27 November 2006 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 27 Nov 2006 [PDF]
- Three Soldiers Killed in Baghdad
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Nov. 27 AFPN 27 Nov 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Nov. 27.
- U.S. F-16 Crashes Near Baghdad; Forces Capture, Kill Terrorists AFPS 27 Nov 2006 -- A U.S. Air Force F-16 engaged in support of coalition ground combat operations crashed about 20 miles northwest of Baghdad today, and coalition and Iraqi forces killed two terrorists and detained 10 in separate operations Nov. 25 and yesterday, military officials reported.
- USAF F-16 Crashes Northwest of Baghdad MNF-I 27 Nov 2006 -- A United States Air Force F-16CG engaged in support of coalition ground combat operations crashed approximately 20 miles northwest of Baghdad today
Defense Policy / Programs
- Essex 'Second to None' In Forward-Deployed Role Navy NewsStand 27 Nov 2006 -- USS Essex (LHD 2) wrapped up its annual fall patrol with embarked Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), as the ship completed its last set of taskings and training requirements Nov. 20, and now makes the transit to return to its forward-deployed home of Sasebo, Japan.
- Truman Air Department Prepares for Underway Navy NewsStand 27 Nov 2006 -- During a 12-hour Fast Cruise Nov. 21, USS Harry S. Truman's (CVN 75) Air Department began preparing its crew to move out of Norfolk Naval Shipyard and get underway.
- Vinson Moves Forward with Anchors, Chains Installation Navy NewsStand 27 Nov 2006 -- USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) put on some weight Nov. 20, when employees from the Northrop Grumman Newport News (NGNN) shipyard installed the first portions of the port-side anchor chain.
- USS McInerney Continues a Successful Deployment Navy NewsStand 27 Nov 2006 -- USS McInerney (FFG 8) hosted an impressive delegation from the Colombian navy during a port visit to Cartagena Oct. 30.
- Secretary of the Navy Visits Boxer Navy NewsStand 27 Nov 2006 -- Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Donald C. Winter visited USS Boxer (LHD 4) Nov. 24 to meet with Sailors and Marines conducting maritime security operations in U.S. 5th Fleet's area of responsibility (AOR).
- SECNAV Visits USS Mason in Persian Gulf Navy NewsStand 27 Nov 2006 -- Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter, visited guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), Nov. 25, during a holiday tour of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command's area of responsibility.
- Marine Aviation Transforming to Support Warfighter AFPS 27 Nov 2006 -- The Marine Corps aviation component is transforming along with the total force while keeping its focus on its most important priority, supporting the Marines fighting on the ground, a senior Marine aviation officer said here last week.
- NATO Leaders Promote Values, Focus on Afghanistan Washington File 27 Nov 2006 -- As NATO's 26 heads of state prepare to gather for their first summit in a former Soviet republic, leaders stressed that the alliance is based on common values and remains committed to stabilizing Afghanistan and promoting a democratic way of life.
- NATO Chief Says 15 Allies and Sweden Plan To Buy C-17s Washington File 27 Nov 2006 -- NATO's secretary-general says 15 allies plus Sweden now plan to pool their money and buy at least three U.S.-built C-17 cargo planes that can transport troops or humanitarian supplies and also support U.N. and European Union missions.
- Pakistan, Saudi Arabia launch joint military exercises IRNA 27 Nov 2006 -- Pakistan Army and Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) on Monday launched Joint Military Exercise at Bahawalpur in eastern Punjab province, the military said.
- Press Gaggle by Tony Snow and National Security Advisor Steve Hadley The White House 21 Nov 2006
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 27 Nov 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for November 27, 2006
- BAE SYSTEMS RECEIVES $87.9 MILLION TO UPGRADE M113 FAMILY OF VEHICLES BAE Systems 27 Nov 2006 -- BAE Systems has received a contract option for $87.9 million to upgrade and convert 335 M113 Family of Vehicles (FOV).
- BAE SYSTEMS RECEIVES U.S. NAVY CONTRACTS FOR MORE THAN $25 MILLION FOR NEW AND REFURBISHED CANISTERS BAE Systems 27 Nov 2006 -- BAE Systems has received two contracts from the U.S. Navy totaling more than $25 million for missile launching canisters
- BAE SYSTEMS RECEIVES $27.3 MILLION CONTRACT MODIFICATION FOR SYSTEMS TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND LOGISTICS SERVICES BAE Systems 27 Nov 2006 -- BAE Systems has received a $27.3 million contract modification from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command for systems technical support and logistics services for Bradley Combat Systems.
- General Dynamics Awarded $16 Million to Support Naval Facilities Engineering Command General Dynamics 27 Nov 2006 -- The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Information Technology Center (NITC) has awarded General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a contract to support its Single Platform Maximo Application Systems, a commercial off-the-shelf software enterprise deployment initiative
- General Dynamics Awarded $20 Million for Submarine Support Work General Dynamics 27 Nov 2006 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $20.1 million contract modification for nuclear-submarine and shore-support facility work. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
- Boeing Signs Contract for Korea's EX Airborne Early Warning and Control Program Boeing 27 Nov 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced the signing of a $1.59 billion contract to provide four 737 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) systems for the Republic of Korea's EX program.
