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14 June 2011 Military News

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Defense Industry
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Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for June 14, 2011
  • General Dynamics to Acquire Fortress Technologies, Inc. General Dynamics 14 Jun 2011 -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Fortress Technologies, Inc., a provider of secure wireless networking equipment for the U.S. military and other government customers. The value of the cash transaction, which is expected to be accretive to General Dynamics' earnings beginning in 2012, has not been disclosed.
  • Lockheed Martin F-35 Program Flight Test Update Lockheed Martin 14 Jun 2011 -- Overall, the F-35 program remains ahead of the overall goals for test flights and test points year-to-date. Through May 31, the program accomplished 378 flights versus a plan of 297 and accomplished 3,342 test points against a plan of 2,217.
  • Raytheon Acquires Directed Energy Capabilities of Ktech Corporation Raytheon 14 Jun 2011 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has acquired key business assets of Ktech Corporation to expand its capabilities and opportunities in the non-kinetic effects markets. The transaction is not expected to materially impact Raytheon's sales or earnings in the second quarter or full year 2011. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
  • SAIC Awarded $89 Million Delivery Order To Support Key Air Force National Security Initiatives SAIC 14 Jun 2011 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) [NYSE: SAI] today announced it has been awarded a delivery order to support the U.S. Air Force (AF) Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Strategic Plans and Policy Division (AF/A5XP) by providing professional and information technology (IT) services in support of AF national security initiatives
  • Northrop Grumman's Firebird Successfully Uses Three Eyes and Fourth Sensor Payload Northrop Grumman 14 Jun 2011 -- The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) Firebird intelligence-gathering air system successfully used three different high-definition video sensors and an electronics support payload all at the same time – a future capability sought by the U.S. military that's available today.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Iran: Military presence in Syria brings heavy consequences ISNA 14 Jun 2011 -- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said on Tuesday military presence in Syria brings heavy consequences for the region.
  • UN Deadlocked Over Draft Syria Resolution, As Crackdown Continues RFE/RL 14 Jun 2011 -- International pressure is building against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime for its brutal crackdown on antigovernment demonstrators, with reports from fleeing refugees suggesting there is a sectarian nature to the violence.
  • France 'three votes short' of putting Syria resolution to UNSC vote RIA Novosti 14 Jun 2011 -- France will put a Syria resolution to a vote at the UN Security Council after it enlists the support of India, South Africa and Brazil, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Tuesday.
  • Arab League states call for suspension of Syria RIA Novosti 14 Jun 2011 -- Several Arab League member countries have proposed suspending Syria's membership in the organization over violent crackdowns on pro-democracy protests by the country's government, the Egyptian Al Ahram newspaper said on Tuesday.
  • Syria Widens Crackdown on Dissenters VOA 14 Jun 2011 -- Syrian forces are widening a crackdown on dissenters in a region near the Turkish border, while the number of Syrians crossing into Turkey to flee the unrest continues to rise.
  • Iran Denies Role in Syria Crackdown VOA 14 Jun 2011 -- Iran has rejected allegations from Britain and the United States that it is helping Syria crack down on domestic opposition with advice, equipment, and training. Iran remains a key Syrian ally, with the two governments finding common ground on such issues as Israel, Lebanon and Iraq.
  • Argentina's lessons learned after 'dirty war' apply to Syria today, Ban says UN News Centre 14 Jun 2011 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged that the lessons learned from Argentina's turn from dictatorship to democracy be applied widely, particularly in North Africa and the Middle East, and he called on Syria to allow humanitarian aid into areas affected by ongoing violence.
  • Huge Protests in Yemen Call for Transitional Government VOA 14 Jun 2011 -- Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis have rallied in major cities throughout the country, demanding President Ali Abdullah Saleh step down and calling for a transitional council that excludes members of the current government.
  • Lebanon Tribunal Likely First Test of New Hezbollah-led Government VOA 14 Jun 2011 -- After five months of political horse-trading, Lebanon finally has a government, cementing Hezbollah's political dominance over the tiny Mediterranean country. Analysts say the new government's fortunes and longevity could be tied to those of neighboring Syria, one of the group's main patrons, but its political ascendance is unlikely to cause any dramatic geopolitical shifts in the region. The new government's first key test could be how it responds to possible indictments from the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
  • Israeli Foreign Minister: Grapel is Not a Spy VOA 14 Jun 2011 -- Israel's foreign minister says a U.S.-Israeli citizen arrested in Egypt Sunday is not a spy.
  • With Economy In Free Fall, Belarusian President Running Out Of Options RFE/RL 14 Jun 2011 -- Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka seems to be running out of options. Rapidly.
  • UN political affairs chief meets top officials in Iraq UN News Centre 14 Jun 2011 -- The top United Nations political affairs official has concluded a three-day visit to Iraq during which he held discussions with senior Iraqi leaders in the capital Baghdad and the cities of Kirkuk and Erbil, as well as with officials from the UN political mission in the country.

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