Thursday, 23 September 2021
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Oshkosh Corporation Appoints John J. Hamre to Board of Directors
Oshkosh Corporation has announced that John J. Hamre, Ph.D., has been elected to the company's Board of Directors. Dr. Hamre serves as president and chief executive officer for CSIS, the Center for Strategic & International Studies, a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.

France's Thales Goes Through Management Shuffle
Jean-George Malcor, a senior vice president at Thales, is leaving the defense systems company to join CGG Veritas, where he will become chief executive in 2010, the oil and gas service company said in a statement.
Defense News

B-1 bomber set for avionics upgrade

The U.S. Air Force's fleet of B-1 bombers is set to undergo extensive new software upgrades to increase automation and striking power of the warplane in battle-ready scenarios.


Navy chief favours speeding up unmanned programs

The U.S. Navy's top admiral said on Monday he hoped to speed up work on unmanned weapons systems, including underwater vehicles and an unmanned combat plane being developed by Northrop Grumman Corp.


Armoured tank on its way for troops in Afghanistan ... in 2015

A prototype armoured light army tank that would give added protection and firepower for troops in Afghanistan will be displayed this week but will not be ready for action until 2015.

The Times

Pentagon Touts New, Lighter Vehicle for Afghanistan

The Pentagon on Monday showed off a new, lighter armored vehicle built for the rugged roads of Afghanistan, saying it was rushing to ship the "life-savers" to U.S. troops.

Defense News

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