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04 December 2006 Military News

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  • US Senate Opens Hearings on Defense Secretary Nominee Tuesday VOA 04 Dec 2006 -- A U.S. Senate panel Tuesday holds a hearing on the nomination of former CIA Director Robert Gates to be defense secretary
  • Analysis: Great Expectations for Gates cfr.org 04 Dec 2006 -- Robert M. Gates is the choice of a politically weakened administration to prosecute a war increasingly seen as militarily unwinnable.
  • Tortuga's VBSS Team Achieves Certification Navy NewsStand 04 Dec 2006 -- More than a year after USS Tortuga's (LSD 46) Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS) team initiated its in-depth training cycle, members from Afloat Training Group (ATG) Western Pacific certified the team Nov. 14.
  • Essex Offloads 31st MEU in Okinawa Navy NewsStand 04 Dec 2006 -- USS Essex (LHD 2), with help from the embarked Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 1, as well as helicopter support from the Marine Air Combat Element (ACE), offloaded nearly 1,500 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Marines and 664 tons of equipment after completion of the annual fall patrol Nov. 29-30.
  • Craddock Takes Reins of U.S. European Command AFPS 04 Dec 2006 -- Army Gen. John Craddock took the reins of U.S. European Command during a change of command ceremony at Patch Barracks here today.
  • 'Nothing Happens Until Something Moves' Illustrates TRANSCOM Mission AFPS 04 Dec 2006 -- A Post-It note over one of the computers in the Deployment and Distribution Operations Center here says, "Nothing happens until something moves."
  • Active C-130 unit unites with Wyoming ANG AFPN 04 Dec 2006 -- The U.S. Air Force has proven active duty and citizen Airmen can successfully operate together daily with the right amount of communication and the right amount of heart - just ask the Airmen of the 30th and 187th Airlift Squadrons at the Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 04 Dec 2006
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 04 Dec 2006

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for December 04, 2006
  • Boeing Demonstrates Interoperability between TSAT and BAE Systems' Airborne Lasercom Risk Reduction Terminal Boeing 04 Dec 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently demonstrated communication capabilities between its Transformational Satellite Communications (TSAT) laser communications terminal and BAE Systems' Airborne Lasercom Risk Reduction Terminal (ALT), which included a telescope, optical bench assembly, and closed-loop pointing and tracking hardware.
  • BAE SYSTEMS TO SUPPLY ADDITIONAL REFUELING SYSTEMS TO U.S. ARMY BAE Systems 04 Dec 2006 -- BAE Systems received a $31.6 million order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command for 119 portable combat helicopter refueling systems.
  • Raytheon Awarded $161.8 Million for Production of TOW ITAS Precision Guidance Systems Raytheon 04 Dec 2006 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will extend production and delivery of Improved Target Acquisition Systems (ITAS) under a $161.8 million contract from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Huntsville, Ala
  • Thales will deliver communication services to NATO in Afghanistan Thales 04 Dec 2006 -- Thales and the NATO C3 Agency (NC3A) have signed an important amendment to the contract concerning the supply of secure communication services (voice and data) for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. For a minimum period of three years, Thales will be responsible for the provision, operation and maintenance of a complete network deployed on more than 60 points of presence in country (ISAF HQ, Regional Centres, Provincial Reconstructions Teams, Forward Support Bases, Operational Monitoring and Liaison Teams...). The system will be progressively deployed on the theatre of operations so as to back up the ISAF expansion in Afghanistan.

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