Rapid Fire 2011-07-29: Intrepid Tiger II

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* A recent meeting of the Defense Business Board at the Pentagon recommended the creation of a single Defense Logistics Organization (DLO) [PDF]. The Board argued that a single DLO with sole responsibility for supply, maintenance and transportation would increase logistics effectiveness and efficiency. * The former Director of National Intelligence, Admiral (Ret.) Dennis Blair, tells the Aspen Security Forum that the United States should stop unilateral drone attacks and work in closer partnership with countries where unmanned campaigns are conducted. See embedded video at the bottom of this entry. * Raytheon’s Second Quarter Results show net sales of approximately $6.2 billion, a slight increase on corresponding figures for 2010. The company’s Chairman and CEO attributes a strong second quarter performance to its ‘focus on execution and cost reduction strategies’. * A US Marine Corps Officer tells the Lexington Institute’s Capitol Hill Electronic Attack Conference that the service is preparing to undertake tests on the new Intrepid Tiger II [PDF] communications intelligence and jamming pod. * Israel and India are reportedly negotiating to buy 3 more IL-76 Phalcon AWACs aircraft, to follow the current order of 3. IAI had been touting the long-range G550 CAEW used by Israel and Singapore as an even better follow up. * EADS attributes its ‘solid results’ for the first half year 2011 to strong demand […]

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