11 September 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 11 Sep 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Sept. 10 airpower summary: F-15s strike enemy AFPN 11 Sep 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations Sept. 10, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- 201st MI Bn. Prepares for Iraq Deployment Army News 11 Sep 2007 -- The Army's first joint debriefing and interrogation center battalion will deploy to Iraq this month after 17 months of training and preparation.
- Coalition Targets al Qaeda Networks Aiding Foreign Terrorists AFPS 11 Sep 2007 -- Coalition forces conducted two operations today targeting facets of the al Qaeda network that conduct attacks and facilitate the movement of foreign terrorists in northwestern Iraq.
- Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group Enters Persian Gulf Navy NewsStand 11 Sep 2007 -- USS Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) entered the Persian Gulf in September to conduct Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in regional waters and provide air support to ground forces operating in Afghanistan and Iraq.
- US Military Says More Than 20 Terrorists Killed in Iraq Operations VOA 11 Sep 2007 -- The U.S. military says coalition forces have killed more than 20 terrorists in operations in Iraq.
- Afghan Forces Thwart Attempted Taliban Ambush AFPS 11 Sep 2007 -- An element of 2nd Brigade, 205th Afghan National Army Corps, advised by coalition forces, surprised a large group of Taliban fighters planning an ambush near Wetob village in Zabul province, Afghanistan, today.
- Progress continues in Parwan, Afghanistan AFPN 11 Sep 2007 -- War-torn for more than 30 years, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan continues to take the necessary steps to strengthen and rebuild its government.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Air Force leaders create A1 Quick Response Cell AFPN 11 Sep 2007 -- Manpower, personnel and services professionals now have a new set of allies at Air Force headquarters.
- Bold Quest improves coalition combat identification AFPN 11 Sep 2007 -- Officials from U.S. Joint Forces Command launched its premier Coalition Combat Identification Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration, known as Bold Quest, Sept. 10 to 24 at Nellis Air Force Base and the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.
- PANAMAX 2007 Last Major Exercise of Partnership of the Americas 2007 Navy NewsStand 11 Sep 2007 -- 2007, major exercises of the Partnership of the Americas (POA) 2007 deployment have concluded. POA 2007 began in April and included exercises and other events throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean.
- Wasp, Samuel B. Roberts' Helicopter Crews Deliver Relief Supplies to Hurricane Victims Navy NewsStand 11 Sep 2007 -- Aerial delivery of relief supplies to victims of Hurricane Felix began from USS Wasp (LHD 1) Sept. 7, and concluded from USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 28) Sept. 10.
- Russian, U.S. diplomats to discuss arms reduction pact in Paris RIA Novosti 11 Sep 2007 -- Russian-U.S. consultations on a Soviet-era deal to limit conventional weapons in Europe, on which Russia has imposed a moratorium, will be held in Paris Tuesday, the Russian Embassy said.
- Taiwan has `urgent' need to buy F-16s from U.S.: official CNA 11 Sep 2007 -- Taiwan has "urgent and legitimate" needs to buy F-16 jet fighters from the United States, visiting ROC Deputy National Defense Minister Ko Cheng-heng said Monday.
- Indonesia-Russia Arms Deal Raises Concern VOA 11 Sep 2007 -- Indonesia has signed a $1 billion arms package to update its crumbling military
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 11 Sep 2007
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 11 Sep 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for September 11, 2007
- Lockheed Martin Unveils New Guidance Kit for 2.75-Inch/70MM Rockets Lockheed Martin 11 Sep 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today unveiled the DAGRT, a system developed with company funding to defeat targets close to civilian assets and friendly forces due to its precise accuracy and ability to minimize collateral damage.
- Boeing Wins $1.1 Billion KC-135 Tanker Maintenance Contract Boeing 11 Sep 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a 10-year, $1.1 billion U.S. Air Force contract to continue providing programmed depot maintenance (PDM) for the nation's KC-135 Stratotanker fleet.
- General Dynamics Canada Selected to Bid on Halifax Class Modernization - Combat Systems Integration Program General Dynamics 11 Sep 2007 -- General Dynamics Canada has been selected by the Department of National Defence as one of only three contractors to be allowed to bid on the Canadian Navy's $1.1 billion Halifax Class Modernization (HCM) - Combat Systems Integration (CSI) program.
- Northrop Grumman Wins Navy Submarine Repair and Maintenance Contract Northrop Grumman 11 Sep 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for submarine work in San Diego. AMSEC LLC, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman's Newport News sector and full-service provider of engineering, logistics and technical support services primarily, is the prime contractor for the work.
- L-3 Awarded $44 Million Contract by U.S. Marine Corps L-3 Communications 11 Sep 2007 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Cincinnati Electronics (L-3 CE) subsidiary has been selected to receive a $44 million contract for delivery of Thermal Sight Systems (TSS) for the U.S. Marine Corps' Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV).
- Northrop Grumman-Built U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutters Reach Construction Milestones Northrop Grumman 11 Sep 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) reached construction milestones on two U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutters (NSCs), maintaining the production flow of the nation's newest homeland security maritime assets.
- Pratt & Whitney Qualified F135 Engine Test Center at Patuxent River Naval Air Station Pratt & Whitney 11 Sep 2007 -- Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, qualified the F135 engine test cell at Patuxent River (Pax River) Naval Air Station in Maryland.
- Raytheon Delivers Active Denial System 2 to U.S. Air Force Raytheon 11 Sep 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) delivered its non-lethal Active Denial System 2 to the U.S. Air Force Aug. 31.
- Raytheon Awarded $5 Million Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment Contract Option Raytheon 11 Sep 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $5 million U.S. Army contract option to provide Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) Mobile Eagle Eye tower systems to protect U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq.
