18 November 2010 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 18 Nov 2010 [PDF]
- 597th Maint. Co. sends Soldiers downrange Army News 18 Nov 2010 -- Members of a special repair activity team in the 597th Maintenance Company will provide services in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq.
- US Officials: Iraq Making Security Gains VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- Two senior U.S. officials say Iraq has made strides in assuming control over its security, but will need continued support from the United States to achieve stability.
- Afghan, Coalition Force Thwarts Insurgent Attack AFPS 18 Nov 2010 -- A combined Afghan and coalition patrol repelled an insurgent attack while conducting a patrol in the Sar Kani district of Kunar province.
- U.S. Soldiers Achieve Gains in Paktika Province AFPS 18 Nov 2010 -- The commander of the last combat brigade deployed to Afghanistan as part of the troop surge reports that from his vantage point the multipronged counterinsurgency strategy is working.
- CH-53E Helicopters Embark Truman for 'Gas and Go' Navy NewsStand 18 Nov 2010 -- Four CH-53E "Super Stallion" helicopters landed on board USS Harry S. Truman to refuel following operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
- 4th CAB gives aid to Afghan allies Army News 18 Nov 2010 -- Soldiers of the Afghan National Army on Camp Marmal received very critical supplies just in time for the frigid, northern Afghanistan winter months, Nov. 7: blankets and pillows.
- 2014 is 'Aspirational Goal' for Security Turnover to Afghans AFPS 18 Nov 2010 -- The end of 2014 is the “aspirational goal” for turning all security responsibility over to the Afghan government.
- 100th British soldier killed in Afghanistan this year IRNA 18 Nov 2010 -- A soldier has been killed in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan, becoming the 100th UK fatality in the war this year.
- Russia, NATO move forward on chopper delivery to Afghanistan RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- Russia and NATO may set up a fund to finance helicopter deliveries to Afghanistan.
- Afghanistan High on Lisbon NATO Summit Agenda VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- Afghanistan is expected to be high on the agenda at the NATO Summit in Lisbon this week.
- 'Great Game' Resurfaces in Afghanistan VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- Occupying a strategic geopolitical position as the crossroads of Central Asia once made Afghanistan a focal point for competing governments in the region.
- USS Oscar Austin Aids Iranian Mariners Stranded in Arabian Gulf Navy NewsStand 18 Nov 2010 -- USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) located and provided assistance to two Iranian mariners who were spotted floating in a life raft in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 18.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Obama Urges New START Ratification AFPS 18 Nov 2010 -- President Obama stressed the importance of ratifying the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty this year, calling the treaty imperative to national security.
- Obama: Ratification of Nuclear Treaty Is Imperative VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- President Barack Obama is mounting an all-out push for U.S. Senate ratification of the New START nuclear treaty with Russia.
- Remarks by the President at a Meeting on the New START Treaty The White House 18 Nov 2010
- Obama Rallying Support for New START Treaty VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- US President Obama plans to meet with former defense and diplomatic leaders to rally support for a new nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia.
- Obama Enlists Big Names To Push For Nuclear Treaty RFE/RL 18 Nov 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama says Senate ratification of a pending arms treaty with Russia this year is a national security imperative.
- DOD News Briefing with Geoff Morrell from the Pentagon DoD 18 Nov 2010
- Gates to Meet With Western Hemisphere Partners AFPS 18 Nov 2010 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will leave for South America tomorrow, first to meet with his counterpart in Chile.
- Mullen Addresses Policy, Strategy Issues at Harvard AFPS 18 Nov 2010 -- The nation’s top military officer discussed issues of military policy, strategy and the costs of war with a Harvard University audience.
- Northrop Grumman Launches Submarine California Navy NewsStand 18 Nov 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation reached a significant construction milestone by successfully launching the Virginia-class submarine California.
- New MRAP ambulance prototypes many improvements Army News 18 Nov 2010 -- A Pentagon team is working with the Army Medical Command and BAE Systems to build a new Caiman Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Ambulance.
- Army showcases newest version of Lakota Army News 18 Nov 2010 -- As part of upgrading the Army's air fleet, 140 of 345 planned UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters have been delivered and are currently being broken-in throughout the force.
- Navy Tests New Fuel in Sea Hawk Helicopter Navy NewsStand 18 Nov 2010 -- Moving closer to achieving the objective of decreasing its need for petroleum-based fuels, the Navy flew an MH60S Sea Hawk on a 50/50 biofuel blend.
