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Rapid Fire 2010-03-16: Canadian Military Procurement

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* Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries issues its Report on Military Procurement; recommendations include 1 minister to oversee it, rather than the current 3. * F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter rumored to have beaten the F-35A and JAS-39DK Gripen NG in Denmark. * Indian interceptor missile test misses a Prithvi II target missile. RIA Novosti | Indian Express | Jakarta Post. * How The Hurt Locker’s bomb suit works. * US Army fast-tracking GPS-guided 120mm mortar round to Afghanistan. * Venezuela receives first 6 of 18 Chinese K-8 Karakorum trainer/ light attack jets. * EADS aims to sell 210 A400M military transport planes to US Department of Defense. Good luck with that. * Qatar’s C-17s flying aid missions to Haiti, and Chile. * Lockheed Martin delivers 1st Hawk-T Mk.2 simulator to the winning Ascent consortium, for future use with the UK’s new Hawk Mk.128 LIFT jet trainers. * DARPA looks to tap quantum mechanics for military application. * Frost & Sullivan: Aging land military equipment in Asia Pacific countries fuels growth in upgrades and replacements.

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