Rapid Fire: 2010-04-05

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* Iran buys nuclear enrichment gear through China’s Jinzhou Group. * China buys 15 batteries of S-300 long-range anti-aircraft missiles for $2.25 billion from Russia. Reuters | RIA Novosti | Bloomberg * New UK Military Aviation Authority, which grew out of Nimrod Review Report on 2006 crash of Nimrod XV230 sea control aircraft, kicks off with mandate to regulate military airworthiness. * US DoJ is suing KBR for improperly charging the US Army for private armed security from 2003 to 2006 under the LOGCAP 3 logistics contract in Iraq. KBR says its hiring of private armed security was “reasonable, necessary and appropriate.” * Frost & Sullivan: US Army purchases of VSAT communication capacity spurs VSAT providers revenues but prompts worldwide bandwidth shortage. * Oman confirms its intent to buy Eurofighter Typhoons from Britain. Which is not a contract, but is a step forward. * Thales’ new CAPTAS 4249 active/passive towed variable-depth sonar

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