In June 2012, Cessna Aircraft Co. in Wichita, KS received a $12.4 million (face value) firm-fixed-price contract to purchase 4 C-208B Caravan aircraft for the Special Defense Acquisition Fund inventory, as well as training for 16 pilots, and 14 maintainers “for future international partner needs.” Work will be performed in Wichita, KS, and is to be complete by Nov 30/13. The ASC/WNZI at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH manages the contract (FA8617-11-C-6209, PO 009), which has been used before to buy aircraft for Afghanistan.
Jay L. Johnson will retire from his position as Chairman and CEO of General Dynamics at the end of the year. Phebe N. Novakovic, President and COO since last month, will replace him. CACI’s CEO Paul M. Cofoni is also leaving, to be replaced by Daniel D. Allen.
The GAO says recent overseas posture choices announced by the Obama administration – the Navy’s stationing in Rota (Spain), a reduced Army presence in Europe – remain to be fully costed.
A little more than a year after Ambassador Tim Roemer quit, it’s unclear whether US SecDef Panetta has much to show for his visit to India. He tasked his deputy Ashton Carter to facilitate high tech military exports, but then these are difficult even with countries much closer to the US than India. Times of India | LA Times.