Rapid Fire: 2010-02-23

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* As Argentina and Britain revisit their Falklands dispute, the UK conducts armed patrols, while France reportedly considers selling Argentina improved Super Etendard strike aircraft by 2015. * Taiwan air force is not ready to withstand an attack from China, US DIA report warns. AP | Reuters * Pakistan formally inducts 1st JF-17 fighter squadron. * WIRED Danger Room: Where have all the MANPADS (MAN Portable Air Defense missile Systems) gone? * United Technologies’ Sikorsky Aircraft selected for DARPA mission-adaptive rotor (MAR) technology development. * Sikorsky upgrading its S-92 helicopters; British SAR likely to benefit. * US Army’s proposed new IFV hitting roadblocks? * British defense firm VT Group rejects revised GBP 1.3 billion takeover offer from Babcock. * Israel’s Elbit Systems gets $20 million follow-on contract from defense ministry for “Snunit” aircraft trainer.

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