20 June 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 20 Jun 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Press briefing with Rear Adm. Mark Fox, Communications Division Chief, Multi-National Force - Iraq, and Brig. Gen. Qassim Atta Al-Moussawi, Operation Fardh Al-Qanoon spokesman, June 20, 2007 MNF-I 20 Jun 2007 -- SUBJECT: ONGOING OPERATIONS BY THE COALITION FORCE IN THE AMARAH REGION IN THE MAYSAN PROVINCE AND THE STATUS OF OPERATION FARD AL-QANUN
- June 19 airpower summary: Tankers sustain air operations AFPN 20 Jun 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations June 19, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Aeromedical teams provide care, comfort in the air AFPN 20 Jun 2007 -- The 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron has not only made it possible for a speedier recovery by picking up injured and sick servicemembers, but are providing the care and comfort needed to put their patients at ease.
- Combined Forces Capture Terrorists, Discover Weapons AFPS 20 Jun 2007 -- Coalition and Iraqi forces continued security operations throughout Iraq the past few days, killing about 37 extremists, capturing more than 100, and discovering numerous weapons caches, military officials reported.
- Pentagon Spokesman: No Plans to Extend Army Deployments AFPS 20 Jun 2007 -- A senior defense official cautioned today against reading too much into Army secretary nominee Pete Geren's statement yesterday that the Army hasn't ruled out extending deployments for troops in Iraq.
- US Says 34 Terrorists Killed in Offensives in Iraq VOA 20 Jun 2007 -- The U.S. military in Iraq says troops have killed at least 34 suspected terrorists in offensives north and south of Baghdad aimed at crushing the insurgents.
- MNC-I conducts Operation Phantom Thunder MNF-I 20 Jun 2007 -- Multi-National Corps-Iraq launched major offensive operations, Operation Phantom Thunder, June 16 in a powerful crackdown to defeat extremists in Iraq.
- Operation 'Arrowhead Ripper' continues in Baqouba MNF-I 20 Jun 2007 -- Task Force Lightning continued its offensive operation in and around the capital of Diyala province, Iraq, today as part of a powerful crack down on al-Qaida terrorists operating in the area.
- Operation Marne Torch continues to net results in insurgent safe haven MNF-I 20 Jun 2007 -- Four insurgents have been killed and 62 detained at the start of Operation Marne Torch's fourth day in southeast Baghdad.
- 30 NCR Coordinates Construction of COP for 13th MEU Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2007 -- Just days ago, this area was nothing more than an open stretch of desert -- a barren landscape dotted with a few abandoned and battle-scarred buildings that were once used by the infamous Iraqi Republican Guard
- Transcript: DoD Briefing with Col. Schweitzer and Maj. Gen. Khaliq via Video Conference from Afghanistan in the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, Va. 20 Jun 2007 -- Presenter: Colonel Martin Schweitzer, Commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division; And Major General Abdul Khaliq, Commander, Afghan National Army 203rd Corps
- Taliban, al Qaeda Losing Influence in Afghanistan AFPS 20 Jun 2007 -- Afghanistan's citizens are rejecting the dark vision offered by Taliban and al Qaeda extremists and are embracing their central government, senior U.S. and Afghan military officers said today.
- Ban Ki-moon condemns string of fatal attacks in Afghanistan UN News Centre 20 Jun 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the recent spate of violence in Afghanistan, including the weekend attack on police trainers that claimed more than 30 lives and constituted the deadliest attack of its kind in the nation's capital since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
- First Afghan-Planned Operation Clears Area of Taleban VOA 20 Jun 2007 -- A senior Afghan military officer in the southeastern part of the country says his forces are implementing the first Afghan-planned and executed operation to clear Taleban fighters from his area and establish government authority
- AFGHANISTAN: NGO network raps international forces over civilian deaths IRIN 20 Jun 2007 -- A network of Afghan and international non-government organisations (NGOs) has called on international forces in Afghanistan to do more to protect civilians in their combat operations.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Air Guard retires last F-16A in service AFPN 20 Jun 2007 -- The last operational F-16A Fighting Falcon flew its final mission here June 15, taking off from the Air National Guard base for indefinite storage at the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
- Australian Replenishment Ship Tops Off Tortuga's Tank Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2007 -- USS Tortuga (LSD 46) completed a refueling at sea (RAS) on June 15 with an Australian resupply ship during the bilateral exercise Talisman Saber 2007 (TS07).
- USAFE fighter squadron deploys to Kunsan AFPN 20 Jun 2007 -- Airmen of the 555th Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, reunited with the 8th Fighter Wing June 19 here after being away for years during the squadron's deployment to Kunsan AB.
- Flexibility Encouraged to Promote Reserve-Component Service AFPS 20 Jun 2007 -- More flexibility is needed to encourage Guard and Reserve members to better balance their military and civilian obligations as they contribute to the nation's defense, a senior official told the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves today.
