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03 May 2011 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for May 03, 2011
  • Boeing Phantom Ray Completes 1st Flight Boeing 03 May 2011 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] Phantom Ray unmanned airborne system (UAS) successfully completed its first flight April 27 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Lockheed Martin to Leverage C4ISR Expertise to Help U.S. Navy Improve Humanitarian & Disaster Relief Effectiveness Lockheed Martin 03 May 2011 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been selected to help the U.S. Navy develop technologies that will accelerate the ability of military, government, and civilian agencies to respond more effectively to natural and man-made disasters. The Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to support U.S. Marine Corps, Pacific, in developing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief technologies. This two year effort is valued at $1.9 million.
  • ATK Receives $110 Million Contract for F-35 Lightning II Composite Components ATK 03 May 2011 -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced today that it has received a $110 million contract from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to produce composite components for low rate initial production (LRIP) Lots 5 through 9 of the F-35 Lightning II – Joint Strike Fighter. The contract includes production of multiple components through the LRIP 9 phase of the program.

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News Reports

  • Osama Is Dead, But His War Continues RFE/RL 03 May 2011 -- Osama bin Laden is dead. The man responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocents, and who struck fear into the hearts of millions of others, is no more.
  • British police arrest terror suspects near nuclear plant RIA Novosti 03 May 2011 -- British police arrested five men on suspicion of terrorism near the Sellafield nuclear power plant in northwest England, British police said on Tuesday.
  • Medvedev passes law to boost anti-terrorism measures RIA Novosti 03 May 2011 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed into law on Tuesday a bill that grants him authority to impose additional security measures in the event of an increased terrorism threat.
  • US Official: bin Laden Death Will Lead to Al-Qaida's Demise VOA 03 May 2011 -- A top Obama administration official says the United States plans to use the death of Osama bin Laden to destroy his al-Qaida terrorist network.
  • Spain Beefs Up Security, Remembers Victims of al-Qaida Bombings VOA 03 May 2011 -- In 2004, Spain suffered Europe's worst act of Islamic terrorism when bombs blamed on al-Qaida killed 191 people at a Madrid train station.
  • US Officials Warn Terrorism Threat Remains Post bin Laden VOA 03 May 2011 -- As Americans reacted to the news of Osama bin Laden's killing by U.S. commandos, officials warned that the al-Qaida leader's death in a firefight in Pakistan does not remove the threat of terrorist attacks. Bin Laden's killing by American elite forces closes a chapter in the war on terrorism, but officials say the battle against al-Qaida and other terrorist groups will continue.
  • New York City Tightens Security After bin Laden Death VOA 03 May 2011 -- New York City is increasing already tight security as a precaution against possible terrorist reprisals for the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Additional safeguards are in place ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit Thursday to Ground Zero, the site of the World Trade Center destroyed by al-Qaida on September 11, 2001.
  • US Calls Syrian Anti-Protest Actions 'Barbaric' VOA 03 May 2011 -- The Syrian government, which initially proposed reforms, has mounted a security sweep that it acknowledges included nearly 500 arrests on Sunday in Daraa alone.
  • Turkey Worries Syria's Refugee Influx Could Cause Crisis VOA 03 May 2011 -- Hundreds of Syrian refugees have fled across the border into Turkey to escape the ongoing crackdown on anti-government protests. The influx has added to growing Turkish concerns that the deepening crisis in Syria could lead to the country facing a refugee crisis.
  • France, Germany Call for EU Sanctions on Syrian Leaders VOA 03 May 2011 -- France and Germany are asking the European Union to impose sanctions on Syrian leaders in response to the violent crackdown on anti-government protests.
  • Russian Arms-Control Expert Wins Case At Strasbourg Rights Court RFE/RL 03 May 2011 -- One of four Russians freed from prison last year in the biggest East-West 'spy swap' since the Cold War has won his case against the Russian government at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
  • FSB charges Russian who betrayed U.S. spy ring RIA Novosti 03 May 2011 -- A former Russian intelligence officer who helped the U.S. authorities uncover a Russian spy ring last summer has been charged with high treason and desertion, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Tuesday.
  • Nigeria Sends More Troops to Imo Ahead of Governorship Polls VOA 03 May 2011 -- The Nigerian government has sent more troops to the southeastern state of Imo ahead of a controversial re-run of the governorship election.
  • Analysts: Belarus Moves From Authoritarian to Totalitarian VOA 03 May 2011 -- Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, long called the last dictator of Europe, is cracking down even harder on freedoms of speech, assembly and representation.
  • UGANDA: Government 'won't budge on food prices' IRIN 03 May 2011 -- The government of Uganda will not reduce taxes or consider food subsidies, despite an increase in violence that has led to a 'national crisis', according to the UN.



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