Rapid Fire 2011-10-18: NAVAIR Acquisition Guide | US Army Energy Conservation

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* US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) published its latest acquisition guide [PDF]. * Katherine Hammack, the US Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy, & Environment), presented “US Army Power & Energy” [PDF] last week during AUSA. * MBDA announced that it is pitching its Taurus air-to-ground missiles in answer to a Request for Information from the Indian Air Force. * According to the New York Times, the Obama administration considered using cyber warfare during the war in Libya, but balked because of legal concerns and to avoid setting a precedent. * South Africa’s Department of Defense discloses the value of its assets but the country’s Auditor General could not audit that statement, reports DefenceWeb. This sounds familiar. * South Korea’s Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) is reportedly working on a tilt-rotor UAV. * If Scotland were to break up from the United Kingdom – an event that is actually under serious consideration – what would be its defense policy? * US Rear Admiral Craig Faller, Commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3, muses over the value of a CSG in terms of power, flexibility and mobility. * The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) released a briefing [PDF] […]

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