Rapid Fire 2010-12-30: DARPA UUVs

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* DID contributor DJ Elliott (ISF Order of Battle) offers his Iraqi Aviation Update December 2010. * But if you’d rather sell equipment to Iraq’s police and Interior Ministry forces, this may be the event for you. Not quite sure how the likely presence of Belgian and Chinese firms fits into the “Victor, spoils” narrative, though. * Batman inspires BAE Systems’ Raider unmanned military ground vehicle. * He’s needed on the front lines. Extreme child abuse has become a Taliban tactic in Afghanistan, used to gather intelligence about allied helicopter operations. * API Technologies, a Ronkonkoma, NY-based supplier of military UAVs, robots, and electronics, completes a 1-for-4 reverse stock split in an effort to get Nasdaq listing. * While the US is shutting down its Joint Forces Command, South Korea is setting one up as part of a major military command structure overhaul. * DARPA launches program [PDF] to develop unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to track quiet submarines. * India launches first indigenous aerostat communications and surveillance system with night vision cameras. They already employ a number of Israeli radar aerostats, and have used them very successfully. * Meanwhile, a Malaysian defense analyst looks at Pakistan’s options in countering Indian […]

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