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29 June 2011 Military News

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Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for June 29, 2011
  • Boeing Supports US Air Force Launch of Miniature Air Launched Decoy Boeing 29 Jun 2011 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] earlier this month supported the U.S. Air Force in the first powered launch of a Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-J) from a B-52. The successful test, in which the electronic jammer was launched from a B-52 Stratofortress, took place over the Gulf of Mexico at the Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., test range.
  • AxleTech International to Provide Suspension System for New UK Protected Patrol Vehicle General Dynamics 29 Jun 2011 -- AxleTech International, a General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) company, announced today that the company's St. Etienne, France, facility has delivered the first drivetrain and suspension components to Force Protection Europe, Ltd. (FPE) for the United Kingdom's new Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) program. AxleTech is a supply partner to FPE, which produces the Ocelot vehicle for the LPPV program. FPE initially will build 200 vehicles for the British Army, which calls the vehicle Foxhound. The vehicle is British designed and is being built in the U.K.
  • U.S. Army Awards Raytheon $36 Million to Complete Excalibur Ib Development Raytheon 29 Jun 2011 -- The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $36 million contract for the final phase of the Excalibur Ib development program. This phase concludes with warfighter tests and will qualify Excalibur Ib for fielding.
  • Thales sonar 'excels' in anti-submarine warfare exercise Thales 29 Jun 2011 -- A Royal Navy (RN) Merlin helicopter squadron, equipped with Thales's FLASH (Folding Light Acoustic System) active dipping sonar system, has played a vital role in a multi-national anti-submarine warfare (ASW) NATO exercise in the Mediterranean.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Saudi Oil Threat To Iran Rings Hollow RFE/RL 29 Jun 2011 -- When Saudi Arabia's one-time intelligence supremo warned that Riyadh was considering using its vast oil wealth as a weapon against neighboring Iran, it appeared that the lingering cold war between the two rival Gulf powers was about to heat up.
  • Tymoshenko Denounces 'Puppet' Judge As Trial Gets Under Way RFE/RL 29 Jun 2011 -- A staunchly defiant, even combative, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has gone on trial in a Kyiv court to face charges of abuse of office stemming from a 2009 energy deal with Russia.
  • Pakistani govt. moves to avert political crisis IRNA 29 Jun 2011 -- The beleaguered government in Pakistan is struggling to avert political crisis after a key partner quit the coalition and President Asif Ali Zardari has personally stepped in to woo the angry group.
  • Belarus pays off electricity debt to Russia, supplies to resume RIA Novosti 29 Jun 2011 -- Minsk paid off its 600 million ruble ($21.16 million) debt to Russia's electricity export company Inter RAO on Wednesday and the company will resume electricity supplies to Belarus at midnight, a company spokesman said.
  • Human rights concerns persist in new anti-terrorism sanctions regime – UN expert UN News Centre 29 Jun 2011 -- An independent United Nations human rights expert today said that the new procedure adopted by the Security Council on the listing of individuals and organizations under the international sanctions regime against terrorism still fails to address the human rights shortcomings in the process.



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