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13 April 2010 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 13 Apr 2010 [PDF]
  • US Army conducts board with Iraqi counterparts Army News 13 Apr 2010 -- Boards, in which a Soldier stands before a group of senior leaders and is examined for technical and general proficiency, are a common experience in the Army, but it is not so often that Soldiers have the opportunity to be examined by leadership from a host nation.
  • A look back at a year building civil capacity Army News 13 Apr 2010 -- At the end of any combat deployment, it is common to take a moment and assess what the Soldiers of a unit have accomplished over 12 months away from friends and family.
  • US Commander Says Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan Undermine Military Mission VOA 13 Apr 2010 -- The commander of U.S. military forces in the Middle East and Central Asia says civilian casualties in Afghanistan undermine the American and NATO mission there. General David Petraeus made the comments before an audience in Washington.
  • Gates Cites Importance of Preventing Civilian Casualties AFPS 13 Apr 2010 -- Amid new reports of civilian casualties in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates re-emphasized today the top priority U.S. and NATO forces have put on protecting civilian lives, an effort he called critical to success of the Afghanistan strategy.
  • Coalition, Afghan Forces Capture Militants, Find Weapons AFPS 13 Apr 2010 -- Afghan and international forces captured numerous militants and seized enemy weapons stockpiles in recent Afghanistan operations, military officials reported.
  • Officials Explain Afghanistan’s Complexity AFPS 13 Apr 2010 -- The hurdles to be overcome in Afghanistan are no simple matter, the director of communications for NATO and U.S. forces there told reporters traveling with Navy Adm. Mike Mullen when the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited earlier this month.
  • US drone strike kills 5 in Pakistan IRNA 13 Apr 2010 -- A US drone aircraft fired missiles in Pakistan’s north Waziristan tribal region and killed at least five people Monday night, reports said.
  • PAKISTAN: Fresh displacements strain meagre aid resources IRIN 13 Apr 2010 -- Fresh civilian displacements in northwestern Pakistan due to fighting between the Taliban and government troops is likely to place further strains both on those already displaced and on available aid resources, according to aid workers.
  • Pakistani Jets Killed Civilians, Not Just Militants, Officials Say VOA 13 Apr 2010 -- Government officials and survivors say a number of civilians were among 71 people killed during a Pakistani airstrike on Saturday, even as the military insists the bombing targeted only militants.
  • VAW–125 Returns Home Navy NewsStand 13 Apr 2010 -- Family members welcomed Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 as they returned to Naval Station Norfolk after three months in Haiti, April 12.
  • MDSU-1 Sailors Reflect on Humanitarian Mission in Haiti Navy NewsStand 13 Apr 2010 -- Sailors assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 deployed to Haiti to support Operation Unified Response Jan. 20, providing humanitarian assistance to the earthquake-ravaged nation.
  • National Guard supports civilian agencies during nuclear summit Army News 13 Apr 2010 -- The National Guard is assisting civilian authorities protecting 46 heads of government and international organizations at the largest domestic summit since the founding of the United Nations.

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Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for April 13, 2010
  • UK’s BAE tops world arms sales IRNA 13 Apr 2010 -- Britain’s BAE has become first non-US company to top world arms sales, according to latest report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
  • Boeing Completes Chinook Industrial Cooperation Program in Spain Boeing 13 Apr 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has successfully completed its industrial cooperation program for the third phase of the CH-47D Chinook rotorcraft upgrades performed for the Spanish Army's Airmobile Force, FAMET. Boeing finished the industrial cooperation program on schedule while exceeding the $80 million requirement, demonstrating the company's continued success in meeting its commitments.
  • Lockheed Martin to Provide Surveillance Radar to United Kingdom for World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Lockheed Martin 13 Apr 2010 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will deliver a long-range air surveillance radar system to the United Kingdom that overcomes sensor performance issues commonly caused by the rotating blades of wind turbines.
  • Lockheed Martin’s Joint Air-To-Ground Missile (JAGM) Successfully Completes Limited Dirty Battlefield/Countermeasures Testing Lockheed Martin 13 Apr 2010 -- Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] Joint Air-To-Ground Missile (JAGM) team has successfully completed an extensive series of static, tower-based and captive-carry flight tests of its tri-mode seeker in a limited dirty battlefield/countermeasure rich environment at Redstone Arsenal, AL. The tests successfully validated the capability and technological maturity of the Lockheed Martin tri-mode seeker, a critical element to a low-risk, on time, on-budget fielding of the JAGM system.
  • AF-1 Completes Final Finishes, Scheduled to Return to Flight Lockheed Martin 13 Apr 2010 -- AF-1, the first optimized Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35A Lightning II conventional takeoff and landing test plane, rolls out of the F-35 Final Finishes Facility sporting a new hand-painted fin flash on its vertical stabilizers. While at the facility, the plane also received highly accurate robot-applied coatings. The stealth jet flew twice before entering an intensive period of ground testing, and is preparing for its return to flight and ferry to the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. test site.
  • Northrop Grumman Completes System Development, Demonstration Phase of B-2 Radar Modernization Program Northrop Grumman 13 Apr 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has helped the U.S. Air Force improve the mission availability of its fleet of B-2 stealth bombers by successfully completing the system development and demonstration (SDD) phase of the B-2 Radar Modernization Program (RMP).
  • SAIC Awarded Contract To Support the U.S. Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP) SAIC 13 Apr 2010 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded, in a competitive solicitation, a prime contract by the Fleet Industrial Support Center Norfolk Det Philadelphia for the Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP) to provide technical services in support of the TARP (Technical Assistance for Repairable Processing) program. The follow-on, single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options and a ceiling value of more than $47 million, if all options are exercised.

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