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16 June 2010 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 16 June 2010 [PDF]
  • Airpower Summary: June 15 AFNS 16 Jun 2010
  • 3rd BSTB Soldiers support Umm Qasr hospital Army News 16 Jun 2010 -- The 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Soldiers and Iraqi Advisor Task Force conducted their bi-monthly visit to the Umm Qasr Hospital recently.
  • Joint Security Station Carver transferred to Iraqi Army Army News 16 Jun 2010 -- Joint Security Station Carver was transferred from the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division to the 45th Bde., 11th Iraqi Army Division on June 11.
  • US General: Afghan War like a 'Roller Coaster' VOA 16 Jun 2010 -- The head of U.S. Central Command said Wednesday that the withdrawal date for U.S. military forces in Afghanistan is the beginning of a process and not a rush to leave the country. General David Petraeus likened the counterinsurgency campaign to a roller coaster, saying that the overall military effort is going in a positive direction.
  • Gates Says Afghan Effort Goes Better Than It Appears VOA 16 Jun 2010 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says high casualties in Afghanistan and slow progress in key areas are making the situation appear worse than it is. Gates and the top U.S. military officer, Admiral Mike Mullen, faced questions Wednesday from senators concerned about reports of problems and delays in the operation to assert Afghan government control in Taliban strongholds in the South.
  • University Offers Opportunities for Afghan Forces AFPS 16 Jun 2010 -- A new university in Afghanistan will help to bring educational opportunities for the country’s security forces.
  • Mullen: Kandahar Vital to Success in Afghanistan AFPS 16 Jun 2010 -- Kandahar, the spiritual home of the Taliban, is the key to success in Afghanistan and the U.S. military is working with Afghan forces to turn the tide against the insurgents, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the defense subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee today.
  • Afghan Civilians Help Police Repel Taliban Attack AFPS 16 Jun 2010 -- Afghan civilians helped police to repel an attack by an estimated 50 Taliban fighters against a police checkpoint in Afghanistan’s Daykundi province June 14, military officials reported.
  • Elder shuras may herald time of renewal for Marjah USMC News 16 Jun 2010 -- After establishing a bi-monthly schedule for their meetings last month, the city’s third elder shura took place at the government center in Marjah Afghanistan, June 6.
  • Afghanistan Timeline Not a Withdrawal Date, Officials Say AFPS 16 Jun 2010 -- President Barack Obama’s directive calling for the start of a conditions-based drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in July 2011 shouldn’t be considered as an exit date, but rather the beginning of the transfer of security responsibilities to the Afghans, the top U.S. military commander in the region told a Senate panel today.
  • AFGHANISTAN: Military convoys put civilians "at risk" IRIN 16 Jun 2010 -- Only seconds after a convoy of armoured military vehicles passed Fawad Tokhi, 35, at about 8.20am in the south of Kabul city on 18 May, he was wounded in a suicide attack.
  • Louisiana Guard begins 'New Horizons' in Haiti Army News 16 Jun 2010 -- The Louisiana National Guard's Task Force Kout Men held an official commencement ceremony for New Horizons Haiti 2010 in Mandrin June 15.

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  • DoD News: Contracts for June 16, 2010
  • Boeing Team Helps Royal Netherlands Air Force Achieve Aviation Milestone Boeing 16 Jun 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) today made aviation history when a Boeing AH-64D Apache became the first rotorcraft in the world to fly using a blend of sustainable bio-kerosene and standard aviation jet fuel.
  • Lockheed Martin and Expal to Pursue the Formation of a Union Temporal De Empresa (UTE) For the Spanish VBR Program Lockheed Martin 16 Jun 2010 -- PARIS, FRANCE, June 16, 2010 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and EXPAL today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), intended to facilitate exclusive discussions for exploring the formation of a union temporal de empresa (UTE), or consortium, as the companies pursue the Spanish 8x8 VBR program.
  • Thales launches Lynx Thales 16 Jun 2010 -- Thanks to the experience acquired in radar technology, Thales has developed an innovative generation of lightweight and compact Ground Surveillance Radars (GSR) that are adapted to today’s requirements of infantrymen and special forces as well as civil security organisations.
  • Thales launches "MOSAIC" Thales 16 Jun 2010 -- Through its modular MOSAIC solution, Thales offers end-to-end resilient and secure C4I services with high-level availability for defence and security customers to exchange voice, data and videos during missions. Therefore, MOSAIC adapts to customer requirements, and operational constraints. It also provides secure and customised communications and information capability with guaranteed quality of service.
  • SAIC Awarded Contract to Support U.S. Air Force Distributed Common Ground System SAIC 16 Jun 2010 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a follow-on contract by the U.S. Air Force (AF) Warner Robins Air Logistics Center to provide support to the AF Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Video Processing Capability (VPC) enterprise architecture. This single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a total value of more than $49 million, if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Defense Business Transformation Agency (BTA) Awards $75 Million Contract to SAIC SAIC 16 Jun 2010 -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a prime contract in support of the Defense Business Transformation Agency (BTA) to provide technical support to the Enterprise Planning & Investment (EP&I) Directorate. The contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options and a total value of more than $75 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in Arlington, Va.
  • The DGA selects Thales for the COMCEPT design contract for the architecture of satellite communication networks Thales 16 Jun 2010 -- The DGA (French Defence Procurement Agency) has selected Thales to perform an architectural study and define the ground segments and networks for satellite communications, as a complement to Syracuse: Inmarsat, Telcosat and Athena.

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