01 October 2009 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 01 Oct 2009 [PDF]
- MNC-I Soldier dies from combat related injuries
- DoD News: DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Sept. 30 airpower summary: 'Guardian Angel' teams perform vital rescue mission AFNS 01 Oct 2009 -- Coalition airpower integrated with ground forces in Iraq and ISAF in Afghanistan during operations.
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Gen. Odierno from Iraq DoD 01 Oct 2009 -- Presenter: U.S., Army, Commander, Multinational Force-Iraq, Gen. Raymond Odierno
- Some Troops in Iraq May Face Deployment Extension AFPS 01 Oct 2009 -- The deployments of about 1,600 U.S. troops in Iraq could be extended in the weeks following the national election slated to occur in January.
- Iraqis Arrest Terrorist Financier, Others AFPS 01 Oct 2009 -- Iraqi forces, with U.S. advisors, in recent days have arrested an alleged terrorist financier and recruiter, as well as five suspects in a roadside bomb network.
- Six-year legacy of Marine Corps regiments in Iraq followed by an Army brigade USMC News 01 Oct 2009 -- RCT-6 and RCT-8 transferred authority to the 504th PIR, 1st BCT (Advise and Assist Brigade), 82nd Airborne Division.
- Iraqi Air Force Completes First Phase of Key Training AFPS 01 Oct 2009 -- Members of 70th Air Reconnaissance Squadron completed the first phase of ISR training with Minnesota National Guard.
- Iraq's Maliki Unveils Broad Coalition VOA 01 Oct 2009 -- Iraqi PM al-Maliki has announced a broad-based coalition to take part in general elections set for January.
- Afghan Decision Expected in Matter of Weeks AFPS 01 Oct 2009 -- President Barack Obama is getting the ground-level perspective on Afghanistan, and soon will address the strategy and resources needed in the country.
- U.S. Needs to Redefine Afghan Fight , Top Commander Says AFPS 01 Oct 2009 -- The war in Afghanistan can be won if forces there change the way they fight.
- Experts Caution Senators Against US Military Surge in Afghanistan VOA 01 Oct 2009 -- Experts at hearing advocated a US strategy in Afghanistan that focuses more on political and economic initiatives.
- General McChrystal: Success in Afghanistan is Not Assured VOA 01 Oct 2009 -- General Stanley McChrystal, NATO's top commander in Afghanistan says the situation there is serious and success is not assured.
- Difficult Prospects For Building A Viable Afghan Army RFE/RL 01 Oct 2009 -- In the 1960s, Sher Mohammad Karimi became the first Afghan to graduate from Britain's prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
- Obama, Top Advisers Discuss Afghanistan Strategy VOA 01 Oct 2009 -- US President Obama met with his top advisers, to review Washington's war strategy in Afghanistan.
- Officials Meet With Afghan Elders After Reports of Civilian Casualties AFPS 01 Oct 2009 -- Members of NATO’s ISAF met with village elders after reports that civilians had been killed in an engagement between ISAF and insurgents.
- NATO Airstrike in Afghanistan Kills Civilians VOA 01 Oct 2009 -- NATO forces in western Afghanistan are meeting with village elders after receiving reports that an airstrike killed at least nine civilians.
- First M-ATVs arrive in Afghanistan AFNS 01 Oct 2009 -- Two mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles arrived at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on Oct. 1, after being offloaded from a C-17 Globemaster III.
- New protective vehicles head to Afghanistan AFNS 01 Oct 2009 -- First parcel of an influx of vehicles designed to protect troops from deadly roadside bombs is expected to arrive overnight in Afghanistan.
- Sand Sharks Transfer Authority to Diamondbacks USMC News 01 Oct 2009 -- Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 transferred control to MWSS-372 during a transfer of authority ceremony Sept. 28.
- US Envoy: Bin Laden, Taliban Leadership Operating in Pakistan VOA 01 Oct 2009 -- Senior US diplomat: Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden alive and in Pakistan.
- Bomb Blast Wounds 3 in Pakistan VOA 01 Oct 2009 -- Authorities in northwest Pakistan say a roadside bomb has wounded three Pakistani troops.
- Joint force employs humanitarian effort in American Samoa AFNS 01 Oct 2009 -- C-17s departed Sept. 30 with approximately 100 military personnel to provide humanitarian assistance to American Samoa.
