09 October 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 09 Oct 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Announces Force Adjustments 09 Oct 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today that 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, based in Fort Hood, Texas, will deploy in the summer of 2008 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- Oct. 8 airpower summary: F-16s stay close overhead AFPN 09 Oct 2007 -- Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Oct. 8, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Coalition Troops Kill Seven, Detain 21 Terrorists AFPS 09 Oct 2007 -- Coalition forces in Iraq killed seven terrorists and detained 21 others today during a series of anti-al Qaeda in Iraq operations in the central and northern parts of the country.
- Fort Hood Brigade Notified for Iraq Deployment AFPS 09 Oct 2007 -- Defense Department officials announced today that 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, will deploy to Iraq in summer 2008.
- Local Iraqi Leaders Set Recovery Pace AFPS 09 Oct 2007 -- Security improvements in Fallujah, Iraq, are allowing coalition forces and Iraqis to reinforce success, the city's provincial reconstruction team leader said today.
- Army Unit from Fort Hood Announced for Iraq Rotation in Summer 2008 Army News Release 09 Oct 2007 -- The Army confirmed the Department of Defense announcement Oct. 9 sending Soldiers from the 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, to Iraq as part of a normal rotation of forces.
- Kiriakou: Afghanistan 'A Mess' cfr.org 09 Oct 2007
- Over 1,300 attacks on UK troops in Afghanistan in past year IRNA 09 Oct 2007 -- British soldiers in Afghanistan have come under attack more than 1,300 times from enemy forces in the past year, according to the last government figures.
- Joint Chiefs officials meet with Afghan leaders AFPN 09 Oct 2007 -- Less than three months after the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited this small southern district, three additional members of the Washington-based Joint Staff stopped by for a meeting with the provincial governor here Oct. 7.
- AFGHANISTAN: Aid being pre-positioned to avert crisis in winter IRIN 09 Oct 2007 -- The government of Afghanistan and UN agencies are pre-positioning humanitarian relief aid in 18 provinces of the country before snowfall and heavy rains block roads and impede access to areas with rugged terrain during the winter and early spring months.
Defense Policy / Programs
- America's Army: Modernization Maintains Momentum Army News 09 Oct 2007 -- panel of senior leaders discussed the objectives and way forward for "Army Modernization - Maintaining Momentum" at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting today.
- Chief Sees Future of `Persistent Conflict' Army News 09 Oct 2007 -- In his keynote address at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting's Eisenhower Luncheon, Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., chief of staff of the Army, said he foresees decades of persistent conflict, but expects the Army to rise to the challenge.
- Casey Urges Imperatives So Army Remains 'Strength of the Nation' AFPS 09 Oct 2007 -- Borrowing from the theme of this year's Association of the U.S. Army convention, the Army chief of staff told attendees today the Army must focus on four critical imperatives it if is to remain "The Strength of the Nation."
- B-2s deploy to Guam AFPN 09 Oct 2007 -- Four B-2 Spirits from the 393rd Bomb Squadron, deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., arrived here Oct. 7 as part of a continuous bomber presence in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Airmen train for Wideband Global SATCOM AFPN 09 Oct 2007 -- Five Airmen from the 3rd Space Operations Squadron here were the first to finish training recently for the Wideband Global SATCOM system, which is scheduled to launch Oct. 9.
- Operation Deep Freeze main season underway AFPN 09 Oct 2007 -- Air operations in support of the 52nd Operation Deep Freeze main season are underway.
- Army Changing Selection, Assignment Policy for Top NCOs Army News 09 Oct 2007 -- Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston unveiled the newest modernization effort for the U.S. Army enlisted force during a meeting with senior non-commissioned officers today at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting and exposition.
- New Policy Gives Top NCOs More Choices Army News 09 Oct 2007 -- Changing the way the Army selects, trains, promotes and assigns sergeants major and command sergeants major is all about flexibility and choice, officials said.
- Kearsarge Conducts Underway Replenishments Navy NewsStand 09 Oct 2007 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) completed its fifth deployed replenishment with USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE-1) at sea Oct. 9.
- Comfort Departs Suriname, Completes Mission Navy NewsStand 09 Oct 2007 -- Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Suriname Oct. 7 after approximately one week of humanitarian work in the Paramaribo area of Suriname.
