Rapid Fire 2010-08-23: AWACS Electronics

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* US DoD report on Fort Hood shootings [PDF] recommends “scientific” behavioral screening for violence, standardized religious accommodation processes, improved commander guidelines and training, better commander access to personal health records and intelligence information, and better military installation emergency response systems. Plus more scrutiny of foreign national employees (though the shooter was a lifetime American citizen). In short, lots of dancing around the main issue, though the future review of DoDI 1325.06 might change that. * 3 Honeywell GPS-III satellite components pass Critical Design Reviews. * US military to offer higher pay for doctors, dentists as it strives to recruit. * Northrop Grumman supplying improved electronics for Saudi E-3A and French E-3F AWACS upgrades. * Boeing setting up its first manufacturing facility in Illinois; the firm is headquartered in Chicago. * Israel defense minister names Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant, head of the Southern Command, to head the Israel Defense Forces. * Iran unveils locally built Karrar UAV, plans to “export military equipment to 50 countries.” Grains of salt required; they have become infamous for fantastic, blowhard weapon claims in recent years. * So Rooonery: Kim Jong-il wants to be your Facebook friend! * Northrop Grumman gets $42.4 million US Navy […]

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