Saturday, February 19, 2011

DTN News: Post-Mubarak Egypt Images 1....NSI News Source Info # 1593

DTN News: Post-Mubarak Egypt Images 1....NSI News Source Info # 1593

A general view shows hundreds of thousands of Egyptians gathered at Cairo's central Tahrir Square on February 18, 2011 during celebrations marking one week after Egypt's long-time president Hosni Mubarak was forced out of office by an unprecedented wave of protests in the Arab world's most populous country.

DTN News: Post-Mubarak Egypt Images 2....NSI News Source Info # 1592

DTN News: Post-Mubarak Egypt Images 2....NSI News Source Info # 1592

Egyptians hold a picture of a man killed during the uprising that ousted president Hosni Mubarak at Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 18, 2011 during celebrations marking one week after Mubarak was forced out of office by an unprecedented wave of protests in the Arab world's most populous country.

Friday, February 18, 2011

DTN News - LIBYA UNREST: Amnesty Says 46 Killed By Libyan Security Forces....NSI News Source Info # 1591

DTN News - LIBYA UNREST: Amnesty Says 46 Killed By Libyan Security Forces....NSI News Source Info # 1591
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources Reuters
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - February 18, 2011: Human rights group Amnesty International said on Friday its sources had said Libyan security forces had shot dead at least 46 people in the past three days.

Amnesty said in a statement sources at al-Jala hospital in Benghazi had reported 28 deaths and more than 110 people injured in Thursday's protests in the city, and at least three further deaths on Friday.

Local human rights activists reported at least 15 deaths on Thursday during protests in the nearby town of Al Bayda, an Amnesty International spokeswoman said.

"This alarming rise in the death toll, and the reported nature of the victims' injuries, strongly suggests that security forces are permitted use lethal force against unarmed protesters calling for political change," said Malcolm Smart, Amnesty International's director for the Middle East and North Africa.

"The Libyan authorities must immediately rein in their security forces. Those responsible for unlawful killings and excessive force -- both the direct perpetrators and those who gave the orders -- must be identified and brought to justice," he said in the statement.

Amnesty said the sources at al-Jala hospital in Benghazi had told it the most common injuries were bullet wounds to the head, chest and neck.

Thousands of people protested in Benghazi, Libya's second city, on Friday over a security crackdown in which dozens of people were killed but which failed to halt the worst unrest of Muammar Gaddafi's four decades in power.

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DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: China's Claims Developing New Missile 'Ready By 2015'....NSI News Source Info # 1590

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: China's Claims Developing New Missile 'Ready By 2015'....NSI News Source Info # 1590
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources Economic Times
(NSI News Source Info) BEIJING, China - February 17, 2011: The Chinese army is researching a new type of conventional missile that is set to be weaponized and entered into active service within five years, military sources have revealed.

China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), the nation's largest missile weaponry manufacturer, is set "to complete research, production and delivery of this new generation of missile by 2015," the China NewsService reported Thursday.

The new missile would be part of a network forming a solid defense system allowing for total coverage in both defense and attack, and capable of dealing with various threats from land, sea, air, space as well as cybernetic attacks, according to the report.

The report, however, did not provide any further details of the new missile.

A military source close to the development, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed to the Global Times yesterday that "The subject under development is a medium- and long-range conventional missile with a traveling distance of as far as 4,000 kilometers."

Thursday, February 17, 2011

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: Singapore And Brunei Armies Forge Closer Ties....NSI News Source Info # 1589


DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: Singapore And Brunei Armies Forge Closer Ties....NSI News Source Info # 1589
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources By Ong Hong Tat - Ministry of Defence Singapore
(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - February 17, 2011: Since 10 Feb, some 500 personnel from the Army and the Royal Brunei Land Forces (RBLF) have been training together as part of the annual bilateral exercise, codenamed Maju Bersama.

Troops from the 1st Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment (1 SIR) and Delta Company, 2nd Battalion RBLF conducted integrated urban operations (UO) drills at the Murai Urban Training Facility (MUTF), as part of the exercise.