- Talon Vision Departs on Humanitarian Mission Navy NewsStand 09 Oct 2007 -- Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 departed Okinawa Oct. 6 on a joint-service humanitarian mission to the Philippine Islands.
- NMCB 1 Makes Charge to Deployment Navy NewsStand 09 Oct 2007 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 and an additional 100 Seabees from NMCB 15 deployed, Sept. 24 from Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, to various places around the world including Iraq, Afghanistan, Guam and other remote locations.
- Russia expects positive U.S. response to missile shield proposals RIA Novosti 09 Oct 2007 -- Russia's foreign minister said on Tuesday he hoped that the U.S. response to Moscow's missile shield proposals would strengthen strategic stability and prevent new risks.
- Syongfong 2e missiles not to be displayed in National Day parade CNA 09 Oct 2007 -- The locally developed Syongfong 2e missiles will not be displayed in the military display in the Double Ten National Day celebration rally Wednesday, because it is an attack weapon that can reach Shanghai, Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, the rally's chief organizer, said Tuesday.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON ARMS TRADE TREATY United Nations 09 Oct 2007
- Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 09 Oct 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 09 Oct 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for October 10, 2007
- Lockheed Martin Delivers First KC-130J For U.S. Marine Corps Base In Japan Lockheed Martin 09 Oct 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently delivered the first KC-130J Tanker to the United States Marine Corps Squadron based in Japan
- LOCKHEED MARTIN UNVEILS OPERATIONAL PROTOTYPE OF U.S. ARMY'S NEW EQ-36 COUNTERFIRE TARGET ACQUISITION RADAR AT AUSA EXPO 09 Oct 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today unveiled its operational prototype of the U.S. Army's new Enhanced AN/TPQ-36 radar - also known as the EQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar - at the Association for the United States Army (AUSA)'s 2007 Exposition in Washington, DC.
- BAE SYSTEMS AND NAVISTAR INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION TEAM FOR JOINT LIGHT TACTICAL VEHICLES BAE Systems 09 Oct 2007 -- BAE Systems and International Military and Government, LLC, an affiliate of Navistar International Corporation, (OTC:NAVZ) will team to produce a platform for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.
- Northrop Grumman Receives Logistics Applications Contract for Defense Department and Federal Agencies Support Northrop Grumman 09 Oct 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a follow-on contract to support the integration of the Business Partner Network Support Environment, which provides comprehensive logistics data and information technology (IT) applications to the U.S. Department of Defense, federal agencies and international allies.
- ATK Awarded $28 Million in 20mm Ammunition Contracts ATK 09 Oct 2007 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received $28 million in contracts to provide 20mm ammunition for the Navy's Mk 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS).
- ATK Receives $29 Million in Medium Caliber Ammunition Orders ATK 09 Oct 2007 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received $29 million in orders for 30mm PGU-15A/B target practice rounds and 25mm PGU-25 high explosive incendiary rounds from the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, IL.
- BAE SYSTEMS UNVEILS NEW HELMET-MOUNTED DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY AT U.S. ARMY SYMPOSIUM BAE Systems 09 Oct 2007 -- BAE Systems has developed new helmet-mounted display technology that addresses a critical warfighter need for enhanced situational awareness.
- BAE SYSTEMS, U.S. ARMY SIGN PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP FOR M109 FAMILY OF VEHICLES BAE Systems 09 Oct 2007 -- BAE Systems and the U.S. Army have signed a memorandum of understanding that will establish a Public-Private Partnership (P3) to develop and sustain the Army's M109 Family of Vehicles throughout their lifecycle.
- Boeing Awarded $70 Million Contract for Enhanced F-15C Radar Boeing 09 Oct 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a $70 million contract to begin upgrading U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard F-15C Eagles with the APG-63(V)3 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar.
- Boeing Awarded Contract for U.S. Apache Helicopter Support Boeing 09 Oct 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense performance-based logistics contract to support AH-64D Apache attack helicopters.
- Raytheon's $52.2 million F-15 AESA Radar Production Contract Gets Under Way Raytheon 09 Oct 2007 -- Building on breakthrough technology defined by its active electronically scanned array radar for the F/A-18, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has launched production of its latest AESA system for another formidable fighter.
