The Russian Technocomplex scientific and production center has received licenses for designing and producing military equipment, Technocomplex president Givi Dzhandzhgava announced at a press conference in Moscow today. The licenses were issued by the Rosaviakosmos airspace agency. The Technocomplex head noted that this will allow for designing avionics of the 6th, 7th and next generations. He also reported that the number of orders for the center in 2002 will reach no less than 100 sets of avionics and the volume of orders for the next five years is forecasted to amount to $1 billion.
Two ballistic missiles attacked the US Navy destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) from the territory of Yemen. The destroyer came to the aid of the hijacked Central Park tanker of Zodiac Maritime