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DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: Oshkosh Defense Unveils TAPV Prototype And Plans For Canadian Operations To Support Military Vehicle Programs....NSI # 1588

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: Oshkosh Defense Unveils TAPV Prototype And Plans For Canadian Operations To Support Military Vehicle Programs....NSI News Source Info # 1588
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources Oshkosh
(NSI News Source Info) OSHKOSH, Wis. & LONDON, Ontario - February 17, 2011: Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), today unveiled its prototype for Canada’s Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program, as well as the company’s plans to work with its subsidiary, London Machinery, Inc. (LMI), to leverage that company’s new facility in London, Ontario, in pursuit of Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) vehicle programs.

LMI, the leading manufacturer of concrete mixer trucks in London, Ontario, provides local advanced manufacturing capabilities and a highly skilled workforce to the Oshkosh Defense and General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada team’s bids for the TAPV and Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) programs.

“Our team has thoughtfully reviewed draft RFPs for the TAPV and MSVS programs, and we are aligning our operations to DND requirements for highly-protected vehicles and long-term maintenance and support for the vehicles,” said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Oshkosh Defense. “Our plans will deliver significant value to DND by leveraging proven technology and support capabilities while providing industrial and regional benefits to contribute to the Canadian economy.”

LMI, an Oshkosh Corporation subsidiary, is set to provide in-country manufacturing capabilities for both the TAPV and MSVS programs. The 140,000 square-foot LMI facility applies the latest manufacturing methods and quality processes to produce concrete mixer trucks for customers throughout North and South America. The LMI operation was designed with capacity for future programs and fosters an experienced workforce to support the TAPV and MSVS programs as well as a broad range of commercial and specialty vehicle programs.

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DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. Army, Lockheed Martin Highlight M-TADS/PNVS Performance As Production Reaches 1,000 Systems....NSI # 1587

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. Army, Lockheed Martin Highlight M-TADS/PNVS Performance As Production Reaches 1,000 Systems....NSI News Source Info # 1587
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources Lockheed Martin
(NSI News Source Info) ORLANDO, FL, - February 17, 2011: Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] marked the delivery of the 1,000thModernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system to the U.S. Army at ceremonies held today at Lockheed Martin facilities in Ocala and Orlando, FL. M-TADS/PNVS, also known as Arrowhead®, is the advanced targeting and pilotage system for the U.S. Army’s AH-64D Apache attack helicopter.

“The M-TADS/PNVS is a game-changer on the battlefield and has ensured Longbow Apaches remain dominant in support of our ground soldiers,” said Col. Shane Openshaw, U.S. Army project manager for Apache Attack Helicopter. “This combat-tested system has shown, through over five years of continuous combat operations since the first unit was fielded, that an Apache equipped with M-TADS/PNVS is the most lethal and survivable attack helicopter in the world.”

M-TADS/PNVS provides Apache pilots with the most advanced long-range, electro-optical precision engagement and pilotage capabilities to ensure mission success and flight safety in day, night and adverse weather missions. It employs state-of-the-art forward-looking infrared sensors to provide Apache pilots with enhanced image resolution, giving them the complementary benefits of significant standoff range and unrivaled targeting capabilities. M-TADS/PNVS improves performance and reliability over legacy TADS/PNVS systems by more than 150 percent, reduces maintenance actions by nearly 60 percent, and will save the U.S. Army nearly $1 billion in operation and support costs over its 20-year system life.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

DTN News: Afghanistan Top Stories / Headlines News Dated February 16, 2011....NSI News Source Info # 1586

DTN News: Afghanistan Top Stories / Headlines News Dated February 16, 2011....NSI News Source Info # 1586
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources Afghanistannews.net & The New York Times
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - February 16, 2011: Comprehensive daily news related to Afghanistanfor the world of TODAY.

*Comprehensive daily news related to Afghanistan Top Stories / Headlines News for the world of TODAY
Breaking Afghanistan News - Afghanistan News.Net

DTN News - Iran TODAY: Iran’s Leader Derides Protests; Lawmakers Urge Death For Opposition Leaders....NSI News Source Info # 1585

DTN News - Iran TODAY: Iran’s Leader Derides Protests; Lawmakers Urge Death For Opposition Leaders....NSI News Source Info # 1585
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources By NEIL MacFARQUHAR Published: February 15, 2011 - The New York Times
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - February 16, 2011: A day after the largest antigovernment protests in Iran in more than a year, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday dismissed opposition attempts to revive mass demonstrations as certain to fail, while members of the Iranian Parliament clamored for the two most prominent leaders of the protest movement to be executed.

