04 April 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Press Briefing, April 4, 2007 MNF-I 04 Apr 2007 -- Multi-National Force - Iraq situational update with Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell, MNF-I spokesman, Dr. Ali Al-Dabbagh, Government of Iraq spokesman, and Brig. Gen. Michael J. Walsh, commanding general, Gulf Region Division, U.S.Army Corps of Engineers
- Military Sealift Command Ships Load Equipment Bound for Iraq Navy NewsStand 04 Apr 2007 -- The first of three Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships set to carry Army cargo to Iraq this month began loading here April 3.
- Iran To Release Detained British Service Personnel RFE/RL 04 Apr 2007 -- Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad announced today in Tehran that the 15 British service personnel detained in the Persian Gulf on March 23 will be "pardoned" and released.
- Iran Lauds Britain's 'Change Of Tone' In Detainee Standoff RFE/RL 04 Apr 2007 -- Iranian parliament speaker Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel today said Britain was taking "more appropriate action" to end the dispute over Tehran's detention of the British naval personnel in the Persian Gulf on March 23.
- Released U.K. sailors to leave Iran Thursday - Iranian TV RIA Novosti 04 Apr 2007 -- The 15 British sailors released after being held in custody in Iran for nearly two weeks will fly out of Iran at 4:30 a.m. GMT Thursday, Iran's IRNA news agency said Wednesday.
- U.K. sailors to be released after Iran president's news conference RIA Novosti 04 Apr 2007 -- Iran's president said Wednesday that the 15 British sailors detained in late March have been amnestied, calling it "a gift" to the British people.
- U.K., Iran enter second day of talks on sailors' release RIA Novosti 04 Apr 2007 -- Tehran and London have entered the second day of negotiations on the release of 15 British naval personnel detained by Iran last month over an alleged border violation, Iranian diplomats said.
- Release of British Sailors Leaves Unanswered Questions VOA 04 Apr 2007 -- The end of the standoff between Britain and Iran still leaves many questions unanswered
- Former Afghan President To Head New Opposition Group RFE/RL 04 Apr 2007 -- Former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani has been selected to head an emerging opposition group in parliament, RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan reported.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Maneuvering System Successfully Tested MDA 04 Apr 2007 -- Air Force Lieutenant General Henry "Trey" Obering III, Missile Defense Agency Director, announced that the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense program conducted a successful ground test of the upgraded 'Pulse Mode' of the Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) sea-based missile's Solid Divert Attitude and Control System (SDACS) on March 29, 2007.
- Department Of Defense Announces Partnership With The Florida Agency For Health Care Administration 04 Apr 2007 -- The Department of Defense, together with Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration, has partnered to pursue an interoperable network for sharing electronic medical information
- Transcript: Radio Interview with Secretary Gates on the Laura Ingraham Show 04 Apr 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates
- U.S. Navy Destroyer Rescues Sailors at Sea Navy NewsStand 04 Apr 2007 -- USS Carney (DDG 64) rescued a civilian vessel at sea March 30, with assistance from Martinique's Coast Guard Station.
- Royal Navy Completes Term as Task Force 150 Commander Navy NewsStand 04 Apr 2007 -- French Navy Rear Adm. Alain Hinden relieved Royal Navy Commodore Bruce Williams as Commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 on April 4 during a change of control ceremony aboard the French Ship (FS) Somme (A 631).
- 21st Century Naval Strategy Based on Global Partnerships Washington File 04 Apr 2007 -- In an interdependent world where 90 percent of all goods move by sea, emerging U.S. naval strategy is focusing on global partnerships to create a more secure maritime environment, says Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Mullen.
- Maintainers keep C-130s flying in Djibouti AFPN 04 Apr 2007 -- Maintainers deployed to the 71st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron at Camp Lemonier in Djibouti work long hours in the hot sun to make sure that HC-130P's are ready to go in a moment's notice for the search and rescue mission in the Horn of Africa.
- E-3 Sentry celebrates 30 years in Air Force's fleet AFPN 04 Apr 2007 -- It all started 30 years ago -- March 23, 1977, to be exact -- when the first E-3 Sentry touched down on Oklahoma soil. The arrival of aircraft tail number 75-0557 began a new era for the 552nd Airborne Warning and Control Wing, and for air surveillance.
