21 August 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 21 Aug 2006 [PDF]
- MND-B SERVICE MEMBER KILLED BY ROADSIDE BOMB
- THREE COALITION FORCE SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED IN AL ANBAR PROVINCE
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Civil affairs projects improve Nineveh quality of life Army News 21 Aug 2006 -- Three towns west of Mosul in northern Iraq are benefiting from several newly completed projects as a result of cooperation between local leadership, and members of the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion.
- CENTAF releases airpower summaries for Aug. 20-21 AFPN 21 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Aug. 20 and 21.
- Iraqi Forces Capture Key Insurgent Leaders, Rescue Kidnap Victims AFPS 21 Aug 2006 -- Iraqi forces captured two key insurgent leaders in Baghdad yesterday and rescued five kidnap victims in separate operations Aug. 18 and 19 in different areas of Iraq, U.S. military officials reported.
- Afghanistan: Increased Opium Farming Reported In South RFE/RL 21 Aug 2006 -- As the Afghan government prepares to host its second counternarcotics conference in Kabul on August 22, with plans to announce new details about its antidrug efforts, Western officials warn that a soon-to-be released UN report on opium farming shows record cultivation this year.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Press Conference by the President The White House 21 Aug 2006
- Bush: U.S. Will Assist U.N. Stabilization Plan In Lebanon AFPS 21 Aug 2006 -- The United States will provide funding and other assistance to support a U.N. plan to end warfare between Lebanon-based Hezbollah guerrillas and Israel, President Bush said here today.
- Tanzanian, U.S. Militaries Provide Assistance to Local Tribes, Villages Navy NewsStand 21 Aug 2006 -- A team of Tanzanian Peoples’ Defense Force (TPDF), U.S. military medics and engineers began a series of humanitarian civil action programs here Aug. 14 that include providing medical care and refurbishing a dispensary.
- CJTF-HOA Commander Visits Devastated Area of Ethiopia Navy NewsStand 21 Aug 2006 -- Rear Adm. Richard Hunt, Commander, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) met with Dire Dawa Mayor Abdul Aziz Aug. 20 after surveying the area hit by the Aug. 6 flood, which displaced approximately 6,000 people.
- Final CARAT Phase Closes in Philippines Navy NewsStand 21 Aug 2006 -- A small ceremony at the naval base here, Aug. 21, marked the close of the Philippines phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT).
- CV-22 testing accelerates in August AFPN 21 Aug 2006 -- The CV-22 Osprey, an aircraft unlike any other, is now in the midst of a test unlike any other.
- B-1 Lancers join 379th fleet AFPN 21 Aug 2006 -- The 379th Air Expeditionary Wing welcomed its newest airframe to the fleet here Aug. 16.
- AFRL awards $49.9 million contract to Colorado firm AFPN 21 Aug 2006 -- The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate has awarded a $49.9 million contract to Intelligent Software Solution Inc. of Colorado Springs, Colo., to upgrade intelligence capabilities at U.S. sites around the world.
- AEF Center reassigned to Air Force Personnel Center AFPN 21 Aug 2006 -- The Air and Space Expeditionary Force Center will be assigned under the Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley announced today.
- CIS air defense to hold command-and-staff exercise in October RIA Novosti 21 Aug 2006 -- The integrated air defense network of a group of former Soviet republics will conduct large-scale training exercises with live munitions, a senior air force officer said Monday.
- Armed forces' increased defensive capabilities displayed in Zarbat-e Zolfaqar wargames IRNA 21 Aug 2006 -- The third stage of massive wargames dubbed `Zarbat-e Zolfaqar' was held here Monday with Iran's ground forces conducting state-of-the-art operations against air targets such as fighter planes and choppers.
- DoD News: Contracts for August 21, 2006
- Deployable EADS combat operations centre for air defence enters into service with the German Air Force EADS 21 Aug 2006 -- For the first time, the German Air Force has at its disposal a Deployable Control & Reporting Centre (DCRC) for the military surveillance of airspace and for the tactical command and control of air force units.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED CONTRACT FOR MK92 FIRE CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN AGENT ROLE Lockheed Martin 21 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Navy awarded a contract valued at up to $43 million to Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] to continue in its role as design agent for the MK92 Fire Control System supporting the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and international customers.
- Refurbishing of Airborne Laser's Megawatt-Class Laser Proceeds with Redelivery of First Turbopump to Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman 21 Aug 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received the second of six turbopumps that are being refurbished during the disassembly and inspection of the megawatt-class laser the company provides for the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Airborne Laser (ABL) program.
- Raytheon Successfully Flight Tests New Missile Variant Raytheon 21 Aug 2006 -- Raytheon Company has successfully demonstrated the improved navigation accuracy capability of a new variant of HARM (High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile).
- Thales UK wins contract in excess of £50M for the FALCON Programme Thales 21 Aug 2006 -- Thales UK is a key partner in the BAE Systems FALCON team, which has been awarded a contract to supply the first increment of the FALCON information infrastructure programme.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 21 Aug 2006
- U.S. Considers Additional U.N. Resolution To Disarm Hezbollah Washington File 21 Aug 2006 -- The United States is considering an additional U.N. Security Council resolution clarifying the mandate of the U.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon to include the disarming of Hezbollah, President George Bush said August 21.
