|Littoral Combat Ship in crosshairs
Defense Systems News
Littoral Combat Ship Will Be Modified If Not Replaced
National Defense Magazine reports that after
authorizing construction of at least twenty littoral combat ships, the Navy may soon dramatically change course on its decade-long,
multi-billion dollar experiment to build a relatively inexpensive surface combatant.
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Inside the Beltway
Washington DC-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) held a forum to discuss the Joint Multi-Role (JMR)
Technology Demonstration (TD) program and its relationship to the Service’s nascent Future Vertical Lift (FVL) plans.
On hand at the forum was the Army’s JMR/FLV Program Manager Dan Bailey, industry representatives from the four JMR-TD
Phase leads and perhaps 100 attendees from Government and industry. Key JMR program news and take-aways from DSJ are
Defense Systems Personnel
|Lt. Gen. Joseph Votel, left, Adm. Bill Gortney, center, and Gen. John Campbell, right.
Defense News notes that the Pentagon on Tuesday announced a major change at the top of its training, counterterrorism and homeland security
efforts, naming new heads US Special Operations and Northern Command, along with a new leader of the NATO force in Afghanistan: -- Navy Adm. Bill Gortney, head of Fleet Forces Command, has been nominated to lead US Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command.
He would replace Army Gen. Charles Jacoby. -- Army Gen. John Campbell, vice chief of staff of the Army, has been nominated to lead the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.
He would replace Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, who has been nominated to be the next Marine Corps commandant. -- Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Votel has been nominated to receive a fourth star and to take over US Special Operations Command. He is the head of Joint
Special Operations Command (JSOC). He would replace Adm. William McRaven, who is retiring.