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16 July 2011 Military News

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  • 2nd Boeing GPS IIF Satellite Sends 1st Signals from Space Boeing 16 Jul 2011 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received the first on-orbit signals from the second of 12 Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellites it is building for the U.S. Air Force. GPS IIF-2, renamed SVN-63, is functioning normally and ready to begin on-orbit maneuvers and operational testing.
  • Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Again Demonstrates its Large-Payload Lift Capability by Boosting Latest Navigation Satellite Pratt & Whitney 16 Jul 2011 -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne again demonstrated its large payload lift capabilities by successfully boosting the second GPS- IIF2 navigation satellite for the U.S. government launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force station, Fla. The satellite was onboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV-Medium rocket, powered by a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 booster engine and an RL10B-2 upper-stage engine. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

Other Conflicts

  • Gaddafi rejects international recognition of rebels RIA Novosti 16 Jul 2011 -- Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi has rejected the recognition by 40 countries and other world powers of the rebel Transitional National Council as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people.
  • Libyan Rebels Breach Brega VOA 16 Jul 2011 -- Libyan rebels say they breached the strategic town of Brega overnight, after dozens of countries gave rebels a political boost by officially recognizing Libya's rebel Transitional National Council as the legitimate authority of the North African nation.
  • US and S. Korean Authorities Accused of Spawning Nuclear Issue KCNA 16 Jul 2011 -- Rodong Sinmun carries a by-lined commentary on U.S. arming its forces in south Korea with nuclear weapons.

News Reports

  • Syrian Opposition Mulls Government Transition VOA 16 Jul 2011 -- Leading Syrian opposition figures and organizations have met in Istanbul to look for ways to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad's regime. The meeting follows Friday's deadly crackdown by Syrian security forces on opposition protests.
  • Iran lawmakers reject Russia's nuclear proposals RIA Novosti 16 Jul 2011 -- Iranian lawmakers on Saturday dismissed Russia's 'step-by-step' approach on Iran's nuclear program as a bid to revive Moscow's own political influence in the region, Press TV reported.
  • Russia launches 2 foreign satellites into orbit RIA Novosti 16 Jul 2011 -- Russia launched early on Saturday a Proton-M rocket carrying a Kazakh and a U.S. communications satellites from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, Russian Space Agency Roscosmos said.



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