Rapid Fire 2010-05-28: Integrated Circuit Speed

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* South Korean Navy conducts anti-submarine warfare drills off west coast as tensions run high over North Korea’s sinking of ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772), a Pohang-class patrol combat corvette. South Korean ambassador to the US ponders the aftermath. [PDF] * University of Pittsburgh gets $12 million contract to develop regenerative medical procedures for injured US military personnel. * Rust never sleeps. As the F-22A fighter fleet found out recently. * Northrop Grumman sets integrated circuit speed record – at a frequency that could double the bandwidth of military communications networks – as part of DARPA’s Terahertz Electronics program. * CSIS analysts skeptical of costs savings from 2009 Weapon System Acquisition Reform Act. * BAE delivers 2nd dome set to Spain’s S-80 submarine project. * BAE and GD-ATP deliver 1st production element of the DDG-1000 “destroyer’s” 155mm Advanced Gun System. * First flight of ScanEagle SECC, which could be launched from submarines or aircraft. * Harris snags $27 million order to supply additional JTRS-approved Falcon III AN/PRC-152-C multiband handheld radios and AN/VRC-110 vehicle amplifier adapters for M-ATVs. * Who’s your tailor? US Marine Corps chooses new tailor for recruits and military personnel at Parris Island, SC.

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