16 June 2008 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 16 Jun 2008 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- MND-C Soldier attacked by IED
- June 15 airpower summary: B-1Bs bomb enemy compound AFPN 16 Jun 2008
- Troops in Iraq Detain 20, Discover Multiple Weapons Caches AFPS 16 Jun 2008 -- Forces in Iraq detained 20 suspects and have found several weapons caches during operations over the last three days, military officials said.
- Seabees from NMCB 17 Improve Quality of Life for Marines Navy NewsStand 16 Jun 2008 -- Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 17's "Tiger Team" are addressing quality of life issues for Marines in outlying areas of operation in Iraq.
- NMCB 3 Completes Iraqi Army Combat Outpost Project Navy NewsStand 16 Jun 2008 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 Detail Taqaddum, pushed out from their base camp to begin construction and maintenance operations on a Combat Outpost (COP) for the Iraqi Army.
- Hundreds of Taliban Take Over Villages in Southern Afghanistan VOA 16 Jun 2008 -- Afghan officials say hundreds of Taliban rebels have taken over villages in the southern province of Kandahar.
- Afghan President's Comments Highlight Frustration in Kabul and Islamabad VOA 16 Jun 2008 -- Afghanistan's president has threatened to send troops after Taliban militants who take sanctuary in neighboring Pakistan. Analysts say the threat is somewhat hollow
- Security Council welcomes renewed commitment to rebuild Afghanistan UN News Centre 16 Jun 2008 -- The Security Council has welcomed the renewed commitment expressed by more than 80 countries and international organizations last week in Paris to advance peace, security and development in Afghanistan.
- Security Forces Prepare for Operation Against Taliban in Southern Afghanistan VOA 16 Jun 2008 -- Afghan and foreign forces are preparing to respond to the threat of hundreds of Taliban rebels who are gathering in the southern province of Kandahar.
- Britain Orders More Troops to Afghanistan VOA 16 Jun 2008 -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced he will send additional troops to Afghanistan to boost force levels in the fight against the Taliban and al-Qaida supporters
- Pakistan Summons Afghan Envoy to Protest Karzai's Military Threat VOA 16 Jun 2008 -- Pakistan has summoned Afghanistan's ambassador to formally protest Afghan President Hamid Karzai's threat to send troops into Pakistan to fight Taliban militants.
- Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill 35 Insurgents AFPS 16 Jun 2008 -- Afghan and coalition forces killed 35 insurgents during operations yesterday and June 14, military officials said.
- Britain Will Send More Troops to Afghanistan, Prime Minister Says AFPS 16 Jun 2008 -- The United Kingdom will increase the number of troops it contributes to the coalition effort in Afghanistan, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced today.
- Small idea making a big difference in Afghanistan AFPN 16 Jun 2008 -- Provincial Reconstruction Teams are engaged daily in large-scale projects building roads, bridges, schools and medical facilities to help the Afghan government develop its infrastructure.
- U.K. to send 230 more troops to Afghanistan - defense secretary RIA Novosti 16 Jun 2008 -- Britain will increase its military contingent in Afghanistan, by sending an extra 230 personnel to the country, Defense Secretary Des Browne said on Monday.
- Indiana Guard begins next mission -- recovery AFPN 16 Jun 2008 -- Some Indiana National Guardsmen began returning to their homes on June 15, while others began the next phase of their flood duty in the southwest part of the state -- recovery.
- Indiana National Guard, Army Corps of Engineers Provide Flood Relief Army News 16 Jun 2008 -- Soldiers and Airmen from the Indiana National Guard began returning to home stations Sunday after spending eight days fighting floodwaters in southwest Indiana.
- Air National Guard shores up as flood recedes AFPN 16 Jun 2008 -- One hundred-fifty Air National Guardsmen from the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa, landed at The Eastern Iowa Airport June 15 to augment the 295 already working with Army National Guard and state agencies in Cedar Rapids as flood waters recede from what is being called the 500-year mark.
- Guard Continues Brisk Recruiting Pace AFPS 16 Jun 2008 -- The Army National Guard has been so successful recruiting and retaining citizen-soldiers that officials purposely slowed May enlistments, National Guard Bureau officials reported.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Gates: North America Needs Security to Reach Full Potential AFPS 16 Jun 2008 -- The United States, Canada and Mexico must establish security to realize their full potential, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today.
- Chairman Launches Four-Day Tour of Western Installations AFPS 16 Jun 2008 -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff landed here today at the start of a four-day tour of western-U.S. military installations.
- Mercy Mission Offers Hands-On Training Navy NewsStand 16 Jun 2008 -- USNS Mercy's (T-AH 19) medical team were able to provide nurses, nursing students, doctors and other local Filipinos working in various areas of the medical field, training that covered several topics of medicine, medical care and medical equipment during 10 days beginning June 1.
