07 November 2006 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 07 Nov 2006 [PDF]
- MND-B Soldier dies of wounds following roadside bomb attack
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Nov. 7 AFPN 07 Nov 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Nov. 7.
- Attack in Baghdad Kills 14, Wounds 16 VOA 07 Nov 2006 -- Iraqi officials say at least 14 people have died in an attack on a coffee shop in a Shi'ite neighborhood of Baghdad.
- RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Volume 5, Number 27 07 November 2006
- Afghan PRT treats patients, prepares village for winter AFPN 07 Nov 2006 -- Twenty-four members of the Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team, the 405th Civil Affairs Battalion and Task Force Tiger made the four-hour trek to the northernmost district here to assist the province's most impoverished population.
- AFGHANISTAN: Tribal elders reopening southern schools IRIN 07 Nov 2006 -- In an effort to reopen hundreds of schools, closed due to fear of attacks from insurgents in southern Afghanistan, local tribal elders in Helmand province have helped the government to open the doors of at least 20 schools in the past two weeks, local officials said on Tuesday.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Nothing can stop Headquarters U.S. Air Force AFPN 07 Nov 2006 -- In early November, Headquarters Air Force personnel will participate in exercise Blue Raven, another in a series of continuity of operations exercises that tests the capability of HAF personnel to continue mission essential functions during a crisis.
- Rescuers learn to make order out of chaos AFPN 07 Nov 2006 -- In August 2003, a truck bomb exploded at the United Nations headquarters in downtown Baghdad, collapsing three floors of the four-story building.
- Ross Returns from Deployment Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2006 -- Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Nov. 6 after a six month deployment in the Mediterranean Sea as part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2)in support of Operation Active Endeavour (OAE).
- USS Saipan, HM-15 Demonstrate Mine Sweeping Capability Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2006 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Saipan (LHA 2), along with the "Blackhawks" of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15, successfully conducted a mine sweeping training event in the Persian Gulf Nov. 7.
- USS Rodney M. Davis Installs MOBI Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2006 -- The USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) crew and contractors completed the installation of a man overboard indicator (MOBI) system Nov. 3.
- Bataan ESG Completes Final Battle Problem Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2006 -- The USS Bataan (LHD 5) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) completed the Final Battle Problem of their Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) Nov. 1 off the Atlantic Coast.
- Teamwork Furthers USS Ford's Battle Readiness During SRA Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2006 -- More than 50 Sailors assigned to USS Ford (FFG 54) boarded USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) Oct. 31 to conduct damage control drills.
- Indian Soldiers Train with U.S. Marines, Sailors Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2006 -- U.S. Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Special Operations Capable (MEU/SOC) conducted training with Indian soldiers assigned to the 9th Battalion of the Sikh Infantry aboard USS Boxer (LHD 4) during exercise Malabar 2006, Oct. 24-28.
- Juneau, Philippine Forces Develop Bonds at Sea Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2006 -- After a three-day stop in Subic Bay, Philippines, amphibious transport dock ship USS Juneau (LPD 10) had some special guests aboard while conducting the operational portion of Talon Vision Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) Oct. 19-29.
- Gulf of Guinea Conference to Focus on Maritime Safety and Security Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2006 -- At the request of U.S. partners in West and Central Africa, a Gulf of Guinea maritime safety and security conference is scheduled to be held in Cotonou, Benin, Nov. 13-15, to address improving economic, environmental, military, and governance issues in the region.
- U.S. Urges Agreement To Restrict Deadly Anti-Vehicle Mine Use Washignton File 07 Nov 2006 -- Mines designed to explode when a vehicle passes over them continue to maim and kill innocents around the world long after conflicts have ended, and they pose a particular problem for international relief organizations.
- NATO's "Active Endeavor" Operation Safeguards the Mediterranean Washignton File 07 Nov 2006 -- Moroccan intelligence officials catch wind of a terrorist plot to hijack a ship in the Mediterranean for use in an attack. After they alert their European and North American counterparts, a desperate race against time begins.
