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01 December 2006 Military News

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  • Stephen A. Cambone to Resign 01 Dec 2006 -- The Department of Defense announced today that Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence) Stephen A. Cambone will resign from the Department on Dec. 31, 2006.
  • USAFE officials reactivate 3rd Air Force AFPN 01 Dec 2006 -- The 3rd Air Force was reactivated today during a ceremony here. Lt. Gen. Robert D. Bishop Jr. took command. General Bishop has been vice commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe.
  • Boxer Switches to PASCAC Navy NewsStand 01 Dec 2006 -- During a port visit to Manama, Bahrain Nov. 18-22, USS Boxer (LHD 4) began full use of a new system to track Sailors as they board and leave the ship while in foreign ports.
  • Guard Chief: Relief on Way for Guard's Equipment Shortages AFPS 01 Dec 2006 -- The National Guard Bureau chief assured members of the Army and Air National Guard during a visit here earlier this week that relief is on the way for the Guard's chronic equipment shortages.
  • Outdated Images of Detention Center, Mission Frustrate Guantanamo Troopers AFPS 01 Dec 2006 -- A 28-year-old block guard here whose mission is to ensure the safe care and custody of enemy combatants said he wishes the world had an accurate picture of the place where he serves.
  • NORAD to patrol space shuttle operations AFPN 01 Dec 2006 -- The Air Force is stepping up its air patrols in the Cape Canaveral, Fla., area to increase security for upcoming space shuttle operations.

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for December 01, 2006
  • Raytheon Mission Support Leads to Navy Performance Based Logistics Award Raytheon 30 Nov 2006 -- The Department of Defense has recognized a partnership between the U.S. Navy and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) for improving through innovative performance based logistics the availability, reliability and mission success of the H-60 armed helicopter targeting system.
  • U.S. Air Force Extends General Dynamics Contract for Integration Engineering Support General Dynamics 01 Dec 2006 -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $7.4 million contract to continue integration support of the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) for the U.S. Air Force.
  • Boeing Delivers Final Upgraded E6-B to U.S. Navy Boeing 01 Dec 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] Thursday celebrated the upcoming delivery of the 16th and final upgraded E6-B Mercury to the U.S. Navy during a ceremony at Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Fla.
  • A400M programme review completed EADS 01 Dec 2006 -- The two month-review of the A400M-program, mandated by the CEOs of EADS in September, has been completed this week through presentations to OCCAR and the EADS Board of Directors.
  • GE Awarded F414 Performance Based Logistics Contract GE Aviation 01 Dec 2006 -- In late November, the U.S. Navy awarded GE Aviation a four-year Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract covering the repair, replacement, consumables and program support for F414-GE-400 engine components for the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft.
  • EADS and Thales prime contractors for French Armed Forces Strategy Centre programme Thales 01 Dec 2006 -- The French armaments directorate (DGA) is launching the complete restructuring of the information and communication systems of the Paris Strategy Centre, a project known by the abbreviation OE SIC PSP. The associated contract worth about € 70 million has been awarded to EADS Defence & Security Systems and THALES as well as to their partners INEO and Cegelec and covers the implementation of a programme for remodelling the information and communication systems of the French High Command of the Paris Strategy Centre (PSP).

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