Foreign Comparative Testing Program to Launch 12 New Starts in FY-09

By Marjorie Censer / December 30, 2008 at 5:00 AM
The Pentagon has selected a dozen new efforts to fund in fiscal year 2009 through a program that seeks to identify foreign-made equipment that would be useful to the U.S. Military. In an Oct. 21 letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI), Alan Shaffer, the Pentagon's principal deputy director for defense research and engineering, lays out the programs selected under the Foreign Comparative Testing program. Calling the effort an "important acquisition tool," Shaffer writes that "FCT evaluates...

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