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01 June 2011 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for June 01, 2011
  • First Airbus Military A330 MRTT handed over to Royal Australian Air Force EADS 01 Jun 2011 -- The first Airbus Military A330 MRTT new generation tanker/transport has formally been delivered to, and accepted by the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base Amberley (Queensland, Australia) on 1st June 2011 at a ceremony attended by DMO, RAAF, Qantas and Airbus Military representatives.
  • Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Coalition Intelligence Interoperability at U.S. Joint Forces Empire Challenge Exercise Lockheed Martin 01 Jun 2011 -- Using advanced, multi-level security intelligence sharing technologies, Lockheed Martin enabled members of the 'Five Eyes' international consortium (United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand) to securely share intelligence of dissimilar classifications during the recent Empire Challenge Joint Forces exercise.
  • First Global Hawk Arrives at Its New Home in Grand Forks Northrop Grumman 01 Jun 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Air Force commemorated the arrival of the first RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) at Grand Forks Air Force Base. The aircraft landed on May 26 from Beale Air Force Base, Calif. The arrival of the Global Hawk also commemorates Grand Forks as the second main operating base in the United States after Beale.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Bahrain: Ban welcomes end of state of emergency and call for national dialogue UN News Centre 01 Jun 2011 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the lifting of the state of emergency in Bahrain, which has witnessed a violent crackdown by the Government against protesters demanding reform, as well as the call made by King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa for a national dialogue to begin on 1 July.
  • Bahrain justifies presence of foreign troops on its soil RIA Novosti 01 Jun 2011 -- The presence of foreign troops in Bahrain is justified by existing 'external threats' rather than by the need to suppress a wave of anti-government protests in the country, Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed al Khalifa said on Wednesday.
  • Yemen Crisis Worsens as Tribal Fighters Battle Presidential Loyalists VOA 01 Jun 2011 -- Large explosions rocked Yemen's capital Sana'a on Wednesday as members of the nation's most powerful tribal federation kept up their fight to oust President Ali Abdullah Saleh. At least 39 people are reported killed and dozens of others wounded in the past day. As the situation worsens, some are looking beyond the current crisis to envision a post-Saleh Yemen.
  • Syrian Dissidents Reject Government's Amnesty Offer VOA 01 Jun 2011 -- Syrian opposition leaders meeting in Turkey have rejected their government's offer of a general amnesty and say they will continue to push for a regime change.
  • Indian Prime Minister reviews atomic disaster preparedness IRNA 01 Jun 2011 -- India's Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday reviewed India's atomic disaster preparedness at a high level meeting in New Delhi.
  • Indian scientists develop indigenous online Gamma Dose Logger IRNA 01 Jun 2011 -- Indian scientists have developed for the first time a Local Area Network (LAN) based online 'Gamma Dose' logger to continuously monitor ionising radiation in the environment around nuclear reactors and associated fuel cycle facilities.
  • IAEA Experts Say Japan Underestimated Tsunami Threat VOA 01 Jun 2011 -- A team of international experts investigating the Fukushima nuclear accident says Japan underestimated the risk posed by tsunamis to its nuclear plants.
  • Saudi Arabia to build 16 nuclear reactors by 2030 RIA Novosti 01 Jun 2011 -- Saudi Arabia is planning to build 16 nuclear reactors by 2030, Arab media reported on Wednesday citing an official in the country's nuclear agency.
  • Pakistan commission to probe Osama's operation IRNA 01 Jun 2011 -- Pakistani Prime Minister, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, has constituted a commission for investigation over killing of Osama bin Laden by US Special Forces in the city of Abbotabad on May 2.
  • Kids With Bombs: In Afghanistan And Pakistan, A Child With A Dream Can Be Deadly RFE/RL 01 Jun 2011 -- An alarming number of children in Pakistan and Afghanistan believe immortality is at their fingertips -- provided they're pressing a button detonating the bombs strapped to their bodies.
  • Nuclear countries unwilling to destroy arms: Soltanieh IRNA 01 Jun 2011 -- Iran's Permanent Representative and Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Ali Asghar Soltanieh, said here on Tuesday that countries including the US which own nuclear arms are not willing to destroy their arms.
  • Sanction shows US weakness, says Iran minister ISNA 01 Jun 2011 -- Sanction against Iran and other independent states shows the US administration's weakness, said Iranian Defense Minister as referring to the US recently-imposed sanction against Venezuelan State Oil Company.
  • Iran says diplomat in Egypt returns home ISNA 01 Jun 2011 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Wednesday the Iranian diplomat arrested in Egypt by mistake returned home.
  • Space shuttle Endeavor lands for last time AFNS 01 Jun 2011 -- The space shuttle Endeavor touched down at the Kennedy Space Center June 1 at 2:35 a.m. EDT, ending the shuttle's 19-year flying career.
  • A Yerevan Spring? Armenian Government, Opposition Move Toward Reconciliation RFE/RL 01 Jun 2011 -- On May 31, the country's most prominent opposition leader, Levon Ter-Petrossian, told a crowd of tens of thousands of supporters in Yerevan's main Liberty Square that the government had conceded to the opposition's pre-conditions for talks.
  • China ties provide Taiwan with line of defense: president CNA 01 Jun 2011 -- President Ma Ying-jeou identified Wednesday what he described as 'three lines of defense' for Taiwan, the first of which is institutionalized relations with mainland China.
  • UN stresses need for global cooperation on using outer space UN News Centre 01 Jun 2011 -- As the world marks the 50th anniversary of humankind's first flight into outer space, the United Nations today reaffirmed the importance of international cooperation in developing norms of law to ensure adherence to treaties that promote peaceful and beneficial uses of outer space.

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