Rapid Fire 2010-06-09: Diesel-Electric Helos

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* A400M transport aircraft: What a long strange trip it’s been! * Don’t get no respect: Pentagon opposes US Senate bill giving USMC equal billing to US Navy in department’s title. * US State Department accepts first modernized S-61T helicopters. * EADS Eurocopter unveils a diesel-electric propulsion… helicopter? * North Korea Minister of Defense threatens cyber attack as US and South Korea gear up for joint military exercises. * It is balloon!: Lockheed Martin snags $142 million in US Army orders for Persistent Threat Detection Systems – tethered aerostats used for long endurance ISR. * European holiday: Eatontown, NJ-based Enrise’s $20 million sale of Advanced Control Components unit to Aeroflex to fund European defense expansion. * SAIC secures follow-on contract worth up to $94 million to provide program management and technical services to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic‘s Tactical Command and Control Division for the Rapid Capability Insertion operation.

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