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MRAPs Under Scrutiny

This morning, Military​.com posted a story on the findings of a Pentagon Inspector General investigation into the awarding of contracts for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. Defense Tech warned about this issue several weeks ago, writing that the rush to field these vehicles would pose problems for companies unaccustomed to the high-volume orders that have […]

Cooler Heads on MRAP

Its cool for a July day in the nations capital, so Im ready to do a few laps in a pot of boiling oil! Inside Washington Publishers which publishes the best-known defense newsletters dubbed colloquially The Insides has been following the development of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle and the explosion of interest in […]

Urgent Needs Needed Urgently

Our friend Nick Schwellenbach over at the Project on Government Oversight sent DT an interesting set of documents that deals with the Marines difficulty obtaining gear under urgent needs requests. Nick writes: Despite over 130 urgent need requests (known as Joint Urgent Operational Needs (JUONs) or Urgent Universal Needs Statements (UUNSs)) from 1 MEF while […]

Time to Ditch the Thigh Holster?

Alright, so you all have probably learned by now that under new management, Defense Tech hasnt shied away from attacking a few sacred cows here and there. Witness the MRAP obsession and M4 vs. 416 dustup. Well, here comes another one folks. I had a little chat the other day with my good friend, inventor […]