Rapid Fire 2010-03-08: Convention on Cluster Munitions
- China expects to boost defense spending by 7.5% this year, compared to a 14.9% increase in 2009. Washington Post | Wall Street Journal | Los Angeles Times | Xinhua News Agency
- French-Russian gas deal seen as possible preliminary to sale of Mistral amphibious assault ships.
- General Dynamics and Austal will reportedly end their LCS partnership, and plan to bid on Littoral Combat Ship contracts separately.