Critics have called in the past for the two men, Mir Hussein Moussavi and Mehdi Karroubi, to be prosecuted for alleged crimes that would merit the death penalty. The calls for punishment on Tuesday, however, appeared to be the most strident yet — with members of Parliament shouting in unison, “Moussavi, Karroubi should be hanged!”

But while the government has tried and convicted many opposition members since large street protests in 2009, it has so far shied away from putting the two men on trial, perhaps fearing that would lead to further unrest.

The government on Tuesday continued to try to squelch reports about the demonstrations on Monday, arresting or sequestering critics and revoking the working credentials of about a dozen foreign correspondents who had been ordered not to cover the protests.

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DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: House To Vote On Bill That Could Kill Second F-35 Engine, USAF To Start F-35 Training....NSI News Source Info # 1584

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: House To Vote On Bill That Could Kill Second F-35 Engine, USAF To Start F-35 Training....NSI News Source Info # 1584
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources Daily Tech
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - February 16, 2011: House vote could hack $450 million set aside for development of alternative F-35 engine from budget

The U.S. military has been working on the most expensive weapons program in U.S. history for years now. That program is the F-35 Lighting II (Joint Strike Fighter) that will see action eventually in all branches of the U.S. military and will find its way to allied nations as well. The F-35 program has had more than its share of setbacks, and not all of those setbacks were issues with the aircraft.

Many of the setbacks have come at the hands of lawmakers and budget cuts. The House is set to vote on a critical funding bill that has serious implications on the future of the F-35 program. The budget has a provision in it for the continued development and deployment of an alternative engine for the F-35 to go along side the Pratt & Whitney F135 jet engine. The alternative engine is from GE and Rolls Royce and will be built in Ohio, and Indiana. The F135 engine is constructed in Florida and Texas. The engine vote is under pressure because many lawmakers in the House feel that adding a second engine to the program wastes taxpayer money and the House is looking to pare all it can from the budget for the year.

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DTN News: Two Israeli Chief of Staff Meeting At Ceremony In Tel Aviv....NSI News Source Info # 1583

DTN News: Two Israeli Chief of Staff Meeting At Ceremony In Tel Aviv....NSI News Source Info # 1583
New Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, left, and outgoing Israel's Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, centre right, hug during a ceremony in Tel Aviv, Monday, Feb. 14 , 2011. Gantz who was approved by Israel's Cabinet on Sunday takes over the Israeli Military on Monday.

DTN News: US Marines CH-53 Helicopter Refueling For Operations Against Taliban In Helmand Province, Afghanistan....NSI News Source Info # 1582

DTN News: US Marines CH-53 Helicopter Refueling For Operations Against Taliban In Helmand Province, Afghanistan....NSI News Source Info # 1582

US Marines refuel a CH-53 helicopter at camp Dwyer, Gamser in Helmand Province on February 16, 2011. There are around 140,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban, who were ousted from power by a US-led invasion in 2001 following the September 11 attacks.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

DTN News: U.S. Air Force C-17 In Action Resupplying Fuel To Special Task Force In Afghanistan....NSI News Source Info # 1581

DTN News: U.S. Air Force C-17 In Action Resupplying Fuel To Special Task Force In Afghanistan....NSI News Source Info # 1581
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - February 15, 2011: 01/29/2011 - A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft drops fuel containers over Forward Operating Base Waza K'wah in Paktika province, Afghanistan, on Jan. 29, 2011. The fuel resupplied soldiers with Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. DoD photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz, U.S. Air Force. (Released)

DTN News: U.S. Army Soldiers And Afghan Police Are On Search & Security Operations in Afghanistan....NSI News Source Info # 1580

