14 August 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 14 Aug 2006 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Press Briefing, Aug. 14, 2006 MNF-I 14 Aug 2006 -- IRAQ OPERATIONAL UPDATE BRIEFING BRIEFERS: MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM B. CALDWELL IV USA, SPOKESMAN, MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE - IRAQ; AND MAJOR GENERAL JOE PETERSON, COMMANDER, CIVILIAN POLICE ASSISTANT TRAINING TEAM
- CENTAF releases airpower summaries for Aug. 13 and 14 AFPN 14 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summaries for Aug. 13 and 14.
- Troops Search for Kidnap Victims; Baghdad Security Operations Continue AFPS 14 Aug 2006 -- Iraqi army and Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers set a cordon around an Iraqi Ministry of Health complex at about 2:30 a.m. yesterday to search for kidnapped Iraqi citizens.
- US Military Disputes Cause of Baghdad Blasts on Sunday VOA 14 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. military in Iraq says a series of explosions Sunday that killed 57 people in Baghdad was the result of an accidental gas main blast
- 550 Active-Duty Soldiers Join Wildfire Fight in Washington State AFPS 14 Aug 2006 -- Some 550 active-duty soldiers from Fort Lewis, Wash., will be conducting a different kind of firefight in the days ahead: helping control wildfires that have burned more than 83,000 acres in Washington's Okanogan and Wenatchee national forests.
Defense Policy / Programs
- President Discusses Foreign Policy During Visit to State Department The White House 14 Aug 2006
- AFSO 21 breathes new life into old system AFPN 14 Aug 2006 -- The 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron here has streamlined the way its receiving shop conducts business using the Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century concept.
- Air Force to conduct air defense exercise in southern Russia RIA Novosti 14 Aug 2006 -- Russia's air force will deploy S-300 air defense systems during a five-day combined air defense exercise in the south of the country this week, a spokesman said Monday.
- Daily Press Briefing State Department 14 Aug 2006
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 14 Aug 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for August 14, 2006
- Boeing Receives $22.7 Million U.S. Air Force CSEL Radio Order Boeing 14 Aug 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has received a $22.7 million U.S. Air Force full-rate production contract for 2,645 additional Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) communication system radios and support equipment.
- Boeing Selects Honeywell Engines for CSAR-X Program Boeing 14 Aug 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has selected Honeywell T55-GA-714A turbo shaft engines to power the HH-47 helicopter proposed for the U.S. Air Force Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR-X) program.
- EADS' DT-35 subsonic aerial target family performs successful flight demonstrations for the U.S. Army EADS 14 Aug 2006 -- EADS North America Defense has successfully completed demonstration flights of the DT-35 subsonic aerial target to the U.S. Army's Targets Management Office, which validated the system's capabilities during back-to-back missions performed at McGregor Range in New Mexico.
- General Dynamics and U.S. Air Force Enter Agreement To Research Airborne Networking Capabilities General Dynamics 14 Aug 2006 -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has entered a three-year cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Command (ESC). Under terms of the agreement, General Dynamics will collaborate with the Air Force to research, develop and demonstrate technologies that will help to bring information- and network-driven warfare to airborne military platforms.
- Lockheed Martin's Extended Range JASSM Cruise Missile Successful in Second Flight Test Lockheed Martin 14 Aug 2006 -- Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] extended-range JASSM™ system has successfully performed its second flight test at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The JASSM air-to-surface standoff missile system is the world’s first stealthy conventional cruise missile.
- Lockheed Martin UK Win Next Stage of Battle Management Command and Control Programme Lockheed Martin 14 Aug 2006 -- The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced Team Athena – led by Lockheed Martin UK - as the contractor for the Land Environment Air Picture Provision (LEAPP) programme.
- Air Force and Raytheon Successfully Demonstrate Net-Enabled Weapons Modeling and Simulation Scenarios Raytheon 14 Aug 2006 -- Raytheon Company and the U.S. Air Force successfully demonstrated how battle systems -- showing future force capabilities using current and near term systems -- can work together to benefit the warfighter.
