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16 May 2011 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for May 16, 2011
  • Pratt & Whitney Awarded $1.13B Contract for F135 Engine Production Pratt & Whitney 16 May 2011 -- The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Pratt & Whitney a $1.13 billion contract for F135 production engines to power the F-35 Lightning II. Pratt & Whitney and the DoD have reached an agreement on price and terms for the LRIP 4 contract, originally awarded in July 2010, which contains fixed-price and cost-plus incentive fee elements. This low rate initial production (LRIP) contract includes production, spare parts, sustainment and delivery of the fourth lot of F135 engines. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

Other Conflicts

  • 16 May 2011 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 16 May 2011
  • ICC prosecutor asks court to issue arrest warrant for Libyan leader UN News Centre 16 May 2011 -- Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) today asked the court's judges to issue arrest warrants for Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhafi, one of his sons and the head of the country's intelligence forces, accusing them of committing crimes against humanity during the ongoing conflict in the North African nation.
  • War Crimes Prosecutors Seek Gadhafi's Arrest VOA 16 May 2011 -- In asking for the arrest warrants, Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said the evidence is clear: Moammar Gadhafi personally ordered the attacks on unarmed civilians that have been taking place since the uprising began in mid-February.
  • Libya: UN envoy visits Tripoli for talks with senior Government officials UN News Centre 15 May 2011 -- The top United Nations envoy to Libya made a one-day visit today to the capital, Tripoli, and met top Government officials as part of the world body's ongoing diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis and end the fighting in the North African country.
  • LIBYA: Looming threat of scattered munitions in the east IRIN 16 May 2011 -- There is so much ammunition and unexploded ordnance (UXO) scattered across eastern Libya that local people will face a serious threat when they return home. However, it is difficult to determine the exact quantities because of ongoing fighting, experts say.
  • World Court Seeks Arrest Warrants For Qaddafi, Son RFE/RL 16 May 2011 -- The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, has ended weeks of speculation by requesting arrest warrants for the Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, along with one of his sons and his intelligence chief, for alleged war crimes in the campaign to suppress an uprising against his regime.
  • ICC Prosecutor demands Gaddafi arrest RIA Novosti 16 May 2011 -- The International Criminal Court chief prosecutor is seeking the arrest of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, his son and his intelligence chief, global media said on Monday.
  • ICC Prosecutor Calls for Arrest of Libyan Leaders VOA 16 May 2011 -- The International Criminal Court prosecutor has asked judges to issue arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, one of his sons and his intelligence chief, for crimes against humanity.
  • Israeli Troops Clash with Protesters Along Borders VOA 16 May 2011 -- Israeli troops shot at Palestinian protesters along the border of Syria, Lebanon and Gaza Sunday killing at least 15 people as demonstrators marked the anniversary of Israel's creation.
  • Darfur: UN-African peacekeeping force to probe Sudanese air strikes UN News Centre 16 May 2011 -- The head of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur today voiced deep concern after Sudanese military forces carried out air strikes against a town and a village in the south of the war-wracked region.
  • PHILIPPINES: Government to speed up IDP shelter programme IRIN 16 May 2011 -- The Philippines government aims to complete the construction of more than 2,300 'core shelters' for displaced families on the troubled southern island of Mindanao by year-end, effectively halving the total now needed.

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