Sep 04. It is expected that the EU military mission in Bosnia will relieve the NATO Stabilisation Force (SFOR) in mid-December 2004. It has been confirmed that the UK will provide the EU’s Force Commander for the first year. A Capabilities Commitment Conference, at which EU Member States are to declare their planned contributions for the Battlegroups Concept, is due to take place in November 2004. Comment: ‘Update on Prospects for the EU in 2004’ was published by the FCO on 7 Sep 04, as Cm 6310, for £5:00. The document is available from TSO and from The Parliamentary Bookshop (Tel: 020-7219 3890).
As well as Security matters (para 50 et seq), the Update gives the Government’s stance on the EU membership applications by Bulgaria and Romania (para 7), Turkey (para 8) and Croatia (para 9). (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS
Issue 04/35, 13 Sep 04)
14 Sep 04. Saab Nyge Aero AB is to shed 25 people. The move affects SNA operations in Nyköping, Sweden. The SNA section of Saab Nyge Aero conducts special flight operations in Sweden and abroad, and modifies and maintains aircraft for Swedish authorities and international customers. Against a background of structural changes in the area of defence and government authorities, primarily in Europe, SNA is forced to adapt its resources accordingly and intends to shed 25 personnel due to lack of work. The measure affects both blue-collar and white-collar co-workers.
Sep 04. Titan Opens East Coast Office. Titan’s newest facility, located at Two Freedom Square, will serve as the company’s Washington-area headquarters for five of its eight business sectors that provide technology and systems to the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the intelligence community and other government agencies.
(Source: Titan Corporation)
09 Sep 04. In a Written Statement the Foreign Secretary said that the UK “expects to revisit the issue of the EU arms embargo imposed on Libya in 1986”. While the embargo remains in place, “no commitments in relation to the actual supply of licensable Defence equipment will be made”. Comment: During his visit to Libya (25 Mar 04), the Prime Minister announced that Major General R V Searby had been appointed as the UK Defence Co-ordinator for Libya “in order to offer Libya a new military relationship with the United Kingdom”.(Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS Issue 04/35, 13 Sep 04)
07 Sep 04. Brigadier General Roger A. Nadeau, Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia to Commanding General, United States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
08 Sep 04. Scott Crislip appointed as President, Rolls-Royce Helicopters effective September 1, 2004. He succeeds Stuart Mullan, who is leaving the company to pursue other professional interests. Crislip reports directly to James M. Guyette, President & CEO, Rolls-Royce North America Inc. and, as a member of the company’s global defense executive team, receives business direction from Colin Green, President – Defense Aerospace, Rolls-Royce.
13 Sep 04. Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Integrated Systems sector has named Janis G. Pamiljans vice president and program manager its work on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Pamiljans replaces Steve Briggs, who continues to serve as vice president and deputy for the sector’s Air Combat Systems business area in El Segundo.
07 Sep 04. John J. Walsh has joined Ducommun Incorporated as president of its Ducommun Technologies (DTI) subsidiary. He reports to David H. Dittemore, president and chief operating officer of the company. Mr. Walsh, from 1999 until joining Ducommun, was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Special Devices, Inc. From 1994 to 1998, he was director of aerospace, defense and specialty products at The Ensign-Bickford Company.
15 Sep 04. Following the announcement of the new organisation by Denis Ranque