- Rheinmetall Waffe Munition acquires rights to PELE and ALP Technology Rheinmetall Defence 14 Aug 2006 -- Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH of Ratingen, Germany has just acquired the industrial property and trademark rights for the Penetrator with Enhanced Lateral Effect (PELE) and Active Lateral Penetrator (ALP) from the Swiss-based company futurtec AG. The two technologies significantly enhance the effectiveness and versatility of existing ammunition. In future, Rheinmetall plans to market them in conjunction with ammunition procurement and upgrade programmes both at home and abroad. Concurrently, negotiations are underway with Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG of Überlingen, Germany to acquire licences in various special calibre segments.
- SAIC Awarded Navy Technical Assistance for Repairables Processing Contract SAIC 14 Aug 2006 -- Science Applic 5A8 ations International Corporation (SAIC) announced today that it has been awarded a $5,186,546 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Technical Assistance for Repairables Processing (TARP) program services. The contract with the Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP) in Philadelphia, Pa., has three one-year option periods which, if exercised, will bring the total estimated value of the contract to $20,394,322.
- BAE Systems Enters Third Phase of Commercial Aircraft Missile Defense System Program BAE Systems 14 Aug 2006 -- BAE Systems has entered Phase III of the U.S. Department of Homeland Securitys (DHS) program to protect commercial airliners against infrared guided-missile threats.
- BAE Systems successfully Tests Skylynx II unmanned Aircraft System BAE Systems 14 Aug 2006 -- BAE Systems successfully completed tests on its Skylynx II unmanned aircraft system at Yuma Proving Grounds on Aug. 9. During test flights it met key requirements including acoustic performance, endurance, and payload capability for reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition missions. The aircraft was developed to support missions such as those critical to the U.S. Marine Corps Tier II (regiment-level) unmanned aircraft program.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 14 Aug 2006
- Cease-Fire in Lebanon "Important Step Forward," Bush Says Washington File 14 Aug 2006 -- President Bush, speaking at the State Department August 14, welcomed the adoption of the U.N. Security Council resolution on Lebanon and the implementation of a cease-fire in the region as "an important step forward" and said the next task is helping "people in both Lebanon and Israel return to their homes and begin rebuilding their lives without fear of renewed violence and terror."
- US Calls Lebanon Peace Deal Strategic Setback for Iran, Syria VOA 14 Aug 2006 -- The United States says the U.N. Security Council resolution on Lebanon, if successfully implemented, will be a strategic setback for Iran and Syria
- Israeli Prime Minister Defends War VOA 14 Aug 2006 -- More than a month of heavy fighting between Israeli forces and Hezbollah militants has ended with a U.N.-mediated cease-fire in effect in Lebanon
- Bush Says No Victory for Hezbollah VOA 14 Aug 2006 -- President Bush says Hezbollah militants in Lebanon suffered a defeat in their month-long conflict with Israel
- Annan welcomes signs that Middle East cessation of hostilities seems to be holding UN News Centre 14 Aug 2006 -- Expressing relief that the cessation of hostilities in Lebanon and northern Israel "appears to be generally holding" since it began earlier today, Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on all sides in the recent conflict in the region to act quickly to consolidate progress and then convert it into a durable ceasefire.
- As Lebanese return home, UN provides aid, warns of mine risk UN News Centre 14 Aug 2006 -- With thousands of people moving back to their homes or communities in war-ravaged Lebanon, where a cessation of hostilities took effect this morning, United Nations agencies are providing assistance while warning of the dangers posed by landmines and other unexploded ordnance.
- LEBANON: Interview with UN spokesman Khaled Mansour IRIN 14 Aug 2006 -- It took until the 30th day of the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah for a United Nations resolution to be agreed upon.
- Olmert Takes Responsibility For Offensive, Nasrallah Claims Victory RFE/RL 14 Aug 2006 -- Addressing his nation's parliament today, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert took full responsibility for the monthlong military offensive into Lebanon.
- Lebanon Cease-Fire Takes Effect RFE/RL 14 Aug 2006 -- Guns fell silent across southern Lebanon today shortly after a United Nations-brokered truce to end more than a month of fighting went into effect at 8 a.m. local time.