- Annan calls for immediate action to curb use of cluster bombs UN News Centre 07 Nov 2006 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for urgent actions to address the "disastrous impact" of cluster munitions, warheads that can scatter scores of smaller bombs, especially when used in populated areas, as occurred in this summer's conflict between Israel and the Lebanese Hizbollah group.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 07 Nov 2006
- Press Gaggle by Tony Snow The White House 07 Nov 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for November 07, 2006
- General Dynamics Awarded $38 Million M1A1 Abrams Tank Reset Contract General Dynamics 07 Nov 2006 -- General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $38 million U.S. Army contract to reset 89 M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED $42 MILLION U.S. ARMY CONTRACT TO PROVIDE IMPROVED SIGNAL-LOCATION SYSTEMS Lockheed Martin 07 Nov 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a $42 million contract to provide U.S. Army surveillance aircraft with next-generation technology that will enable them to precisely locate the source of modern communication signals.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded $1.45 Billion Contract for New San Antonio-Class Ship Northrop Grumman 07 Nov 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has received a $1.45 billion U.S. Navy shipbuilding contract for the construction and further development of a new San Antonio (LPD 17)-class ship.
- BAE SYSTEMS TO UPGRADE U.S. NAVY SEAHAWKS TO IMPROVE RELIABILITY BAE Systems 07 Nov 2006 -- BAE Systems has begun delivering Replacement Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (R-AHRS) to improve the reliability and performance of U.S. Navy SH-60 Seahawk helicopters.
- General Dynamics Awarded $13 Million System Integration Contract for Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program General Dynamics 07 Nov 2006 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $13 million contract modification to provide program management, systems engineering, software engineering, specialty engineering, integration and test, integrated logistics support, training and installation-support functions required for Block 1A, 1B1 and 1B2 of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP).
- RAFAEL Receives Acknowledgment from US DCMA Rafael 07 Nov 2006 -- RAFAEL Armament Development Authority Ltd. received recognition from the US Department of Defense and the US Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) this week for its continued support of the US Army throughout its own difficult time this past summer.
- AEGIS DEMONSTRATES OPEN ARCHITECTURE CAPABILITIES IN SIMULATION USING JOINT SINGLE INTEGRATED AIR PICTURE PRODUCT Lockheed Martin 07 Nov 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] conducted a successful demonstration of simulated missile engagement in which the Integrated Architecture Behavior Model (IABM) was integrated into the Aegis Weapon System to provide a Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP).
- Raytheon Delivers Source Code for DDG 1000 Total Ship Computing Environment Infrastructure Software Raytheon 07 Nov 2006 -- The DDG 1000 software development team at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) delivered key DDG 1000 software components to the U.S. Navy's Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) ready for reuse in other Navy programs.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 07 Nov 2006
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECRETARY-GENERAL’S SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR SOMALIA United Nations 07 Nov 2006
- UN envoy warns neighbours against using Somalia as theatre for proxy war UN News Centre 07 Nov 2006 -- Postponed peace talks for solving the crisis in Somalia, now scheduled to be held in mid-December, offer the best hope for the war-torn country, and neighbouring States must avoid interfering in its affairs and using it for a "proxy war," a United Nations envoy said today.
- Israeli Forces Begin Withdrawal from Lebanese Border Village VOA 07 Nov 2006 -- Israeli troops are withdrawing from most of a divided village on the Lebanese border Tuesday.
- Israel Ends North Gaza Operation as Palestinians Try Again for Unity Government VOA 07 Nov 2006 -- Israeli forces Tuesday ended a military operation in the northern Gaza Strip that left more than 50 Palestinians dead.
- Analysis: Beirut's Power Brokers cfr.org 08 Nov 2006 -- Though a UN resolution may have put a stop to last summer's war between Israel and Hezbollah, it did not mark an end to the struggle for security and influence in Lebanon
- US Sounds Conciliatory Toward Nicaragua's Ortega VOA 078 Nov 2006 -- The United States said Tuesday it wants to have continued good relations with Nicaragua, where leftist former President Daniel Ortega appears headed for victory in Sunday's election
- Vietnam to Try US Citizens for Terrorism VOA 07 Nov 2006 -- A Vietnamese court is to try seven people, including three U.S. citizens, on charges of terrorism
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