DTN News: U.S. Army Soldiers And Afghan Police Are On Search & Security Operations in Afghanistan....NSI News Source Info # 1580
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - February 15, 2011: U.S. Army soldiers air assault from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter into a village inside Jowlzak valley in Afghanistan's Parwan province on Feb. 3, 2011. The soldiers, assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Alpha Company, Special Troops Battalion, and Afghan police searched the village while soldiers provided security and met with leaders. DoD photo by Spc. Scott Davis, U.S. Army. (Released)

DTN News: U.S. and Thai Marines Storm Beachhead Participating In Cobra Gold 2011 On Feb. 10, 2011....NSI News Source Info # 1579

DTN News: U.S. and Thai Marines Storm Beachhead Participating In Cobra Gold 2011 On Feb. 10, 2011....NSI News Source Info # 1579
U.S. and Thai Marines storm the beachhead in an amphibious assault raid during Cobra Gold, an annual exercise, in Hat Yao, Thailand, on Feb. 10, 2011. Cobra Gold is a multinational training exercise designed to improve partner nation interoperability. The Marines are assigned to the Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. DoD photo by Pfc. Mark W. Stroud, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released)

DTN News: Royal Thai and U.S. Marines Participating In Cobra Gold 2011 On Feb. 11, 2011....NSI News Source Info # 1578

DTN News: Royal Thai and U.S. Marines Participating In Cobra Gold 2011 On Feb. 11, 2011....NSI News Source Info # 1578
02/11/2011 - Royal Thai and U.S. Marines discuss how to eliminate hostile forces firing on them from a building during a mock mechanized raid on Feb. 11, 2011. The raid, part of exercise Cobra Gold 2011, was a bilateral event between Royal Thai and U.S. Marines. Thailand is one of the United States' five major non-NATO treaty allies in the region. DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Garry J. Welch, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released)

DTN News: U.S. Marine Participating In Cobra Gold 2011 In Hat Yao, Thailand, On Feb. 11, 2011.....NSI News Source Info # 1577

DTN News: U.S. Marine Participating In Cobra Gold 2011 In Hat Yao, Thailand, On Feb. 11, 2011.....NSI News Source Info # 1577
02/11/2011 - A U.S. Marine Corps infantryman with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade (Forward) participates in a mock assault during exercise Cobra Gold 2011 in Hat Yao, Thailand, on Feb. 11, 2011. Cobra Gold is a regularly scheduled joint/combined exercise designed to ensure regional peace and strengthen the ability of the Royal Thai Armed Forces to defend Thailand or respond to regional contingencies. DoD photo by Pfc. Nathaniel J. Henry, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released)

DTN News: US Forces Participating In Cobra Gold 2011 In The South China Sea On Feb. 10, 2011....NSI News Source Info # 1576

DTN News: US Forces Participating In Cobra Gold 2011 In The South China Sea On Feb. 10, 2011....NSI News Source Info # 1576
02/10/2011 - Amphibious assault vehicles from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) participate in an amphibious exercise in the South China Sea on Feb. 10, 2011. The Denver is part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is underway participating in Cobra Gold 2011, a multinational military exercise designed to promote regional peace and stability. DoD photo by Seaman Paul Kelly, U.S. Navy. (Released)

DTN News: The US Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the Arabian Sea on Feb. 11, 2011....NSI News Source Info # 1575

DTN News: The US Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the Arabian Sea on Feb. 11, 2011....NSI News Source Info # 1575
02/11/2011 - Airman Recruit Teddy Frisby (left) and Airman Apprentice Kevin Dwyer, both assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 113, wash an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the Arabian Sea on Feb. 11, 2011. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. DoD photo by Seaman Rosa A. Arzola, U.S. Navy. (Released)

DTN News - Iran TODAY: Iran Uses Force Against Protests As Region Erupts....NSI News Source Info # 1574





DTN News - Iran TODAY: Iran Uses Force Against Protests As Region Erupts....NSI News Source Info # 1574
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources By NEIL MacFARQUHAR and ALAN COWELL Published: February 15, 2011 - The New York Times
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - February 15, 2011: Hundreds of riot police officers in Iran beat protesters and fired tear gas Monday to contain the most significant street protests since the end of the 2009 uprising there, as security forces around the region moved — sometimes brutally — to prevent new unrest in sympathy with the opposition victory in Egypt.

