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07 March 2008 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for March 07, 2008
  • Boeing: Uncertainty About Process Remains After Air Force Tanker Debrief Boeing 07 Mar 2008 -- The U.S. Air Force has completed a debriefing for The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] during which acquisition officials sought to explain why they selected a team of Northrop Grumman and the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) for a contract to replace aerial refueling tankers.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $50 Million Contract for Submarine Technical and Engineering Support General Dynamics 07 Mar 2008 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $49.8 million contract modification for nuclear-submarine support work. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
  • Rheinmetall Defence wins order for GÜZ expansion Rheinmetall Defence 07 Mar 2008 -- Germany's Federal Office for Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) has awarded Rheinmetall Defence a contract for a major expansion of the German Army's Combat Training Centre (GÜZ) in the Altmark district of Saxony-Anhalt, which has been steadily ramping up operations ever since 2001. The order encompasses new GÜZ system technology for the previously non-instrumented southern part of the Altmark Major Training Area as well as additional mobile online video technology. For Rheinmetall Defence's Simulation and Training Division, the order is worth some €25 million.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Bush: Cuba Embargo to Continue VOA 07 Mar 2008 -- President Bush says he will not end the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba until the government there releases all political prisoners
  • On second day in Myanmar, UN envoy meets with State officials UN News Centre 07 Mar 2008 -- Cooperation between the United Nations and Myanmar and the country's ongoing constitutional process were on the agenda today as the Secretary-General's Special Adviser, Ibrahim Gambari, continued his latest mission to the South-East Asian nation.
  • Musharraf vows to support new government IRNA 07 Mar 2008 -- President Pervez Musharraf Friday announced that he would support the new government and hoped that the new set up will continue his economic policies as well as fight against extremism and terrorism.
  • Musharraf Promises to Back New Pakistan Coalition VOA 07 Mar 2008 -- Pakistan, in the midst of an attempt to form a new government, will see the parliament convened within two weeks. President Pervez Musharraf says he will call the national and provincial assemblies together and he is pledging to support the new government that will be formed by lawmakers
  • Belarus Demands U.S. Ambassador Leave Minsk RFE/RL 07 Mar 2008 -- Relations between Belarus and the United States worsened today when the government of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka recalled its ambassador from Washington and demanded that the U.S. envoy leave Minsk.
  • Belarus advises U.S. ambassador to leave over sanctions RIA Novosti 07 Mar 2008 -- Belarus advised the United States ambassador to leave the capital, Minsk, and recalled its ambassador from Washington for consultations, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
  • Russia: How The Kremlin Manages To Get The Right Results RFE/RL 07 Mar 2008 -- One day after the March 2 presidential ballot in Russia put the final seal of approval on Dmitry Medvedev's carefully orchestrated win, the head of the country's election commission, Vladimir Churov, had warm words of praise for the vote, saying: "There is no more open, more transparent, and more organized election system than the election system of the Russian Federation."
  • Medvedev wins 70.28% at Russian presidential elections - results RIA Novosti 07 Mar 2008 -- Russia's Central Election Commission (CEC) announced the official results Friday of the March 2 presidential elections with Kremlin-backed Dmitry Medvedev gaining 70.28% of the vote.
  • Ukraine: Gas Crisis Averted, But Underlying Problems Remain RFE/RL 06 Mar 2008 -- Russia on March 5 resumed natural-gas supplies to Ukraine, ending the latest gas feud between the ex-Soviet neighbors.
  • Kazakhstan: Ukraine Wins Promises Of Cooperation, But No Energy Deal RFE/RL 06 Mar 2008 -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko arrived in Kazakhstan hoping to secure new deals for Kazakh energy supplies, but he is set to leave with no agreement for more natural gas or oil anytime soon.

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