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05 October 2011 Military News

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Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for October 05, 2011
  • THAAD Weapon System Achieves Intercept of Two Targets at Pacific Missile Range Facility Lockheed Martin 05 Oct 2011 -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, The Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Army conducted a flight test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system today, challenging the system to track, detect and intercept two different targets utilizing two THAAD interceptors – a first for the system.
  • ATK Completes Successful Artillery Precision Guidance Kit Testing ATK 05 Oct 2011 -- Office of the Project Manager, Combat Ammunition Systems (OPM-CAS) and ATK (NYSE: ATK) have successfully completed Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) Phase 3 Design Verification guided flight testing (GFT) during a recent 48-round test at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. During this stringent test, PGK significantly exceeded expectations and requirements for both reliability and safety while demonstrating accuracy that exceeds the 30-meter Circle Error Probable (CEP) objective requirement.
  • General Dynamics NASSCO Delivers USNS William McLean General Dynamics 05 Oct 2011 -- General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), delivered USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) to the U.S. Navy during a signing ceremony September 28, 2011. Named in honor of William Burdette McLean (1914-1976), the U.S. Navy physicist who conceived and developed the heat-seeking Sidewinder missile, the William McLean is the twelfth ship delivered in the Navy’s 14-ship T-AKE dry cargo-ammunition ship program in five years.
  • General Dynamics to Deliver Combat Search and Rescue Radios to Australian Defence Force General Dynamics 05 Oct 2011 -- General Dynamics C4 Systems has received a $12.7 million contract from the Australian Defence Force to provide AN/PRC-112G® GPS-enabled search and rescue radios and accessories. Part of the HOOK2? System, the AN/PRC-112G radio sends encrypted global positioning information, user identification, situation reports and other critical information to combat search and rescue aircraft in short bursts to reduce the risk of detection and interception.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $243 Million to Produce 115 More Double-V Hull Stryker Vehicles General Dynamics 05 Oct 2011 -- The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), $243 million to produce and deliver an additional 115 Stryker combat vehicles equipped with double-V hulls (DVHs).
  • The Navy and Marine Corps Select Lockheed Martin/Kaman Unmanned K-MAX for Afghanistan Deployment Lockheed Martin 05 Oct 2011 -- The Marine Corps will deploy the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Kaman [NASDAQ-GS: KAMN] unmanned K-MAX® to Afghanistan next month.
  • Northrop Grumman Upgrades Enhance Royal Australian Navy Frigate Anti-Ship Missile Defence Systems Northrop Grumman 05 Oct 2011 -- System upgrades provided by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) into the ANZAC Class frigate HMAS Perth helped optimize the performance of the ship's Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) system during recent sea trials conducted by the Royal Australian Navy.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • U.S. 'Outraged' After Russia, China Veto UN Syria Resolution RFE/RL 05 Oct 2011 -- The United States says it is 'outraged' by a veto by Russia and China of a draft UN Security Council resolution condemning Syria over its crackdown on antigovernment protesters.
  • Russia vows to prevent repetition of 'Libya scenario' RIA Novosti 05 Oct 2011 -- Moscow will oppose any attempt to 'abuse' UN Security Council decisions to achieve the overthrow of 'undesirable regimes,' the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
  • Russia's veto on UN Syria sanctions 'slap in the face' - U.S. RIA Novosti 05 Oct 2011 -- The U.S. envoy to the UN Security Council has expressed outrage at Russia and China for blocking a draft resolution on Syrian sanctions.
  • Top French diplomat says Paris mulls new initiatives against Syria RIA Novosti 05 Oct 2011 -- France may ask the UN Security Council to consider new initiatives to put pressure on the Syrian authorities after Russia and China vetoed its previous draft resolution, the French foreign minister said on Wednesday.
  • Syrian opposition leader condemns Russian, Chinese veto RIA Novosti 05 Oct 2011 -- The Syrian opposition condemned Russia and China on Wednesday for vetoing a UN Security Council draft resolution urging the Syrian regime to immediately stop violence against protesters or face 'targeted measures,' the Sawa radio station reported, quoting opposition leader Burhan Ghalyoun.
  • Turkey Threatens Syria Sanctions Despite UN Resolution Veto VOA 05 Oct 2011 -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government will impose its own sanctions on Syria, despite the failure of a European-drafted resolution at the U.N. Security Council.
  • Russia, China veto UN resolution on Syria RIA Novosti 05 Oct 2011 -- Russia and China have used their veto right and blocked a draft UN resolution that threatened sanctions against Syria if President Bashar Assad's government continued violence against the opposition in the country.
  • Russia offers compromise on UN resolution against Syria RIA Novosti 05 Oct 2011 -- Moscow calls on the UN Security Council to continue the search for a balanced approach toward the political crisis in Syria based on a draft resolution prepared by Russia and China, Russia's envoy to the UN said.
  • Russia arrests Chinese national for spying RIA Novosti 05 Oct 2011 -- Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained a Chinese national they say was trying to gain access to secret information about the S-300 air defense system, the FSB said in a statement on Wednesday.
  • Analysis: Aid delivery in Yemen becoming ever more complex IRIN 05 Oct 2011 -- Aid workers say Yemen is on the verge of a humanitarian disaster; but as needs in the country increase, the delivery of aid is becoming ever more complicated.



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