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GAO: Defense Secretary Should Instruct Army to Develop Oversight Mechanisms for Patriot Missile System Upgrade Strategy

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Defense Secretary should direct the U.S. Army to establish oversight mechanisms similar to defense acquisition program systems if development for upgrades operationally tested with Post Deployment Build-8 is required. GAO said in a report published Thursday the Army plans to spend $2.9 billion …

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Heidi Shyu: Army Eyes Long-Range Surface-to-Surface Missiles, Patriot System Updates

  The U.S. Army‘s top acquisition official has said the service branch considers surface-to-surface, long-range missile development a high priority investment in order to “operate in a much more contested environment,” Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. “Long-range precision fires is something the Pacific Command has indicated they really need to have,” Heidi …

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Turkey Acquiring Patriot Missiles for Air Defense Against Syria

NATO has approved Turkey’s request to acquire Patriot anti-missile batteries for defending against potential airstrikes by Syria, American Forces Press Service reports. Nick Simeone writes the U.S., Germany and Netherlands will supply the missiles, which will fall under the responsibility of NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe. NATO Secretary General …

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