- Iran: Is Tehran Protecting Its Investment In Hizballah? RFE/RL 14 Aug 2006 -- Both Israel and Lebanon indicated their willingness to comply with UN Security Council Resolution 1701, agreed on which has brought a halt to nearly five weeks of fighting.
- Moscow for replacing Israel with Lebanese, UN forces RIA Novosti 14 Aug 2006 -- Russia's Foreign Ministry said Monday that replacing Israeli forces in southern Lebanon with Lebanese and UN troops was a priority.
- Israeli ministry spokesman claims victory in Lebanon conflict RIA Novosti 14 Aug 2006 -- The Lebanese military campaign has ended in victory for Israel by shifting the situation on the northern border in its favor, a spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry said Monday.
- Israel Begins Pulling Some Troops Out of Lebanon as Cease-Fire Begins VOA 14 Aug 2006 -- Israel has begun withdrawing some troops from Lebanon, shortly after a U.N.-mediated cease-fire - to end more than a month of fighting - went into effect Monday at 0500 UTC
- Nigeria hands Cameroon formal control of Bakassi Peninsula under UN-sponsored deal UN News Centre 14 Aug 2006 -- A formal ceremony was held on the Bakassi Peninsula today to mark Nigeria's peaceful transfer of authority over the once-disputed region to Cameroon following a pact signed under United Nations auspices earlier this year.
- CAMEROON-NIGERIA: Cameroon flag hoisted over Bakassi as Nigerian troops pull out IRIN 14 Aug 2006 -- Nigerian soldiers marched home on Monday as the Cameroonian flag was hoisted over the disputed Bakassi peninsula, ending a decades long row over ownership of the territory wedged between Nigeria and Cameroon.
- Nigeria Hands Over Disputed Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon VOA 14 Aug 2006 -- Nigeria has officially handed over sovereignty of the disputed and oil-rich Baskassi peninsula to Cameroon.
- Alarmed at rising violence in Sri Lanka, Annan calls for halt to fighting UN News Centre 14 Aug 2006 -- Adding his voice to a growing chorus of United Nations officials speaking out against the rising bloodshed in Sri Lanka, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today deplored recent attacks, including the weekend assassination of a Government peace official, and called on both sides to stop fighting and resume talks.
- UN: Bomb Kills At Least 19 Students in Eastern Sri Lanka VOA 14 Aug 2006 -- The United Nations has confirmed that at least 19 students were killed by a bomb in eastern Sri Lanka
- Assam rebels must reciprocate gov't decision to halt military offensives IRNA 14 Aug 2006 -- India's decision to halt military operations against a powerful separatist group in the revolt-racked northeastern state of Assam is seen as a step towards ending nearly three decades of violent insurgency in the region, officials Monday said.
- Ugandan Peace Talks to Continue Despite Government Killing of Rebel Commander VOA 14 Aug 2006 -- Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army says it will continue peace talks with the government, despite the killing of a top rebel commander Friday.
- DR Congo vote count on schedule, says UN mission there UN News Centre 14 Aug 2006 -- The counting of the ballots from last month's historic elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is ahead of schedule, and results of the presidential race should be available in less than a week, according to the UN Mission in that country (MONUC), which is advising the Congolese people to disregard media speculation on the outcome.
- Congo's Kabila Well Ahead With Nearly Half of Votes Counted VOA 14 Aug 2006 -- In the Democratic Republic of Congo, nearly half the votes from last month's historic elections have been counted, and incumbent President Joseph Kabila is well ahead
- Boeing-built Components Advance International Space Station Assembly Boeing 14 Aug 2006 -- This month's scheduled Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-115 mission resumes assembly of the International Space Station (ISS) with delivery of the Boeing [NYSE: BA] Port 3/Port 4 (P3/P4) truss segment and two power-producing solar arrays. STS-115 is the first assembly mission since November 2002.
- Successful launch of French military satellite Syracuse 3B, built by Alcatel Alenia Space Thales 14 Aug 2006 -- The new-generation military communications satellite Syracuse 3B, built by Alcatel Alenia Space as prime contractor for French defense procurement agency DGA, has been successfully orbited by an Ariane 5 ECA from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.
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