- George H.W. Bush Visits USS Ashland Navy NewsStand 16 Jun 2008 -- Former President George H.W. Bush visited the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) to say thank you for the crew's service, June 15.
- Continuing Promise Seabees Camp On-Site to Get the Job Done Navy NewsStand 16 Jun 2008 -- Seabees from Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 303 and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, both embarked aboard USS Boxer (LHD 4), camped out overnight at Guillermo Enrique Billinghurst school in Barranca, during renovations June 10-13 as part of Continuing Promise (CP) 2008.
- Navy Warfare Development Command Breaks Ground on New Headquarters Navy NewsStand 16 Jun 2008 -- Commander, Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) and their guests conducted in a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new headquarters for the command, June 12, at Naval Station Norfolk.
- 15TH MEU 'Mess Men' Run a Clean Operation Aboard Peleliu Navy NewsStand 16 Jun 2008 -- The mess decks aboard the USS Peleliu (LHA 5), open 24- hours a day, serve four meals a day without fail.
- Aircraft Mishap Near Naval Air Station Fallon Navy NewsStand 16 Jun 2008 -- At 12:10 p.m. on June 13 two aircraft on a routine training mission crashed approximately 50 miles east of Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon near Middlegate, Nevada
- Russia: Moscow Looks To Expand Military Presence In Central Asia RFE/RL 16 Jun 2008 -- Some events this month indicate Russia is trying to boost its military presence in energy-rich Central Asia, and the region's governments seem content to expand their military ties with Russia.
- Royal Air Force aircraft crashes in central England RIA Novosti 16 Jun 2008 -- A Harrier military jet of Britain's Royal Air Force has crashed near the town of Oakham, Leicestershire police said on Monday.
- Russia may help Britain scrap nuclear submarines RIA Novosti 16 Jun 2008 -- Russia's Zvezdochka shipyard in the town of Severodvinsk on the Barents Sea could scrap Britain's decommissioned nuclear submarines, a company official said on Monday.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 16 Jun 2008
- President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with United Kingdom Prime Minister Brown The White House 16 Jun 2008
- Press Gaggle by Dana Perino and National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley The White House 16 Jun 2008
- DoD News: Contracts for June 16, 2008
- BAE SYSTEMS RECEIVES $53 MILLION CONTRACT FOR MINE RESISTANT AMBUSH PROTECTED SPECIAL OPERATIONS VEHICLES BAE Systems 16 Jun 2008 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a $53 million contract modification from the U.S. Marine Corps for 40 Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles
- BAE SYSTEMS TO DEVELOP MISSION-PLANNING FRAMEWORK FOR U.S. FORCES BAE Systems 16 Jun 2008 -- BAE Systems has received a $43 million contract to develop the next-generation mission-planning framework for U.S. military aircraft operations.
- ATK Receives $97 Million in Tank Ammunition Orders ATK 16 Jun 2008 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) announced today that it has received $97 million in follow-on production and new contracts for tactical and training tank ammunition from the U.S. Army
- General Dynamics Awarded $10 Million Air Force Gateways Installation Contract General Dynamics 16 Jun 2008 -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a $10 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Command to install Air Force Gateways at 13 locations worldwide to enhance security, administration and performance at the Air Force Intranet perimeter.
- General Dynamics Awarded $30 Million Contract Modification for Submarine Work General Dynamics 16 Jun 2008 -- The U.S. Navy today awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $29.7 million contract modification for nuclear-submarine work. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
- Lockheed Martin's Littoral Combat Ship Combat Management System Readies For Sea Lockheed Martin 16 Jun 2008 -- successfully integrated key shipboard combat system components aboard the U.S. Navy's first Littoral Combat Ship, PCU Freedom, with COMBATSS-21, the ship's core combat management system.
- ELTA Systems Group Announces a New Satellite Cellular Interception System Israel Aerospace Industries 16 Jun 2008 -- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)'s ELTA Systems Group and Subsidiary announced the EL/K-7099, a new lightweight Satellite Cellular Interception System optimized for tactical off-the-air COMINT operations. The system is designed to intercept and monitor L- Band communication traffic (voice and data) for satellite-based global mobile phone services.
- Israel Aerospace Industries' Malat Division Unveils the Bird Eye 600 Advanced Mini UAV System Israel Aerospace Industries 16 Jun 2008 -- The Malat Division of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unveils its new Bird Eye 600 advanced Mini UAV system at Eurosatory 2008 exhibition. The development of the new UAV system was based on the lessons-learned from the operational use of IAI's Bird Eye 400 Mini UAV system, and presents a substantial improvement in capabilities over past Mini UAV systems.