In Tehran, a spokesman for Mir Hussein Moussavi, a leading opponent of the government, said the protests had shown that the so-called Green Movement, formed to challenge the disputed election in 2009, had scored a “great victory“ and was “alive and well“ despite a huge government crackdown

But, breaking an official silence on the demonstrations, the Fars news agency, a semiofficial service linked to the powerfulRevolutionary Guard Corps, said the demonstrations had been conducted by “hypocrites, monarchists, hooligans and seditionists“ whose leaders were puppets of Britain and the United States. It ridiculed them for not chanting slogans about Egypt, the nominal reason for the protests, and said an unspecified number of people had been arrested.

Iranian human rights activists and police said on person was killed and several injured in protests that continued until close to midnight. The authorities had refused to issue a permit for the demonstration but Amir Arjomand, the spokesman for Mr. Moussavi said: “If the government had issued a permit and guaranteed the safety of the people there would certainly have been millions of people out in Tehran and other cities.“

The size of the protests in Iran was unclear. Witness accounts and news reports from inside the country suggested that perhaps 20,000 to 30,000 demonstrators in several cities defied strong warnings and took to the streets.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

DTN News - EGYPT NEWS / Israel TODAY: Israeli Army 'Ready For All Eventualities': PM....NSI News Source Info # 1573

DTN News - EGYPT NEWS / Israel TODAY: Israeli Army 'Ready For All Eventualities': PM....NSI News Source Info # 1573
(NSI News Source Info) JERUSALEM, Israel - February 14, 2011: The Israeli military is "ready for all eventualities" as the Arab and Muslim world undergoes "an earthquake," Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday just days after Egypt's regime collapsed.

"An earthquake is shaking the whole Arab world and a large part of the Muslim world and we don't yet know how these things will turn out," the premier said at a swearing-in ceremony for new army chief Major General Benny Gantz.

"We are ready for all eventualities because we know that the foundation of our existence, and our capacity to convince our neighbours to live in peace with us, is based on the Israeli army," he said during a ceremony at his Jerusalem office.

Gantz takes over the post as Israel's strategic stance in the Middle East undergoes a shakeup in the wake of a popular revolt in Egypt which ousted president Hosni Mubarak after three decades in power.

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DTN News - AIRLINES NEWS: Boeing Celebrates Premiere Of New 747-8 Intercontinental....NSI News Source Info # 1572

DTN News - AIRLINES NEWS: Boeing Celebrates Premiere Of New 747-8 Intercontinental....NSI News Source Info # 1572
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources Boeing dated Feb. 13, 2011
(NSI News Source Info) EVERETT, Wash., - February 14, 2011: Boeing (NYSE: BA) yesterday (February 13) unveiled its new 747-8 Intercontinental, the new high-capacity passenger airplane that offers airlines the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large passenger airplane while providing enhanced environmental performance.

Approximately 10,000 guests, including customers, Boeing employees, government officials, partners and suppliers, gathered in the factory in Everett, Wash., to witness the premiere of the Intercontinental at an event themed "Incredible, Again." Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Albaugh said the newest 747 incorporates technological advancements that make it an extremely productive airplane for customers.

"The new 747-8 Intercontinental features the latest in innovative technologies — applying many of the breakthroughs also found on the 787 Dreamliner," said Albaugh. "We think our customers will value the low operating costs and passengers will enjoy the comfort of the striking new interior."

"The 747-8 Intercontinental will be a great complement to our fleet, fitting nicely into the 400-seat category, improving our fleet's eco-efficiency even further," said Nico Buchholz, executive vice president, Lufthansa Group Fleet Management. "As launch customer, we are looking forward to welcoming this new aircraft to our fleet next year as it adds to our ongoing fleet modernization and environmental efforts."

Korean Air and VIP customers have joined launch customer Lufthansa in ordering a total of 33 747-8 Intercontinentals. First delivery of the 747-8 Intercontinental is scheduled for the fourth quarter.

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DTN News: U.S. Department of Defense Contracts Dated February 14, 2011....NSI News Source Info # 1571

DTN News: U.S. Department of Defense Contracts Dated February 14, 2011....NSI News Source Info # 1571
Source: U.S. DoD issued No. 118-11 February 14, 2011
(NSI News Source Info) WASHINGTON - February 14, 2011: U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) Contracts issued February 14, 2011 are undermentioned;

CONTRACTS

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 date of Aug. 10, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (W909MY-11-C-0028).

