Rapid Fire 2010-04-08: Radios for Australia

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* Russia signs military base agreement with former Georgian republic of South Ossetia, following earlier pact with Abkhazia. RIA Novosti | Voice of Russia * “Taliban would think twice if they see one of [the Leopard 2] tanks coming,” says Hellmut Koenigshaus, as Germany considers deployment. Why not ask Canada and Denmark for feedback – they already use the ubertanks in Afghanistan. * F-35 to carry nukes? * Lessons from Israel’s 2006 war in Lebanon are turning into gear: Israel prepares to deploy the Trophy active protection system to protect against RPGs, anti-tank missiles. * So, what is Boeing’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) for, anyway? * RAF looking to replace Land Rovers, join the ranks of Supacat Jackal-2 vehicle customers. * Australian Department of Defence places $112 million order for Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-152-C multiband handheld radios, as well as Falcon III AN/PRC-117G wideband, AN/PRC-117F multiband and AN/PRC-150-C HF manpack radios. * UK Defence Estates renovates RAF barracks as part of GBP 3 billion upgrade program. * Want to Count Iranian F-14 Tomcat fighters? Try Google Earth. 1st TFB in Tehran: 35°42’18.31″N, 51°17’49.79″E; 8th Tactical Fighter Base in Isfahan: 32°45’46.88″N, 51°53’30.62″E; and 32°45’34.09″N, 51°52’45.39″E. * KC-X RFP: EADS rumored […]

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