Daily Rapid Fire: 2011-09-20 | Developmental Test and Evaluation

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* ST Kinetics announces a S$ 68 million (about $57 million) contract from Singapore’s MINDEF for its new Spider LSV wheeled scout/ special ops vehicles. Delivery will take place during 2013-14. * BAE is partnering with Northrop Grumman for the USA’s T-X trainer competition, aiming to replace Northrop Grumman’s supersonic T-38 Talon with BAE’s sub-sonic Hawk LIFT Advanced Jet Trainer. They’ll compete against KAI and Lockheed’s T-50 Golden Eagle, and Finmeccanica’s M346 Master. Boeing is also reportedly considering an entry, but it can’t be the T-45 Goshawk Hawk variant used for final stage training of US Navy pilots. * MBDA gets an order from the RAF to replenish its stock of Brimstone missiles, which have been depleted by fighting in Libya. Brimstones can be fired from fighter jets, unlike Lockheed’s Hellfire family of missiles. The USA’s JAGM program would field Brimstone’s only real competitor, and one of the designs is based in part on Brimstone technology. * Rockwell Collins has finished the Global Air Traffic Management upgrades to the USA’s KC-135R refueling aircraft. The upgrade lets them operate in civil airspace around the world. * The Hill is quoting USAF Secretary Michael Donley as saying that the OSD is about […]

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