30 August 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 30 Aug 2006 [PDF]
- MARINE KILLED IN AL ANBAR
- MND-B SOLDIER KILLED BY ROADSIDE BOMB
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- Press Roundtable, Aug. 30, 2006 MNF-I 30 Aug 2006 -- TOPIC: SECURITY IN IRAQ
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Aug. 30 AFPN 30 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Aug. 30.
- Nearly 60 Dead in Latest Iraq Violence VOA 30 Aug 2006 -- Nearly 60 people have been killed in the latest violence in Iraq, including bombings at a busy market and a blast outside an army recruiting center.
- Afghanistan's "Devil's Garden" Blooms Again Washington File 30 Aug 2006 -- Unexploded land mines, munitions cleared from former battlefield
Defense Policy / Programs
- Rumsfeld Speech on Terrorism Generates Controversy VOA 30 Aug 2006 -- The Defense Department has called on the Associated Press to correct a report that it says mischaracterized a speech by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Tuesday
- Fairchild combines wing functions to streamline operations AFPN 30 Aug 2006 -- Members of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing opened the doors Aug. 29 to a facility responsible for three key functions for Fairchild Air Force Base's expeditionary success.
- New Africa Command Under Discussion at Pentagon VOA 30 Aug 2006 -- A senior U.S. Defense Department official says Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his top military officer are working on a decision on whether to establish a new command to handle military relationships and activities in Africa
- Glonass to be deployed in full by 2010 - Defense Ministry RIA Novosti 30 Aug 2006 -- Glonass to be deployed in full by 2010 - Defense Ministry
- Daily Press Briefing US Department of State 30 Aug 2006
- Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 30 Aug 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for August 30, 2006
- Boeing Wins $5.6 Million U.S. Air Force Contract to Enhance Threat Monitoring Boeing 30 Aug 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], a major developer of integrated intelligence solutions, has received a $5.6 million U.S. Air Force contract to enhance real-time situational awareness in the cockpits of tankers, bombers and heavy-lift aircraft.
- Boeing Delivers First Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System to Australia Boeing 30 Aug 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has delivered the first Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) to the Royal Australian Air Force, increasing the number of international customers using the system to 10.
- EADS awards Grob Aerospace and Sogitec Industries contracts to supply training devices for the French Air Force Training School EADS 30 Aug 2006 -- EADS Military Air Systems France has awarded Grob Aerospace and Sogitec Industries contracts to supply training aircraft and ground-based training devices for the French Air Force Flight Training School in Cognac. Thus the French Air Force which currently trains its pilots with TB 30 Epsilon aircraft will operate 24 upgraded TB 30 Epsilon combined with additional 18 Grob 120A aircraft for the training of its pilots in the future.
- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Successfully Completes First AN/SSX-1 Production Contract General Dynamics 30 Aug 2006 -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has delivered ten AN/SSX-1 systems for the U.S. Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP). The AN/SSX-1 electronic warfare system supports a variety of missions including maritime interdiction operations against weapon, chemical and drug smuggling. These missions are accomplished by collecting precision electronic parametric data and correlating it to specific transmissions from ships and aircraft. Once installed, the system will be the SEWIP program’s first capability delivered to the U.S. Navy Fleet to aid in homeland defense.
- General Dynamics selected to provide Family of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles Conceptual Design and Mockup General Dynamics 30 Aug 2006 -- The Office of Naval Research has selected General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), to perform a “Best Technical Approach” trade study and to build a mock-up for use in defining a common set of requirements for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Program. JLTV is expected to provide the U.S. Army and Marine Corps with a family of more survivable vehicles and greater payload than the HMWWV.
- REMMELE ENGINEERING TO SUPPORT LOCKHEED MARTIN SOLID-STATE RADAR DEVELOPMENT Lockheed Martin 30 Aug 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Remmele Engineering announced an agreement in which Remmele Engineering will support advanced S-band solid-state radar development with key design and thermal management technologies.
- Raytheon Receives $20.7 Million Contract Award for Towed-Decoy Production Raytheon 30 Aug 2006 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a $20.7 million contract award for continued production of its ALE-50 line of towed decoys.
- Boeing to Enhance Security at U.S. State Department Facilities Worldwide Boeing 30 Aug 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has signed a two-year contract with the U.S. Department of State to upgrade the security systems at embassies and consulates worldwide. Boeing will provide its Visual Security Operations Console (VSOC) Sentinel™ solution to integrate the department's legacy and planned security sub-systems at more than 250 State Department locations.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 30 Aug 2006
- Annan expresses support for Palestinian unity government on trip to West Bank UN News Centre 30 Aug 2006 -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan today expressed support for Palestinian efforts towards forming a unity government in the occupied territory as he met President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank for talks focusing on the economic and social problems there and in Gaza.
- Annan Visits Israel, Palestinian Territories VOA 30 Aug 2006 -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has held talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders and urged Israel to lift its blockade of Lebanon and ease restrictions in the Palestinian territories
- UN Condemns Israel's Use of Cluster Bombs in Lebanon VOA 30 Aug 2006 -- The top U.N. humanitarian aid official has condemned Israel's use of cluster bombs in the final days of its offensive in Lebanon.
