28 August 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 28 Aug 2006 [PDF]
- MND-B SOLDIER KILLED BY SMALL-ARMS FIRE
- 4 MND-B SOLDIERS KILLED BY ROADSIDE BOMB
- MND-B SOLDIER KILLED BY ROADSIDE BOMB
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Press Briefing, Aug. 28, 2006 MNF-I 28 Aug 2006 -- TOPIC: OPERATIONAL UPDATE
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Brig. Gen. Pittard from Iraq 28 Aug 2006 -- Presenter: Commander, Iraqi Assistance Group, Brig. Gen. Dana Pittard
- Shi'ite Militiamen Battle Iraqi Soldiers in Southern Iraq VOA 28 Aug 2006 -- Iraqi officials say at least 40 Shi'ite militiamen and 20 Iraqi soldiers have been killed in an eruption of fighting in the southern part of the country
- CENTAF releases airpower summaries AFPN 28 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summaries for Aug. 25 to 27.
- Iraqi Forces Capture Bomb Maker, Repel Attack AFPS 28 Aug 2006 -- Iraqi security forces captured a suspected bomb maker and cell leader yesterday near Mussayib, Iraq, U.S. military officials said.
- Iraqi troops battle rebels IRNA 28 Aug 2006 -- Iraqi troops fought fierce street battles with rebels in the central town of Diwaniyah on Monday.
- Iraqi Troops Battle Shi'ite Militiamen in Southern Iraq, 34 Dead VOA 28 Aug 2006 -- Officials say a fierce battle between Iraqi troops and Shi'ite militiamen in the south of the country has left at least 34 people dead.
- Afghan, Coalition Forces Find Multiple Bombs; Two Afghans Rescued AFPS 28 Aug 2006 -- Afghan and coalition forces discovered and disabled multiple explosive devices in three separate locations today, and coalition forces helped save two Afghan boys, U.S. military officials reported.
- C-17 crew delivers vital supplies to Soldiers AFPN 28 Aug 2006 -- A C-17 Globemaster III crew from Manas completed the base's first combat airdrop mission when they dropped vital supplies to Army units engaged in combat in eastern Afghanistan Aug. 23.
- Berlin says no plans to shift troops to southern Afghanistan IRNA 28 Aug 2006 -- The German government has no plans to redeploy some of its troops from north Afghanistan to the southern part of the war-stricken country amid rising political violence, a spokesperson for Chancellor Angela Merkel announced in Berlin on Monday.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: Media Roundtable with Mr. Edelman from the Pentagon 28 Aug 2006 -- Presenter: Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Eric Edelman
- Whiteman B-2s complete successful Andersen deployment AFPN 28 Aug 2006 -- After more than 140 sorties and 330 released weapons, B-2 Spirit aircraft, pilots, maintainers and support staff from the 509th Bomb Wing are returning home having completed another successful deployment here.
- US CENTCOM chief begins Pakistan's visit IRNA 28 Aug 2006 -- US CENTCOM chief begins Pakistan's visit
- Corps of Engineers preps for Hurricane Ernesto Army News 28 Aug 2006 -- In anticipation of Hurricane Ernesto making landfall along the gulf coast, the South Atlantic Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency and hurricane response operations.
- Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 28 Aug 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for August 28, 2006
- Boeing Successfully Demonstrates Joint Tactical Radio System Ground Mobile Radios Boeing 28 Aug 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] successfully displayed the capabilities of the Joint Tactical Radio System Ground Mobile Radios (JTRS GMR) during a recent demonstration to senior U.S. government officials.
- CACI Awarded Additional $32 Million Task Order Under Strategic Services Sourcing Contract CACI 28 Aug 2006 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded an additional task order under the Strategic Services Sourcing (S3) contract with the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command, headquartered at Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey. On March 15, 2006 CACI announced it was one of just seven prime contractors on the S3 program, which has a total estimated ceiling value of $19.25 billion. The contract continues the ongoing expansion of CACI's business in solutions for C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance).
- Eurocopter delivers 1st Cougar helicopter to Bulgaria EADS 28 Aug 2006 -- At the ceremony, General Petrov declared: “I am pleased to accept our fist COUGAR helicopter. We are convinced it will greatly improve the capabilities of the Bulgarian Air Force in national and international defence missions. This is the result of an outstanding cooperation with the EUROCOPTER teams, which have succeeded in respected all their commitments toward us.”
- General Dynamics Awarded $30 Million to Produce Reactive Armor for Abrams Tanks General Dynamics 28 Aug 2006 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $30 million competitive contract from U.S. Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (Picatinny, N.J.) for the production of reactive armor tile sets to equip Abrams tanks. Total contract value could reach $59 million if all contract options are exercised. General Dynamics has been a leading producer of reactive armor for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle since 1995, with $417 million in Bradley reactive armor orders to date.
- Rheinmetall to modernize the German combat training centre Rheinmetall Defence 28 Aug 2006 -- In August 2006, the Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) awarded Rheinmetall Defence Electronics a contract for the regeneration of the data processing equipment at the German Army's GÜZ combat training centre in Letzlingen. Because commercial products were used extensively when the GÜZ equipment was originally implemented, and considering that the state of development is that of about 1997, the corresponding regenerative requirement has now arisen for the systems technology in the combat training centre. The order has a total value of several million euros.
- Sagem Défense Sécurité and Rohde & Schwarz: interoperability in ciphered telecommunications Sagem (Safran group) 28 Aug 2006 -- On June 13th, Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) and Rohde & Schwarz SIT GmbH made an encrypted telephone call using two different terminals of the two manufacturers on the basis of the new SCIP - Secured Communication Interoperability Protocol - developed by the International ICWG (Interoperability Control Working Group).
