15 August 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 15 Aug 2006 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Aug. 15 AFPN 15 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released the airpower summary for Aug. 15.
- Stryker Brigade Soldiers Sent Home to Alaska to Return to Iraq AFPS 15 Aug 2006 -- Three hundred one soldiers with an Alaska-based unit extended in Iraq will return to the combat zone to serve with their comrades in arms, Army officials announced yesterday.
- Iraqi Forces Capture Murder Suspect; Blast Kills 63 Iraqis, Wounds 140 AFPS 15 Aug 2006 -- Iraqi forces in Baghdad yesterday captured a man believed to be responsible for the January shooting death of a U.S. soldier and an interpreter, U.S. military officials reported.
- Iraq Suicide Bomber Hits Office of Talabani's Party; 9 Killed VOA 15 Aug 2006 -- Iraqi authorities say a suicide car bombing in the northern city of Mosul has killed nine people.
- 6 Dead as Afghan Insurgents Ambush Policemen; Al-Qaida Suspect Killed in Raid VOA 15 Aug 2006 -- Officials in Afghanistan say suspected Taleban insurgents have attacked a police convoy in the western province of Farah, killing six policemen and wounding three others.
- Al Qaeda Terrorist Killed in Afghanistan; Extremists Die in Thwarted Attack AFPS 15 Aug 2006 -- Afghan and coalition forces killed an al Qaeda member and detained 13 other suspected terrorists today during an early-morning operation in Afghanistan's Khowst province, U.S. military officials reported.
- Afghan Reconstruction Cooperation Continues AFPS 15 Aug 2006 -- Coalition forces and the U.S. Agency for International Development continue to work together to bring reconstruction and economic development to the people of Afghanistan, U.S. military officials said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Army's Future Combat Systems Modernization Program Completes In-Process Preliminary Design Review Army News Release 15 Aug 2006 -- The Army moved one step closer to transforming itself into a more relevant, capable and ready 21st-century force when, last week, it successfully completed In-Process Preliminary Design Review of its principal modernization effort, the Future Combat Systems (FCS) program.
- 'Bats' shield Airmen from harm AFPN 15 Aug 2006 -- Their mission is simple: save the lives of troops on the ground in Iraq by providing an electronic shield around them.
- UAV Races Draw Future Leaders in Engineering Navy NewsStand 15 Aug 2006 -- The Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) held their ninth annual International Autonomous Vehicle Competition Aug. 3-6 at the Point Loma Space and Naval Warfare Systems (SPAWAR) Center in San Diego.
- NBK Port Operations Personnel Get Certified in Oil Spill Response Navy NewsStand 15 Aug 2006 -- After a week of classroom instruction, 20 Sailors from Naval Base Kitsap's Port Operations department were certified in oil spill response, Aug. 11.
- Modifications to extend service life of A-10s AFPN 15 Aug 2006 -- At first glance the A-10 Thunderbolt II cockpit looks like a Category 5 tornado just touched down in the middle of it.
- C-5 Galaxy undergoes dynamic runway testing AFPN 15 Aug 2006 -- As part of the C-5 Galaxy's Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program, the aircraft is undergoing dynamic taxi testing to check the structural strength and flexibility of the four-engine modification.
- Guardian Challenge under way AFPN 15 Aug 2006 -- More than 150 competitors from throughout Air Force Space Command are being graded on their readiness and combat capabilities as part of Guardian Challenge here
- Pace Says Iran Fighting Proxy Wars Against Iraq, Israel AFPS 15 Aug 2006 -- Iran is fighting two proxy wars, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told servicemembers here Aug. 13.
- Russia launches military exercises in Tajikistan RIA Novosti 15 Aug 2006 -- Russia's 201st military base in Tajikistan has begun division-level command and staff exercises, the base press service said Tuesday.
- Daily Press Briefing State Department 15 Aug 2006
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 15 Aug 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for August 15, 2006
- BAE Systems Wins Naval Undersea Warfare Center Services Contract BAE Systems 15 Aug 2006 -- BAE Systems has been awarded an $8.6 million contract for technical and professional support services for the In-Service Engineering and Integrated Logistics Support department of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), Keyport, Washington. The total cumulative value of the contract could reach approximately $54 million if all four one-year options are exercised. The award was made under the Naval Sea Systems Command SeaPort-e multiple award contract.