- Mobility Airmen poised to support humanitarian operations in American Samoa AFNS 01 Oct 2009 -- Air Mobility Command forces poised to support relief operations in American Somoa.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Chief of staff calls for harmony between technology, doctrine AFNS 01 Oct 2009 -- The Air Force chief of staff discussed the complementary roles of technology and doctrine during a major conference here Sept. 30.
- 8th Air Force transfers nonbomber units, continues nuclear enterprise transformation AFNS 01 Oct 2009 -- Officials from 8th Air Force reached a milestone in nuclear enterprise transformation Oct. 1.
- Air Force demilitarizes big backlog of nuclear weapons-related components AFNS 01 Oct 2009 -- Air Force officials undertaken a massive effort to demilitarize nuclear weapons-related legacy assets.
- U.S. 7th Fleet Commander Underscores CARAT Engagement with Critical Partners Navy NewsStand 01 Oct 2009 -- Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, Vice Adm. John M. Bird visited the staff of Destroyer Squadron 31 to receive the post-deployment brief of CARAT 2009.
- New Defense Logistics Agency Albany command activated USMC News 01 Oct 2009 -- Maintenance Center Albany supply, storage and distribution function was transferred to the Defense Logistics Agency Albany (Material Control Center).
- USS McClusky Deploys in Support of Counter Illicit-trafficking Navy NewsStand 01 Oct 2009 -- USS McClusky will depart San Diego for an independent deployment to the 4th Fleet area of responsibility.
- Repairs Funded for 3rd Marine Battalion Headquarters Navy NewsStand 01 Oct 2009 -- Repairs and upgrades to 3rd Marine Battalion headquarters building at Marine Corps Base Hawaii with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds will be executed.
- NATO air defense drills begin in the Baltics RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2009 -- NATO states will start in the Baltic states a series of air defense exercises involving Czech fighter jets.
- New Missile Plan Serves Same Objectives, Officials Say AFPS 01 Oct 2009 -- Adoption of new US missile defense approach does not represent a departure from earlier objectives.
- Russia prepares response to revised U.S. missile shield plans RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2009 -- Russia's Defense Ministry is preparing a response to a US revision of its missile shield plans in Central Europe.
- Russian president seeks French support on European security RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2009 -- Russian President Medvedev: Counting on constructive dialogue with France on European security.
- France Considers Selling Warship to Russia VOA 01 Oct 2009 -- France is considering the sale of a helicopter carrier ship to Russia that could provide Moscow with added offensive capabilities at sea.
- Russia's purchase of French warship requires 'political decision' RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2009 -- French FM: France will sell Russia a warship it wants to buy if the two countries reach a political agreement.
- Post-Soviet states to hold military drills in Kazakhstan RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2009 -- Over 7,000 service personnel from CSTO states will take part in large-scale regional security drills in Kazakhstan.
- Expert urges sustained efforts to understand China's military CNA 01 Oct 2009 -- China showcased its military hardware in a parade in Beijing to celebrate its 60th national day.
- China marks 60 years with show of military power RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2009 -- People's Republic of China celebrated the 60th anniversary of its founding with a vast display of the country's military might.
- China Celebrates 60 Years of Achievement Under Communist Rule VOA 01 Oct 2009 -- China has showcased its military capabilities in parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the Communist state.
- Government to seek improved ties with China, enhanced defenses CNA 01 Oct 2009 -- Premier Wu: While seeking to improve cross-Strait relations, government will maintains strong forces to defend nation.
- Military to be deployed upon typhoon warnings CNA 01 Oct 2009 -- Military will deploy troops in potential danger zones on a standby basis upon the issuance of a typhoon warning.
- British Arms Manufacturer Faces Bribery Charges VOA 01 Oct 2009 -- Britain's Serious Fraud Office announced it will seek to prosecute the world's No. 2 defense contractor on charges of corruption.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 01 Oct 2009
- Briefing by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs The White House 01 Oct 2009
- Background Briefing by a Senior U.S. Official on today’s P5+1 Meeting The White House 01 Oct 2009
- DoD News: Contracts for October 01, 2009
- ATK Awarded $105 Million Multi-Year Contract to Supply Non-Standard Ammunition for Afghanistan Security Forces ATK 01 Oct 2009 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received an initial $105 million contract award as part of a three-year contract by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Ill., to supply various types of non-standard (non-NATO) ammunition for the security forces of Afghanistan.
