Rapid Fire: 2010-04-19

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* EADS is running out of time to line up US partner for KC-X aerial tanker RFP. * Oil services giant Schlumberger begins standing up an Iraq branch, incl. up to $100 million for a complex at Rumalia in southern Iraq, following BP’s award of over $500 million in oil services contracts. * UK Ministry of Defence explains 2010 election limits for their site, and their forces. * Pakistan conducts largest military exercise since 1989 close to Indian border. * Iran’s Ghadr, Sajjil and Shahab-3 missiles on display at Army Day military parade, while Pentagon chief memo warns US lacks long-term Iranian strategy. * US Navy’s MQ-8B Fire Scout returns from 1st operational deployment, which included the first helicopter UAV drug bust. * US Defense Logistics Agency awards $2.2 billion contract to ANHAM FZCO to provide full-line food distribution and non-food distribution to US troops in Kuwait, Iraq, and Jordan. * Why does an American ICBM base need to hire… goats? * GTEC snags $30 million in orders [pdf] to provide containerized kitchens for the US Army. * SRA gets $19.5 million re-compete task order to provide integration management support to the USAF Distributed Common Ground System‘s formal training unit.

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