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14 August 2006 Military News

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Defense Industry
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Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • 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.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • 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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