- ATK Receives $9.7 Million Follow-on Contract for M228 Practice Grenade Fuzes ATK 01 Oct 2009 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a follow-on production contract valued at $9.7 million for M228 Practice Grenade Fuzes. The contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois, and follows an initial production contract awarded to ATK in 2005.
- Boeing Modernised High Frequency Communications System Enters Service With Australian Defence Force Boeing 01 Oct 2009 -- Boeing Defence Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], today announced the successful introduction into service of its Modernised High Frequency Communication System (MHFCS) for Australian Defence Force (ADF) operations.
- Boeing: Early-Infantry Brigade Combat Team Capabilities Complete Key Test Boeing 01 Oct 2009 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that Early-Infantry Brigade Combat Team (E-IBCT) capabilities, including unmanned ground and air vehicles, sensors, precision launch systems and network integration kits, completed a Limited User Test on Sept. 12 at Fort Bliss, Texas.
- (K)DC-10 With Boeing-Modified Cockpit Completes Certification Flight Tests Boeing 01 Oct 2009 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] announced today that a (K)DC-10 modified with Fokker Services and Boeing's Cockpit Upgrade Program (CUP) has completed a certification flight-test program that began in July 2008.
- General Dynamics Awarded $58 Million for Abrams Tank System Technical Support General Dynamics 01 Oct 2009 -- General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded contracts valued at $58 million for Abrams Tank Systems Technical Support (STS) by the U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command of Warren, Mich.
- U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin $28 Million Iraq Air Command and Control System Contract Lockheed Martin 01 Oct 2009 -- The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $28.1 million contract to provide the first phase of an integrated technology network designed to increase the Iraqi Air Force’s situational awareness in both military and civilian airspace.
- Northrop Grumman to Supply U.S. Air Force With LITENING G4 Targeting Sensor Systems Northrop Grumman 01 Oct 2009 -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $153 million contract to provide LITENING G4 targeting and sensor systems and related equipment.
- Raytheon Awarded Contract Worth Up To $100 Million To Provide Encrypted Combat Identification Technology To U.S. Air Force Raytheon 01 Oct 2009 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract worth up to $100 million to improve secure combat identification for the U.S. Air Force.
- Oshkosh Exceeds M-ATV Delivery Schedule for Third Consecutive Month Oshkosh 01 Oct 2009 -- Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) announced today that for the third consecutive month, it has exceeded its contract delivery requirements for MRAP All Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV). The September M-ATV delivery requirement for 100 vehicles was met on September 22, more than one week earlier than required.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 01 Oct 2009
- Somali Militants Battle for Control of Kismayo VOA 01 Oct 2009 -- Witnesses in Somalia say at least 20 people have been killed and 50 wounded as two Islamist militant groups battle for control of the port city of Kismayo.
- SUDAN: Organized violence escalating in the south IRIN 01 Oct 2009 -- On 20 September, Duk Padiet village in Twich was attacked and at least 167 people killed, according to Jonglei State statistics.
- Southern Sudan Denies Issuing Ultimatum VOA 01 Oct 2009 -- S. Sudanese government has denied issuing an ultimatum to the National Congress Party over disagreements about the full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
- CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: The LRA - not finished yet IRIN 01 Oct 2009 -- The LRA first became active in the CAR in February 2008, staging a series of raids, pushing west from Bambouti, on the border with Sudan.
- France accuses Russia of failing to meet EU-backed Georgia truce RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2009 -- Russia is not meeting its obligations under the peace plan aimed at resolving the conflict between Georgia and Russia.
- West should apologize to Russia for S.Ossetian war stance - Rogozin RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2009 -- Some Western politicians should offer their apologies to Russia for saying it started the August 2008 armed conflict with Georgia.
- Russia Retains Its PACE Voting Rights RFE/RL 01 Oct 2009 -- PACE has decided to allow Russia to retain its voting rights in the organization.
- PACE formally reaffirms Russia voting rights after Georgia motion RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2009 -- PACE voted to reject Georgia's motion to deprive Russia of voting rights over last year's conflict in South Ossetia.