- No decision yet on Pakistani troops to Lebanon: spokesperson IRNA 21 Aug 2006 -- Pakistan said on Monday that no decision has been taken about contributing troops or otherwise for peacekeeping in Lebanon.
- LEBANON: Peacekeeping force needs more commitment IRIN 21 Aug 2006 -- The international community should show more commitment to calls by the United Nations to strengthen the international peacekeeping force in Lebanon, said experts in Beirut.
- UN delegation discusses Lebanon situation with Israeli Foreign Minister, other officials UN News Centre 21 Aug 2006 -- A high-level United Nations delegation met Israel's Foreign Minister and other senior officials today to discuss the issue of prisoners, an arms embargo, the lifting of the blockade of Lebanon and other issues relating to the Security Council resolution that led to the cessation of recent hostilities between Hizbollah and Israel.
- Lebanese army moves into more positions vacated by Israeli troops as UN coordinates UN News Centre 21 Aug 2006 -- Lebanese forces moved into more areas in the south of the country today as Israeli troops withdrew and the cessation of hostilities with Hizbollah continued to hold, the United Nations interim force, which is coordinating the operation, said in a statement.
- Bush Calls for Quick Deployment of UN Force in Lebanon VOA 21 Aug 2006 -- President Bush is calling for the quick deployment of an international force in Lebanon. Mr. Bush is also substantially increasing U.S. aid to the Lebanese people.
- Israeli Reservists Criticize Olmert Government's Handling of War VOA 21 Aug 2006 -- U.N. envoys held talks in Israel on Monday as pressure mounted on the government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for a state inquiry into the conduct of the month-long conflict in Lebanon.
- UN Envoys Hold Talks in Israel VOA 21 Aug 2006 -- Two senior United Nations diplomats are in Israel, continuing efforts to ensure the ceasefire now in effect in Lebanon does not unravel
- SUDAN: UN condemns killing of African peacekeepers in Darfur IRIN 21 Aug 2006 -- The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) has condemned the killing of two African Union (AU) peacekeepers in the Darfur region, calling it a serious violation of international law.
- US Urges UN Force in Darfur 'Without Delay' VOA 21 Aug 2006 -- The United States Monday called on the government of Sudan to allow deployment of a U.N. peacekeeping force in Darfur "without delay."
- Sudan Government Opposes UN Plan to Deploy Peacekeepers to Darfur VOA 21 Aug 2006 -- The Sudanese government in Khartoum is denouncing a proposal to deploy a United Nations peacekeeping mission to restore order in the war-torn region of Darfur
- SOMALIA: Premier appoints new cabinet IRIN 21 Aug 2006 -- Somalia's interim Prime Minister, Ali Muhammad Gedi, on Monday appointed a 31-member cabinet, two weeks after the dissolution of the previous one amid disagreements over the premier's handling of peace talks between the transitional government and the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC).
- UGANDA: Gov't and rebels discuss ending hostilities, demobilisation IRIN 21 Aug 2006 -- Talks aimed at ending two decades of fighting in northern Uganda re-opened in the southern Sudanese capital of Juba on Monday, with the government and rebels discussing the cessation of hostilities and the demobilisation of fighters, officials said.
- BURUNDI: Officers in demobilisation for the first time, official says IRIN 21 Aug 2006 -- Officers have been included for the first time in Burundi's demobilisation process that started in 2004, said an official on Monday.
- Chechen militants have lost their leaders - interior minister RIA Novosti 21 Aug 2006 -- Thanks to the work of law enforcement agencies in Chechnya, the republic's militants have lost almost all of their leaders, the Russian interior minister said Monday.
- Annan urges all parties in the DR Congo to abide by the electoral law; respect poll results UN News Centre 21 Aug 2006 -- Welcoming the weekend announcement of provisional election results from last month's landmark polls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged all Congolese parties to abide by the electoral law and to "accept and respect" the final results of the elections.
- Former Burundi President Arrested in Connection With Alleged Coup Plot VOA 21 Aug 2006 -- Police in Burundi have arrested the country's former president, Domitien Ndayizeye, in connection with a probe into an alleged coup plot.
- Philippine Government Appoints Commission to Investigate Political Killings VOA 21 Aug 2006 -- The Philippine President, Gloria Arroyo, has appointed an independent commission to investigate the growing number of politically linked killings.
- Massive Lockheed Martin Solar Arrays To Be Launched To International Space Station Lockheed Martin 21 Aug 2006 -- The second of four pairs of massive solar arrays and a Solar Alpha Rotary Joint (SARJ), built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] at its Space Systems facility in Sunnyvale, will be launched aboard the space shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station (ISS) as early as August 27, 2006. Atlantis’ launch window extends through September 13, 2006. During the 11-day STS-115 mission, astronauts will connect the package of giant solar arrays and the rotary joint – incorporated into an integrated truss segment – to the Station. A second rotary joint and a third pair of solar arrays will be delivered to ISS on STS-117.
- Orbital to Oversee Production and Operation of Rocketplane Kistler's K-1 Reusable Launch Vehicle Orbital Sciences Corp. 21 Aug 2006 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) will oversee the final development, production and launch operations activities of Rocketplane Kistler’s (RpK) K-1 reusable launch vehicle system, the company announced today. RpK’s K-1 vehicle was selected last Friday by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the space agency’s Commercial Orbital Transportation System (COTS) program to provide unmanned cargo transportation services to and from the International Space Station (ISS).
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