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August 30, 2000

Aug. 30, 2000 -- The Army yesterday awarded three contracts worth a total of $25.7 million to cover the overhaul of engines and power plants on some of the service's AH-84 Apache and Black Hawk helicopters. GE Engine Services was given a $12 million contract for maintenance and overhaul work on 70 engines (the T700-GE-700) carried aboard Black Hawks helicopters. The work is expected to be finished by October 2001. Sebreliner Corp. also received a contract to perform the same work on 70 T700-GE-700 engines. The Sabreliner contract is worth $6 million.

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Aug. 30, 2000 -- The Army yesterday awarded three contracts worth a total of $25.7 million to cover the overhaul of engines and power plants on some of the service's AH-84 Apache and Black Hawk helicopters. GE Engine Services was given a $12 million contract for maintenance and overhaul work on 70 engines (the T700-GE-700) carried aboard Black Hawks helicopters. The work is expected to be finished by October 2001. Sebreliner Corp. also received a contract to perform the same work on 70 T700-GE-700 engines. The Sabreliner contract is worth $6 million.

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Aug. 30, 2000 -- The Army yesterday awarded three contracts worth a total of $25.7 million to cover the overhaul of engines and power plants on some of the service's AH-84 Apache and Black Hawk helicopters. GE Engine Services was given a $12 million contract for maintenance and overhaul work on 70 engines (the T700-GE-700) carried aboard Black Hawks helicopters. The work is expected to be finished by October 2001. Sebreliner Corp. also received a contract to perform the same work on 70 T700-GE-700 engines. The Sabreliner contract is worth $6 million.

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Aug. 30, 2000 -- The Army yesterday awarded three contracts worth a total of $25.7 million to cover the overhaul of engines and power plants on some of the service's AH-84 Apache and Black Hawk helicopters. GE Engine Services was given a $12 million contract for maintenance and overhaul work on 70 engines (the T700-GE-700) carried aboard Black Hawks helicopters. The work is expected to be finished by October 2001. Sebreliner Corp. also received a contract to perform the same work on 70 T700-GE-700 engines. The Sabreliner contract is worth $6 million.

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Aug. 30, 2000 -- The Army yesterday awarded three contracts worth a total of $25.7 million to cover the overhaul of engines and power plants on some of the service's AH-84 Apache and Black Hawk helicopters. GE Engine Services was given a $12 million contract for maintenance and overhaul work on 70 engines (the T700-GE-700) carried aboard Black Hawks helicopters. The work is expected to be finished by October 2001. Sebreliner Corp. also received a contract to perform the same work on 70 T700-GE-700 engines. The Sabreliner contract is worth $6 million.

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Aug. 30, 2000 -- The Army yesterday awarded three contracts worth a total of $25.7 million to cover the overhaul of engines and power plants on some of the service's AH-84 Apache and Black Hawk helicopters. GE Engine Services was given a $12 million contract for maintenance and overhaul work on 70 engines (the T700-GE-700) carried aboard Black Hawks helicopters. The work is expected to be finished by October 2001. Sebreliner Corp. also received a contract to perform the same work on 70 T700-GE-700 engines. The Sabreliner contract is worth $6 million.

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Aug. 30, 2000 -- The Army yesterday awarded three contracts worth a total of $25.7 million to cover the overhaul of engines and power plants on some of the service's AH-84 Apache and Black Hawk helicopters. GE Engine Services was given a $12 million contract for maintenance and overhaul work on 70 engines (the T700-GE-700) carried aboard Black Hawks helicopters. The work is expected to be finished by October 2001. Sebreliner Corp. also received a contract to perform the same work on 70 T700-GE-700 engines. The Sabreliner contract is worth $6 million.

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Aug. 30, 2000 -- The Army yesterday awarded three contracts worth a total of $25.7 million to cover the overhaul of engines and power plants on some of the service's AH-84 Apache and Black Hawk helicopters. GE Engine Services was given a $12 million contract for maintenance and overhaul work on 70 engines (the T700-GE-700) carried aboard Black Hawks helicopters. The work is expected to be finished by October 2001. Sebreliner Corp. also received a contract to perform the same work on 70 T700-GE-700 engines. The Sabreliner contract is worth $6 million.

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Aug. 30, 2000 -- The Army yesterday awarded three contracts worth a total of $25.7 million to cover the overhaul of engines and power plants on some of the service's AH-84 Apache and Black Hawk helicopters. GE Engine Services was given a $12 million contract for maintenance and overhaul work on 70 engines (the T700-GE-700) carried aboard Black Hawks helicopters. The work is expected to be finished by October 2001. Sebreliner Corp. also received a contract to perform the same work on 70 T700-GE-700 engines. The Sabreliner contract is worth $6 million.