- Future Combat Systems Team Successfully Completes Milestone Review; Moves Forward with Design, Build and Test Activities Boeing 15 Aug 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and partner Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), functioning as the Lead Systems Integrator for the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) program, today announced the successful completion of the Initial Preliminary Design Review (IPDR). The IPDR is the FCS program's most important technical milestone to date and the largest review of the year.
- CACI Awarded $14.4 Million Recompete Contract With U.S. Army National Guard CACI 15 Aug 2006 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today its subsidiary R.M. Vredenburg & Company has been awarded a $14.4 million prime recompete contract by the U.S. Army National Guard (ARNG) to continue its development of a software application that supports military construction projects. Known as the Project Documentation (ProjDoc) application, the web-based software helps the ARNG provide documentation that Congress requires for funding new military construction. The award is for one base year, plus four option years, and calls for CACI software development, maintenance, helpdesk support, and training. The contract increases both the size and scope of CACI's previous ProjDoc work.
- EADS is given its first export order for personal protective containers EADS 15 Aug 2006 -- EADS has been given a first export order for its TransProtec containers, which were specially developed for the safe transport of people in crisis areas. According to the company’s announcement on Tuesday, the Danish Procurement Office has initially ordered two TransProtec containers from EADS Defence Electronics.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN'S UNMANNED SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY READY TO ADDRESS FUTURE NEEDS Lockheed Martin 15 Aug 2006 -- During a press briefing today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] showcased its latest developments in unmanned systems technology and its progress into the future net-enabled environment.
- Northrop Grumman Successfully Installs Secure, Airborne Network Connectivity Product Northrop Grumman 15 Aug 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has completed a successful initial installation of its Interim Capability for Airborne Networking (ICAN) onboard the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft to support communications among U.S. Air Force and Army personnel deployed in the Middle East.
- Raytheon and Aerojet Demonstrate SM-3 Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System Raytheon 15 Aug 2006 -- Raytheon Company and Aerojet have successfully demonstrated the capability of a Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System (TDACS) for Standard Missile-3 (SM-3).
- Raytheon Dramatically Improves Troposcatter Bandwidth Raytheon 15 Aug 2006 -- Following on the heels of a recent June 2006 communications breakthrough, Raytheon Company has achieved another important milestone in troposcatter (TROPO) solutions. Besting its own industry-first 20 megabytes per second (MBps) Ku band TROPO or "over the horizon" communications link, Raytheon successfully demonstrated a 40 MBps link.
- BAE Systems Selected to Support Geospatial Center of Excellence BAE Systems 15 Aug 2006 -- The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has selected BAE Systems to implement its Mensuration Services Program (MSP). The program is an enterprise system that supports NGAs role to provide precision geospatial imagery and products to Americas armed forces.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 15 Aug 2006
- U.S. Committed to Lebanese Security, State's Welch Says Washington File 15 Aug 2006 -- The United States is determined to transform the tragedy of the recent conflict between Israel and Hezbollah into a positive change that will enhance the security of Lebanon and the entire region, according to Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs C. David Welch.
- Syria's Assad Says Hezbollah Victorious Against Israel VOA 15 Aug 2006 -- One day after a cease-fire between Hezbollah fighters and Israel, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the United States plan for a new Middle East has failed because of the achievements of Hezbollah against Israel.
- US Blasts Iran, Syria, for Lebanon Comments VOA 15 Aug 2006 -- The Bush administration Tuesday sharply criticized Iran and Syria for claiming victory for Hezbollah in the Lebanon conflict
- Israeli Military Starts Withdrawing From Lebanon VOA 15 Aug 2006 -- The Israeli army has begun withdrawing from Lebanon as the cease-fire with Hezbollah guerrillas in that country is generally holding for a second day.
