23 July 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 23 Jul 2007 [PDF]
- MNC-I Soldier targeted by IED
- Task Force Marne Soldier died of wounds
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- MNF-W forces attacked
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- July 22 airpower summary: C-5s share the load AFPN 23 Jul 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations July 22, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Coalition Forces Continue to Close in on Terrorists Networks AFPS 23 Jul 2007 -- Coalition forces captured 12 suspected terrorists during operations targeting al Qaeda and its logistics networks around Iraq today.
- Security forces Airmen protect Sather Air Base AFPN 23 Jul 2007 -- Every week, more than 2,000 foreign nationals bring an average 600 vehicles in and out of Sather Air Base -- Baghdad's only passenger and cargo airfield. Many of these foreign nationals go unescorted in the rest of the Victory Base Complex -- and for this reason, strict precautions are required.
- Clashes Erupt Between Militants, Soldiers in Northern Pakistan VOA 23 Jul 2007 -- At least 35 militants and two Pakistani soldiers have been killed in heavy fighting in Pakistan's North Waziristan region.
- Pakistan Says Any US Strike Against Militants on Its Soil 'Unacceptable' VOA 23 Jul 2007 -- Pakistan says any U.S. action against militant targets on Pakistani soil would be unacceptable.
- Taleban Sets New Deadline for Talks on South Koreans' Release VOA 23 Jul 2007 -- Taleban militants Monday again extended a deadline to negotiate the release of 23 South Korean aid volunteers held by militants in Afghanistan.
- Afghan, Coalition Forces Defeat Insurgent Ambush AFPS 23 Jul 2007 -- Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition forces were attacked by an unknown number of enemy fighters during a patrol on the western side of the Helmand River in the Musa Qalah district of Afghanistan's Helmand province yesterday.
- Talks Intensify As Afghan Hostage Deadline Looms RFE/RL 23 Jul 2007 -- Negotiators were working intensively in Afghanistan today as a deadline approached for 23 South Koreans, the largest group of hostages being held by militants in central Afghanistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Seabees Provide Assistance at Earthquake Disaster Site Navy NewsStand 23 Jul 2007 -- A detail of 15 Navy Seabees assigned to Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Far East Public Works Department, U.S. Naval Air Facility Atsugi, departed July 18 to join a multi-service relief effort in response to an earthquake that struck the Niigata region on July 16.
- USS Kidd Arrives in San Diego Navy NewsStand 23 Jul 2007 -- The Navy's newest Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) was greeted with excitement by the crew's family and friends when it arrived at its homeport of San Diego, July 19.
- Center delivers interoperability between combat, mobility air forces AFPN 23 Jul 2007 -- The Global Cyberspace Integration Center here soon will begin fielding Theater Battle Management Core System Service Pack 7, a critical system upgrade and important milestone to completing seamless interoperability with Air Mobility Command's new flagship unit and force level Global Decision Support System 2.
- Patriot Preps for SMC Inspection Navy NewsStand 23 Jul 2007 -- The Supply Department of forward-deployed mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) is in full swing this summer preparing for the scheduled Supply Management Certification (SMC) inspection in October.
- Moving More Than People Navy NewsStand 23 Jul 2007 -- The first month of health care and construction work provided by personnel attached to the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) was only made possible by the successful movement of supplies and equipment.
- USS Peleliu Stops on Naval Base Guam Navy NewsStand 23 Jul 2007 -- Humanitarian aid is often carried out by Navy hospital ships, but one war ship -- USS Peleliu (LHA 5) -- arrived in Guam on June 10 loaded with medical and humanitarian aid personnel.
- Arms reductions treaty in Europe could be salvaged - Russian MP RIA novosti 23 Jul 2007 -- The Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty could still be "reanimated" if NATO countries agree to ratify its adopted version before the December 2007 deadline, a Russian parliament member said Monday.
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 23 Jul 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 23 Jul 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for July 23, 2007
- BAE SYSTEMS TO DEVELOP SEEKER FOR MULTIPLE KILL VEHICLE PROGRAM BAE Systems 23 Jul 2007 -- BAE Systems will develop and test a key component of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Multiple Kill Vehicle payload system.
- General Dynamics NASSCO Awarded $100 Million Contract for Tenth T-AKE's Long-Lead Materials General Dynamics 23 Jul 2007 -- General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $100 million contract from the U.S. Navy to purchase long-lead materials for the construction of a tenth T-AKE dry cargo-ammunition ship.
- Lockheed Martin / Northrop Grumman TSAT Team Announces Partnership With Juniper Networks Northrop Grumman 23 Jul 2007 -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT)/Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) Transformational Satellite Communications (TSAT) team today announced its partnership with Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:JNPR) to apply the company's Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) routing software and related expertise in the design of the team's TSAT processor/router.
- General Dynamics Awarded $13 Million Contract for MK47 'STRIKER40' Weapon System General Dynamics 23 Jul 2007 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $13.2 million option from the U.S. Government for production of the MK47 MOD 0 Weapon System
- PAYLOAD FOR LOCKHEED MARTIN-BUILT MISSILE WARNING SATELLITE COMPLETES EXTENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL TEST PHASE Lockheed Martin 23 Jul 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today that the payload for the first Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous orbit (GEO) spacecraft has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing, a key milestone in preparation for launch of this first-of-its-kind satellite.