- Thales ISTAR service provides "stunning performance for UK troops" Thales 11 Sep 2007 -- British Army intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in southern Iraq were significantly boosted in mid-June when Hermes 450 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) began operating in the region.
- ATK Awarded $3.3 Million Multi-Mode Spacecraft Propulsion System Development Contract with Air Force Research Lab ATK 11 Sep 2007 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) announced today that the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Edwards Air Force Base, CA has awarded the company a $3.3 million contract, with options worth an additional $4.7 million, to develop a multi-mode propulsion system for small spacecraft.
- Eurocopter leads Homeland Security Market in the United Kingdom and strongly supports the British Armed Forces EADS 11 Sep 2007 -- With its modern product line, Eurocopter has responded to the increasing security requirements in the British Isles and around the world by adapting its light twin-engined helicopter family very specifically to meet the demands of homeland security operators
- Thales awarded £21.7 million US contract for target detection devices Thales 11 Sep 2007 -- Under this contract Thales will continue its long association with Raytheon and produce the TDDs for the US Department of Defense.
- Next-generation Starstreak provides enhanced force protection Thales 11 Sep 2007 -- Improvements to the missile - to be called Starstreak II - include an extended range to beyond 7km, with increased coverage and altitude and improved guidance precision to provide a much sought after small target capability.
- Thales-designed multi-mission system hits the targets at Castlemartin Thales 11 Sep 2007 -- On 10 September representatives from seven overseas delegations came to Castlemartin Range in Pembrokeshire to witness tracking trials and live firings of the Multi Mission System (MMS) designed by Thales UK in Belfast.
- Astute submarine gets clear vision from Thales as optronics masts are installed Thales 11 Sep 2007 -- A multi-disciplined team of Thales engineers is working to complete both the installation of the masts and the integration with the boats highly advanced combat system. This will be followed by a series of rigorous and complex test procedures aimed at proving the equipments performance and successful integration with other mission critical boat systems.
- Milestone achieved in Nimrod MRA4 synthetic training requirement Thales 11 Sep 2007 -- The Nimrod MRA4 ASTA is a fully integrated suite comprising two dynamic simulators, two flight training devices, two rear crew trainers and a part task trainer. Thales has been responsible for the design, manufacture and installation of this suite of products for the RAF under a prime contract from BAE Systems.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 11 Sep 2007
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON DARFUR BY CHINA United Nations 11 Sep 2007
- Chinese Envoy Says Beijing Contributing to Peace in Darfur VOA 11 Sep 2007 -- China's special envoy to Darfur has defended criticism that his country is not exerting its influence enough to stop the violence in the Sudanese region
- SUDAN: Darfur rebels accuse government of bombing their positions IRIN 11 Sep 2007 -- Darfur rebels have accused Sudanese government forces of bombing Haskanita, a rebel-held town in North Darfur, just days after UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Khartoum had agreed to end attacks in the region.
- Fierce clashes in South Darfur town alarm UN mission in Sudan UN News Centre 11 Sep 2007 -- Grave reports have emerged of fresh fighting between Sudanese Government armed forces and Darfur rebel groups in the south of the war-torn region, the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) reported today, raising alarm about the timing of attacks, which came on the heels of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's visit to the country.
- Syria Protests to UN About Reported Israeli Violation of Syrian Airspace VOA 11 Sep 2007 -- Syria has protested to the United Nations about a reported Israeli violation of Syrian airspace, accusing the Jewish state of "aggression."
- ISRAEL-OPT: New UN report highlights conflict over resources in West Bank IRIN 11 Sep 2007 -- Israeli settlements in the West Bank are having a severe humanitarian impact on rural Palestinian areas, according to a report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on 30 August.
- Palestinian Rocket Attack Wounds at Least 66 Israeli Soldiers VOA 11 Sep 2007 -- More than 60 Israeli soldiers were wounded, several seriously, in a Palestinian rocket attack
- UN humanitarian chief calls for bolstered peace efforts in eastern DR Congo UN News Centre 11 Sep 2007 -- Increased dialogue and negotiation, and not a military solution, are crucial in protecting civilians from the violent clashes wracking the troubled eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes told the Security Council today.
- Amnesty Report Says DRC Has Failed Its People VOA 11 Sep 2007 -- In the wake of recent intense fighting in North Kivu province between government forces and fighters loyal to rebel General Laurent Nkunda, Amnesty International has accused the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the international community of having failed the people of the eastern DRC
- UGANDA: Government efforts to end abuses in Karamoja inadequate - HRW IRIN 11 Sep 2007 -- Efforts by the Ugandan government to prevent abuses, including torture and killing of civilians by the military during disarmament operations in the northeastern Karamoja region, have been inadequate, Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated in a report.
- Human Rights Watch Accuses Ugandan Army Of Atrocities VOA 11 Sep 2007 -- The U.S. rights group Human Rights Watch is accusing Uganda's army of widespread abuses in its restive northern Karamoja region, including the killing of civilians
- MALI: Western diplomats warn about "deterioration" in north IRIN 11 Sep 2007 -- Western diplomats in Mali have condemned a spate of attacks by armed militias in the north of the country.
- SOMALIA: Numbers of IDPs overwhelming border town IRIN 11 Sep 2007 -- At least 8,000 Somalis who fled violence in the capital, Mogadishu, are facing hunger, disease and lack of shelter in Dobley town, near the Kenyan border, local officials said.
- DRC: Outbreak in Kasai Occidental confirmed as Ebola IRIN 11 Sep 2007 -- Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have identified a fever outbreak that has claimed at least 167 lives in the southern province of Kasai Occidental as Ebola.
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