- Raytheon Teams with US Navy, Agilent to Develop Ground-Breaking Test Equipment Raytheon 16 Jun 2008 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), teaming with the U.S. Navy and Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), has implemented the Presidio Automated Test Line, a breakthrough in testing automation for production of Raytheon's Standard Missile 2.
- G-NIUS Unmanned Ground Systems (UGS) Ltd., a Joint Company of IAI and Elbit Systems, Delivers the Guardium UGV to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Israel Aerospace Industries 16 Jun 2008 -- G-NIUS announced that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has received its first trial system of the GUARDIUM Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV). Sponsored by MAFAT (the Israeli Ministry of Defense’s Research & Development Branch), GUARDIUM is scheduled to take part in security missions along Israel's borders.
- Israel Aerospace Industries Presents Innovative NetCentric Laser Guided Weapon Systems and Operational Concept at Eurosatory 2008 Israel Aerospace Industries 16 Jun 2008 -- IAI/MBT Missiles Division will present its family of laser guided weapons and will introduce an advanced operational concept for network-centric laser guided warfare at Eurosatory 2008 (Paris, France).
- ELTA Systems Group Announces New “Future Soldier” Products Israel Aerospace Industries 16 Jun 2008 -- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)'s ELTA Systems Group and Subsidiary, and Elta's subsidiary Optigo Systems, announce the launch of three new electro-optical products designed to be employed by ground combat forces in future asymmetric and symmetric conflicts.
- Israel Aerospace Industries' Tamam Division Unveils TMAPS – Tamam Modular Azimuth Positioning System Israel Aerospace Industries 16 Jun 2008 -- The Tamam Division of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unveils the TMAPS – Tamam Modular Azimuth Positioning System at the Eurosatory 2008 exhibition. TMAPS is a high accuracy navigation system for artillery and other accurate applications.
- ELTA Systems Group Awarded $27.3 Million in Contracts for Airborne Maritime Surveillance Radars Israel Aerospace Industries 16 Jun 2008 -- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)'s ELTA Systems Group and Subsidiary, was awarded four contracts for EL/M-2022A Airborne Maritime Surveillance radars from Far-Eastern, European and South-American countries. The total value of these contracts is $27.3 million.
- The PVP family gets bigger Panhard 16 Jun 2008 -- With the entry of the PVP into service with the French Army, Panhard has developed a complete range of vehicles to meet operational requirements. The PVP/HD (Heavy Duty) and the PVP/XL join a family of vehicles ranging from 5 to 12 tonnes combat weight.
- Panhard and Sagem Défense Sécurité launch the WASP Panhard 16 Jun 2008 -- In order to improve the protection of the forces on operations, Panhard and Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) have together developed a new, remotely-controlled self-defence turret, the WASP, or Weapon under Armour for Self-Protection, equipped with a light machine gun coupled with an observation and infra-red sight.
- The New Generation ERC90 Panhard 16 Jun 2008 -- Panhard, profiting from the experience acquired from fitting new engines to the Army’s ERC 90 Sagaie, is offering the 6x6 New Generation ERC 90. The ERC 90 NG builds on the qualities of the first generation ERC 90: a very well-armed and easily deployed vehicle.
- Kuwait orders VBL Mk2 from Panhard Panhard 16 Jun 2008 -- The Kuweiti Ministry of the Interior has just ordered 20 light armoured vehicles (VBL) Mk2 to equip its special forces. This is the first order of a programme to equip these units.
- An armoured cab for the TC-54 Panhard 16 Jun 2008 -- To adapt its range to new threats, Panhard has decided to offer an armoured cab for the TC-54. In recent years engagements have shown that support units are almost as exposed to danger as forward units.
- Sagem Défense Sécurité unveils EUROFLIR: the new airborne optronics system Sagem (Safran group) 16 Jun 2008 -- Sagem Défense Sécurité (Groupe SAFRAN) will be exhibiting for the first time on its stand at Eurosatory 2008 EUROFLIRTM, its new high-performance airborne optronics unit.
- Panhard and Sagem Défense Sécurité launch the WASP Sagem (Safran group) 16 Jun 2008 -- In order to improve the protection of the forces on operations, Panhard and Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) have together developed a new, remotely-controlled self-defence turret, the WASP, or Weapon under Armour for Self-Protection, equipped with a light machine gun coupled with an observation and infra-red sight..
