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18 August 2006 Military News

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  • National Naval Medical Center to Begin Fleet Marine Force Course Navy NewsStand 18 Aug 2006 -- Chiefs at National Naval Medical Center are creating a Fleet Marine Force course to help educate hospital corpsmen before they deploy.
  • Naval Base Kitsap Seabees Prepare For USS Abraham Lincoln Arrival Navy NewsStand 18 Aug 2006 -- Seabees attached to Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) Bremerton's Self-Help Department poured 588 cubic yards of concrete Aug. 16 to make a parking lot, for USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Sailors while the ship undergoes a regularly scheduled maintenance period in Bremerton for six months.
  • U.S. Military, African Allies Deliver Humanitarian Aid Washington File 18 Aug 2006 -- The United States military is partnering with members of the East African Community (EAC) to deliver medical assistance and humanitarian aid as part of "Natural Fire 2006," a 10-day multilateral military exercise.
  • Unit fires first live air-to-air missiles in South Korea AFPN 18 Aug 2006 -- With the call "Fox 2," pilots here employed AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on Aug. 16 for the first time in the history of 7th Air Force in Korea, serving as the driving force behind implementing a weapon system evaluation program here.
  • COMUSAFE concludes Russian visit AFPN 18 Aug 2006 -- Improved relations and future operational cooperation between U.S. and Russian air forces was the goal of a four-day visit to Russia by the commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe.
  • Guardian Challenge teams reach finish line AFPN 18 Aug 2006 -- Climbing, jumping, swinging from ropes and running in the summer heat, the Guardian Challenge 2006 security forces teams competed in the obstacle course portion of the competition at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., on Aug. 16.
  • MND COMPLETES ASSESSMENT ON PURCHASE OF F-16C/D FIGHTERS FROM U.S. CNA 18 Aug 2006 -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has completed a combat assessment on the planned purchase of 66 F-16C/D fighter aircraft from the United States, although the matter is still at the stage of program establishment, MND spokesman Wu Chi-fang said Friday.
  • Russian Air Force chief calls for stronger defense capability RIA Novosti 18 Aug 2006 -- Russia needs to strengthen its defense capability because the global military-political situation is deteriorating, the Air Force commander said Friday.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 18 Aug 2006

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for August 18, 2006
  • Boeing Tells C-17 Suppliers Line May End in 2009 Boeing 18 Aug 2006 -- Due to the lack of U.S. government orders for the C-17 military cargo aircraft, The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is directing program suppliers to stop work on uncommitted airplanes. This move will be the first step in an orderly shut down of the production supply chain should no further orders be received from the U.S. government.
  • U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $12.2M for Virginia-Class Submarine Material General Dynamics 18 Aug 2006 -- The U.S Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $12.2 million material order to procure spares for ship’s service turbine-generator and main-propulsion units used in Virginia-Class submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
  • U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $187 Million Contract for Small Arms Ammunition General Dynamics 18 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Army Field Support Command, Rock Island, Ill., has awarded General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems a $187 million contract modification as part of a $213 million firm-fixed-price contract for production of 5.56mm, 7.62mm, and caliber .50 small arms ammunition. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
  • U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $38 Million for Combat Vehicle Services General Dynamics 18 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $38 million contract for contractor logistics support on the Stryker combat vehicle. Vehicle support, resets and upgrades are a continuing portion of General Dynamics’ combat systems-related business.
  • Successful Testing of GPS-Guided Artillery Projectile Puts Raytheon-BAE Systems Bofors Excalibur Closer to Fielding Raytheon 18 Aug 2006 -- The Raytheon Missile Systems and BAE Systems Bofors' Excalibur team successfully test-fired two global positioning system (GPS)-guided 155 mm artillery projectiles that functioned as intended against simulated tactical targets Aug. 10. The program is a cooperative effort between the United States and Sweden.
  • UK confirms deal to supply 72 Euro fighters to Saudi Arabia IRNA 18 Aug 2006 -- The UK government confirmed Friday that it has agreed a deal reportedly worth up to Pnds 10 billion (Dlrs 19bn) to sell Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft to Saudi Arabia.

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