- Testing for New Diving System Underway Navy NewsStand 18 Nov 2010 -- Naval Experimental Diving Unit, Panama City, Fla., recently completed the first manned dive of the Saturation Fly-Away Diving System.
- ARNG Aviators serve limited active-duty tours Fort Rucker flightline Army News 18 Nov 2010 -- In the spring of 2008, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates visited Fort Rucker, the commanding general and his staff.
- Community Says Farewell To 59th Army News 18 Nov 2010 -- The 59th Ordnance Brigade and its Soldiers will be leaving Redstone in phases during the next year as its headquarters and training facilities are moved to Fort Lee, Va.
- Eighth Army holds training on cost-saving system Army News 18 Nov 2010 -- A new computer system being introduced across all components of the Army may prove to be the new tool financial planners and managers use to reduce overhead costs.
- NMCB 74 Completes Field Training Exercise, Final Evaluation Period Navy NewsStand 18 Nov 2010 -- The Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 completed their field training exercise and final evaluation period.
- Hawaii Ships Train Together in Koa Kai Navy NewsStand 18 Nov 2010 -- Surface Navy and other combatant units participated in the Koa Kai 11-1 exercise in waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands Nov. 12-17.
- European Commands Complete Neptune Response 2011 Navy NewsStand 18 Nov 2010 -- Nearly 200 personnel from commands across the European theater took part in exercise Neptune Response 2011 from Nov. 16-18.
- USS Iwo Jima Returns from Continuing Promise Mission Navy NewsStand 18 Nov 2010 -- USS Iwo Jima, along with various embarked units, returned to Norfolk concluding four months at sea in support of Continuing Promise 2010.
- Peleliu Visits Thailand Navy NewsStand 18 Nov 2010 -- USS Peleliu and the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) visited Phuket, Thailand Nov.13-16.
- 'Don't Ask' Report Will Be Released in Full Dec. 1 AFPS 18 Nov 2010 -- The report of the working group looking at the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law will be released in full Dec. 1, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said.
- Cadet-built satellite to launch Nov. 19 AFNS 18 Nov 2010 -- Years of work will rocket into orbit when the U.S. Air Force Academy's latest cadet-built satellite, FalconSAT-5, launches from Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska.
- Network Integration Center team shapes future of AF cyberspace operations AFNS 18 Nov 2010 -- The Air Force Network Integration Center may be an organization that many Airmen aren't familiar with.
- DOD Center Tracks Health, Illness in U.S. Forces AFPS 18 Nov 2010 -- A new Defense Department agency employs combined medical expertise to track health, illness and injury across the military services.
- Rescuers find wreckage of missing U.S. F-22 fighter jet RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- A rescue plane has discovered the wreckage of an U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter jet that went missing.
- Missing F-22 pilot identified AFNS 18 Nov 2010 -- The pilot of the F-22 aircraft that crashed Tuesday night has been identified as Capt. Jeffrey Haney, assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron. Capt. Haney's current status is missing.
- Bridging the generation gap: Has the Corps really gone soft? USMC News 18 Nov 2010 -- In all my time in the Marine Corps, as short a time as it may be, I can't recall the number of times I've heard some older, higher-ranking Marines say the Marine Corps isn't what it used to be.
- Russian, Iranian Presidents Meet Amid Rift RFE/RL 18 Nov 2010 -- The presidents of Russia and Iran have met in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, hoping to mend a breakdown in relations.
- Russia, India 'likely' to sign 5G fighter contract in December RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- Russia and India are highly likely to sign a fifth-generation fighter design contract in December.
- Ukraine halts funding of An-70 transport aircraft program RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- The Ukrainian Defense Ministry will not fund the joint Russia-Ukraine Antonov An-70 transport aircraft project.
- NATO, Russia Move Toward Cooperation VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- Russia is helping NATO in Afghanistan and keeping an open mind about a NATO missile-defense shield over Europe.
- Russia, NATO agree draft documents for Lisbon summit RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- Russia and NATO on Wednesday finished drafting the main documents for an upcoming meeting of the Russia-NATO Council.
- NATO to Unveil 'Strategic Concept' At Lisbon Summit VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- Leaders from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will meet in Lisbon, Portugal Friday to discuss a new post-Cold War era mission, the war in Afghanistan, and their relationship with Russia.
