Friday, June 29, 2012

RADAR SCREEN

Official: Battalion Commander Dead in Fort Bragg Shooting
A soldier shot the Battalion Commander of his unit during a safety brief about staying safe for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend.


Military Contractors Are Fined Over Aid to China
Canadian subsidiary of Connecticut-based military contractor United Technologies Corporation plead guilty on Thursday to federal charges it illegally helped Chinese government develop an attack helicopter now in service there.


Army trying to figure out what to do with 20,000 mine-resistant trucks
Due to the sheer size and weight of the machines, along with the specialized nature of their design, the military isn't likely to continue using MRAPS in differing battlefield conditions after the pull out from Afghanistan in 2014. What will become of these 20,000 MRAPS? So far, the only option on the list is for mine clearing and explosive ordinance disposal. They don't need 20,000 of them for that.

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