Compass Gets $10.6 Million for Afghanistan Deployment
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Compass Systems Inc. of Lexington Park, Maryland receives a $10.6 million NAWCAD order to provide 84 Persistent Ground Surveillance System operators at Forward Operating Bases located throughout Afghanistan.
SAIC announces that it will split into two companies, Washington Technology reports.
Reuters says a little-known aspect of federal contracts could allow the government to cut or reduce contracts under sequestration without paying fees. CNO Greenert tells the Navy Times that sequestration cuts would hurt sailors’ quality of life. Meanwhile, libertarian magazine Reason says the time has come for military cuts.
An Air Force investigation finds that the V-22 Osprey crash in Florida in June was the result of the pilot flying through another Osprey’s wake, AOL Defense reports.
AOL Defense quotes the chairman of a Defense Business Board study as saying that the Pentagon needs to take its reams of purchasing regulations and “put a match to it.”
The Air Force hedges its bet on the Joint Strike Fighter with upgrade plans for the F-16 though 2018, Defense Tech reports.
Aviation Week says China’s Ukrainian retrofit is an aircraft carrier in name only.