- Tobyhanna Technicians Repair Battle-worn Equipment Army News 20 Jun 2007 -- Tobyhanna employees work around the clock to repair equipment damaged in Southwest Asia and ensure servicemembers are prepared to carry out their mission in the war on terrorism.
- Down Under: Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Successful at Talisman Saber Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2007 -- The Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command (NMAWC) Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) Platoon completed its support of Talisman Saber 2007 on June 18, executing multiple Remote Environmental Monitoring Units (REMUS) missions off the northeastern coast of Australia.
- MSC Cargo Ship Hosts U.S. Ambassador to Estonia Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2007 -- The noncombatant Military Sealift Command ship USNS LCPL Roy M. Wheat (T-AK 3016) welcomed U.S. Ambassador to Estonia Stanley Davis Phillips and the Estonian Chief of Defense Estonia Army Col. N. Vali aboard the ship for a tour in Tallinn on June 19.
- Geren: Army Pushing to Accelerate New Armored Vehicles to Theater AFPS 20 Jun 2007 -- The Army is working with its sister services to ramp up production of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle and speed up the timetable for getting it to deployed troops, Pete Geren, the Army secretary nominee, said yesterday.
- Barksdale bombers to fly in Koa Lightning AFPN 20 Jun 2007 -- Four B-52 Stratofortress aircraft and aircrew from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron deployed here from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., are scheduled to fly to Hawaii and back this week to participate in the latest Koa Lightning exercise.
- USS Mitscher Unleashes Firepower in Live-fire Exercises Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2007 -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), a unit of Partnership of the Americas (POA) Task Group 40.0, conducted a sinking exercise June 3 during Teamwork South 2007.
- Mobile Security Squadron 7 Conducts Annual Training Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2007 -- Mobile Security Squadron (MSS) 7 Det. 73 conducted their annual Command Assessment Readiness Training (CART) at Reserve Craft Beach in Piti from June 5 through 9, to recertify their Sailors in preparation for their scheduled deployment.
- Lincoln Changes Command Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2007 -- Capt. Patrick D. Hall relieved Capt. C. Andrew McCawley as commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) on June 18, in a change of command ceremony held aboard the ship, which was moored at Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton.
- CIS air defense exercise begins in East Siberia RIA Novosti 20 Jun 2007 -- The first stage of the joint air defense exercise of the Commonwealth of Independent States has begun in East Siberia, a deputy commander of Russia's Air Force said Wednesday.
- NATO says cooperation with Russia to stay on course RIA Novosti 20 Jun 2007 -- NATO enlargement will not affect cooperation with Russia, and missile defense plans in Europe are not aimed against the country, the Western alliance's secretary general said Wednesday.
- U.S. hosts Frukus Russia-NATO interoperability naval exercise RIA Novosti 20 Jun 2007 -- Russian, U.S., U.K., and French warships have started sea maneuvers as part of the major Russia-NATO interoperability exercise near the U.S. Atlantic coast, a Russian Navy spokesman said Wednesday.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 20 Jun 2007
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 20 Jun 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for June 20, 2007
- F-35 LIGHTNING II PUSHING AHEAD ON ALL FRONTS Lockheed Martin 20 Jun 2007 -- With 11 test aircraft on the assembly line, nine nations signed onto the program's production and sustainment phase, one aircraft deep into flight testing and another nearing completion, the F-35 Lightning II program is meeting its schedule and budget targets, and is on track to begin deliveries to the armed services in 2010.
- General Dynamics Awarded USD$20 Million Contract to Supply RG-31 Mk5 Mine Protected Vehicles to the U.S. Army General Dynamics 20 Jun 2007 -- The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, in support of the Program Executive Office for Combat Support and Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS), has awarded a contract for USD$19.9 million to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada to provide 44 RG-31 Mk5 Mine Protected Vehicles
- LOCKHEED MARTIN TEAM SHIFTS INTO PRODUCTION PHASE OF U.S. NAVY'S MOBILE USER OBJECTIVE SYSTEM Lockheed Martin 20 Jun 2007 -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]-led team developing the Department of Defense's (DoD) next generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system, known as the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), has successfully completed a series of production readiness reviews with the U.S. Navy ahead of schedule.
- ATK and Lockheed Martin Sign Letter of Agreement for Composite Production on the F-35 Lightning II ATK 20 Jun 2007 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has signed a Letter of Agreement (LoA) with Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to produce fiber placed components for low-rate initial production (LRIP) on the F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter.
- Boeing Assembly of United Kingdom's Fifth C-17 Under Way Boeing 20 Jun 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has begun assembling the fifth C-17 Globemaster III for the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force (RAF) at its C-17 manufacturing plant in Long Beach, Calif.
- Boeing Delivers First New-Build Apache Longbow Helicopter to U.S. Army Boeing 20 Jun 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] recently delivered the first new-build AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter to the U.S. Army during a ceremony at the company's Mesa, Ariz., Apache production facility.
- Northrop Grumman to Perform Installation Engineering for Directional Infrared Countermeasures Systems On U.S. Marine Corps CH-46E Helicopters Northrop Grumman 20 Jun 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected to provide its Laser Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) system for the U.S. Marine Corps' (USMC) CH-46E helicopters.
