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25 August 2006 Military News

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  • SEAFAC Completes Upgrades Navy NewsStand 25 Aug 2006 -- Navy Region Northwest Sailors, local politicians and business leaders gathered at the Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility (SEAFAC) near Ketchikan, Alaska, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Aug. 22, marking the completion of the first of two phases of upgrades to the facility.
  • Ulchi Focus Lens kicks off in Korea AFPN 25 Aug 2006 -- Exercise Ulchi Focus Lens '06 kicked off Aug. 21 across the Korean peninsula. UFL, as the exercise is commonly known, takes place each year in the late summer.

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  • DoD News: Contracts for August 25, 2006
  • Rheinmetall awarded major simulation system contracts Rheinmetall Defence 25 Aug 2006 -- The Rheinmetall Group of Düsseldorf has recently booked orders from Germany, Switzerland and Thailand for simulation systems worth some €50 million. Once again, these three nations have turned to the Group's Bremen-based subsidiary Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH for advanced simulation technology for training their troops.
  • Northrop Grumman Unveils Next Generation Global Hawk Northrop Grumman 25 Aug 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) rolled out the first production version of the new RQ-4 Block 20 Global Hawk unmanned aerial reconnaissance system in a ceremony today at the company's Antelope Valley Manufacturing Center in Palmdale. Company and U.S. Air Force officials introduced the advanced capability Block 20 air vehicle to an audience of senior government and military representatives, community and civic leaders, industry teammates and employees.

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