- Lockheed Martin Delivers First Pac-3 Missiles to the Netherlands Lockheed Martin 09 Oct 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] delivered the first PAC-3 Missiles to government and military representatives of The Netherlands recently in a ceremony held at its manufacturing facility in Camden, AR.
- Raytheon to Partner with Army on Integrated Air and Missile Defense Raytheon 09 Oct 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has entered a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, or CRADA, with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command-U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC-ARSTRAT) to investigate improvements to integrated air and missile defense mission effectiveness.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 09 Oct 2007
- SUDAN: Fresh Darfur violence restricts humanitarian access - aid workers IRIN 09 Oct 2007 -- The upsurge in violence in the western Sudanese region of Darfur is further restricting the ability of the few humanitarian workers left to reach thousands of vulnerable civilians, aid workers warned.
- Darfur Rebels Report Casualties in Town Attacked by Government VOA 09 Oct 2007 -- A Darfur rebel group is reporting casualties and heavy damage in a town it says was attacked by the Sudanese army and allied militias Monday.
- Sudanese Rebel Leader Demands Stability Before Negotiations VOA 09 Oct 2007 -- A leader with one of Darfur's biggest rebel groups says that attacks by government backed militias must cease before peace talks scheduled for later this month can take place
- Pakistani Jets Bomb Militants in Border Clash VOA 09 Oct 2007 -- Pakistani jets have bombed Islamic militants near the border with Afghanistan bringing a four-day death toll to 250 people killed in fierce battles
- DRC: More displaced as insecurity persists in North Kivu IRIN 09 Oct 2007 -- A new wave of displaced civilians is on the move in the North Kivu province of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as dissident general Laurent Nkunda announced a ceasefire with government troops was broken.
- UN force commander holds talks with Lebanese and Israeli military officials UN News Centre 09 Oct 2007 -- The military chief of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today met with senior officials from both the Lebanese and the Israeli armies to discuss recent violations of the Blue Line between the two countries, the marking of the line and the temporary security arrangements for a key border village.
- Security Council 'disappointed' at Nepal elections delay - President UN News Centre 09 Oct 2007 -- Members of the Security Council today, recognizing the strong desire of the Nepalese people for peace following a decade-long conflict, expressed "disappointment" at the delay to Constituent Assembly elections that were scheduled to be held next month, the 15-member body's president said.
- Uganda Sends Diplomats to Help Mediate Somalia Peace VOA 09 Oct 2007 -- Uganda has sent diplomats to Somalia to help mediate a peace deal between the country's embattled transitional government and its opponents
- Crackdown Continues on Karen Minority in Burma VOA 09 Oct 2007 -- While the crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Burma has grabbed the world's attention in recent weeks, the country's military government is continuing its often forgotten war against ethnic minorities in the country.
- Supreme Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against CIA VOA 09 Oct 2007 -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review a lawsuit brought by a German man who says he was kidnapped and tortured by agents of the Central Intelligence Agency
- Top US Court Dismisses Extraordinary Rendition Case VOA 09 Oct 2007 -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review the case of a German man who says he was kidnapped and tortured by CIA agents.
- Russia: Minced Words Unlikely To Be On Menu At Putin-Sarkozy Dinner RFE/RL 09 Oct 2007 -- When Nicolas Sarkozy sits down to dinner with Russian President Vladimir Putin at his residence in a leafy Moscow suburb this evening, the two men will likely want to get straight down to business.
- Georgian ex-defense minister, family leave country - agency RIA Novosti 09 Oct 2007 -- Former Georgian defense minister Irakly Okruashvili left the country immediately after his release having posted bail of $6 million, Georgia's Pirveli news agency quoted his bodyguards as saying.
- Georgian ex-defense minister released on $6 mln bail RIA Novosti 09 Oct 2007 -- Georgian ex-defense minister Irakly Okruashvili has been released from a Tbilisi prison after posting bail of $6 mln, a spokesman for the Prosecutor General's office said on Tuesday.
- Burma Military Opens Communication With Opposition Leader VOA 09 Oct 2007 -- The Burmese military government has appointed a deputy minister to begin talks with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
- Israeli Police Question PM in Connection with Corruption Scandal VOA 09 Oct 2007 -- Israeli police have opened a criminal investigation against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
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