04 January 2007 Military News
- Security patrol attacked
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Jan. 4 AFPN 04 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Jan. 4.
- Security forces Airmen help shape Iraq's future AFPN 04 Jan 2007 -- When members of the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron's Detachment 7 go to work, they hit the streets of Baghdad right along side the Iraqi police.
- Iraqi, Coalition Troops Detain Suspects, Find Weapons AFPS 04 Jan 2007 -- Iraqi and coalition forces detained five suspected terrorists and found numerous weapons caches in operations throughout Iraq today and in recent days, military officials reported.
- Afghan Leader Cites 'Crisis Of Confidence' With Pakistan RFE/RL 04 Jan 2007 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai says that ties between his country and Pakistan have deteriorated over the past year, Radio Free Afghanistan reports.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Air Force Leaders Explore Ways to Conserve Fuel AFPS 04 Jan 2007 -- Air Force leaders are looking at ways to conserve fuel without interfering with mission readiness and ongoing military operations around the world in support of the war on terror.
- Army and Navy Work Together Aboard Ike in Support of Ground Troops Navy NewsStand 04 Jan 2007 -- The branches of the U.S. military continue to work together to refine coordination between the services
- USS Anzio Makes Port Visit to Oman Navy NewsStand 04 Jan 2007 -- The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) visited the port of Muscat, Oman, Dec. 7-9 to give Sailors the opportunity to enjoy liberty and to help strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Oman.
- Cases of inmates torture, insult to holy Quran recorded in FBI report from Guantanamo IRNA 04 Jan 2007 -- The US media said on Thursday that an internal report made by the Federal Bureau of Information (FBI) employee from the notorious Guantanamo prison recorded cases of torture against inmates and insults to Muslims' holy book of Qur'an.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 04 Jan 2007
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 04 Jan 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for January 04, 2007
- NORAD, NORTHCOM Trace Space Junk to Soviet Rocket AFPS 04 Jan 2007 -- That bright flash that fell from space early today over Wyoming wasn't a bird, a plane or a superhero, but a Russian SL-4 rocket body reentering the earth's atmosphere, officials at North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command confirmed today.
- Boeing GPS Ground Station Test Validates Ability to Command GPS Fleet Boeing 04 Jan 2007 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has successfully completed a live demonstration of the Global Positioning System (GPS) ground station, which, when fully operational, will control the 32 GPS satellites now in orbit as well as those that will join the fleet in the coming months.
- Raytheon Awarded $32.7 Million Subcontract for Sea-Based X-Band Radar Sustainment Support Raytheon 04 Jan 2007 -- Raytheon Company has been awarded a $32.7 million subcontract to provide sustainment support for the X- Band Radar (XBR) portion of the Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX).
- Boeing Completes Delivery of Remanufactured AH-64D Apaches for Egypt Boeing 04 Jan 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has completed delivery of all 35 remanufactured AH-64D Apache helicopters produced for the Egyptian air force (EAF).
- General Dynamics Awarded $29 Million to Produce Reactive Armor for Abrams Tanks General Dynamics 04 Jan 2007 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $29 million contract from U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), Picatinny, N.J., for the production of reactive armor tile sets to equip Abrams tanks
- ATK Civil Ammunition Business to Supply DHS With High Performance Ammunition ATK 04 Jan 2007 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a series of contracts to supply the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with a variety of small-caliber ammunition. If all contract options are exercised, the total value could exceed $90 million
- BAE SYSTEMS DEMONSTRATES PASSIVE GEO-LOCATION TECHNOLOGY BAE Systems 04 Jan 2007 -- BAE Systems has successfully demonstrated a passive geo-location capability that enables aircraft to quickly and accurately identify enemy positions in crowded radio frequency (RF) environments. The equipment can be deployed on any type of military aircraft.
- Northrop Grumman's Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload Takes to Air on First U-2 Flight Northrop Grumman 04 Jan 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload (ASIP), a next generation signals intelligence sensor for the U.S. Air Force, recently took to the air on its first flight aboard the U-2 aircraft, launching the flight test phase of the program.
- SAIC Wins Program and Integration Support Contract SAIC 04 Jan 2007 -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) announced today that it won a contract from the U.S. Army Research and Development Command Acquisition Center to provide program management, integration and site services for the Army's Chemical Materials Agency (CMA).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 04 Jan 2007
- SUDAN-UGANDA: Suspected rebels kill 13 in southern Sudan IRIN 04 Jan 2007 -- Thirteen people have been killed in two ambushes in southern Sudan by suspected fighters of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan rebel group currently engaged in peace talks with the government, military officials said on Thursday.
- DRC: Displaced civilians desperate for help, UN agency says IRIN 04 Jan 2007 -- Civilians displaced by clashes between the army and militias in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are facing a major health risk, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said.
- Ban Ki-moon leads first meeting of UN task force on Darfur crisis UN News Centre 04 Jan 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will today chair the first meeting of the United Nations-wide Darfur Task Force, a new grouping set up by the Organization to help guide and streamline efforts to end the spiralling humanitarian and security crisis in the strife-torn Sudanese region.
- Somalia: Ban Ki-moon says time has come to 'seize the moment to end the bloodshed' UN News Centre 04 Jan 2007 -- Urging parties in Somalia and the international community to "seize the moment to end the bloodshed," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed indications that some African countries can deploy peacekeepers there while calling on the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) to reach out to other groups, and on all neighbouring States to respect Somali sovereignty.
- Rice Announces Nearly $17 Million in Initial U.S. Aid to Somalia Washington File 04 Jan 2007 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced that the United States is providing $16.575 million as an initial "robust" response to meet humanitarian needs in Somalia following the re-establishment of control over the country by the Transitional Federal Institutions.
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