- Press Gaggle by Gordon Johndroe The White House 04 Apr 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 04 Apr 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for April 04, 2007
- New Hawk AJT Software Upgrade Takes Flight BAE Systems 04 Apr 2007 -- The BAE Systems Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) has successfully flown its latest mission system upgrade, a development of the Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS).
- BAE SYSTEMS DELIVERS MK 38 MACHINE GUN SYSTEMS TO THE U.S. NAVY BAE Systems 04 Apr 2007 -- BAE Systems delivered the first of 67 Mk 38 Mod 2 Machine Gun Systems to the U.S. Navy this week
- LOCKHEED MARTIN TEAM COMPLETES CRITICAL DESIGN REVIEW PHASE OF U.S. NAVY'S MOBILE USER OBJECTIVE SYSTEM Lockheed Martin 04 Apr 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today that it has successfully completed on-schedule the critical design review phase of the U.S. Navy's Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and has made significant progress on the production readiness phase for the next generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system.
- DCN becomes DCNS DCNS 04 Apr 2007 -- The DCNS group unveiled its new corporate identity to employees on 3 April 2007. The new identity symbolises the group's new organisation and ambitions following the integration of Thales's naval businesses in France (though not its naval equipment businesses).
- Oshkosh Truck Unveils First Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) With On-Board Vehicle Power for U.S. Marine Corps at Marine South Military Expo Oshkosh 04 Apr 2007 -- Today, Oshkosh Truck Corporation (NYSE:OSK) unveiled its first modified version of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) truck with the integrated capability to produce 120 kilowatts of exportable power.
- SAIC Signs Contract Modification Enabling Completion of the Security System for Greek Government SAIC 04 Apr 2007 -- SAIC (NYSE: SAI) announced it has executed a modification to its contract to deliver a state-of-the-art security system for the Greek government. The security system, known as Command, Control, Communications, Coordination and Integration (C4I), was begun in advance of the 2004 Summer Olympics and deployed during the Games. It is composed of sensors, communications, and command and control software.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 04 Apr 2007
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT United Nations 04 Apr 2007
- SUDAN: Agencies call for increased mine action IRIN 04 Apr 2007 -- United Nations agencies involved in mine action in Sudan on Wednesday called for greater efforts to clear landmines in the country and increase people's awareness of the dangers posed by the explosives, which killed or maimed more than 2,000 people in the south in the past five years.
- SUDAN-CHAD: Fear of reprisal attacks IRIN 04 Apr 2007 -- The weekend attack on two villages in eastern Chad is the worst assault in nearly six months in the region and relief officials worry that reprisals will follow, claiming more lives and triggering the flight of thousands of more people.
- Serbia will never endorse Kosovo's sovereignty - Tadic RIA Novosti 04 Apr 2007 -- Serbia will never recognize the independence of its breakaway province of Kosovo, Serbian President Boris Tadic said Wednesday.
- Independent Kosovo Only Solution, U.S. Envoy Wisner Says Washington File 04 Apr 2007 -- Negotiations on Kosovo's future status have reached the "crucial and final stage," the U.S. special envoy for Kosovo status talks says, and the international community should accept the U.N. settlement plan to help bring peace and stability to southeastern Europe.
- SOMALIA: UN decries civilian deaths in Mogadishu IRIN 04 Apr 2007 -- The parties to conflict in Somalia must respect international law, protect civilians and allow humanitarian aid to get to those in need, a top United Nations official said.
- Chechen warlord killed - Interior Ministry RIA Novosti 04 Apr 2007 -- A Chechen militant field commander, known as Amir Khairulla (Suleiman Imurzayev), has been killed in the North Caucasus republic, Russia's Interior Ministry said Wednesday.
- US House of Representatives Speaker Meets Syrian President VOA 04 Apr 2007 -- The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has assured her he is willing to hold peace talks with Israel.
- U.S. House Speaker Meets With Syrian President RFE/RL 04 Apr 2007 -- Despite criticism from U.S. President George W. Bush, the leading Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus today.
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