Rapid Fire 2010-03-23: More NORAD

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* Oppenheimer analyst boosts Boeing’s rating, cuts Lockheed Martin’s. * Australia’s first 3 F/A-18F Block II Super Hornets begin their flight to Australia. * Helibras breaks ground on new manufacturing facility for Brazil’s EC725 medium helicopters. * Carafano: US Army needs to keep experimental units. * Lund, developer of Tickle Me Elmo dolls, develops less lethal rifle. * US, Canada discuss beefing up NORAD, expanding Hemispheric defense. * Canada issues another search & rescue aircraft competition backgrounder. Any RFP yet? No. * KOR Electronics gets $44.4 million to develop and deliver advanced RF jammers. * USTRANSCOM awards SAIC $18 million order for improved business processes.

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