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MILCOM 09: 'The spending spree we all got to enjoy is going to evaporate', USAF general tells industry

20th October 2009 - 01:00 GMT | by Peter Donaldson in Boston, Massachusetts


Lt Gen Ted F Bowlds gave a stark warning to the military communications industry in his keynote address here in Boston that financial pressures in the 2012 budget, which is in preparation now, will mean that the way they do business with the Air Force will change drastically.

Lt Gen Bowlds commands the USAF’s Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Virginia. ‘The budgets are going to come down, which means that the spending spree that we all got to enjoy for the past five-six years is going to evaporate. So we are going to have to be smarter …

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