- PACE to vote on Georgia's motion to strip Russia of voting rights RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2009 -- PACE will decide on Georgia's motion to deprive Russia of voting rights over the last year's conflict in South Ossetia.
- Georgian opposition accuses authorities of EU war report cover-up RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2009 -- A Georgian opposition leader accused the country's authorities of covering up the findings of an EU-commissioned report on the August 2008 war in South Ossetia.
- Honduran president issues ultimatum to coup leaders RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2009 -- Honduran President Zelaya will consider talks with interim leaders a "failure" unless he is reinstated in the next round of negotiations.
- Bolivian president says U.S. behind Honduras coup RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2009 -- Bolivian President Evo Morales has accused the United States of being behind the military coup in Honduras.
- Sudanese opposition threatens to boycott 2010 general elections RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2009 -- Major opposition parties of Sudan have threatened to boycott the 2010 general elections if the current leadership fails to carry out political reforms.
- Guinea Opposition Cautious About Military Call for Government of National Unity VOA 01 Oct 2009 -- Guinea's military rulers are offering to form a government of national unity following Monday's killing of more than 157 opposition demonstrators.
- US Orders Non-Essential Personnel Out of Guinea VOA 01 Oct 2009 -- The United States has ordered non-essential personnel at its embassy in Guinea to leave the country, following this week's deadly crackdown on opposition protesters.
- Security Council joins UN condemnation of killing of Guinea protesters UN News Centre 01 Oct 2009 -- Security Council added its voice to widespread UN condemnation of killing of civilian demonstrators at an opposition rally in Guinea.
- US Diplomat Outlines Obama Approach on Burma VOA 01 Oct 2009 -- US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, Kurt Campbell, outlined the Obama administration's new approach of pragmatic engagement with Burma's military government.
- Army Confirms Suspected H1N1-related Death AFPS 01 Oct 2009 -- A soldier stationed at Fort Jackson, S.C., who died Sept. 10, possibly is first H1N1-related death suffered by the US armed forces.
- Zimbabwe launches plan to reduce impact of H1N1 flu - UN UN News Centre 01 Oct 2009 -- Zimbabwe has become the first country to launch a plan outlining key steps to reduce the threat posed by the H1N1 flu pandemic.
- People born before 1918 epidemic immune to swine flu - report RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2009 -- Japanese scientists report: People who were born before the 1918 flu pandemic have immunity to swine flu.
- EAST AFRICA: H1N1 cases on the increase IRIN 01 Oct 2009 -- Increase in the number of pandemic HIN1 influenza cases being reported in the East African region.
- Kinshasa Denies Undermining Madagascar Government VOA 01 Oct 2009 -- The Democratic Republic of Congo says it is not to blame for Madagascar's threat to consider withdrawing its membership from the Southern African Development Community .
- Technical difficulties could delay long-awaited Ivorian polls - UN envoy UN News Centre 01 Oct 2009 -- Top UN official in Cote d’Ivoire warned that technical difficulties may adversely affect the timeline for the country’s long-awaited presidential elections.
- One Dead, 49 Injured in Ecuador Protests VOA 01 Oct 2009 -- Ecuadorean police clashed with Amazon Indians protesting new laws they fear will increase oil drilling, leaving one person dead and at least 49 others injured.
- Venezuela pushes for Interpol red alert against former president RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2009 -- Venezuelan prosecutor's office has requested Interpol to issue a red corner notice for the country's former president Carlos Andres Perez.
- Russia says Arctic Sea ship to be released, no secret cargo found RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2009 -- Inspections of the Arctic Sea ship have not revealed suspicious cargo, and the vessel will soon be released.
- Thales Alenia Space wins a contract to design and build high-capacity APSTAR 7 telecommunication satellite for APT Thales 01 Oct 2009 -- Thales Alenia Space announced it has signed, on September 29, 2009, a contract with the APT Satellite Company Limited, a leading satellite operator in the Asia Pacific Region for the design, manufacture and delivery on ground of a high-capacity telecommunication satellite. The contract also includes Launch Campaign, Training, Launch and Early Operational Phase, In Orbit Tests as well as On Site Support, Dynamic Satellite Simulator, Satellite Control Centre and Baseband Subsystem.
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