Rapid Fire 2010-04-27: AWACS for Pakistan

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* Argentina signs deal to buy 2 Mi-171E transport helicopters from Russia for $30 million. * Iran ramps up Persian Gulf exercises with test of 5 new shore-to-sea and sea-to-sea missiles – as China opens an Iranian factory for C-704 anti-ship missiles. * Pakistan receives its 2nd Saab-2000 Erieye AWACS aircraft, from a 4-plane deal. * Sweden’s Saab Group names Hakan Buskhe as president and CEO, replacing Ake Svensson. * Head of Pentagon’s Wounded Warrior program asked to resign, without explanation or previous expressions of dissatisfaction. * USMC is preparing a solicitation for the Marine Corps Logistics Support Services (MCLogs) program, a small business contract vehicle to provide IT and logistics support to the USMC Logistics Command. * The Defense Threat Reduction Agency awards Raytheon a $20.5 million research and development contract for an automated system for the standoff detection and identification of shielded special nuclear material.

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