Rapid Fire: 2010-10-28
- ASPI analyst Mark Thomson discusses the underlying economic realities that may cripple western military power, and what that means for Australia.
- French Groupement des Industries de Construction et d’Activités Navales (GICAN) Chairman Jean-Marie Poimboeuf offers some thoughts of his own in the naval sphere.
- The Managing Director of BAE Australia offers some thoughts on that country’s defense industry, and the government’s Strategic Reform Program
- Australia may end up cutting its Armidale Class replacement corvette/OPV project.
- AeroVironment’s Global Observer High Altitude, Extreme Endurance UAV completes initial flight testing at Edwards AFB, CA.
- Russia presses for limits to troop and equipment levels in NATO’s new members.
- Iranian Cyber Army offers botnets for rent to cyber criminals, after hacking Twitter and Chinese search engine Baidu.
- RAF unit puts out fires in Afghanistan, literally.
- General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman post higher third-quarter profits and boost earnings guidance for year.
- Boeing agrees to pay $4 million to settle US Department of Justice lawsuit alleging company overcharged the USAF for B-1 bomber towed decoy system kits.
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