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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


July 2005 - United States Special Weapons News

  • U.S., Australian Scientists Make Key Bioterror Defense Finding Washington File 29 Jul 2005 -- An international collaboration among researchers from the U.S. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), the Australian Animal Health Laboratory and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Cancer Institute have made a breakthrough in efforts to fight two deadly viruses that could be engineered for use as bioweapons.
  • Cyprus, U.S. Sign Counterproliferation Ship-boarding Pact Washington File 25 Jul 2005 -- The United States and Cyprus concluded a ship-boarding agreement July 25 as part of the ongoing two-year-old Proliferation Security Initiative to create cooperative partnerships to prevent weapons of mass destruction, WMD delivery systems and related materials from reaching states and nonstate actors of proliferation concern.
  • United States, Russia Enhance Nuclear Security Collaboration Washington File 22 Jul 2005 -- A fact sheet reviewing ongoing cooperative efforts by the United States and Russia to upgrade the security of Russia's nuclear facilities is available from the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).
  • Nuclear Weapons Still Key to U.S. Security, Energy's Brooks Says Washington File 15 Jul 2005 -- Nuclear weapons continue to be relevant to American and international security, though their emphasis has been reduced, according to a senior Energy Department official.
  • U.S. NAVY AWARDS LOCKHEED MARTIN-LED TEAM MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT TO DEMONSTRATE KEY TECHNOLOGIES FOR BALLISTIC MISSILE SYSTEM Lockheed Martin 12 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) office has awarded a team of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Alliant Techsystems [NYSE: ATK] a $9.2 million contract to demonstrate and validate solid rocket motor technologies suitable for developing an affordable Submarine Launched Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile System (SLIRBM).
  • ATK Awarded $75 Million Contract for Trident II Solid Propulsion ATK 11 Jul 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a $75.7 million contract from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, Calif., to produce solid propulsion systems for all three stages of the U.S. Navy’s Trident II (D-5) Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM).
  • Energy Department Opens Office in Beijing Washington File 01 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is establishing an office in Beijing, China to support cooperation on bilateral energy and nuclear issues, Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman says.



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