- Analysis: Truce Holding, Hard Part Still to Come cfr.org 15 Aug 2006 -- With the flow of blood largely staunched and the United Nations scrambling to put together a peacekeeping force for southern Lebanon (Globe and Mail), a few glimmers of hope have surfaced in the region.
- LEBANON: Unexploded bombs bring new dangers IRIN 15 Aug 2006 -- Lebanese who had fled air strikes during the month-long conflict with Israel, are facing a new danger as they head home: unexploded bombs and shells left behind.
- Hezbollah the real winner in Lebanon war: speaker IRNA 15 Aug 2006 -- Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel here Tuesday said that the Islamic resistance movement, Hezbollah, has emerged the real winner in the Middle East war.
- Lebanon's victory both strategic & historic - Nasrallah IRNA 15 Aug 2006 -- Popular Secretary General of Lebanese Hezbollah here on Monday praised the brave resistance of the Lebanese nation in facing the Zionist army, commemorated the martyrs' braveries, and called Lebanon's victory of great strategic and historic value.
- Israel, Hizbollah are holding fire, UN's Lebanon force reports UN News Centre 15 Aug 2006 -- There have been no breaches of the Security Council-mandated cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hizbollah since it came into effect on Monday morning, the United Nations Interim Force for Lebanon (UNIFIL) reported today.
- Israeli Air Strikes Hit Gaza VOA 15 Aug 2006 -- The Israeli army says it carried out two airstrikes in Gaza late Monday, both aimed at houses belonging to militants.
- Lebanese Army to Begin Deploying to South as Part of Cease-Fire Deal VOA 15 Aug 2006 -- Lebanon says its army will start deploying 15,000 soldiers to the Litani River before the end of this week.
- Lebanon Truce Holds For Second Day VOA 15 Aug 2006 -- Israeli army commanders say that starting Wednesday, they will begin moving some troops back from positions they have captured in Lebanon in the past month of fighting Hezbollah
- Middle East: No Easy Answers On Lebanon Peacekeepers RFE/RL 15 Aug 2006 -- A lot of unanswered questions and not a lot of time -- that, in short, sums up the predicament in deploying the international peacekeepers in southern Lebanon.
- Middle East: A Look At Who Gained, Who Lost RFE/RL 15 Aug 2006 -- It took a United Nations resolution to end the fighting between Israel and Hizballah, but that hasn't stopped each side from claiming victory.
- Georgia establishes military presence in Kodori - Russian general RIA Novosti 15 Aug 2006 -- Georgia has used a so-called anti-crime operation in Abkhazia's Kodori Gorge aimed at disarming a rebellious militia unit as a pretext to deploy military forces in the area, a Russian army general said Tuesday.
- Pakistan rejects Indian PM's cross-border terrorism charges IRNA 15 Aug 2006 -- Pakistan has rejected Indian prime minister's remarks on cross-border terrorism, saying that it is a frontline state in the war against terror.
- India's Singh Urges Pakistan to Stop Cross-Border Militant Attacks VOA 15 Aug 2006 -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh again has urged Pakistan to fulfill its promise to stop militant attacks originating from its territory.
- New head of UN Kosovo mission optimistic about a status settlement UN News Centre 15 Aug 2006 -- In his first public comments since being named Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Representative in Kosovo yesterday, the new envoy said he expects to be the last person to hold that position because he believes a resolution of the province's final political status can soon be reached.
- Timor-Leste: UN envoy calls for an expanded mission UN News Centre 15 Aug 2006 -- Given the fragile security situation in Timor-Leste, the Secretary-General's Special Envoy to that country today called on the Security Council to establish a new, larger United Nations mission there.
- More UN officials deplore violence in Sri Lanka as toll on children rises UN News Centre 15 Aug 2006 -- Reacting to a bombing in Sri Lanka on Monday that reportedly killed dozens of children and wounded many more, two senior United Nations officials added their voices to growing international calls for the Government and separatist rebels to lay down their arms and resume talks.
- Burma Envoy: Constitutional Convention Could Restart After End of Rainy Season VOA 15 Aug 2006 -- Talks on drafting a new constitution for Burma will resume as early as October, the country's ambassador to the Philippines has said
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