21 December 2006 Military News
- Roadside Bomb Strikes MND-B Escort Patrol
- Two Coalition service members killed in Al Anbar
- CORRECTION: An incorrect date of the death was reported
- Transcript: Press Availability with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Iraqi Minister of Defense Abdul Qadir Muhammed Jasim in Baghdad, Iraq 21 Dec 2006 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
- Iraq, Coalition Forces Crack Down on Insurgents, Uncover Caches AFPS 21 Dec 2006 -- Coalition and Iraqi forces killed seven terrorists, detained seven suspected terrorists and discovered weapons caches and improvised explosive devices in recent days, Multinational Force Iraq officials reported today.
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Dec. 21 AFPN 21 Dec 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Dec. 21.
- Bagram opens $68 million runway AFPN 21 Dec 2006 -- Despite inclement weather and the possibility of snowfall, a new $68 million runway was opened and celebrated by Air Force and Army servicemembers, civilian contractors and Afghan officials Dec. 20 at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.
- Airmen return to Shaw from overseas deployments AFPN 21 Dec 2006 -- Approximately 46 Airmen returned to Shaw AFB in mid December after being deployed to Southwest Asia fighting the war on terrorism.
Defense Policy / Programs
- MACH Team's Logistical Support Helps Keep Marine Squadrons Flying Navy NewsStand 21 Dec 2006 -- Approaching the midway point through their seven-month deployment, Navy Reservists mobilized Aug. 11 by the Navy Expeditionary Logistic Support Group continue to receive and deliver high priority air cargo at Al Taqaddum, also known as "Camp TQ," in support of Operation Iraq Freedom.
- C-17 makes 1st-ever airdrop to Antarctica AFPN 21 Dec 2006 -- Another airpower milestone was reached Dec. 20 with the completion of the first C-17 Globemaster III airdrop mission that delivered about 70,000 pounds of supplies to the South Pole.
- National Guard Responds to Second Colorado Storm AFPS 21 Dec 2006 -- About 50 Colorado Army National Guard troops worked through the night, rescuing stranded motorists, clearing roadways for emergency vehicles and delivering American Red Cross supplies in the midst of a blizzard that's already blanketed the state with more than two feet of snow.
- Jones Says NATO Healthy, Adapting to 21st Century AFPS 21 Dec 2006 -- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is healthy and its best years lie ahead, Marine Gen. James L. Jones said today at the Europe Atlantic Council here.
- Recent NATO Commander Sees Politically Healthy Organization Washington File 21 Dec 2006 -- The American general who just stepped down after four years as NATO's top military commander says the alliance is healthy politically.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 21 Dec 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for December 21, 2006
- LOCKHEED MARTIN GPS III TEAM PREPARES FOR KEY DESIGN MILESTONE UNDER U.S. AIR FORCE-AWARDED $50 MILLION CONTRACT Lockheed Martin 21 Dec 2006 -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a contract valued at approximately $50 million to execute a System Design Review for the next generation Global Positioning System Space Segment program, known as GPS Block III.
- BAE SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE ELECTRONIC JAMMERS TO DEFEAT IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES BAE Systems 21 Dec 2006 -- BAE Systems has received a $79.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide Dismounted Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (D-CREW) systems to meet urgent Department of Defense requirements in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
- BAE SYSTEMS RECEIVES CONTRACT MODIFICATION TO PROVIDE HOWITZER SPARES PACKAGES FOR EGYPT BAE Systems 21 Dec 2006 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a $16.3 million contract modification from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to provide spare parts for M109A5 self-propelled howitzers for the Egyptian Land Forces.
- Eurocopter signs a nine year contract with the Australian government to maintain the RAAF AP-3C Orion aircraft fleet EADS 21 Dec 2006 -- Eurocopter, through its Australian subsidiary, Australian Aerospace, and the Australian Government signed today a nine year contract worth $201 million for deeper maintenance of the RAAF AP-3C Orion aircraft
- LOCKHEED MARTIN AGREES TO ACQUIRE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS DESIGNERS INCORPORATED Lockheed Martin 21 Dec 2006 -- Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE:LMT] today announced that it has agreed to acquire Fairfax, Virginia-based, Management Systems Designers Incorporated (MSD). Terms of the transaction, which are not expected to have a material effect on Lockheed Martin, were not disclosed.
- Raytheon Awarded $12.5 Million U.S. Navy Contract for Torpedo Services and Support Raytheon 21 Dec 2006 -- Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded a $12.5 million contract to Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) for technical engineering, repair and maintenance services in support of the MK48 Advanced Capability (ADCAP) heavyweight torpedo.
- Rheinmetall to supply German Bundeswehr with new command and control system Rheinmetall Defence 21 Dec 2006 -- The German government has contracted with Rheinmetall Defence AG of Düsseldorf to supply major units of the Bundeswehr with a new state-of-the-art command control and information system. For Rheinmetall, the order represents volume of around €170 million. It also underscores the company's cutting edge role as a technological pacesetter in the process of modernizing our ground forces.
- Royal Danish Navy purchases Thales Anti Air Warfare suite Thales 21 Dec 2006 -- On 19 December the Naval Materiel Command of the Royal Danish Navy and Thales Nederland have signed a contract for the delivery of three Thales Anti Air Warfare (AAW) suites.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 21 Dec 2006
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRESIDENT OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY United Nations 21 Dec 2006
- DRC: More militiamen, dissident soldiers surrender - MONUC IRIN 21 Dec 2006 -- Several groups of militiamen and dissident soldiers have begun surrendering their weapons to join a demobilisation, disarmament and reintegration (DDR) process in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a United Nations official said.
- SOMALIA: Continuing fighting forces hundreds more to flee homes IRIN 21 Dec 2006 -- The number of people fleeing the southern Somalia towns of Baidoa and Buur Hakaba swelled on Thursday as fighting between forces of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) entered a second day, sources told IRIN.
- As UN winds up Burundi peacekeeping operation, Council urges continued support UN News Centre 21 Dec 2006 -- As the United Nations prepares to withdraw peacekeepers from Burundi following the successful completion of their tasks, the Security Council today called for continued efforts to shore up stability in the country as it consolidates peace.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON LESSONS LEARNED FROM TSUNAMI RECOVERY United Nations 21 Dec 2006
- Authoritarian Turkmen leader Saparmurat Niyazov dies at 66 RIA Novosti 21 Dec 2006 -- The president of the Central Asian republic of Turkmenistan, Saparmurat Niyazov, died early Thursday after 21 years of authoritarian rule.
- Authoritarian Leader of Turkmenistan Dies of Cardiac Arrest VOA 21 Dec 2006 -- The authoritarian leader of Turkmenistan, Saparmurat Niyazov, has died suddenly of cardiac arrest
- Astrium To Build New Astra Satellite EADS 21 Dec 2006 -- SES ASTRA, an SES GLOBAL company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), has announced today that it has awarded the contract for the construction of its new satellite, ASTRA 3B, to the European satellite manufacturer ASTRIUM. As prime contractor for ASTRA 3B, ASTRIUM will design and build the satellite.
- Eutelsat selects Alcatel Alenia Space for W7 satellite Thales 21 Dec 2006 -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris : ETL) and Alcatel Alenia Space today announced that the two companies have signed a contract under which Alcatel Alenia Space will manufacture and deliver Eutelsat's W7 communications satellite.
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