- Nato faces huge cuts amid questioning about its role IRNA 18 Nov 2010 -- British PM Cameron was reported to be backing proposals for radical changes to Nato's command structure which could see huge cuts in the numbers of staff and command bases.
- Taiwan Strait military imbalance continues to grow CNA 18 Nov 2010 -- The security situation in the Taiwan Strait remains a concern despite the development of closer cross-strait relations.
- Airshow China-2010: Can it boost China's aircraft industry? RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- Airshow China, which opened in Zhuhai on November 17, 2010, is expected to map out future relations in the aerospace industry among Russia, India and China.
- Pakistan buys Chinese missiles, eager to purchase more RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- Pakistan has bought Chinese missiles and avionics for its 250 JF- 17 Thunder jet fighters.
- Ukraine to cut Armed Forces by 20 pct - Chief of General Staff RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- The Ukrainian armed forces will be cut by some 40,000 employees, including high-ranking officials, in the next five years.
- India installs coastal surveillance system along coastline IRNA 18 Nov 2010 -- India is installing a sophisticated surveillance system capable of tracking movements as distant as 20 kms in the sea.
- NATO has no future, poses no threat to Iran - President Ahmadinejad RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- The possible deployment of elements of a NATO missile defense system in Turkey poses no threat to Iran.
- Iran's domestic air defense system is upgraded version of S-200 - media RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- Iran's domestic air defense system reported to be an analogue of the Russian S-300 is a mere upgraded version of the obsolete Soviet-made S-200.
- Baku summit brings agreement on Caspian Sea delimitation closer RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- The presidents of the Caspian states of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan agreed to take steps to resolve the long-standing dispute over the Caspian Sea delimitation.
- Caspian states sign agreement on security cooperation RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- The presidents of the Caspian states of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan signed an agreement on security cooperation.
- Caspian Sea littoral states sign MoU on security cooperation IRNA 18 Nov 2010 -- At the end of third Summit of Caspian Sea Littoral states, the participating countries signed a memorandum of understanding on security cooperation.
- Medvedev calls for quick agreement on Caspian Sea legal status RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- Russia intends to take all efforts to speed up agreement on the Caspian Sea's legal status, the country's president, Dmitry Medvedev.
- Caspian Sea States Gather In Baku For Summit RFE/RL 18 Nov 2010 -- Leaders from the five Caspian littoral states are gathering in Baku for the fourth Caspian summit to discuss the sea's legal status.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing, 11/18/10 US Dept. of State 18 Nov 2010
- DoD News: Contracts for November 18, 2010
- BAE Systems - Navistar Defense - ArvinMeritor Team Delivers Enhanced Protection Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Prototype BAE Systems 18 Nov 2010 -- BAE Systems along with partners ArvinMeritor and Navistar Defense have delivered an Enhanced Protection configuration of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) prototype to the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps.
- Boeing NewGen Tanker Win Would Bring 370 Jobs, $17 Million to Georgia Boeing 18 Nov 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that Georgia will benefit from an estimated 370 total jobs and generate an estimated $17 million in annual economic impact if the Boeing NewGen Tanker is selected as the U.S. Air Force's next aerial refueling aircraft.
- Boeing, Royal Australian Air Force Complete 1st Year of In-country C-17 Pilot Training Boeing 18 Nov 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) today announced they have successfully completed the first year of in-country Pilot Initial Qualification (PIQ) training for the C-17 Globemaster III airlifter.
- General Dynamics Awarded Missile Defense Agency Contract General Dynamics 18 Nov 2010 -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), is one of five awardees selected by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to provide systems engineering and testing services under the Missile Defense Agency Engineering and Support Services (MiDAESS) contract. The five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a $1.6 billion ceiling value for all awardees; the contract has no initial award value.
- Lockheed Martin Submits Bid for Space Fence Lockheed Martin 18 Nov 2010 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] submitted its proposal today for the next phase of Space Fence, a program that will revamp the way the U.S. Air Force identifies and tracks objects in space.
- General Dynamics to Support the Federal Bureau of Investigation with Information Technology Services General Dynamics 18 Nov 2010 -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been selected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as one of 46 awardees of the Information Technology Supplies and Support Services (IT SSS) contract. The multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of $30 billion to all awardees over eight years if all options are exercised.
