Rapid Fire 2011-08-17: Switchblade UAVAug 17, 2011 11:17 UTC
- Russia’s state-run Rosoboronexport reveals that it has lost $4 billion-worth of defense export contracts with Libya.
- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta tells the National Defense University that the United States can enact budget cuts without compromising national security.
- Protests across Israel have prompted a rethink of defense expenditure plans. The Government is considering starting its five-year spending plan in 2013. Investment in training, missile and rocket interception systems are expected to compensate for troop reductions.
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