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22 February 2010 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for February 22, 2010
  • BAE SYSTEMS, COBHAM FORM STRATEGIC ALLIANCE FOR NAVY'S NEXT GENERATION JAMMER SYSTEM BAE Systems 22 Feb 2010 -- BAE Systems and Cobham have formed a strategic alliance on a proposal for the U.S. Navy's Next Generation Jammer system, designated to replace the ALQ-99 tactical jammer currently installed on the EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G Growler aircraft. The Next Generation Jammer program seeks to develop new ways to jam enemy radars, using the EA-18G as the target platform.
  • IAI-Made Eitan UAV Inducted into Israel Air Force Israel Aerospace Industries 22 Feb 2010 -- Commander in Chief of the Israel Air Force, MGen. Ido Nehushtan: "The 'Eitan's' impressive weight and wingspan put the aircraft in the "heavy UAV" category – a reflection of its significance on the battlefield, its ability to complete a variety of IAF long-range missions, and its critical role in air force missions covering a broad array of scenarios."
  • £4.5M BAE Systems Test Rig Will Speed FRES scout and Warrior Upgrade BAE Systems 22 Feb 2010 -- the source of any problems much more quickly and easily, so that we and the MoD can have confidence in meeting their demanding reliability targets.”
  • LONGBOW LLC Awarded $86 Million to Support and Sustain U.K. Apache Attack Helicopters Lockheed Martin 22 Feb 2010 -- The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Northrop Grumman [NYSE: NOC], was recently awarded an $86 million contract from AgustaWestland to support LONGBOW FCR systems on the United Kingdom Apache AH Mk-1 aircraft.
  • LONGBOW LLC Awarded $86 Million to Support and Sustain U.K. Apache Attack Helicopters Northrop Grumman 22 Feb 2010 -- The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), was recently awarded an $86 million contract from AgustaWestland to support LONGBOW FCR systems on the United Kingdom Apache AH Mk-1 aircraft.
  • Oshkosh Defense Receives $13 Million Delivery Order to Supply HEMTT A4s to Army Reserve Oshkosh 22 Feb 2010 -- Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has been awarded a delivery order valued at more than $13 million from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to supply more than 35 next-generation Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) to the Army Reserve.
  • SAIC Awarded $351 Million Task Order By Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane Division SAIC 22 Feb 2010 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a task order by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) - Crane Division to support its Joint Special Operations Response Department (JSORD) with technical and engineering services. The follow-on contract has a two year base period of performance, three one-year options, and a total value of more than $351 million, if all options are exercised.
  • U.S Customs and Border Protection Adds Six Helicopters to Light Enforcement Helicopter Contract EADS 22 Feb 2010 -- From the Eurocopter booth at Heli-Expo, American Eurocopter announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has entered into the first option year on the Light Enforcement Helicopter (LEH) contract and placed an order for six AS350B3s. This is the second order on the LEH contract that was awarded to American Eurocopter by the Department of Homeland Security in July 2008.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • NY Terror Suspect Najibullah Zazi Pleads Guilty VOA 22 Feb 2010 -- An Afghan immigrant accused of conspiring to attack New York City with bombs has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. He also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country and providing material support for a terrorist organization. Najibullah Zazi entered the plea Monday in a New York court as part of a deal with prosecutors.
  • Iran Plans 2 New Uranium Enrichment Plants VOA 22 Feb 2010 -- Iran says it is planning to begin building two new uranium enrichment facilities.
  • Six killed in suspected terrorist blast in Pakistan RIA Novosti 22 Feb 2010 -- At least six people were killed and 15 injured in a suspected terrorist attack in Swat Valley in Pakistan's northwest, the Aaj TV channel reported on Monday citing police.
  • Space Shuttle Lands Safely in Florida VOA 22 Feb 2010 -- Space Shuttle Endeavour has returned to Earth after spending more than a week at the International Space Station to make construction upgrades.
  • UN, African officials meet with coup leaders during mission to Niger UN News Centre 22 Feb 2010 -- A joint mission of United Nations and African officials have met with those responsible for last week’s coup d’état in Niger as they visited the capital, Niamey, to assess the situation on the ground.
  • Belarus Forces Way To Top Of EU Ministers' Agenda RFE/RL 22 Feb 2010 -- Belarus has forced its way to the top of the EU agenda once again as member states' foreign ministers meet today in Brussels.
  • Egypt's ElBaradei Weighs Presidential Bid VOA 22 Feb 2010 -- Mohammed ElBaradei is a well-known figure because of his long-career abroad with the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. An enthusiastic crowd met him Saturday at Cairo airport as he returned home after a long absence.
  • Soldiers to Govern Niger Until New Constitution VOA 22 Feb 2010 -- Niger's new military leaders say they will run the country until politicians agree on a new constitution. The army took power last week in a coup against President Mamadou Tandja.
  • Regional Mediator Holds Crisis Talks in Ivory Coast VOA 22 Feb 2010 -- Burkinabe President Blaise Compaore is in Ivory Coast for talks with government and opposition leaders about ways to resolve the country's political crisis. President Laurent Gbagbo dissolved the government and electoral commission weeks before expected presidential elections.



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