Archive: International

Webb Calls For Growth In Maritime Forces

The United States needs to start a national debate about how the military should be shaped, especially as the nation begins to reduce its presence in Iraq, Sen. Jim Webb (D- Va.) said recently. Webb made those comments during a speech at the Surface Navy Association symposium, during which he called for a larger Navy–reiterating […]

DHS Advisory Panel Recommends International Registered Traveler Program

An advisory panel charged by the Departments of Homeland Security and State to suggest ways to balance the nation’s security while maintaining a welcome mat in the United States for foreign visitors includes among its recommendations that the U.S. test an international trusted traveler program that could quickly be expanded to the top 20 international […]

Lockheed Martin Unveils C2 System for

A Lockheed Martin [LMT]-led industry team earlier this month unveiled the Canadian Advanced Command and Control System (CanACCS-9LV) and demonstrated the team’s readiness to lead the combat systems integration element of the Canadian navy’s Halifax-class modernization program, the company said. The modernization program will upgrade the nation’s 12 multi-mission frigates, according to Lockheed Martin. The […]

U.S. Joint Forces Command Works Toward Capabilities For Preventing Destabilization

By Ann Roosevelt The U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) is moving toward solutions to prevent destabilization around the world by developing the desired capabilities to help the United States build partnership capacity, an official said. "The work we’re doing now–fleshing out, is transitioning from the big ideas to a set of capabilities created in the […]

General Dynamics Canada Achieves CMMI Level 5

General Dynamics [GD] Canada Jan. 21 announced it has achieved Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 5, the highest rating available from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). The company’s announcement follows recent completion of rigorous and independent evaluation of the company’s Ottawa and Calgary operations. As a result, General Dynamics Canada joins a select group […]

DoE Nonproliferation Program Funding GNEP, Iraq Projects–GAO

By George Lobsenz Congressional auditors have found "serious" problems with an Energy Department nonproliferation program to redirect Soviet-era weapons scientists into commercial employment, saying DoE has overstated its accomplishments, paid salaries to Russian scientists who have no weapons expertise and funneled program money to its Global Nuclear Energy Partnership initiative and projects in Iraq and […]

Australia Accepts First MRH-90 Helicopters

The first two Australian Defence Force MRH-90 Multi Role helicopters (MRH) last month were accepted into service, Hon. Greg Combet MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Procurement, said. Acquired under Project AIR 9000, a total of 46 MRH 90s will ultimately replace the Navy’s Sea King and Army’s Black Hawk fleets in the coming years. "The […]

Next CJTF HOA Command Group Trains At JFCOM

By Ann Roosevelt U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) recently conducted a mission rehearsal exercise (MRX) for the next commander and staff for the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF HOA). The Defense Department created CJTF HOA in 2002 and some 1,800 personnel in Djibouti execute the mission to prevent conflict, promote regional stability […]


Japan Progresses In Improving PAC-3 Missile Defense System Tests Of System Set, To Occur In United States At White Sands Japan is moving to improve its missile defense system that could guard central Tokyo against incoming lower-level weapons, and is preparing for a test of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3, or PAC-3, missile defense system. As […]

Pentagon Presses Case For European GMD System; Czechs May Be Given Contractor Work

Gates Meets With Polish Counterpart Klich; Poland May Gain U.S. Air Defense Aid U.S. Argues The System Would Benefit Europe U.S. military leaders are urging Poland to approve U.S. plans to construct a ballistic missile defense system that would include interceptor missiles and ground silos in Poland, and an agreement is emerging between the Czech […]