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Rapid Fire 2011-12-14: China’s Evolving Navy

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* The Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs released a report [PDF] on the Chinese Navy’s capabilities and roles that concludes the PLAN is extending its reach and has initiated a serious C4ISR effort. * An MQ-9 Reaper operated by the USAF in the Seychelles crashed while it was landing. * Speaking of which, China is considering using the Indian Ocean island as a resupply port for its ships involved in anti-piracy operations. * The US Air Force will lift tomorrow the hiring freeze it put in place last August. * The Naval Research Laboratory Vehicle Research Section said it completed flight tests for its Autonomous Deployment Demonstration (ADD) back in September. The tests involve lightweight unmanned gliders loaded with sensors and launched from other airborne vehicles such as balloons. * The US Army Contracting Command (ACC) is sharing with interested parties the updated JLTV draft purchase description as a Telelogic DOORS database. * The US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is deploying a new automated task management system creatively dubbed Task Management Tracker (TMT) by Microsoft. The software was already in use in the Air Force. * Here’s the F-35 concurrency quick look review report [leaked FOUO PDF] […]

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