Rapid Fire 2011-09-14: Carter Hearing | FY12 DOD Appropriations Subcommittee Markup
- KMW introduces a new variant of their blast-resistant Dingo vehicle. The Dingo-2 Heavy Duty increases payload carriage to 3 tonnes.
- Immersive simulation: not just for fighter pilots any more. Quantum 3D and Intelligent Decisions partner [PDF] to provide the US Army with its wearable ExpeditionDI platform, as the Close Combat Tactical Training – Dismounted Soldier Training System (CCTT-DSTS).
- More attacks in Libya, still, by MBDA’s stealthy Storm Shadow/ Scalp cruise missiles. They’re dropped by RAF Tornados, but the effect may be to help sell Scalp-compatible French Rafale fighters to Qatar and the UAE.