Rapid Fire 2012-02-09: MDAP Technical Reviews

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* Truth, Lies, Afghanistan – and what this has to do with the Army’s Future Combat Systems. * Pakistan received its 18th and final new F-16C/D Block 52 fighter, and its 1st 2 upgraded F-16 fighters, under a multi-billion set of deals with the USA and Turkey. * India’s potential AH-64D Block III attack helicopter buy may have an additional bonus: the use of FIM-92H Stinger ATAS anti-aircraft missiles on other Indian helicopters as well. * Yes, RFPs that include For Official Use Only (FOUO) documents can be published on fbo.gov, as has been done by the Department of Homeland Security in this example. * The US Defense Acquisition University gathered in one place information on all the technical reviews affecting major programs, from the Initial Technical Review during the Material Solution Analysis, all the way down to the In-Service Review done each year for sustained programs. The choice of a Flash interface that you cannot copy and paste from is questionable, but the application does let the user get a good sense of how a program is meant to unfold and what each review should accomplish. * Rolls-Royce’s revenue grew by 4% to £11.3B (about $17.9B) in 2011. Their […]

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