- Boeing Demonstrates UAV Automated Aerial Refueling Capability Boeing 27 Nov 2006 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] Automated Aerial Refueling (AAR) program successfully completed flight tests in August that demonstrated for the first time an unmanned air vehicle's ability to autonomously maintain a steady refueling station behind a tanker aircraft.
- EADS personal transport system to protect German soldiers abroad against attacks EADS 27 Nov 2006 -- The German Armed Forces have decided in favour of the protected personal transport system "TransProtec" of EADS to protect their soldiers taking part in operations in foreign countries against attacks.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN'S 100TH AEGIS WEAPON SYSTEM READY FOR DUTY ON DESTROYER NAMED FOR "FATHER OF AEGIS" Lockheed Martin 27 Nov 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] delivered the 100th Aegis Weapon System to the U.S. Navy during a ceremony in which Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen announced that the destroyer receiving the system will be named Wayne E. Meyer, after the retired rear admiral who is widely regarded as the "Father of Aegis."
- Defense Travel System Tops Three Million Mark Northrop Grumman 27 Nov 2006 -- More than three million travel authorizations have been processed by Defense Travel System (DTS), which was developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation
- Northrop Grumman Plays Key Role in U.S. Air Force Simulation Exercise to Evaluate Advanced Battle Concepts Northrop Grumman 27 Nov 2006 -- Using its world-class modeling and simulation capabilities, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) played a major role in a recent computerized U.S. Air Force exercise that used realistic combat scenarios to explore advanced battle concepts.
- Raytheon Expands its Joint Fires Demonstration Program Across the Joint Battlespace Raytheon 27 Nov 2006 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), led by its Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business, will conduct its third demonstration of a multi-theater, multi-service Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP) capability in December as it expands its Joint Fires (JFires) program.
- Raytheon HARM Variant Successfully Hits Target without Requiring Radar Guidance Raytheon 27 Nov 2006 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) again successfully demonstrated the enhanced navigation accuracy capability of a new variant of HARM (High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 27 Nov 2006
- United States Welcomes Israeli Leader's Peace Overture Washington File 27 Nov 2006 -- The Bush administration says Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's offer to revive peace efforts with the Palestinians, in combination with the recent cease-fire announcement in Gaza, holds promise.
- US Welcomes Middle East Truce and Olmert Speech VOA 27 Nov 2006 -- The United States says the Gaza truce agreement and conciliatory speech by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Monday are promising signs that a regional peace dialogue might be resumed
- Olmert Says Palestinians Can Achieve State Through Negotiations VOA 27 Nov 2006 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday he is willing to dismantle settlements and release Palestinian prisoners to achieve a lasting peace with Palestinians
- Kenya's Muslim Leaders Will Not Cooperate in War Against Somalia VOA 27 Nov 2006 -- Muslim leaders in Kenya are warning the government against allowing foreign militaries to use Kenya as a staging ground for war against Islamists in neighboring Somalia
- US to Propose UN Resolution on Peacekeeping Force for Somalia VOA 27 Nov 2006 -- The United States expects this week to unveil a draft U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing the deployment of African peacekeepers to strengthen Somalia's weak interim government
- SOMALIA: People flee as military movements create fear IRIN 27 Nov 2006 -- Rising tension due to rivalry between feuding groups around Baidao, the seat of the country's interim government, has prompted residents to leave the town and nearby Buur Hakaba amid fears that armed forces massing in the area could soon clash, witnesses said on Monday.
- Darfur: UN signs deal setting out terms of support to African Union peace missionUN News Centre 27 Nov 2006 -- The United Nations and the African Union (AU) have signed a memorandum of understanding setting out the details of the support which the world body will give to the AU peacekeeping mission in the war-torn Sudanese region of Darfur.
- Military Deploys in Chad Capital After Increased Rebel Activity VOA 27 Nov 2006 -- Military vehicles are securing Chad's capital N'Djamena after several days of rebel activity and looting in the eastern and central parts of the country
- DRC: Army, UN troops retake Sake IRIN 27 Nov 2006 -- Between 15,000 and 20,000 people have fled the eastern town of Sake in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which was seized from army dissidents by United Nations and government troops on Monday, the commander of the 8th Military Region said.
- U.S. Drafting Security Council Resolution on Burma Washington File 27 Nov 2006 -- The United States will be presenting a draft resolution on Burma to the United Nations Security Council, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton announced November 27 after hearing a report by a senior U.N. official on his recent visit to that Southeast Asian country.
- Congo Supreme Court Certifies Kabila Victory VOA 27 Nov 2006 -- The Supreme Court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has certified the victory of incumbent President Joseph Kabila in October elections
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