Rapid Fire: 2010-06-14

For more on this and other stories, please consider purchasing a membership.
If you are already a subscriber, login to your account.
* Rep. Barney Frank’s left wing and libertarian “Sustainable Defense Task Force” group reports [PDF]; supposedly identifies $1 trillion in Pentagon budget cuts. * UK’s new defense minister Liam Fox “sets out his priorities” for coming budgetary decisions. Well, not really, but that’s the title, and his words may be of interest. * Czech Aero Vodochody contracts with Algeria to refurbish and support its L-39 Albatros jet trainers. The L-39 is the world’s most widely-deployed jet trainer, but few new sales mean that refurbishment and support contracts are critical for Aero. * Frost & Sullivan: The DoD is expected to spend $24.1 billion on training and simulation products and services by 2015, up slightly from $22.2 billion in FY 2009. * EADS CEO hopes that European defense cuts won’t impact A400M program. * Britain will introduce new Osprey Mk4 body armor into theater in winter 2010.

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