- North Korea’s sinking of the ROKS Cheonan is causing South Korea to rethink its planned Defense Reform 2020 restructuring and procurement program. Among other changes the Navy could see a shift toward more FFX type light patrol frigates.
- US Army’s next generation Ground Combat Vehicle IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) attracting teams & bids. GDLS with Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and MTU Detroit Diesel; BAE Systems with Northrop Grumman; and Future Combat Systems leads Boeing and SAIC with Germany’s KMW.
- Orders in Afghanistan: no HMMWVs off-base, only MRAPs. Similar orders were issued in Iraq, at the height of the fighting.
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