Frost & Sullivan: Heavy Maintenance Segment Dominates the Military Support in Service Market

LONDON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The heavy maintenance segment has the highest potential for revenue generation among military support in services, as the defence sector is evolving into a support in service (SIS) oriented market. Expensive cost of new combat platforms purchase, along with budget pressures, is compelling the defence sector to extend the lifecycles of military platforms far ...

Texas governor to send 1,000 troops to Mexico border

Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday announced plans to send 1,000 military reservists to the state's border with Mexico, to tackle a surge in immigrant children flooding into the United States. Perry, a Republican regarded as a potential candidate for the 2016 presidential race, has taken a hard line against immigrant children seeking to enter the United States from Central America. "I directed ...

America can, and should, set standards for drone use

The increasing use in recent years of unmanned aerial vehicles, known as UAVs or drones, has spurred innovation and provoked concern. UAVs, which the U.S. Air Force now calls RPAs, or remotely piloted aircraft — a reminder that humans control them — can fly in places where the risk to a pilot would be too great to justify a manned mission. It is the use of armed UAVs to carry out what the U.S ...