NAVY

Lockheed Martin, Syracuse, N.Y. is being awarded a $13,445,304 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-5202) for engineering services in support of the Navy's AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Undersea Warfare System. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is a surface ship combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts; and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects, and torpedo threats. Work will be performed in Syracuse, N.Y. (80% percent), Newport, R.I. (16 percent), and Manassas, Va. (4 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $130,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Company, Integrated Defense Systems, Tewksbury, Mass., is being awarded a $7,913,491 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-5126) to exercise options for engineering, integration, and production services for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program. The contractor will perform test and evaluation, design solution, and integrated logistics support class services. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, R.I. (65.0 percent), Dulles, Va. (25.0 percent), Largo, Fla. (8.0 percent), Tewksbury, Mass. (1.0 percent) and Washington, D.C. (1.0 percent). Work is expected to be completed by November 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $1,904,468 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

DTN News - EGYPT NEWS: Portrait Of Former President Hosni Mubarak Removed Officially....NSI News Source Info # 1570

DTN News - EGYPT NEWS: Portrait Of Former President Hosni Mubarak
Removed Officially....NSI News Source Info # 1570

In this frame from video , officials remove a portrait of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at the main Cabinet building in Cairo, on Sunday, Feb. 13 2011. Egyptians are removing portraits of ousted President Hosni Mubarak which have hung in public and private institutions throughout his three decades in power.

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: Oshkosh Defense To Deliver Additional M-ATV Protection Kits....NSI News Source Info # 1569

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: Oshkosh Defense To Deliver Additional M-ATV Protection Kits....NSI News Source Info # 1569
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources Oshkosh Defense
(NSI News Source Info) OSHKOSH, WI - February 13, 2011: Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will deliver more than 2,000 MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) underbody improvement kits following an order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command.

“The Oshkosh M-ATV’s modular design allows for easy integration of these add-on protection kits and is part of our commitment to providing the military with the utmost protection,” said Charlie Szews, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer. “The protection kits enhance the vehicles’ MRAP-level survivability on the battlefield and help shield troops from IEDs and other threats.”

The M-ATV family of vehicles is built with factory-installed armor, and is also able to accept add-on armor and protection kits. The vehicle can incorporate protection kits while maintaining its full payload capacity of 4,000 pounds and a 70 percent off-road profile capability, thanks to the use of the Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension system.

The award has a ceiling price of nearly $102 million. Deliveries under this order are expected to finish by September 2011. Oshkosh Defense has received awards to date for nearly 8,400 M-ATVs, as well as spare parts kits, upgrade kits and aftermarket support.

About Oshkosh Defense

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit www.oshkoshdefense.com.

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DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: Asia's New Arms Race....NSI News Source Info # 1568

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: Asia's New Arms Race....NSI News Source Info # 1568
** As China grows wealthier and builds up its military, other nations in the region are taking note—and amassing weapons of their own.
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources By AMOL SHARMA in New Delhi, JEREMY PAGE in Beijing, JAMES HOOKWAY in Hanoi and RACHEL PANNETT in Canberra - The Wall Street Journal
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - February 13, 2011: At Mazagon Dock near the southern tip of Mumbai, hidden behind high concrete walls, hundreds of Indian workers are putting the finishing touches on the hulls of two 217-foot Scorpène-class attack submarines, the first of six slated to be built over the next few years. Nearby, workers are adding to India's fleet of stealth frigates and guided-missile destroyers.

One big reason India is beefing up its arsenal: China.

"It goes without saying that India must be seriously concerned with the rise of China's strategic power, including its military and economic power," says Ashwani Kumar, member of parliament from India's ruling Congress party. "India has consistently opposed an arms race—but India will not be found wanting in taking all measures necessary for the effective safeguarding of its territorial integrity and national interests."

From the Arabian Sea to the Pacific Ocean, countries fearful of China's growing economic and military might—and worried that the U.S. will be less likely to intervene in the region—are hurtling into a new arms race.