- Northrop Grumman Begins Testing of DHS' BioWatch Gen-3 Biological Detection Program Northrop Grumman 18 Nov 2010 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract to begin field testing a new generation of autonomous biodetection instruments as part of the BioWatch Gen-3 program.
- Orbital Set to Launch Third Minotaur IV Rocket in 2010 For U.S. Air Force Orbital Sciences Corp. 18 Nov 2010 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), one of the world’s leading space technology companies, today announced that it is in final preparations to launch a Minotaur IV rocket in support of the Air Force’s Space Test Program-S26 (STP-S26) mission. The rocket will carry four microsatellites, two CubeSats, and perform a technology demonstration into low-Earth orbit.
- Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 18 November 2010 United Nations 18 Nov 2010
- North Korea may conduct new nuke test explosion RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- North Korea is likely to prepare a new underground nuclear test explosion.
- South Korea Formally Declares End to Sunshine Policy VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- The South Korean Unification Ministry's annual report calls the Sunshine Policy of peaceful engagement with North Korea a failure.
- US Termed Wanton Disturber of World Peace KCNA 18 Nov 2010 -- The US has drastically increased military spending, built military bases in different parts of the world, and staged military exercises there, creating the danger of war.
- Netanyahu: Israel, US Close to Settlement Deal VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- Israeli PM Netanyahu: Close to reaching an understanding with the US on a package of incentives Washington will offer in exchange for a one-time, 90-day settlement construction freeze.
- Ban welcomes Israel's decision to withdraw troops from northern Ghajar UN News Centre 18 Nov 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban welcomed the Israeli Government’s decision to withdraw its army from the northern part of Ghajar.
- US, UN Welcome Israeli Ghajar Withdrawal Plan VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- The US and UN have welcomed Israel's decision to withdraw troops from part of a village that was divided a decade ago between Israel and Lebanon.
- Nigerian Forces Rescue 19 Foreign Oil Workers in Niger Delta VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- Nigerian security forces have freed 19 foreign oil workers who were being held hostage in militant camps in the Niger Delta.
- NATO aggravating Abkhazia-Georgia dispute - Abkhazia RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- NATO is unable to resolve the dispute between Georgia and Abkhazia and its actions aggravate tensions in the region.
- EU president calls for support of Georgian sovereignty RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- European Council President Van Rompuy called on the international community to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia.
- Armenian Defense Chief Dismisses Azerbaijani Military Buildup RFE/RL 18 Nov 2010 -- Armenian Defense Minister Ohanian: Azerbaijan's increases in military spending have not given it an advantage in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
- Security Council extends mandate of European force in Bosnia and Herzegovina UN News Centre 18 Nov 2010 -- The Security Council extended for another year the European Union stabilization force in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Polish court to decide on extradition of Chechen leader RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- The Polish Prosecutor General’s Office has appealed to the Warsaw District Court to decide on the extradition of Chechen separatist leader Akhmed Zakayev.
- Tajik Diary: A Homegrown Bin Laden -- Fact Or Fiction? RFE/RL 18 Nov 2010 -- If there is one name you hear a lot, and which always causes anxiety in Tajikistan, it is Mullo Abdullo.
- Venezuela Deports 3 Suspected Rebels to Colombia VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- Venezuela has deported three suspected rebels back to Colombia in a sign of improved cooperation between the two countries.
- Russia has no position on Bout's guilt - Kremlin RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- Russia's consular assistance to alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout does not mean that Moscow has taken the position that Bout is innocent.
- Russian Diplomat Accuses U.S. Of Pressuring Bout During Extradition RFE/RL 18 Nov 2010 -- A top Russian diplomat has accused the US of trying to pressure suspected arms dealer Viktor Bout into confessing.
- Viktor Bout claims pressure from U.S. officials RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- US officials attempted to force a confession from Russian alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout during an extradition flight from Thailand to the United States.
- Alleged Russian Arms Dealer Was Active in Africa VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- Viktor Bout, an accused Russian arms dealer who allegedly helped fuel wars in Africa and elsewhere, pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges.
- Suspected Russian Arms Dealer Holds Many Secrets, says Expert VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- Douglas Farah's book is called "The Merchant of Death," a reference to Viktor Bout's suspected vast arms trafficking activities.
