Archiv für den Monat: März 2011

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 – The fight in Afghanistan has become a global effort, with committed partners from nations that include Mongolia, Bulgaria, Tonga and El Salvador, NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe said here today. „In addition to the 49 countries with troops there, well over 80 countries are […]

Stavridis Praises Allies‘ Afghanistan Efforts



WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 – Cost savings reflected in the fiscal 2012 Defense Department budget do not represent a cut from current funding levels, but rather a slower rate of growth than has been seen in recent years, the Pentagon’s comptroller and chief financial officer told a Senate committee yesterday. […]

USA – Budget Slows Defense Growth, Comptroller Says




WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 – Weapons and equipment that are more expensive than projected present a struggle every acquisition executive in the Defense Department has faced, a senior Pentagon acquisition official told Congress yesterday. Testifying before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs yesterday, Frank Kendall, deputy undersecretary […]

Pentagon Works to Tackle Cost Overruns, Official Says


WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 – With a busier-than-usual military moving season about to kick into high gear, officials are asking service members to book their moving dates early and to keep flexibility in mind when doing so. The military moved more than 230,000 shipments last summer alone, and this year […]

Realignments Add to Busy Summer Moving Season



WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 – From robotics engineering to gaming technology, Defense Department school officials are hoping their new, cutting-edge courses will spark a lifelong passion for science and technology in their students. Under a new science, technology, engineering and math initiative, Department of Defense Education Activity officials will roll […]

Classes Aim to Spark Interest in Science, Technology


WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 – U.S. Strategic Command’s priority is to deter nuclear attack on the United States and its allies, but broader responsibilities in the 21st century include cybersecurity and missile defense, the organization’s top officer said here yesterday. Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler testified before the Senate […]

Technology Extends Stratcom’s Priorities


WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces detained several suspected insurgents yesterday in the Mohammad Aghah district of Afghanistan’s Logar province, military officials reported. Troops were searching for a Taliban leader responsible for planning, coordinating and carrying out attacks against security forces. In other operations yesterday throughout Afghanistan:

Forces Detain Insurgents in Afghanistan



ARMY The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Penn., was awarded on March 28 a $528,125,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 25 CH-47F (Chinook) new-build cargo helicopters. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Penn., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2013. One bid was […]

USA – US Military contracts for FY11


WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 – The international community must work toward three goals in Libya, America’s senior diplomat said today: delivering humanitarian assistance, pressuring and isolating Moammar Gadhafi’s regime, and supporting Libyans‘ efforts for political change. Speaking at the International Conference on Libya in London, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham […]

Clinton Urges Aid to Libya, Pressure on Gadhafi


Marineforum - Sprinklereinsatz auf der RONALD REAGAN (Foto: US Navy)
JAPAN (Erdbeben / Tsunami – nur maritime Aspekte) Fortschreibung (Informationsstand 26. März) Einheiten der japanischen Marine und der US Navy setzen unverändert Hilfsmaßnahmen an der Nordostküste von Honshu fort. Die von den havarierten Atomkraftwerken bei Fukushima austretende radioaktive Wolke beeinflusst Operationen, behindert sie bisher aber nur unwesentlich. Durch Umpositionierung sind […]

Japan – Fortschreibung (Informationsstand 26. März)



The Australian Defence Force’s air operations capability has returned to Afghanistan to support International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operations for 2011. The Rotary Wing Group recently commenced full operational duties. Commanding Officer of the Rotary Wing Group, Lieutenant Colonel Neil Monaghan, said that this partnership had great impact in terms […]

Australia – Chinooks return to the Afghan Skies



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Der von der Royal Navy ausgemusterte Flugzeugträger INVINCIBLE hat seine letzte Reise angetreten. Am 24. März nahmen Schlepper das 20.000-ts Schiff in Portsmouth auf den Haken (Foto) und bugsieren es nun in Richtung Türkei. Nach der etwa einmonatigen Reise soll die INVINCIBLE in Aliaga (nördlich Izmir) eintreffen und dort dann […]

Großbritannien – Ausgemusterte Flugzeugträger INVINCIBLE hat seine letzte Reise angetreten




WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 – Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III topped the list of 100 government and industry leaders recognized at an information technology awards event held here yesterday. Accepting the „Eagle Award“ during a banquet attended by roughly 1,000 participants, Lynn reiterated a theme he has emphasized […]

Lynn Receives Award for Cybersecurity Efforts


WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces killed numerous insurgents yesterday in the Sar Kani district of Afghanistan’s Kunar province after a combined patrol suddenly came under attack, military officials reported. Ground troops were patrolling the area when insurgents opened fire from two concealed locations. They repelled the […]

Afghanistan – Forces Repel Ambush, Kill Insurgents



MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY The Missile Defense Agency is awarding a cost-plus-incentive fee modification to Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Ariz., for contract N00024-07-C-6119, CLIN 0016, for $312,663,118. The modification is to manufacture 24 Standard Missile-3 Block IB missiles. The work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz. The period of performance […]

USA – US Military contracts for FY11


HAMPTON, Va. – A new study commissioned by the Defense Department affirms many of the suicide-prevention efforts being made within DOD and the military services and recommends ways to strengthen them. In preparing „The War Within: Suicide Prevention in the U.S. Military,“ the Rand National Defense Research Institute examined data […]

Study Makes Suicide-Prevention Program Recommendations