Monday, May 31, 2010

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 31, 2010

A drone lands at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada. Defense analysts have criticized drone operations because drone crews have little experience on the ground in Afghanistan (Rick Loomis, Los Angeles Times / June 14, 2009)

U.S. Report Faults Air Force Drone Crew, Ground Commanders In Afghan Civilian Deaths -- L.A. Times

The investigation into an operation three months ago in Afghanistan's Oruzgan province that left up to 23 civilians dead prompts Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal to punish six officers.

Reporting from Kandahar, Afghanistan —
A U.S. military investigation has harshly criticized a Nevada-based Air Force drone crew and American ground commanders in Afghanistan for misidentifying civilians as insurgents during a U.S. Army Special Forces operation in Oruzgan province in February, resulting in the deaths of as many as 23 civilians.

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Army hits 1 million flight hours with unmanned aircraft --

CBO report examines possible JSF cuts -- Navy Times

Hope yet for the carrier air wing? -- ELP Defens(c)e

What Is Real (about the F-35)? -- Strategy Page

U.S. House vote could tilt tanker bid toward Boeing -- New Mexico Business Weekly

Russia wins large contract to modernize Indian Su-30MKI fighters - media -- RIA Novosti

$9B pricetag likely for Canada's next-generation fighter aircraft -- Montreal Gazette/Canwest

Angola mulls Chinese military deals -- AFP

Strict ROE, Nausea Inducing Screens Curb Use of MV-22 Osprey Gatling Gun -- Defense Tech

U.S. Army To Keep Howitzer Options Open -- Defense News

Pentagon to Speed up IT Procurement -- Defense Talk

Navy’s Drone Death Ray Takes Out Targets at Sea -- The Danger Room

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