Tuesday, October 13, 2009


So says the small print on one of Rotron's latest DOD contracts, dated October 13, 2009. What is a Critical Application Item?
"Critical Application Item: An item that is essential to weapon system performance or operation, or the operating personnel as determined by the military Services (DLAI 3200.1). " -- DLA
Which weapon system(s) are these 11 fans (at $313.20 each) essential for? We don't know.

But we do know what another recent contract (50 fans at $1,848.60 each) is for: it's for the Raytheon AN/TSC-154 - SMART-T. What's that? It's a "MILSTAR satellite-compatible communications terminal mounted on a High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle."
Once again, communications at the heart of warfare -- with U.S. military domination of space as a corollary.

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