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29 August 2006 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Kitty Hawk Welcomes Indonesian Military Navy NewsStand 29 Aug 2006 -- Ten Indonesian officers and cadets, including the admiral commanding their Navy’s Education Development Center and the captain serving as their Naval Academy chief of staff, visited the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), Aug. 23 and 24.
  • VFA-192 Sets Bar For Aviation Safety Navy NewsStand 29 Aug 2006 -- Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 based at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan was awarded the Department of the Navy 2006 Safety Excellence Award for Aviation Safety, Aug 18.
  • Operation Deep Freeze under way with C-17 support AFPN 29 Aug 2006 -- A C-17 Globemaster III from the 62nd Airlift Wing at McChord Air Force Base, Wash., has flown four missions from Christchurch, New Zealand, kicking off the 2006 to 2007 season for Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica, known as Operation Deep Freeze.
  • Airmen assist with volcano disaster relief AFPN 29 Aug 2006 -- An eight-person Air Force medical readiness team is providing assistance to Ecuadorians affected by the Tungurahua volcano eruption here Aug. 16.
  • Homestead reservists prepare for Ernesto AFPN 29 Aug 2006 -- Air Force reservists of the 482nd Fighter Wing are preparing for landfall of Tropical Storm Ernesto on the Florida Peninsula here.
  • Pentagon to Reorganize Policy Shop, Improve Cooperation AFPS 29 Aug 2006 -- Pentagon officials unveiled a reorganization of the Defense Department's policy office that will increase interagency cooperation.
  • Stryker teams train with new vehicles Army News 29 Aug 2006 -- A long wait is over for Stryker Mobile Gun System (MSG) crews of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.
  • Katrina shapes rescue mission AFPN 29 Aug 2006 -- On Aug. 29, 2005, the third-strongest hurricane ever to hit U.S soil made landfall on the Louisiana and Mississippi border.
  • Rescue wing gears up for Tropical Storm Ernesto AFPN 29 Aug 2006 -- Air Force Reserve Command's rescue unit here is taking measures to prepare for Tropical Storm Ernesto as it heads toward central Florida.
  • New intel squadron turns aerial eye on terrorists AFPN 29 Aug 2006 -- The reactivation of the 11th Intelligence Squadron here marks a milestone for Air Force Special Operations Command, which gains its first intelligence squadron
  • Katrina: The Corps of Engineers' response Army News 30 Aug 2006 -- Employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who are involved in disaster operations have never welcomed the experience of something called the "storm of the century."
  • Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 29 Aug 2006
  • Daily Press Briefing US State Dept. 28 Aug 2006

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for August 29, 2006
  • EADS delivers prototype of NH90 mission planning system to Finland EADS 29 Aug 2006 -- EADS has delivered the first prototype of the Mission Planning Ground Station (MPGS) for the new NH90 helicopters to the Finnish Air Force (FiAF). This newly developed planning system combines for the first time operational command and control with technical logistic support of a weapon system. In addition to the national version deployed by the German Armed Forces, it is now also used by the first export customer. The Operations Support System developed by EADS Defence Electronics is an integral part of network-centric operations. The system guarantees more safety for both man and machine thanks to real-time data communication via a data link.
  • U.S. Navy's Makin Island Christened; Powered by GE LM2500+ Gas Turbines, Gears GE Marine 29 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), $45 million to produce and install 505 Tank Urban Survivability Kits (TUSK) for Abrams main battle tanks supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $45 Million For Abrams Urban Survivability Kits General Dynamics 29 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), $45 million to produce and install 505 Tank Urban Survivability Kits (TUSK) for Abrams main battle tanks supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • Northrop Grumman Introduces Plans for New Fourth Generation Version of LITENING AT Pod Northrop Grumman 29 Aug 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has unveiled plans for new fourth generation enhancements to its LITENING AT precision targeting and sensor system currently deployed with the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command, U.S. Air National Guard, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command.
  • General Dynamics to Support Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program General Dynamics 29 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has awarded General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a contract to provide program management and administrative support as well as technical services and systems engineering to the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program Directorate (PD-452). The total potential value of the contract if all options are exercised is $41.8 million over a 12-month period of performance.<
  • New Missile Warning Satellite Built By Lockheed Martin Completes Critical Functional Test Milestone Lockheed Martin 29 Aug 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today that it has successfully completed an extensive test phase of the first Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous orbit (GEO) satellite.
  • NetFires LLC Awarded $54 Million Navy Contract for Littoral Combat Ship Missile Systems Raytheon 29 Aug 2006 -- NetFires LLC, a limited liability company established by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Company, has received a $54.8 million U.S. Navy contract for System Design and Development for the Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System for the Navy Littoral Combat Ships.
  • Raytheon Delivers Warrior UAS Sensors, Completes Verification Flight Testing Raytheon 29 Aug 2006 -- Raytheon Company completed EO/IR/LD (electro-optical/infrared/laser designator) sensor verification flight testing for the U.S. Army Warrior unmanned aerial system (UAS) this month.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • DRC: Kabila, Bemba's aides agree to probe unrest IRIN 29 Aug 2006 -- Representatives of President Joseph Kabila and Vice-President Jean Pierre Bemba, finalists in July's election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, agreed on Tuesday to set up sub-commissions to investigate the causes of recent fighting in the capital and to work out ground rules for a run-off presidential poll due on 29 October.
  • DR Congo candidates working to prevent violence during runoff, UN mission reports UN News Centre 29 Aug 2006 -- The two leading presidential candidates from last month's historic elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have agreed on a joint plan to investigate the deadly clashes that broke out after the release of preliminary results and to prevent violence from recurring during the runoff poll, the United Nations mission in the country reported today.

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