Rapid Fire 2011-03-22: Huntington Ingalls Industries Spinoff
- One of the best places for an overview of the allied operations in Libya can actually be found on Wikipedia. Hail to the swarm.
- US Navy EA-18G Growler debuts jammer in Libya that goes after ground communications, as well as surface-to-air missiles and radars.
- US House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) wants the White House to define “what the mission in Libya is, better explain what America’s role is in achieving that mission, and make clear how it will be accomplished.” Even as others raise questions of constitutionality.
- The best source of information out there re: Northrop Grumman’s multi-billion dollar shipbuilding spinoff is probably Huntington Ingalls Industries’ own Power Point presentation [PDF] for potential investors.
- If it’s information on Iraq’s Kurdish Peshmerga that floats your boat, however, you’ll want to pick up Dennis P. Chapman’s “Security Forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government.” Dennis has been one of the best sources on that topic for our regular Iraqi Security Forces Order of Battle briefings.
- Speaking of which, ISF-OOB briefing publisher DJ Elliott has written a new briefing of his own: “Iraqi Logistics – The Missing Links.” It’s a subject that’s crucial to Iraqi Security Forces’ ability to take and maintain full ground control of their country, as American and allied soldiers leave.
- DoD is asking for $500 million over the FY 2012-2016 FYDP for DARPA to develop cybersecurity technologies in the areas of cloud computing, virtualization, and encryption, Pentagon official says [PDF].
- With the restart of its Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter/ Armed Aerial Scout program uncertain, and front line needs pressing, the US Army is working to create an upgraded OH-58F Kiowa Warrior that might last until 2025. Other proposals for refurbishing the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior fleet are more radical.
- DISA is relocating its headquarters and 4,300 employees from Arlington, VA, to Fort Meade, MD.
- America’s JTRS radio programs, which will be central to its future military communications infrastructure, have a new JPEO executive officer [PDF]: US Army Colonel (Promotable) Michael E. Williamson.
- General Dynamics C4 Systems gets $2.3 million contract to develop a prototype handheld battle command device as part of the Army Battle Command System.
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