Tägliche Archive: 15. Februar 2011

Obama Asks for $671 Billion Defense Budget in Fiscal 2012

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2011 – President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2012 defense budget request continues the department’s reform agenda, but protects personnel and family programs, Pentagon officials said. Overall, the Defense Department budget is declining, with funding for overseas contingency operations dropping by $41.5 billion, due mainly to military operations winding […]


Australia – Special Operations Capability Vehicle Enhancements

Anzac Ship Electronic Support System Upgrade, Enhanced ADF Telecommunications Networks, and Special Operations Capability Vehicle Enhancements The Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith MP, and the Minister for Defence Materiel, Jason Clare MP, announced today that the Government has given First Pass Approval for three major Defence capability projects: upgrades to […]


Minister of Defence Stephen Smith – Keynote address to the Australian Defence Magazine Congress 2011

I thank the Australian Defence Magazine Congress Chair, and Editor of Australian Defence Magazine, Katherine Ziesing, for her introduction and for the invitation to give the keynote speech at the Eighth Annual Australian Defence Magazine Congress. I acknowledge my Ministerial colleague Jason Clare MP, Minister for Defence Materiel.


Afghan, Coalition Forces Detain Insurgents in Kandahar

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces detained several suspected insurgents yesterday in the Shah Wali Kot district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, military officials reported. Troops were seeking a Pakistan-based Taliban leader who is responsible for trafficking foreign fighters into southern Afghanistan, officials said, and also is connected […]


‚Don’t Ask‘ Repeal Training Set to Begin

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2011 – Training will begin shortly for experts in certain specialties and leaders as part of the plan for finalizing repeal of the law that bars gay men, lesbians and bisexuals from serving openly in the military, the chief of staff for the Defense Department’s repeal implementation […]


USA – US Military contracts for FY11

ARMY Raytheon-BBN Technologies, Inc., Cambridge, Mass., was awarded a $54,340,021 firm-fixed-price contract Feb. 9, 2011. The award will provide for the purchase of 300 Boomerang III Perimeter Defense Systems in support of the Army’s mission in Operation Enduring Freedom. Work will be performed in Cambridge, Mass., with an estimated completion […]