- Experts Provide Their Perspectives on the UN Force Mandate in Lebanon VOA 30 Aug 2006 -- The U.N. Security Council resolution on ending the month-long war between Israel and Hezbollah called for adding up to 13,000 troops to the 2,000 member U.N. peacekeeping force presently stationed in Lebanon, called UNIFIL
- EU calls for immediate lifting of Israeli blockade on Lebanon IRNA 30 Aug 2006 -- The European Union Wednesday called on the Zionist state to lift its air and sea blockade on Lebanon at once.
- LEBANON: Economic recession looms IRIN 30 Aug 2006 -- The Lebanese economy could go into recession in 2006 because of the damage done by the recent Israeli offensive and its ongoing air and naval blockade of the country, Lebanon's Finance Minister Jihad Azour has warned.
- Meeting Olmert, Annan renews call for lifting of Israeli blockade against Lebanon UN News Centre 30 Aug 2006 -- Meeting today in Jerusalem with Israel's Prime Minister and other top officials, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan renewed calls for the immediate lifting of the blockade of Lebanon, which has now been in place for the past seven weeks, and said all sides had a responsibility to work for peace in the strife-torn region.
- Annan Appeals to Israel to Lift Lebanon Blockade VOA 30 Aug 2006 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appealed to Israel to lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon
- UN: Annan Fails To Persuade Israel To Lift Lebanon Blockade RFE/RL 30 Aug 2006 -- In talks with top Israeli officials today, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan failed to persuade Israel to lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon.
- UGANDA: Rebels expected to release captives as army pulls back IRIN 30 Aug 2006 -- Aid agencies are preparing to receive women and children who have been held in captivity by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and are expected to be released after a truce in the 20-year war between the rebels and the Uganda government.
- UGANDA: Key events in the northern conflict since May IRIN 30 Aug 2006
- UGANDA: Preparing to start a new life IRIN 30 Aug 2006 -- An uneasy calm has returned to most parts of northern Uganda, 20 years after the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) launched its war against the Ugandan government.
- Sri Lankan troops killed 17 aid workers: Peace monitors IRNA 30 Aug 2006 -- Nordic ceasefire monitors on Wednesday accused Sri Lankan security forces of killing 17 aid workers in the northeast of the island earlier this month and subsequently covering up the incident.
- Sri Lanka Ceasefire Monitors Blame Government Troops for Deaths of Aid Workers VOA 30 Aug 2006 -- International ceasefire monitors have blamed the Sri Lankan military for the massacre earlier this month of 17 aid workers
- Security Council expected to vote tomorrow for UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur UN News Centre 30 Aug 2006 -- The Security Council is set to vote tomorrow on a draft resolution outlining the establishment within months of a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan's strife-torn and impoverished Darfur region.
- Security Council Ready to Adopt Darfur Resolution VOA 30 Aug 2006 -- The U.N. Security Council is set to adopt a resolution paving the way for deployment of a blue-helmeted peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region.
- CHAD-SUDAN: Darfur crisis spreading to Central Africa - UN IRIN 30 Aug 2006 -- If the crisis in Sudan's Darfur region is not resolved soon, the conflict could spread deeper into neighbouring Chad and the Central African Republic and destabilise the whole region, the United Nations representative in Chad warned in an interview.
- Chechnya: Khasavyurt Accords Failed To Preclude A Second War RFE/RL 30 Aug 2006 -- On August 6, 1996, as OSCE Grozny Mission head Tim Guldimann was seeking to mediate talks between Chechen resistance fighters loyal to acting President Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev and the Russian military, the Chechen forces launched a major attack on Grozny, taking control of the city within days.
- DR Congo: UN mission calls on media to exercise restraint during presidential runoff UN News Centre 30 Aug 2006 -- The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today renewed its call for calm during the upcoming presidential runoff elections, appealing to the local media to refrain from publishing hate messages and propaganda.
- Somalia Government, Islamist Forces to Hold Talks VOA 30 Aug 2006 -- The Somali government and the Islamist forces that control many parts of the country are expected to meet for a much-delayed second round of Arab League-mediated talks in Sudan later this week but remain at odds on numerous key matters
- South Ossetia to hold independence referendum this year RIA Novosti 30 Aug 2006 -- South Ossetia, a breakaway province in Georgia, will most likely hold a referendum on its independence by the end of the year, the self-proclaimed North Caucasus republic's president said Wednesday.
- Russia wants common approach over Kosovo, frozen conflicts RIA Novosti 30 Aug 2006 -- Russia insists that a common approach be taken to resolving the problem of Kosovo and other regional, "frozen" conflicts, a deputy foreign minister said Wednesday.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR United Nations 30 Aug 2006
- New Land Mine Detection Tool Called Major Breakthrough Washington File 30 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. State Department announced August 29 what it calls a major breakthrough in land mine detection and removal technology.
- Russia warns Lithuania against closing Kaliningrad railroad RIA Novosti 30 Aug 2006 -- Comments made by Lithuanian officials that a railroad leading to Russia's exclave on the Baltic might be closed for repairs could seriously affect bilateral relations, a deputy Russian foreign minister said Wednesday.
- Hamilton Sundstrand awarded systems work on NASA Crew Exploration Vehicle Hamilton Sundstrand 30 Aug 2006 -- Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), will provide multiple systems on NASA's new Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) as part of the Lockheed Martin-led team selected Thursday by NASA to build America’s next spacecraft for a new generation of explorers. The work is worth several hundred million dollars to Hamilton Sundstrand.
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