Rapid Fire 2010-03-18: Armored Vehicle Market

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* Defense executive panel offers advice to contractors on future industry challenges. * Nordic Alliance proposal continues to make political progress. * ASDReports.com: Global market for armored vehicles will reach $10.3 billion, fueled by continued IED threat. * US Army: “Review drops two-war force size paradigm,” changing the assumptions used to set required military forces. * “American Civil Liberties Union” sues the government, asking for in-depth information about the use of UAV strikes in foreign wars. * CSC snags 5-year, $27 million contract to provide IT to US DoD’s Dependents Schools-Europe, which runs 81 schools for the children of US military. * Cubic in San Diego, CA will supply small arms training systems to Saudi Arabia under a $30 million contract. * Boeing’s A160T Hummingbird Warrior helicopter UAV completes resupply trials with US Marines. Main competition is Kaman’s K-MAX. * USAF continues its shift from cost-plus contracts toward fixed-cost, for the F-35 program. Meanwhile, the first production model F-35B hovers in a test. * Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Release 1.1 (Single Supply Solution) goes live at Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP). Sounds simple. Isn’t, in practice. * General Dynamics gets $30.6 million contract to supply 118 Type-3 advanced mission […]

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