Rapid Fire Oct. 26, 2012: Russian Aircraft Acquisition Plans
- Russia intends to renew a significant part of its air force through the modernization or procurement of new aircraft over the coming years. Dmitry Gorenburg (based on a VPK article in Russian).
- Rolls-Royce is putting together a new ship design team dedicated to developing support, surveying, and offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for navies and coast guards – but not heavier combat ships. Press release.
- A report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) questions the decision by the Corps of Engineers to reach a settlement with DynCorp after structural failures were seen in a garrison built in Afghanistan. The company “absolutely disagree with several of the report.s conclusions”. SIGAR [PDF] | Bloomberg.