Friday, September 22, 2006

U.S. Army defends Raytheon contract amid storm

U.S. Army defends Raytheon contract amid storm - Yahoo! News
"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Raytheon Co. mini-missile defense system at the heart of a U.S. Army weapons-buying storm was clearly the best choice under the circumstances, a top general told Congress Thursday.

Army officials opted in April to forego a rival Israeli system to boost combat vehicle protection from rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank missiles, even though it is closer to being ready for use.

A September 6 NBC News report on the issue was 'biased, unfair and truly disheartening,' Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson, deputy assistant army secretary for acquisition, told a House of Representatives' Armed Services subcommittee."
Standard arms-buying rip-offs. The MIC wins again, and we buy more useless, expensive, kill-toys.

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