment of a joint venture to assemble titanium products for Boeing passenger liners.
- Putin promises to back Boeing business in Russia RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2006 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he would support U.S. aircraft giant Boeing in Russia.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 11 Aug 2006
- Security Council votes unanimously for an end to hostilities in the Middle East UN News Centre 11 Aug 2006 -- The Security Council voted tonight to halt the deadly conflict that has engulfed Lebanon and northern Israel for the past month, passing a resolution that calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities followed by the deployment of Lebanese troops and a significantly expanded United Nations peacekeeping presence across southern Lebanon as well as the withdrawal of all Israeli forces from the same area.
- Annan praises Middle East resolution as key step on road to lasting ceasefire UN News Centre 11 Aug 2006 -- Welcoming tonight's Security Council resolution that calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities in the Middle East, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he believed it could serve as a base to reach "a sustainable and lasting ceasefire agreement" in the coming days and ultimately to the start of "a process to solve the underlying political problems in the region through political means."
- Security Council Passes Resolution To End Fighting in Lebanon VOA 11 Aug 2006 -- The 15-member UN Security Council has unanimously adopted an American-French resolution calling for a full cessation of hostilities in Lebanon after four weeks of fighting between Israel and Hezbollah.
- Security Council Unanimously Approves Lebanese Cease-Fire Resolution VOA 11 Aug 2006 -- The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a cease-fire resolution aimed at ending the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah militants in Lebanon
- Secretary-General's statement to the Security Council on the adoption of a resolution on Lebanon United Nations Secretary-General - Office of the Spokesman 20 Jul 2006
- US, France Agree to Draft Resolution on Lebanon VOA 11 Aug 2006 -- Despite setbacks and delays, diplomats at the United Nations say they expect the Security Council to vote Friday on a French-U.S. sponsored resolution to end the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah.
- Annan hopeful Security Council can pass resolution on Israel-Lebanon conflict today UN News Centre 11 Aug 2006 -- Observing that every day Security Council discussions go on, "the death, the killings and the destruction continues" in the Middle East, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said this morning that he was hopeful the Council can vote on a resolution to halt the conflict in the region before the end of the day.
- Soldier wounded as Hizbollah rocket hits UN mission headquarters in southern Lebanon UN News Centre 11 Aug 2006 -- A Hizbollah missile struck the headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in the city of Naqoura last night, lightly wounding one French soldier and causing extensive material damage to the facilities.
- Israel Launches Expanded Ground Offensive in Lebanon VOA 11 Aug 2006 -- Israel began expanded ground operations in Lebanon late Friday, saying it was dissatisfied with efforts at the United Nations to implement a cease-fire.
- Israel Continues Assaults on Lebanon, Diplomats Meet at UN VOA 11 Aug 2006 -- Israeli officials say the government has ordered the military to launch its expanded ground offensive against Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon.
- Hezbollah's Resistance Boosts Its Standing in Middle East VOA 11 Aug 2006 -- Hezbollah has proven to be more resilient in the face of Israeli attacks than expected during the fighting in southern Lebanon
- LEBANON: Russia proposes 72-hour humanitarian truce IRIN 11 Aug 2006 -- In an effort to push the parties working on the current United Nations Security Council draft on Lebanon to come to a conclusion, Russian ambassador Vitaly Churkin emerged from a meeting at the British mission Thursday evening to announce a Russian-proposed 72-hour humanitarian truce.
- Israeli Airstrikes on Beirut, Northern Lebanon Kill 11 VOA 11 Aug 2006 -- Israeli warplanes bombed a bridge in northern Lebanon and repeatedly struck Beirut's southern suburb early Friday.
- Israeli Army Waits on Diplomacy for Word on Cease-Fire VOA 11 Aug 2006 -- Israeli warplanes carried out heavy strikes across Lebanon on Friday as Hezbollah rockets wounded two people in the northern Israeli city, Haifa
- Polls Show Sinking Support for Israel's Government VOA 11 Aug 2006 -- Opinion polls released in Israel Friday show diminished support for how Israel's government is conducting combat operations in Lebanon
- Israel Rejects Russia's Truce Proposal RFE/RL 11 Aug 2006 -- Israel's UN ambassador has rejected a Russian call for a 72-hour humanitarian truce in the month-old war between Israel and Lebanese Hizballah guerrillas.
- Russia proposes at UN 72-hour ceasefire in Lebanon RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2006 -- Russia has submitted to the UN Security Council a draft resolution on Lebanon calling for an immediate and complete ceasefire for 72 hours, Russia's ambassador said.
- US Senators Press China on Missile Sales to Iran VOA 11 Aug 2006 -- A group of U.S. senators visiting China to discuss trade and security have questioned Beijing about reports that missiles it sold to Iran ended up in the hands of the militant group Hezbollah in Lebanon
- Russia warns Georgia against pro-Tbilisi govt. in troubled gorge RIA Novosti 12 Aug 2006 -- The idea of installing a pro-Tbilisi government in the troubled Kodori gorge in Georgia's breakaway republic of Abkhazia is extremely dangerous, a Russian deputy foreign minister said Friday.
- Russian peacekeepers in Kodori Gorge unacceptable - Georgia RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2006 -- Georgia has every legitimate reason to refuse a Russian peacekeeping role in international monitoring of a gorge forming de facto border between the breakaway region of Abkhazia and Tbilisi-controlled territory, Georgia's Foreign Ministry said Friday.
- Nigeria withdraws troops from border area with Cameroon as part of UN-sponsored pact UN News Centre 11 Aug 2006 -- Nigeria has completed withdrawing its troops from the Bakassi Peninsula, beginning the next phase in the implementation of the pact signed under United Nations auspices in June that ensures the border area's peaceful transfer to Cameroon.
- India denies 'war weapons' for Sri Lanka IRNA 11 Aug 2006 -- India is ready to arm Sri Lanka to build up its deterrence capabilities but not for war. It has also told Colombo not to do anything that leads to negative political fallout in India.
- India accuses Bangladesh of massing troops along border IRNA 11 Aug 2006 -- India Friday accused Dhaka of massing troops along its border in the northeastern state of Assam, a day after two Indian women were killed in heavy mortar attacks by Bangladesh, officials said.
- Aceh Rebel Leader Warns Long-Term Peace Still Uncertain VOA 11 Aug 2006 -- A former negotiator for rebels in Indonesia's Aceh province has warned that violence could break out again within a decade if a dispute over the implementation of a historic peace deal is not resolved.
- Ivory Coast Peace Process Deadlocked VOA 11 Aug 2006 -- Analysts in Ivory Coast say the peace process has reached a deadlock in the last week.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN MARKS 30TH CONSECUTIVE A2100 SUCCESS WITH THE LAUNCH OF JCSAT-10 SATELLITE Lockheed Martin 11 Aug 2006 -- The JCSAT-10 telecommunications satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for JSAT Corporation of Japan, was successfully launched today from Kourou, French Guiana. Lift-off occurred at 6:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle provided by Arianespace of Evry, France. Initial contact with the satellite, called acquisition of signal, was confirmed at 7:07 p.m. EDT from Lockheed Martin's satellite tracking station in Uralla, Australia.
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