Rapid Fire: 2010-07-23
- Wireless Through Steel: BAE’s new technology has big potential for submarines, nuclear power plants, armored vehicles, and more.
- Eastern Allure: Defense industry execs are seeing unprecedented levels of interest in military aircraft from Middle Eastern and Asian countries.
- Droid in Coming: Raytheon is working with Google to develop an Android smartphone for battlefield use.
- MOKSYS: BAE Systems announces EUR 57 million contract from Slovakia for a mobile military voice/data/images communications system.
- Getting Serious: To put some teeth into the UK’s recent warnings to industry about costs, the UK defense procurement chief is scheduling cost-cutting talks with 11 of its top suppliers.
- Out of Joint: A US DoD panel is recommending that the US Joint Forces Command and DoD’s Networks and Information Integration directorate be shut down to save money.
- Ramping up F-35 fighter production requires more than machines – it requires process changes as well. BAE reports.
- Herculean Feat: The New Zealand Ministry of Defence is close to finalizing a deal with L-3 Communications to get the long-delayed upgrade of the Air Force’s C-130 Hercules transport aircraft back on track.
- Too Many Belgian Waffles?: Estimating that 60% of its soldiers are overweight, the Belgian Army has launched a service-wide diet program.
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