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01 July 2010 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for July 01, 2010
  • UK Ministry of Defence signs Scout SV contract with General Dynamics UK General Dynamics 01 Jul 2010 -- The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract with South Wales-based General Dynamics UK to deliver the Specialist Vehicle (SV) for the British Army. The demonstration phase, which has been activated by the signature of the contract by Peter Luff MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Equipment, Support & Technology, is worth £500m. The demonstration phase will see the development of seven prototypes for the Scout reconnaissance vehicle and supporting variants built on the ASCOD SV Common Base Platform, as well as providing associated training equipment.
  • The UK's Approach to Security Needs Radical Reform says Detica MD BAE Systems 01 Jul 2010 -- Martin Sutherland, Managing Director of information intelligence company Detica, today called for a radical reform in the UK’s approach to security. Speaking at the Homeland and Border Security Conference against the backdrop of public sector spending cuts and growing public unease about our ‘surveillance society’, he outlined the opportunity to transform our approach to deliver security more efficiently and effectively, with less cost and reduced intrusion.
  • Fourth C-130J Heads Home To Norway Lockheed Martin 01 Jul 2010 -- Norway’s fourth C-130J leaves the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] facility in Marietta. Norway placed a contract in November 2007 for four C-130J Super Hercules through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The first was delivered in November 2008. The new fleet enables Norway to meet its national airlift mission requirements and missions in support of international organizations like the U.N. and NATO.
  • Lockheed Martin Opens Expansion Of Newtown, Pa Facility Lockheed Martin 01 Jul 2010 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today ope [Align left] ned the doors to new facilities at its Space Systems Company operations in Newtown, Pa. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies with community leaders and customers were conducted today for the $24 million expansion project which includes an addition to the facility’s manufacturing capabilities as well as a conference center.
  • Orbital's Pegasus and Taurus Rockets Selected to Launch Two NASA Scientific Satellites Orbital Sciences Corp. 01 Jul 2010 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), one of the world’s leading space technology companies, today announced it has received two separate orders from NASA to launch scientific satellites on its industry-leading small rockets, Pegasus® XL and Taurus® XL.
  • DARPA Tasks Northrop Grumman to Demonstrate Autonomous Aerial Refueling Northrop Grumman 01 Jul 2010 -- DARPA announced the award of a $33 million contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to demonstrate aerial refueling of a NASA Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) by a sister ship. The program will be designated KQ-X.
  • Northrop Grumman Wins Field and Installation Readiness Support Team Task Order Northrop Grumman 01 Jul 2010 -- The U.S. Army's Mission Installation Contracting Command has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract to provide logistics support at Fort Eustis, Va.
  • GE Completes Acceptance Test on First LM2500 Gas Turbine for Royal Australian Navy's Air Warfare Destroyer GE Marine 01 Jul 2010 -- GE Marine reports that it has successfully completed acceptance testing on the first LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbine for the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD).
  • Raytheon Links Acoustic Sensor, Netted Combat System for Enhanced Counter Sniper Capability Raytheon 01 Jul 2010 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has linked its Boomerang acoustic sensor and network-ready Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System to provide an enhanced counter sniper solution for the warfighter.
  • Russia to deliver 50 armored vehicles to Palestinians soon RIA Novosti 01 Jul 2010 -- Russia will deliver 50 BTR-70 armored personnel carriers (APC) to the Palestinian security forces in the West Bank in the next few days, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
  • Russia to sell $1 bln worth of arms to Yemen - expert RIA Novosti 01 Jul 2010 -- Russia and Yemen could sign an arms contract worth over $1 billion, an international arms expert said on Thursday.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Fall Meeting Could Herald Rise of N. Korea's Next Leader VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- North Korea announced last Saturday (June 26th) that its ruling Worker's Party will hold a rare meeting of delegates in September to select a new party leadership. Analysts say Kim Jong Il's health due to a 2008 stroke may be behind an earlier than expected transition in power. Not much is known about Kim Jong Un, but theories abound. VOA's Laurel Bowman has more.
  • Obama Signs Tough, New Iran Sanctions Legislation VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation approved by Congress to impose tough new unilateral sanctions on Iran's government for its defiance of international demands to change course on its nuclear program.
  • Larijani: US threat against Iran will cost it dearly IRNA 01 Jul 2010 -- Iran's Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said here on Thursday that US threat against Iran will cost it dearly.
  • Nine Suspects Appear Before US Court in Russia Spy Case VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- Nine people accused of spying for Russia are appearing before U.S. courts to request bail, as police in Cyprus search for a suspect who vanished in the case.
  • Alleged Russian Spies Mixed Old, New Technologies VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- The alleged Russian spy network that was thwarted by U.S. counterintelligence agents appears to have used time-honored espionage techniques along with state-of-the-art technologies. But as VOA Senior Correspondent Gary Thomas reports, the case raises questions about the spy ring's goals and competence.
  • Moscow pledges aid to Russians facing espionage charges in U.S. RIA Novosti 01 Jul 2010 -- Russian foreign service officials are ready to provide any assistance to Russian nationals suspected of spying in the United States, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
  • British authorities to probe suspected Russian spy's link to U.K. RIA Novosti 01 Jul 2010 -- The British authorities have started an investigation into possible U.K. links of Anna Chapman, one of 11 people in the center of the recent Russian-U.S. spy row, the Evening Standard said.
  • Obama Calls For US Immigration Reform VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- President Barack Obama is calling for action to reform U.S. immigration policy.
  • Suicide Blasts Kill At Least 35 in Pakistan VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- Pakistani authorities say two suicide blasts have killed at least 37 people and wounded about 175 others at a Muslim shrine in the eastern city of Lahore.
  • Russia ratifies deal on cooperation in peaceful atom with Australia RIA Novosti 01 Jul 2010 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a federal law on the ratification of an agreement between Russia and Australia on cooperation in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, the Kremlin said Thursday.
  • Pak-China nuclear deal ‘peaceful’ under IAEA safeguards: FO IRNA 01 Jul 2010 -- Pakistan once again said its nuclear deal with China is purely for peaceful purposes and under safeguards of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and world should not be worried about the peaceful nuclear deal.
  • Russian space freighter deorbited, dumped in Pacific RIA Novosti 01 Jul 2010 -- Russia's Progress M-03M cargo spacecraft was taken out of orbit and buried in the Pacific Ocean after its service life came to an end on Thursday, mission control said.
  • Clinton Embarks On Whirlwind Tour Of Eastern Europe, Caucasus RFE/RL 01 Jul 2010 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has embarked on a five-day, five-nation tour of Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus that will test her diplomatic skills in a region that straddles geopolitical fault lines.
  • Commentary: Georgia’s Long Farewell To Stalin RFE/RL 01 Jul 2010 -- On the night of June 25, the monument to Josef Stalin in the city of Gori was removed. It will be moved some 100 meters to the museum that was built around the house where he was born. And on the place in the city’s main square where the statue previously stood, the authorities will erect a memorial to the victims of Russian aggression and Soviet repression.
  • Israeli, Turkish Ministers Hold Talks in Bid to Repair Ties VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- A high-ranking Israeli envoy has met with Turkey's foreign minister in a bid to improve relations that had rapidly deteriorated following Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May.

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