- Northrop Grumman-Built and Hurricane-Tested USS Kidd Arrives in San Diego Fit for U.S. Navy Fleet Northrop Grumman 23 Jul 2007 -- The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)-built Aegis guided missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) arrived at her homeport here at Naval Station San Diego Thursday morning, July 19. Family members of the ship's crew joined friends and a number of Pearl Harbor survivors to greet the ship and welcome the crew to the city
- Raytheon Awarded $23 Million for U.S. Navy Mine Hunting Sonar Raytheon 23 Jul 2007 -- The Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $23.2 million contract to provide AN/AQS-20A mine hunting sonar engineering services and support.
- TWO FURTHER BRADLEY REMANUFACTURING CONTRACTS FOR BAE SYSTEMS TOTAL $411.7 MILLION BAE Systems 23 Jul 2007 -- BAE Systems has been awarded two contract modifications from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, totaling $411.7 million, to remanufacture and provide spares for Bradley A3 Combat Systems.
- Boeing Awarded Contract to Develop Ruggedized Beam Control System for Mobile Laser Weapon System Boeing 23 Jul 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a U.S. Army contract valued at approximately $7 million to begin developing the initial phase for a truck-mounted laser weapon system that destroys rockets, artillery shells and mortar rounds.
- FIRST LOCKHEED MARTIN-BUILT GPS SATELLITE MARKS 10 YEARS IN SERVICE Lockheed Martin 23 Jul 2007 -- The first U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR) satellite, built by a team led by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], has surpassed its 10-year design life of on-orbit service, providing the U.S. military and civil users world-wide with highly accurate navigation capabilities since 1997.
- Israel Aerospace Industries' Tamam Division will Supply Advanced Observation Systems to The Israel Navy Under a $15 Million Contract Israel Aerospace Industries 23 Jul 2007 -- Israel Aerospace Industries' Tamam Division has won a contract for the supply of advanced observation systems to the Israel Navy as part of a comprehensive upgrade of the Navy’s operational capabilities. The contract awarded to IAI, including options, totals $15 million.
- Innovative Technology for Soldier Modernisation Programs Thales 23 Jul 2007 -- Thales is proud to announce the signing of a collaborative agreement with Kord Defence to develop an innovative Rifle Input Control (RIC).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 23 Jul 2007
- Sudan: UN reports new displacement in West Darfur UN News Centre 24 Jul 2007 -- The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) today reported new population displacements in West Darfur, where it says an estimated 12,000 households were on the move.
- Sudan Won't Allow Darfur Peacekeepers to Use All Means Necessary VOA 23 Jul 2007 -- Sudan's government is warning that it will not accept a joint United Nations and African Union force that has the mandate to use all means necessary - including force - to keep the peace in Darfur
- Security Council extends mandate for group tracking Somali arms flows UN News Centre 24 Jul 2007 -- The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution extending by six months the mandate of a group of experts monitoring the flow of arms to and through Somalia.
- SOMALIA: IDPs in dire need as more flee violence IRIN 23 Jul 2007 -- Local authorities in Belet Hawo, Gedo region, on the southwestern border with Kenya, are urging international aid agencies to help up to 18,000 displaced people who have sought refuge there.
- Security Council urges political solution to crisis in eastern DR Congo UN News Centre 23 Jul 2007 -- The United Nations Security Council today urged key players to seek a political solution to the ongoing crisis in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where insecurity has led to the displacement of some 700,000 people.
- Rebel Group Urges UN to Probe Ethiopia's Ogaden Region VOA 23 Jul 2007 -- Ethiopia's Ogaden National Liberation Front rebels are urging the United Nations to launch a fact-finding mission in the Ogaden region to confirm mounting reports that the Ethiopian military is committing war crimes there
- Tony Blair in Middle East to Reactivate Peace Process VOA 23 Jul 2007 -- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair began his first trip to the Middle East as special envoy for the peace Quartet with a visit to Jordan.
- Kosovo: Analyst Says Ahtisaari Plan Still Relevant RFE/RL 23 Jul 2007 -- The United Nations Security Council on July 20 decided against a vote on a resolution on the final status of the internationally administered province of Kosovo
- Lebanon: Ban Ki-moon asks Netherlands to consider hosting Hariri tribunal UN News Centre 23 Jul 2007 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today sent a letter to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands inviting the country's Government to consider hosting the Special Tribunal on the 2005 assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
- Turkey's Ruling Party Scores Victory; Promises to Uphold Secular Principles VOA 23 Jul 2007 -- Turkey's ruling Justice and Development party, AKP, has won a resounding victory in general elections with a solid 47 percent, giving it about 340 of parliament's 550 seats
- Turkish Premier Vows To Pursue Reform Following Victory RFE/RL 23 Jul 2007 -- Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to pursue reforms and turn Turkey into a modern democracy after his ruling Justice and Development (AK) party won early parliamentary elections on July 22.
- UN officials mourn passing of Mohammad Zahir Shah, 'Father of Afghanistan' UN News Centre 23 Jul 2007 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his senior envoy to Afghanistan today mourned the passing of His Majesty Mohammad Zahir Shah, considered the father of the nation, at the age of 92.
- Afghanistan: Former King Mohammad Zahir Shah Dead At 92 RFE/RL 23 Jul 2007 -- Afghanistan has announced three days of official mourning over the death of the country's former king, 92-year-old Mohammad Zahir Shah.
- Former Afghan King, Mohammad Zahir Shah, Dies VOA 23 Jul 2007 -- Afghanistan's former king, Mohammad Zahir Shah, has died at the age of 92
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