Rapid Fire 2010-02-16: Naval Data Usage

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* Information Dissemination on 2008 at-sea usage data and implications for various US Navy ship types. * India to issue a new defense procurement policy, hopes to reduce delays in purchasing weapons, and to increase domestic production. * India’s Mahindra Group is lobbying the government to lift foreign ownership cap for defense firms to 49%. The firm is involved in a joint venture with BAE systems, among others. * Pakistan gets its new guns in just over 3 years; India is still dithering after more than 6 years… * Britain’s maritime replenishment options: From Rover/Leaf to… MARS? Aegir? JSS? * Chile commissions former American Kaiser Class oiler/ station support ship Andrew J. Higgins [T-AO 190], as the Almirante Montt. * South Korea, Japan and China mull tripartite security framework. * Denmark plans to decide sooner re: its future fighter jet. F-35, JAS-39NG Gripen, F/A-18 Super Hornet competing. * US Missile Defense Agency shoots down ballistic missile with airborne laser. * Former Hawaii superferries delivering supplies to Haiti. A JHSV preview? * US Secretary of State Clinton says US would extend security umbrella to Persian Gulf allies to protect them from an increasingly militaristic Iran. * General Dynamics gets contract worth […]

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