08 October 2007 Military News
- MNF-W forces attacked
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Operation Eagle Shiloh III results in detention of 17 suspected terrorists MNF-I 08 Oct 2007 -- Coalition and Iraqi forces detained 17 suspected terrorists during a combat operation in Mahmudiyah, Iraq, Oct. 6.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Gen. Casey Calls Strong Families the Key to a Strong Force Army News 08 Oct 2007 -- The Army is committed to building and maintaining strong Families, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. today during the first Family Forum of the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting.
- AUSA Opens With Pledge to Army Families Army News 08 Oct 2007 -- The annual convention of the Association of the United States Army kicked off here today with emphasis on America's Army as "The Strength of the Nation" and promises by leadership to do Army Families right.
- Warrior Transition Units at Center of Army Medical Action Plan Army News 08 Oct 2007 -- The Army is establishing 32 "Warrior Transition Units" at major installations across the force to streamline care for wounded Soldiers.
- Russian parliament postpones consideration of CFE moratorium RIA Novosti 08 Oct 2007 -- The lower house of Russia's parliament postponed until November hearings on a bill submitted by President Vladimir Putin on imposing a moratorium on the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) treaty.
- Hsiung Feng-2E missile not to be displayed on National Day CNA 08 Oct 2007 -- Defense Minister Lee Tien-yu said Monday that the Hsiung Feng-2E cruise missile -- the latest version of Taiwan's domestically-developed missiles -- will not be showcased during the military display scheduled for the Double Ten National Day Wednesday.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN DEVELOPING ONE SHOT SYSTEM FOR SNIPERS Lockheed Martin 08 Oct 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $2 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop the One Shot System, that will profile and compensate for down-range cross wind
- ATK Unveils its Newest Medium Caliber Cannon at AUSA ATK 08 Oct 2007 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) is unveiling its newest Chain Gun«, the Lightweight 25mm (LW25), at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington D.C. today.
- ATK Receives $34 Million in Orders for Small-Caliber Ammunition ATK 08 Oct 2007 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK), the largest supplier of small-caliber ammunition to the United States military, has received $34 million in orders for the production of small-caliber ammunition at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, MO
- BAE SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE BAR-ARMOR KITS FOR 215 U.S. ARMY ROUTE CLEARANCE VEHICLES BAE Systems 08 Oct 2007 -- BAE Systems will provide lightweight bar-armor kits for 215 U.S. Army Route Clearance Vehicles under a contract with a not-to-exceed value of $14.5 million.
- BAE SYSTEMS RECEIVES CONTRACTS FOR WARFIGHTER INDIVIDUAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TOTALLING $43 MILLION BAE Systems 08 Oct 2007 -- BAE Systems has been awarded seven contracts valued at $43.5 million to provide a range of protective equipment to the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps.
- BAE SYSTEMS TO UNVEIL REDESIGNED M109A6 PALADIN SELF-PROPELLED HOWITZER AT ASSOCIATION OF THE U.S. ARMY SYMPOSIUM BAE Systems 08 Oct 2007 -- BAE Systems will unveil a new look for the battle-proven M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzer at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Symposium and Exhibition in Washington during October 8-10.
- Future Combat Systems Industry Team Delivers Network Capability to Current Force Boeing 08 Oct 2007 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and partner Science Applications International Corporation [NYSE: SAI], lead systems integrator for the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) program, have delivered six additional network integration capability "B-kits" to vehicle integrators BAE Systems, General Dynamics Land Systems and AM General, bringing the total number of B-kits delivered to date to 18.
- U.S. Coast Guard Reaches the One Million Flight Hour Milestone With its Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin Helicopter Fleet EADS 08 Oct 2007 -- The U.S. Coast Guard's fleet of Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin helicopters has passed its one million flight hour milestone, marking another key operational achievement for the twinengine rotary-wing aircraft that perform patrol, law enforcement and rescue missions throughout the United States.
- U.S. Army Adds Sniper-Detection Capability to Land Warrior System General Dynamics 08 Oct 2007 -- General Dynamics C4 Systems has received a task order from the U.S. Army to integrate BBN Technologies' "Boomerang" sniper-detection system with the Land Warrior system, enabling Land Warrior-equipped soldiers to identify and respond to a sniper's shot within seconds.
- L-3 Receives Award from U.S. Army to Supply Advanced Fuzing L-3 Communications 08 Oct 2007 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that the U.S. Army has exercised a contract option for over 48,000 M762A1 Electronic Time Artillery Fuzes.
- NetFires LLC Delivers First Future Combat System Equipment to Army Soldiers Raytheon 08 Oct 2007 -- NetFires LLC, a joint venture between Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Missile Systems business and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Missiles and Fire Control, delivered the first two Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System Container Launch Units to Army Evaluation Task Force soldiers in Fort Bliss, Texas.
- Sikorsky opens HAWK WORKST completion center for military helicopters Sikorsky 08 Oct 2007 -- With the snip of a ceremonial red ribbon, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., its Schweizer Aircraft subsidiary and a host of New York dignitaries today officially opened the new HAWK WORKST completion center on the west side of Elmira/Corning Regional Airport. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
- Raytheon Awarded $150 Million Patriot 'Pure Fleet' Contract Raytheon 08 Oct 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a $150 million U.S. Army contract to begin the Patriot "Pure Fleet" modernization program bringing all Army Patriot equipment to state-of-the-art Patriot Configuration 3 status.
- HMAS MELBOURNE provisional acceptance Thales 08 Oct 2007 -- Key personnel from the Australian Navy, DMO and Thales attended the handover and the signing of the Provisional Acceptance Certificate at Garden Island today.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 08 Oct 2007
- Ban Ki-moon appoints experienced Pakistani general as new UN Military Adviser UN News Centre 08 Oct 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed a 30-year veteran of the Pakistan Army as the new Military Adviser of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).