- Statement by National Security Council Spokesman Mike Hammer on the Passage of a UN Resolution on Iran's Human Rights Violations The White House 18 Nov 2010
- UN General Assembly Committee Condemns Rights Abuses in Iran VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- The UN GA committee that deals with human rights issues has adopted a resolution condemning abuses in Iran.
- Iran President: Era of bullying, sanction is over IRNA 18 Nov 2010 -- President Ahmadinejad said that the era of bullying and imposing sanctions is now over and Iran can meet its requirements independently.
- Ahmadinejad: Sanctions Won't Affect Iranian People VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- Iranian President Ahmadinejad said Thursday world powers should stop trying to pressure Iran with sanctions over its nuclear program.
- Iran's nuclear program no bar to gas cooperation with EU RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- Iran's nuclear program should not impede the Islamic republic's gas cooperation with the European Union.
- Iranian Security Agents 'Forbid Commemoration' Of Dissidents' Murder RFE/RL 18 Nov 2010 -- The daughter of assassinated Iranian dissidents has been prevented from marking the anniversary of their death.
- Ahmadinejad Calls Stoning Sentence Backlash Unfair VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has criticized the outcry about the case of an Iranian woman sentenced to die by stoning.
- Exiled Iranian Lawyer Criticizes Regime RFE/RL 18 Nov 2010 -- Iranian lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei, who has been granted political asylum in Norway, has written to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei criticizing the regime.
- Iranian Cyber Army Hacks Website Of Farsi1 RFE/RL 18 Nov 2010 -- On November 17, a group calling itself the Iranian Cyber Army reportedly hacked the website of the popular satellite channel Farsi1.
- UN General Assembly Committee Condemns Human Rights Abuses in N. Korea VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- The U.N. General Assembly committee that deals with human rights issues adopted separate resolutions condemning widespread human rights abuses in North Korea and Burma.
- DPRK Sends Notice to S. Korea for Talks of Resuming Tour KCNA 18 Nov 2010 -- DPRK sent a notice to South Korea urging it again to hold the working talks discussing the issue of resuming the tour.
- Rodong Sinmun on Songun Politics KCNA 18 Nov 2010 -- The sovereignty of the country and peace cannot be achieved without frustrating the high-handed and arbitrary practices of the imperialists and their moves for aggression.
- Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 18 Nov 2010 -- One day in January Juche 98 (2009), General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to the pleasure ground in Mt. Ryongak.
- UN committed to democratic transition in Myanmar, Ban tells Aung San Suu Kyi UN News Centre 18 Nov 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban stressed that the UN will continue to support efforts towards a democratic transition in Myanmar.
- Aung San Suu Kyi Warns Release is Not Evidence of Political Freedom VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has wasted little time slipping back into her role as Burma's most outspoken democracy activist.
- Egypt Rejects US 'Meddling' in Internal Affairs VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- Egypt has accused the US of meddling in its internal affairs, after Washington called for international monitors to observe the country's upcoming parliamentary elections.
- Trial Of Ousted Kyrgyz President To Resume Monday RFE/RL 18 Nov 2010 -- The trial of former Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev and nearly two dozen others has been postponed until November 22.
- Guinea State of Emergency Contingent on Certifying Election Results VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- Guinea is under a state of emergency until the supreme court certifies results of the presidential election.
- Sierra Leone Watchful of Guinea Unrest VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- As Guinea declares a state of emergency in the wake of post-election violence, Sierra Leone's Office of National Security says it has upped security and is monitoring the situation.
- MADAGASCAR: Coup attempt coincides with referendum IRIN 18 Nov 2010 -- A coup attempt is propelling Madagascar into a situation where "anything can happen".
- Madagascar Military Negotiates with Mutineers; Country Awaits Referendum Results VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- In Madagascar, military supporters of President Andry Rajoelina say they are negotiating with a group of officers who declared a coup.
- Uganda Opposition Decries Intimidation, Harassment Ahead of Elections VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- Leading member of Uganda’s opposition: Party and other opposition groups are being prevented from using the state broadcaster.
- U.S. 'Troubled' By Lack Of Religious Freedom Around The World RFE/RL 18 Nov 2010 -- The US State Department says it is "troubled" by the lack of religious freedom in many places throughout the world.
- Thales Alenia Space and OHB-System sign MTG contract with ESA Thales 18 Nov 2010 -- Thales Alenia Space, the Prime Contractor, and its partner OHB-System, today announce the signature of an Authorization To Proceed (ATP) with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) system.
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