Rapid Fire 2010-08-03: Tactical Radios for Congo

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* Alternate QDR: “We cannot reverse the decline of shipbuilding, buy enough naval aircraft, recapitalize Army equipment, buy the F-35 requirement, purchase a new aerial tanker, increase deep strike capability, and recapitalize the bomber fleet just by saving $10-15 billion dollars that the Department of Defense hopes to save through acquisition reform.” * Oh My Gosh: Oshkosh’s defense segment sales nearly triple to $1.7 billion in the firm’s fiscal year 2010 third quarter fueled by M-ATV sales. Oshkosh release * Meanwhile, Voice of America says that troops love them, but there’s at least one M-ATV design issue Oshkosh might want to look at. * With a Little Help: ITT snags two US Army Corps of Engineers contracts worth up to $800 million to help the Afghan Army and other sections of the Afghanistan National Security Forces operate and maintain facilities and train personnel. * The US/UK’s AFRICAP program will provide Thales tactical radios for the Congo’s armed forces. * Hurry Up: The British government tells ITT to speed up its delivery of 11,000 third-generation helmet-mounted night vision goggles to early next year, BBC reports. * That So Modular: BAE Systems gets a $9.6 million order for US Army modular quick-release […]

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