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07 September 2007 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Small rewards program results in big explosion AFPN 07 Sep 2007 -- A small rewards program led to a big explosion as explosive ordnance disposal Airmen detonated more than 900 pounds of munitions turned in by local Afghans Sept. 1 near Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam.
  • FA PANAMAX 2007 Ends, Ensures Continued Security of Panama Canal Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2007 -- More nations than ever teamed together in Fuerzas Aliadas (FA)PANAMAX 2007 to ensure the continued security of the Panama Canal, signs of both the multinational cooperative spirit and the importance of the waterway to worldwide commerce, high-ranking officials said during a closing ceremony Sept. 7.
  • Five Nations' Navies Meet for Malabar on INS Viraat Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2007 -- Senior Navy officers from the five nations taking part in exercise Malabar 07-2, met on the Indian flagship INS Viraat (R 22) Sept. 4, kicking off the four-day exercise.
  • Wasp's Joint Command Cell Helps Coordinate Hurricane Relief Support Efforts Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2007 -- Joint and international relief efforts are being supported by Commander Task Group 40.0 from USS Wasp (LHD 1), diverted Sept. 5 as the United States implements humanitarian relief plans in Nicaragua in the aftermath of Hurricane Felix.
  • US Anti-Terrorist Training Nears End in Mali VOA 07 Sep 2007 -- U.S. military officials are conducting an anti-terrorism training exercise called Flintlock in the Saharan desert with hundreds of military officers from mostly Africa
  • Hurricane Felix Assessment Team Arrives in Nicaragua AFPS 07 Sep 2007 -- A 13-person hurricane assessment team from Joint Task Force Bravo and the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance arrived here Sept. 5 to begin surveying damage following landfall of Hurricane Felix.
  • NSA/CSS Hawaii Breaks Ground for New Operations Security Center Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2007 -- The National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Hawaii (NSA/CSS) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Hawaii Regional Operations Security Center at Naval and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific (NCTAMS PAC) headquarters in Wahiawa, Aug. 30.
  • Ronald Reagan Completes Halfway Mark of PIA Period Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2007 -- The month of August marked the halfway period for Sailors assigned to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as the Navy's newest aircraft carrier is currently on schedule to complete its six-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA).
  • NECC Kicks Off COMET Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2007 -- Approximately 1,000 Sailors from Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) began a new exercise, Command and Control, Operational, Maritime, Expeditionary Training (COMET), Sept. 4 in various areas throughout Southeastern Virginia.
  • Personal Relationships Key to Malabar Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2007 -- The deployed nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and Indian aircraft carrier INS Viraat (R 22) are participating in military-to-military personnel exchanges during the multilateral exercise Malabar 2007 Sept. 4 through Sept. 7 to further enhance interpersonal relationships.
  • Exercise Malabar 07-2 Kicks Off Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2007 -- More than 20,000 personnel from five different countries are participating in Exercise Malabar 07-2. This multilateral exercise includes naval forces from India, Australia, Japan, Singapore and the United States.
  • Russia, U.S. agree to continue missile defense talks - Putin RIA Novosti 07 Sep 2007 -- Russia and the United States will continue looking for a solution to the ongoing dispute on U.S. plans to deploy missile defense elements in Central Europe, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
  • Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino and Senior Administration Officials The White House 07 Sep 2007

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for September 07, 2007
  • BAE SYSTEMS DELIVERS 1,000TH COMMON MISSILE WARNING SYSTEM TO U.S. ARMY BAE Systems 07 Sep 2007 -- BAE Systems has delivered its 1,000th Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) to the U.S. Army. The system protects Army fixed-and rotary-wing aircraft from the threat posed by widely deployed missile systems.
  • Northrop Grumman KEI Team Completes Fourth Rocket Motor Test Northrop Grumman 07 Sep 2007 -- On the heels of a successful Stage 1 test burn just three months ago, and with its eye on a booster flight test next year, the Kinetic Energy Interceptors (KEI) program team fired another powerful Stage 1 rocket motor today, its fourth consecutive test in the past 18 months
  • Thales contracted for OPVs for Omani Navy Thales 07 Sep 2007 -- Recently, VT Shipbuilding International in the United Kingdom and Thales Nederland signed a contract for the supply of radar, ESM, combat management and communication equipment that will be installed on the three Ocean Patrol Vessels (OPV) of the Khareef class that are currently being built by VT Shipbuilding for the Royal Navy of Oman.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • President urges U.S. not to drag feet on F-16 C/D deal CNA 07 Sep 2007 -- President Chen Shui-bian has called for the United States to sell Taiwan advanced F-16 C/D jet fighters as early as possible to help upgrade its defense capability in the face of China's ever mounting military threat.

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