Rapid Fire: 2010-02-22

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* US Air Force Chief of Staff warns F-35 Joint Strike Fighter could exceed Nunn-McCurdy limits on unit cost growth. * Iraqi Air Force: development and current state. * Britain, France sign Memorandum of Understanding re: Urgent Operational Request buys. UK MoD | French DGA [in French]. * L-3 to acquire Insight Technology, a supplier of night vision devices to the US military. * Raytheon Australia gets 3-year, A$21.5 million contract to support F/A-18F Super Hornet training systems at the RAAF base Amberley. Australia’s expects 1st of 24 Super Hornets in late March 2010. * Smart thinking under AFSO21 helps USAF improve B-1 bomber maintenance. * New Fort Carson facilities achieving LEED Gold ratings. * Raytheon’s Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-J) completes US Air Force critical design review.

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