Rapid Fire 2011-11-03: AFMC Restructured | German Adjustments | Chemical Disposal

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* The USAF is restructuring its Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) from 12 centers to 5 is one of the major steps within broader changes in its civilian workforce which should amount to adding “5,900 positions in acquisition, the nuclear enterprise, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and other key areas while reducing approximately 9,000 positions in management, staff, and support areas.” * The Russian Defense Ministry and United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) have sorted out their pricing disagreements on Yasen and Borey class nuclear-powered submarines. That’s their good news. Gaddafi’s fall on the other hand means billions of dollars of lost potential arms exports. * In talks with the German government, EADS is reportedly ready to waive penalties triggered by reduced Eurofighter orders in exchange for Talarion UAV orders. Germany has been leasing IAI Herons for the last 2 years. [Nov. 7 update: Germany says no.] * The Bundeswehr also recently announced a significant BRAC-like program leading to 31 base closures: Der Spiegel | Deutsche Welle (both in English). * An F-15 from Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force lost a wing part during a training flight yesterday. Japan’s F-15 fleet was grounded twice this year after a fatal crash in July and […]

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