- SAIC Acquires Applied Ordnance Technology SAIC 28 Aug 2006 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Applied Ordnance Technology (AOT). Based in Waldorf, Md., AOT is a leading innovator in the defense community for technical products and services in the areas of ordnance and weapons systems engineering and design, acquisition and logistics, systems safety, environmental engineering, IT solutions and knowledge-based applications.
- BAE Systems Awarded Department of Homeland Security EAGLE Contract for Major Information Technology Support BAE Systems 28 Aug 2006 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a prime contract for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge solutions (EAGLE) program. The company will support DHS efforts to improve efficiency and reduce costs of information technology systems and services in two functional categories – software development (category 4) and management support services (category 5).
- EADS receives contract to construct the BOS digital radio network in Germany EADS 28 Aug 2006 -- EADS has secured the contract to construct the digital radio system for the German security authorities and organizations (BOS). The contract has been awarded in writing by the Procurement Office in the Federal Ministry of the Interior. Within the scope of this contract, EADS will act as prime contractor and, together with Siemens, construct a nationwide TETRA digital radio network by 31 December 2010. In all, the contract has a potential volume of up to € 1 billion for EADS.
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Awards Northrop Grumman Port Security Contract Northrop Grumman 28 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract to provide border security surveillance for land ports of entry along the southwest U.S. border. The pilot program will offer total operational security while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 28 Aug 2006
- UN Chief Satisfied Lebanon Implementing Ceasefire Resolution VOA 28 Aug 2006 -- After a meeting with the Lebanese Prime Minister and other top officials, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he is satisfied Lebanon is committed to the U.N. resolution that halted more than a month of fighting between Hezbollah militants and Israel
- Italy Approves Sending Troops to Lebanon VOA 28 Aug 2006 -- The Italian government gave final approval for sending troops to Lebanon as part of a U.N. peacekeeping mission.
- Israel's Olmert Rejects Independent Investigation Into War VOA 28 Aug 2006 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday said he will appoint two government commissions to examine Israel's conduct in the recent conflict in Lebanon, but he rejected calls for an independent investigation.
- UN: Annan Calls On Israel To End Lebanon Blockade RFE/RL 28 Aug 2006 -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is in Beirut today for talks focusing on the strengthened UN force for Lebanon.
- Calling on Israel to end Lebanon blockade, Annan urges Hizbollah to free soldiers UN News Centre 28 Aug 2006 -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan, currently in Beirut on the first leg of his shuttle diplomacy to the Middle East, has called on Israel to lift its blockade of Lebanon and urged Hizbollah to free two captured Israeli soldiers.
- UN: Annan Visits Beirut Over Lebanon Force RFE/RL 28 Aug 2006 -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is in Beirut today for talks focusing on the strengthened UN force for Lebanon.
- Israeli-Dropped Cluster Bomblets Threaten South Lebanon VOA 28 Aug 2006 -- Two weeks ago, a U.N. brokered truce ended 34 days of fighting between Hezbollah militants and Israel in southern Lebanon
- Jordanian Prince Calls for Asian Muslim Troops to Join UN Force in Lebanon VOA 28 Aug 2006 -- An influential moderate from the Middle East is calling for Israel to drop its opposition to Asian Muslims being included in the United Nations peacekeeping force headed for Lebanon
- Israeli Air Strike Kills 4 Palestinian Security Men in Gaza City VOA 28 Aug 2006 -- Palestinian medics say an Israeli air strike has killed four Palestinian members of a Hamas-led security force in Gaza.
- United States Pressing for U.N. Peacekeepers in Darfur Washington File 28 Aug 2006 -- Responding to dramatic reports of tragic conditions in Darfur, Sudan, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said he is pressing the Security Council for a resolution to authorize and set a deployment date for a large U.N. peacekeeping operation by the end of August.
- US Diplomat Attempts to Deliver Message to President of Sudan VOA 28 Aug 2006 -- A senior U.S. diplomatic envoy has extended a visit to Khartoum aimed at persuading the Sudanese government to approve deployment of United Nations peacekeeping forces in Darfur
- US Wants Early Vote on UN Peacekeepers for Darfur VOA 28 Aug 2006 -- The United States is pushing the Security Council to vote by the end of the week on a British-American sponsored resolution to send UN troops to Darfur
- GAMBIA-SENEGAL: UN assesses conditions of displaced on border IRIN 28 Aug 2006 -- United Nations agencies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are investigating reports that thousands of people recently fled into The Gambia from unrest in Senegal's southern Casamance region.
- 8 killed, 41 wounded in a fresh violence in Sri Lanka IRNA 28 Aug 2006 -- Five Sri Lankan soldiers and three civilians were killed and 41 wounded on Monday in Sri Lanka's battle-torn northeast as troops mounted a fresh offensive against Tamil Tigers to offset any attack on a key naval facility.
- Violence Continues in Southern Pakistan VOA 28 Aug 2006 -- Protests continued throughout Pakistan two days after government forces killed a rebel leader during counterinsurgency operations in the southwestern province of Balochistan
- UGANDA: Gov't and rebels sure of an end to 20-year conflict IRIN 28 Aug 2006 -- Both the Ugandan government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) were upbeat on Monday about a peaceful end to their 20-year-old war that has killed thousands and displaced almost two million people in the north of the country.
- JORDAN: Parliament endorses anti-terrorism law IRIN 28 Aug 2006 -- The Lower House of the Jordanian Parliament on Sunday endorsed a controversial anti-terrorism law which allows security forces to put suspects under tight surveillance, detain them and ban them from leaving the country.
- Calm prevails in DR Congo as first parliamentary election results released, says UN UN News Centre 28 Aug 2006 -- The situation in Kinshasa remained calm over the weekend as the first parliamentary election results from last month's historic balloting emerged, the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported.
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