16 July 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 16 Jul 2007 [PDF]
- Task Force Lightning Soldier attacked
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- MNC-I Soldier dies of non-battle related cause
- DoD News Briefing with Lt. Gen. Lamb from Iraq 16 Jul 2007 -- Presenter: Deputy Commander of Multinational Force-Iraq and Senior British Representative in Iraq Lt. Gen. Graeme Lamb July 16, 2007 9:00 AM EDT
- Coalition Forces Capture Suspects, Kill Terrorists in Iraq AFPS 16 Jul 2007 -- Coalition forces conducted anti-insurgent operations over the past few days in Iraq, killing terrorists and capturing suspects, military officials reported.
- July 15 airpower summary: Transports aid in med evac AFPN 16 Jul 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations July 15, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- MND-C begins new offensive operations MNF-I 16 Jul 2007 -- Task Force Marne began an offensive today in southern Baghdad to drive out extremists.
- AFGHANISTAN: Civilians paying the price in Taliban conflict IRIN 16 Jul 2007 -- For Abdul Qader, 44, life had become almost impossible in his native Gherishk District, about 50km north of Lashkargah, the provincial capital of Helmand Province, in southern Afghanistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Detainee Transfer Announced 16 Jul 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of sixteen detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Saudi Arabia.
- DoD Moves Forward With Next Steps For Spectrum Relocation 16 Jul 2007 -- The Department of Defense has established the Defense Spectrum Relocation Management Activity (DSRMA) within the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) Defense Spectrum Organization to advance the President's Spectrum Policy Initiative goals of fostering economic growth and promoting national security.
- CENTRIXS Provides Vital Communication Navy NewsStand 16 Jul 2007 -- A reliable system that allows combined forces to communicate through secure channels and share information in a tactical, real-time setting created enhanced interoperability between U.S. and Malaysian armed forces at this year's 13th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise which entered its third phase July 3.
- Global Fleet Station Wraps-up First Dominican Republic Visit Navy NewsStand 16 Jul 2007 -- The pilot Global Fleet Station (GFS) completed its first visit to the Dominican Republic, July 6, aboard High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift.
- Japanese forces arrive for Red Flag-Alaska AFPN 16 Jul 2007 -- Airmen from the Land of the Rising Sun arrived in the Land of the Midnight Sun July 11 in preparation for the Red Flag-Alaska air combat training exercise.
- Vietnam to send observers to AMC Rodeo competition AFPN 16 Jul 2007 -- Air Force officials announced July 16 that Vietnam is scheduled to send observers to the international mobility forces' competition, the 2007 Air Mobility Command Rodeo.
- Excercise tests Reserve C-130 unit's re-supply capabilities AFPN 16 Jul 2007 -- Airmen in the Air Force Reserve Command's 911th Airlift Wing here conducted Exercise Bold Effort July 14 to hone their transport and re-supply skills vital during a time of war.
- Afghan military leader visits Randolph AFPN 16 Jul 2007 -- The top air boss for the Afghanistan military visited Randolph Air Force Base July 9 as part of a tour to see how the U.S. Air Force can be an example for his country's efforts in creating a proficient training model and establishing an independent air force.
- Mitscher Transits the Panama Canal Navy NewsStand 16 Jul 2007 -- USS Mitscher (DDG-57) successfully completed a northbound Panama Canal transit early morning on July 12, marking the first trip through the historic canal for the 13-year old warship.
- Poland, U.S. to discuss missile defense in Washington RIA Novosti 16 Jul 2007 -- Polish President Lech Kaczynski and U.S. President George W. Bush will discuss Monday plans to build a U.S. missile defense base in Poland, the White House press service said.
- Russia: Analyst Says CFE Pullout Harms 'Trust And Transparency' RFE/RL 16 Jul 2007 -- Russia's July 14 announcement that it is suspending its participation in the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) treaty has been criticized in the United States and Europe.
- Russia becoming 'unpredictable' - Polish defense minister RIA Novosti 16 Jul 2007 -- Russia, which has suspended the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), is becoming an unpredictable country, the Polish defense minister said Monday.
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 16 Jul 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 16 Jul 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for July 16, 2007
- Bath Iron Works Awarded $49 Million Contract for Lead Yard Services on the DDG 51-class AEGIS Destroyer Program General Dynamics 16 Jul 2007 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $49.4 million contract to provide ongoing Lead Yard Services for the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class AEGIS destroyer program.
- BAE SYSTEMS TO PRODUCE FIELD PROGRAMMABLE GATE ARRAY FOR SPACE USE BAE Systems 16 Jul 2007 -- BAE Systems will produce and sell radiation-hardened field-programmable gate array (FPGA) semiconductors for space use, responding to a critical customer need for the devices.
- LONGBOW LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY AWARDED $43.4 MILLION FOR LIFE CYCLE CONTRACTOR SUPPORT OF LONGBOW RADARS Lockheed Martin 16 Jul 2007 -- The United States Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) recently awarded the Longbow Limited Liability Company (LBL), a Joint Venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), a contract for Life Cycle Contractor Support (LCCS) for the Longbow Fire Control Radar (FCR) system in the amount of $43.4M.
