Rapid Fire 2011-09-16: LCSP Memo | SAC FY12

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* Leadership. At last. As USMC Sgt. (then Cpl.) Dakota Meyer receives the Medal of Honor, a follow-up report affirms that his compatriot, Army Capt. William Swenson, has now been submitted as a Medal of Honor candidate for his own actions at the Ganjigal engagement. Thanks to Afghan theater commander Gen. John Allen (USMC!). In fairness, we should also note that 2 of the officers who refused Swenson’s fire support calls are looking for new lines of work now. Video embedded below. * Britain’s GBP 30 million upgrade of its CVR-T light tracked combat vehicles has been fielded in Afghanistan. * America’s Office of Naval Research has a new conflict of interest policy in place for contractors. * Good news for Britain’s Type 26 frigates: their short-range CAMM air defense missile is coming along nicely. The rest of the ship is still being defined. * Saab announces that they have delivered their 10,000th NLAW portable anti-armor missile; introduces the RBS-70 NG upgrade of its popular man-potable anti-aircraft missile. Most of the improvements are in the controller and operator sensors, but the company says the missile can also be used against ground targets like APCs. * A year ago Ashton Carter […]

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