Rapid Fire 2010-02-12: France’s DGA 2009 Program Wrap-up

For more on this and other stories, please consider purchasing a membership.
If you are already a subscriber, login to your account.
* Feb 10: RF notes Tory shadow minister’s comment that Britain must be capable of acting unilaterally. Today: read Liam Fox’s full speech to the RUSI re: Britain’s coming defense review and challenges. * Hollywood scriptwriters are preparing scenarios for the Cyber Shockwave exercise on Feb 16/10 involving top US government officials. The event is sponsored by industry and will be covered by CNN. * France’s DGA procurement agency offers 2009 summary [ in French], says average program delays will be slightly longer. * VCCT simulators improve convoy training, give US and allied forces an OODA loop advantage. * Pros and Cons of Stryker wheeled APCs in Afghanistan. The Canadians know this debate well. * Pentagon set to create a project office to manage “non standard” helicopter buys for allies – like Mi-17s for Iraq and Afghanistan. * First flight of revamped German CH-53GA helicopter at Donauworth. * Northrop Grumman delivers 1st AN/ZPY-1 STARlite radars for the Army’s Warrior ER/MP UAS under a $78.5 million contract. * Northrop Grumman clarifies its SPQ-9B radar contract. * General Dynamics awards an $18 million contract to Northrop Grumman to produce LRS-2000 rate sensor assemblies for US Army’s M1A1 Abrams tank. * SAIC to […]

One Source: Hundreds of programs; Thousands of links, photos, and analyses

DII brings a complete collection of articles with original reporting and research, and expert analyses of events to your desktop – no need for multiple modules, or complex subscriptions. All supporting documents, links, & appendices accompany each article.


  • Save time
  • Eliminate your blind spots
  • Get the big picture, quickly
  • Keep up with the important facts
  • Stay on top of your projects or your competitors


  • Coverage of procurement and doctrine issues
  • Timeline of past and future program events
  • Comprehensive links to other useful resources