- Boeing Approved for Full-Rate Production and Fielding of CH-47F Chinook Helicopter Boeing 16 Jul 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has received U.S. Army authorization for full-rate production and fielding of the new CH-47F Chinook helicopter.
- Boeing-led Airborne Laser Team Actively Tracks Airborne Target, Compensates for Atmospheric Turbulence and Fires Surrogate High-Energy Laser Boeing 16 Jul 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], along with industry teammates and its government customer, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, successfully completed a key Airborne Laser (ABL) flight test Friday, demonstrating the weapon system's ability to actively track an airborne target, compensate for atmospheric turbulence and fire a surrogate for its missile-killing high-energy laser.
- Northrop Grumman Proves BAMS Mission Control System Design Northrop Grumman 16 Jul 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is conducting a range of system simulations in a prototype Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Mission Control System (MCS) to validate operational models while generating performance measures and manning effectiveness.
- L-3 Link Simulation and Training Delivers First Advanced Helmet Mounted Displays to Flight School XXI L-3 Communications 16 Jul 2007 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its L-3 Link Simulation and Training (L-3 Link) division has begun integrating its Advanced Helmet Mounted Display (AHMD) system into the U.S. Army Flight School XXI (FSXXI) program's Reconfigurable Collective Training Devices (RCTDs).
- Boeing to Submit Proposal for Global Positioning System III Boeing 16 Jul 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] is preparing a response to a U.S. Air Force Request for Proposals for the development and production of an enhanced constellation of Global Positioning System satellites known as GPS III.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN-BUILT MILSTAR SATELLITE CONSTELLATION REPOSITIONED TO ENHANCE GLOBAL COVERAGE Lockheed Martin 16 Jul 2007 -- A combined U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] team has successfully completed an on-orbit reconfiguration of the five-satellite Milstar constellation to maximize the system's capabilities to provide secure, reliable and robust communications to U.S. and Allied Forces around the globe.
- Northrop Grumman Completes Initial Delivery of Integrated Combat Management System for LCS-2 Northrop Grumman 16 Jul 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC) has successfully completed the initial software and hardware delivery of the Integrated Combat Management System (ICMS) to prime contractor General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) for integration into the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) combat system.
- WIZARD Naval Decoy Demonstrated at NATO Trials Rafael 16 Jul 2007 -- Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd discloses that its WIZARD – Naval Corner Reflector Decoy recently participated in NATO's Naval Forces annual MCG/8 EW trials, which took place in Norway last month.
- SAIC Completes Restructuring of AMSEC LLC SAIC 16 Jul 2007 -- Science Applications International Corporation [NYSE: SAI] today announced that the restructuring of AMSEC LLC has been completed. Previously, AMSEC was jointly owned by SAIC and Northrop Grumman Corporation [NYSE: NOC]. The restructuring divided AMSEC along customer and product lines, with parts of AMSEC being distributed to SAIC.
- New Middle East Peace Steps Urged by Bush Washington File 16 Jul 2007 -- President Bush has called for a Middle East peace conference this fall to be led by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and include Palestinians, Israelis and regional neighbors who support creation of a Palestinian state.
- UN Secretary-General Presses for Quick Action on Darfur VOA 16 Jul 2007 -- During a briefing about his just completed two-week trip to Afghanistan and Europe, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says Darfur dominated discussions
- Analysis: Amid Flux, Mideast Talks Mulled Anew cfr.org 16 Jul 2007 -- A year ago this week, war raged between Israel and two stateless entities on its borders, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas inside the Palestinian Authority's Gaza Strip
- Bush Increases Support for Palestinian President Abbas VOA 16 Jul 2007 -- President Bush is making a new push for Middle East peace
- Transcript: President Bush Discusses the Middle East The White House 16 Jul 2007
- SOMALIA: Conference organisers optimistic, despite adjournment IRIN 16 Jul 2007 -- The much-touted national reconciliation conference opened as scheduled on 15 July in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, but was adjourned a few hours later, in a move that civil society hailed as positive as it gave the government time to make sure most would-be delegates attended.
- UGANDA: Juba talks paying off as IDPs return home IRIN 16 Jul 2007 -- The year-long talks between the Ugandan government and the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) may not have reached a conclusion, but the relative peace across northern Uganda during this period has encouraged hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to return home, officials said.
- ISRAEL-OPT: UN says Gaza needs $30m in aid IRIN 16 Jul 2007 -- The UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees, UNRWA, has issued an urgent call for US$30 million in aid for Gaza, as the borders remain shut for all but humanitarian aid and food supplies.
- Russia's Lavrov to attend Mideast Quartet's session July 19 RIA Novosti 16 Jul 2007 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will attend a ministerial meeting of the Quartet of mediators on the Middle East conflict in Lisbon on July 19, the ministry's official spokesman said Monday.
- UN Remains Hopeful on Nepal Peace Deal Despite Delays by Maoists VOA 16 Jul 2007 -- Nepal's former Maoist rebels are refusing to allow United Nations officials to continue verifications called for in the agreement that brought peace to the Himalayan nation
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