Monday, October 8, 2007

"Urban Shield" update, Pacific X's, DHS Contracts etc

"Urban Shield" (update)

Last weekend, UCPD Lt. Adan Tejada cornered an active shooter and defeated terrorists­­­­­­ several times. Athough his accomplishments were part of an elaborate simulation, Tejada said they provided the UCPD with valuable training and confirmed that its tactical team is prepared to handle a variety of dangerous scenarios.
Conducted last weekend, Urban Shield, the largest homeland security training exercise in United States history, consisted of 50 hours of tactical training in three Bay Area counties. Tactical teams like the one Tejada leads were subjected to 22 different mock emergencies. (cont....)

Phiblex and Talon Vision military exercise

3,000 US troops to arrive for two-week war games

ALMOST 3,000 US Marines will arrive in the country for a two-week joint military exercise in various training areas next week, a Navy official said yesterday.
Navy public affairs officer Ensign Rommel Rodriguez said troops from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Unit, Essex Expeditionary Strike Group, stationed in Okinawa, Japan and the Philippine Marines, Army and Air Force will participate in the joint Phiblex and Talon Vision military exercise starting on Oct. 15.
He said about 2,000 Filipino soldiers will take part in the exercises, which will involve amphibious landings, airborne operations, convoy operations, jungle survival and some civil-military operations projects, such as medical and dental missions and rehabilitation of school buildings.
The 2,700 US soldiers will arrive in the country on board the USS Juneau, USS Tortuga and USS Essex for exercises in Fort Magsaysay in Palayan City; Crow Valley in Capas, Tarlac; Clark Field in Pampanga; Subic; Zambales and Ternate, Cavite, Rodriguez added. (cont..)

NetFires LLC Delivers First Future Combat System Equipment to Army Soldiers

StratCom guides network of agencies in WMD fight

Pacific Global Hawks: Jump in the Pool!

Australia Rushes AIR 7000 HALE UAV Project, Considers Multi-National Global Hawk Pacific "Pool" discussed US proposals to create a common regional pool of Global Hawks based in Guam. The proposal before Australia, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand included options for a shared and commonly funded fleet, operated much like NATO's E-3 Sentry AWACS. Alternatively, there was an option B proposal in which countries acquire their own $80+ million Global Hawk systems, and make them available to the common regional fleet on agreed terms.
That proposal appears to be gaining momentum – and potential participants.
An Oct 4/07 Reuters report [Reuters India Singapore's Straits Times] says that the United States is now pitching the Global Hawk consortium idea to Australia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, India, Brunei and Sri Lanka. US PACAF says the list of invited countries could grow further, regional demonstrations are being planned for 2008, and BAMS UAV project partner Australia has indicated interest in the idea.

VIASPACE Security Receives Additional Funding for Advanced Container Security Device Contract

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - October 8, 2007) - VIASPACE Inc. (OTCBB: VSPC), a company commercializing proven technologies from NASA and the US Department of Defense, reported that its wholly owned subsidiary, VIASPACE Security, has again received additional funding on its contract from L3 Communications for the integration of software and hardware and final testing of the Advanced Container Security Device (ACSD). The ACSD program is funded by the US Department of Homeland Security (cont..)

TERRORISM and immigration are people’s greatest fear according to a new survey.