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Rapid Fire Dec. 3, 2012: End of the Enterprise

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Farewell, Enterprise The world’s 1st nuclear powered aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, was officially inactivated on Dec 1/12. The US Army will proceed with a new acquisition for an Armed Scout helicopter, according to unnamed sources who talked with Reuters. The slides used during the recent Senior Leaders’ Acquisition Training conference are available here courtesy of the Defense Acquisition University. Some interesting material in there including the defense industry as seen by Wall Street from Deutsche Bank analyst Myles Walton and post Nunn-McCurdy breach observations from Gary Bliss at the DOD’s Performance Assessment and Root Cause Analyses (PARCA) office [PDFs]. The US Air Force wants to brief the industry on its plans to replace its Air Education and Training Command T-38C and F-16D “bridge” training systems. An Advanced Pilot Training (APT) Family of Systems (FoS) industry day is scheduled to that effect on January 29-31, 2013 at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. FBO. Out of self-preservation the US Senate may soon consider the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act of 2011, whose introduction to the upper chamber competed for attention with dozens of amendments to the FY13 NDAA (S. 3254). The roll call for cloture of the defense bill is scheduled […]

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