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Aug. 30, 2000 -- The Army yesterday awarded three contracts worth a total of $25.7 million to cover the overhaul of engines and power plants on some of the service's AH-84 Apache and Black Hawk helicopters. GE Engine Services was given a $12 million contract for maintenance and overhaul work on 70 engines (the T700-GE-700) carried aboard Black Hawks helicopters. The work is expected to be finished by October 2001. Sebreliner Corp. also received a contract to perform the same work on 70 T700-GE-700 engines. The Sabreliner contract is worth $6 million.

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August 29, 2000

Aug. 29, 2000 -- Tests held earlier this month to assess the ability of the Army's Patriot missile defense system to process data from Navy radars produced worthwhile insights for officials preparing to use this network to engage a cruise missile target this fall, according to an initial assessment of the event.

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Aug. 29, 2000 -- The Army's Communications-Electronics Command yesterday announced the award of eight separate contracts worth more than $1 billion. One contract covers computer operations throughout the world, while the remaining seven involve a Defense Department pilot project for household goods shipments.

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Aug. 29, 2000 -- Retired Marine Corps Gen. Anthony Zinni, former commander-in-chief of the U.S. Central Command, has been joined the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Zinni will be a "distinguished senior adviser" at the Washington, DC-based think tank.

"General Zinni's expertise and reputation will be a cornerstone of our efforts to reinvigorate policy decision-making in Washington," said John Hamre, CSIS president and former deputy defense secretary. "His extraordinary talents and experience as a soldier-statesman will greatly benefit the Center."

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Aug. 29, 2000 -- The General Accounting Office has told a key lawmaker that until the Defense Department awards a $1.8 billion contract for the Integrated Space Command and Control program next month, there is no way to pinpoint the total acquisition and implementation costs for the Pentagon's plan to modernize its strategic command, control, communications and computer systems.

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Aug. 29, 2000 -- The Army's Tactical High Energy Laser system last night successfully shot down two Katyusha rockets during the same test, according to service sources.

The multiple-rocket shootdown, which occurred at 5:32 p.m. Mountain Standard Time at White Sands Missile Range, NM, is a first for a U.S. laser weapon. Earlier this year, the THEL demonstrator shot down a single rocket.

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Aug. 29, 2000 -- The Army's Tactical High Energy Laser system last night successfully shot down two Katyusha rockets during the same test, according to service sources.

The multiple-rocket shootdown, which occurred at 5:32 p.m. Mountain Standard Time at White Sands Missile Range, NM, is a first for a U.S. laser weapon. Earlier this year, the THEL demonstrator shot down a single rocket.

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Aug. 29, 2000 -- The Army's Tactical High Energy Laser system last night successfully shot down two Katyusha rockets during the same test, according to service sources. The multiple-rocket shootdown, which occurred at 5:32 p.m. Mountain Standard Time at White Sands Missile Range, NM, is a first for a U.S. laser weapon. Earlier this year, the THEL demonstrator shot down a single rocket.

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Aug. 29, 2000 -- The Army's Tactical High Energy Laser system last night successfully shot down two Katyusha rockets during the same test, according to service sources. The multiple-rocket shootdown, which occurred at 5:32 p.m. Mountain Standard Time at White Sands Missile Range, NM, is a first for a U.S. laser weapon. Earlier this year, the THEL demonstrator shot down a single rocket. The two Katyushas were launched simultaneously and traveled approximately 330 meters per second along a 16-kilometer trajectory, sources said.

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August 28, 2000

Aug. 28, 2000 -- Pentagon and Russian officials are putting together a plan that would eliminate 120 Russian nuclear powered attack submarines as part of an ongoing U.S.-Russian program to eliminate nuclear weapons of the former Soviet Union, a senior defense official said.

In addition to the attack subs, work continues on dismantling 31 strategic missile submarines, five of which are from the very large Typhoon-class. The strategic sub reductions are outlined in the START Treaties, the official said.

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Aug. 28, 2000 -- The Marine Corps has grounded three types of aircraft -- including the MV-22 Osprey -- for unrelated problems, the Defense Department announced today.

Suspension orders were issued late last week (Aug. 25) for the CH-53E Super Stallion transport helicopter, the AH-1W Cobra attack helicopter and the MV-22 Osprey. The Marines Corps announced the suspensions yesterday.

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