- Thales launches Bushmaster Copperhead utility vehicle at Eurosatory Thales 16 Jun 2008 -- Thales is pleased to announce the launch of its armoured combat support vehicle, known as Bushmaster Copperhead, at the Eurosatory defence exhibition in Paris, France.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 16 Jun 2008
- Ban, Security Council voice deep concern at renewed fighting in eastern Chad UN News Centre 16 Jun 2008 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council today condemned the series of attacks by armed rebels in eastern Chad over the past week, warning that the renewed fighting between Government forces and the Chadian Armed Opposition Group will only worsen an already grave humanitarian situation.
- DR Congo: UN calls for investigation into clashes in western province UN News Centre 16 Jun 2008 -- The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has called for a criminal investigation into human rights violations during clashes between Government forces and a rebel group in Bas Congo province in February and March.
- International Criminal Court suspends case against Congolese rebel militia chief UN News Centre 16 Jun 2008 -- The International Criminal Court (ICC) has suspended proceedings against the Congolese rebel militia leader Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, accused of recruiting child soldiers, after finding that prosecutors had failed to disclose more than 200 documents to the defence that have the potential to prove Mr. Lubanga's innocence.
- Rice Winds Up Mideast Visit With No Sign of Progress VOA 16 Jun 2008 -- The United States' top diplomat has concluded a peace mission to Israel and the Palestinian territories
- Hamas Official: Truce With Israel on Gaza Within Sight VOA 16 Jun 2008 -- Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh says the militant group and Israel may be close to signing a truce in the Gaza Strip.
- ISRAEL-OPT: "Buffer zone" reducing Palestinian agricultural land in Gaza IRIN 16 Jun 2008 -- An expanding "buffer zone" between Israel and the Gaza Strip is driving Palestinians away from the Strip's border with Israel, reducing their access to fertile land, rights groups and agricultural associations in the enclave are warning.
- 20 killed in clashes in Sri Lanka IRNA 16 Jun 2008 -- Sri Lankan Air Force jets destroyed a key LTTE combat logistic facility in a rebel stronghold on Sunday as fierce ground clashes killed 17 Tamil Tigers and two soldiers in the island's embattled north, the military said.
- Russia says Kosovo's new constitution violates UN resolutions RIA Novosti 16 Jun 2008 -- Kosovo's new constitution is in violation of a UN Security Council Resolution, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
- U.S. delegation visits Abkhazia for Georgia peace talks RIA Novosti 16 Jun 2008 -- A U.S. delegation from a NATO group has arrived in Abkhazia on a two-day visit to try and restart talks between the breakaway region and Georgia, broken off in 2006, Abkhazia's Foreign Ministry said Monday.
- Aid workers need more sustained access to cyclone-hit areas of Myanmar - UN UN News Centre 16 Jun 2008 -- The United Nations humanitarian wing says authorities in Myanmar are making some progress in granting visas to aid workers seeking access after last month's devastating cyclone but much more needs to be done to ensure help reaches those living in the hardest-hit areas.
- MYANMAR: Emergency shelter needs still great, say aid workers IRIN 16 Jun 2008 -- Six weeks after Cyclone Nargis battered Myanmar's Ayeyarwady Delta, scores of survivors are still without adequate protective emergency shelter and exposed to the heavy monsoon rains, adding to their risk of disease.
- U.S./U.K.: Brown Backs Bush On Iran, Iraq, And Afghanistan RFE/RL 16 Jun 2008 -- U.S. President George W. Bush began the last day of his farewell tour of Europe with good news from Britain's prime minister
- EU: Ministers Meet To Discuss Response To Irish Rejection Of Reform Treaty RFE/RL 16 Jun 2008 -- The Irish rejection came as a shock to EU leaders, and it means that the Lisbon Treaty cannot come into effect next January as originally foreseen.
- Analysis: The Irish Twist In The EU's Political DNA RFE/RL 16 Jun 2008 -- The recent defeat of the Lisbon Treaty in a referendum in Ireland has pushed the European Union into yet another crisis.
- Thai prosecution of 'Merchant of Death' illegal - lawyer RIA Novosti 16 Jun 2008 -- A lawyer for an alleged Russian arms dealer in custody in Thailand said on Monday that Thai authorities had illegally opened a criminal case against his client.
- Britain, US Urge Zimbabwe to Accept Election Monitors VOA 16 Jun 2008 -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and U.S. President George Bush have condemned the ongoing pre-election violence in Zimbabwe and urged the government in Harrare to accept international election monitors
- Politicians Trying to Keep EU Treaty Alive VOA 16 Jun 2008 -- Politicians are scrambling to keep the European Union treaty alive after Irish voters rejected the charter in a referendum last Thursday
- Regional Russian Leader Challenges Kremlin Authority VOA 16 Jun 2008 -- The president of Russia's Tatarstan republic is calling for direct popular election of regional governors, a move that challenges Kremlin authority to appoint local officials at the expense of the people's right to elect their own representative
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