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Rapid Fire Nov. 2, 2012: Trident Coalition Rift

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* Boeing has handed over Australia’s 6th and final C-17A heavy-lift transport aircraft. * Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis are teaming to compete for the US Navy’s Next Generation Jammer. * CACI’s revenue for Q1 FY13 rose by 2.1% Y/Y to $931M. Their total backlog reached $8B, $2.45B of which are funded. A $28M drop in sales to the Department of Defense was more than compensated by strong growth with federal civilian agencies. DoD amounted to 75.7% of total revenue, down from 79.3%. * Frustrated that Value Engineering (VE) has not delivered [PDF] the expected savings, US Defense Acquisition Undersecretary Frank Kendall has established an Executive Steering Group and a Management Advisory Group to get more out of a practice developed since WWII. Instruction 4245.14 [PDF]. * US TRANSCOM will hold an industry day on December 12 in O’Fallon, IL to review their forthcoming IT needs. FBO. * The Air Force has extended its RFP for the Joint Miniature Munitions Bomb Rack Unit until to Nov. 21 because of Hurricane Sandy. * Russia asked France to station two Il-38 reconnaissance aircraft in the French base in Djibouti for anti-piracy purposes. Voice of Russia. * Early next year India will (again) […]

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