- Northrop Grumman Joint STARS Completes First Advanced Targeting Flight Test Northrop Grumman 20 Jun 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently completed its first test flight of an enhanced targeting capability for the U.S. Air Force's E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) from its facility here.
- Eurocopter hands over first NH90 to Swedish Air Force in Paris Air Show Ceremony EADS 20 Jun 2007 -- NHlndustries and its consortium partners, Eurocopter, AgustaWestland and Stork Fokker, handed over the first NH90 to the Swedish Air Force on June 20 at 11:00 in its Static Display.
- Sagem Défense Sécurité signs agreement with Ural Optical & Mechanical Plant of Russia Sagem (Safran group) 20 Jun 2007 -- Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) and the Russian company Ural Optical & Mechanical Plant (UOMP) have announced an agreement signed on June 19 at the Bourget, during the International Paris Air Show, to create a joint venture in Russia for the co-production and maintenance of last-generation thermal cameras developed by Sagem Défense Sécurité.
- Airbus Military selects Thales to provide global training solutions for A400M aircraft Thales 20 Jun 2007 -- Formal agreements have been signed for the delivery of full-flight simulators to AMSL and a Memorandum of Understanding for the provision of training solutions to the UK and France.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 20 Jun 2007
- Palestinian President Denounces Hamas, Rejects Dialogue VOA 20 Jun 2007 -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will not hold any dialogue with Hamas, denouncing the militant group as "terrorists" who plotted to assassinate him.
- Israeli Military Clashes With Palestinian Militants in Gaza VOA 20 Jun 2007 -- The Israeli military has killed four Palestinians and carried out its first airstrike in the Gaza Strip since the militant group Hamas took control of the territory last week.
- Israelis, Palestinians Downplay Expectations from White House Summit VOA 20 Jun 2007 -- Expectations are low in the Middle East following a White House Summit between President Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday
- US Backs Quartet Envoy to Lay Groundwork for Palestinian State VOA 20 Jun 2007 -- The United States Wednesday endorsed the idea of a special envoy from the international Middle East Quartet to lay groundwork for Palestinian statehood
- UN Urges Opening of Gaza Crossings VOA 20 Jun 2007 -- Humanitarian aid deliveries to the Gaza Strip have resumed after last week's halt by the international community following the militant group Hamas' violent takeover
- Middle East: UN envoy voices concern on 'highly volatile' region UN News Centre 20 Jun 2007 -- Hamas' violent seizure of de facto political authority in Gaza, the demise of the Palestinian National Unity Government and the declaration of a state of emergency by President Mahmoud Abbas have created new political realities and worrying conditions across the occupied Palestinian territory, the United Nations Middle East envoy warned today.
- Revised Kosovo Resolution Submitted to U.N. Security Council Washington File 20 Jun 2007 -- The United States and two European members of the U.N. Security Council have submitted a revised resolution that would pave the way for Kosovo's independence.
- COTE D'IVOIRE: UN to stay and support elections IRIN 20 Jun 2007 -- Concerns that Ivorian leaders might block the UN from helping to organise and supervise long-delayed elections were allayed on 19 June following a meeting between with a UN Security Council delegation and the country's president and former rebel leader-turned-prime minister.
- Security Council extends UN observer force in Golan Heights UN News Centre 20 Jun 2007 -- The Security Council today extended for a further six months the mandate of the UN force monitoring the long-standing ceasefire between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights.
- UN, Sudan agree to talks to improve implementation of peace deal in south UN News Centre 20 Jun 2007 -- The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) and the Sudanese Government will hold high-level consultations shortly on how to better implement the comprehensive peace agreement from 2005 that ended the country's protracted civil war between north and south.
- DR Congo final stop on Security Council's week-long Africa trip UN News Centre 20 Jun 2007 -- Members of the Security Council wrapped up their week-long mission to Africa today, holding meetings with United Nations and Government officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
- EAST AFRICA: Accelerating the return of Sudanese refugees IRIN 20 Jun 2007 -- Efforts to repatriate Sudanese refugees from neighbouring countries have been stepped up before a census planned for Southern Sudan in early 2008, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said.
- Lebanese army surrounds refugee camp, demands surrender RIA Novosti 20 Jun 2007 -- The Lebanese army seized control Wednesday of an area surrounding a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon, the national television said.
- 70 Tamil Rebels Reportedly Killed in Land, Sea Battles VOA 20 Jun 2007 -- Sri Lanka's military says land and sea clashes in the past day have left about 70 Tamil rebels dead
- ESA awards S-band onboard satellite mobile broadcast repeater development to Thales Alenia Space Thales 20 Jun 2007 -- The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Thales Alenia Space to develop an advanced S-band onboard satellite mobile broadcast repeater and to develop and qualify repeater's key equipment. This equipment will be fully compliant with hybrid satellite/terrestrial systems based on DVB-SH, the new mobile broadcast standard whose technical specifications have been adopted by the DVB Project.
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