- Olmert Vows to Work Toward Peace Deal With Palestinians VOA 08 Oct 2007 -- Israel's leader has extended an olive branch to the Palestinians in a speech to parliament
- Senior Official Says Israel Prepared to Divide Jerusalem VOA 08 Oct 2007 -- A senior government official says Israel is prepared to relinquish parts of Jerusalem as part of a peace agreement
- Israeli air strike in Gaza injures seven civilians RIA Novosti 08 Oct 2007 -- Israeli aircraft delivered an air strike on a group of Palestinian militants in northern Gaza on Monday, injuring several people, the army press service and local radio said.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON DARFUR PEACEKEEPING OPERATION United Nations 08 Oct 2007
- Sudan Military Accused of Killing Civilian Rebel Supporters VOA 08 Oct 2007 -- A respected figure in the Darfur rebellion has accused the Sudanese military of killing more than 100 people in the town of Haskanita, where 10 African Union peacekeeping personnel were killed last week during an attack on their base
- Sudanese Army Denies Burning Village VOA 08 Oct 2007 -- The Sudanese army is denying that its forces burned down a town last week in the troubled Darfur region.
- Ceasefire Breaking Down: Deadly Combat In DRC VOA 08 Oct 2007 -- Renegade general Laurent Nkunda says his rebel forces are abandoning a U.N.-mediated ceasefire with the Congolese government
- DRC: Violence cuts off 150,000 people from aid - WFP IRIN 08 Oct 2007 -- Chronic violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has cut 150,000 vulnerable people off from humanitarian aid, deepening an already severe crisis, according to the UN World Food Programme (WFP).
- DRC: Thousands of youth risk forced recruitment into militia IRIN 08 Oct 2007
- UN peacebuilding official heads to Sierra Leone to track progress since elections UN News Centre 08 Oct 2007 -- Aiming to track progress in Sierra Leone as it works to consolidate stability, a senior United Nations peacebuilding official heads there today for meetings with top officials and a first-hand look at the situation since elections were held last month.
- UN's Standing Police Capacity starts training in UK ahead of first deployment UN News Centre 08 Oct 2007 -- Two weeks of intensive training in project-management, team-building, transitional justice and other aspects of peacekeeping started today for officers of the United Nations Standing Police Capacity, who are attending the United Kingdom's top police leadership centre ahead of their first operational deployment.
- Recent clash illustrates ongoing Georgian-Abkhaz tensions - Ban Ki-moon UN News Centre 08 Oct 2007 -- A deadly clash last month between the Government and Abkhaz sides in Georgia underscores the need for both sides to abide by their agreements and to bring additional areas under international monitoring, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report.
- Ethiopia Accuses Eritrea of Push to War VOA 08 Oct 2007 -- Ethiopia's president is urging the country's parliament to approve money for a military buildup in preparation for a possible war with neighboring Eritrea
- More than 175 Dead as Militants Clash With Troops in Northern Pakistan VOA 08 Oct 2007 -- Pakistan's military say at least 130 militants and 45 soldiers are dead after three days of clashes in the troubled tribal region of North Waziristan.
- SOMALIA: Families flee escalating violence IRIN 08 Oct 2007 -- Armed opponents of Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) have increased their attacks on government targets in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least four officials over the weekend, local sources said on 8 October.
- New Indian army chief rules out troop cut in Kashmir IRNA 08 Oct 2007 -- Newly appointed Indian Army chief has out rightly ruled out any troop pull-cut from Kashmir thus putting all the speculations about troop reduction to rest.
- 15 rebels killed as Lankan navy destroys LTTE arms ship IRNA 08 Oct 2007 -- Sri Lankan Navy has claimed to have destroyed yet another gun running vessel of the Tamil Tigers in the high seas off the southern tip of Dondra, killing at least 15 cadres onboard the ship.
- Turkish Cabinet to Consider Response to Rebel Attack That Killed 13 Troops VOA 08 Oct 2007 -- Turkey's Cabinet meets Monday to discuss its response to a Kurdish rebel attack that killed 13 soldiers in southeastern Turkey, near the border with Iraq.
- Four dead as Chechen militants attack Russian security forces RIA Novosti 08 Oct 2007 -- Four members of the Russian security forces were killed and 10 wounded in Chechnya when their motorcade came under automatic weapon fire from militants, a local police source said on Monday.
- Russia: France's Sarkozy Takes Critical Stand On First Trip To Moscow RFE/RL 08 Oct 2007 -- If diplomacy is an art of nuance and of understatement, French President Nicolas Sarkozy at times has taken license to break the rules -- particularly when talking about Russia.
- Georgia: In Televised About-Face, Ex-Minister Retracts Murder Claims RFE/RL 08 Oct 2007 -- Georgia was rocked today when the former official who publicly accused President Mikheil Saakashvili of ordering the assassination of a political opponent recanted in a videotaped confession broadcast on national television.
- Burmese Monks Reluctantly Accept Donations From Military VOA 08 Oct 2007 -- Burma's state-controlled media say the country's military dictatorship has donated thousands of dollars to Buddhist monasteries across the country, ostensibly to promote reconciliation
- Orbital-Built Intelsat-11 and Optus D2 Communications Satellites Successfully Launched Orbital Sciences Corp. 08 Oct 2007 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), the world leader in smaller-sized geosynchronous (GEO) communications satellites, announced today that two of its satellites were successfully launched into orbit during a mission that took place on Friday, October 5.
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