Rapid Fire 2010-06-24: Type A26 Submarines

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* Sweden receives Parliamentary approval for a 2010 buy of 2 next-generation Type A26 fast-attack submarines; an initial design contract was issued in February 2010. * Eye in the Sky: Israel’s recently launched spy satellite Ofeq 9, the latest in a series of Ofeq satellites built by Israel Aerospace Industries, began transmitting June 23. * Truckin’: A report [pdf] by the Democratic staff of a US House Committee on Oversight and Government Report subcommittee criticizes DoD for lax oversight of the $2.16 billion Afghan Host Nation Trucking contract. * Laser Shows: Northrop Grumman secures phase 2 contract from DARPA for development of fiber laser technology for weapons. * No left turn: Boeing consolidates its 747 Airborne Laser and directed energy work in Albuquerque, NM. * Lockheed Martin, Alaska Aerospace partner to bid for GMD missile interceptor support contract. * Full of Holes: DoD grants $1.2 million to New England School of Acupunture to test effectiveness of acupuncture in treating Gulf War illnesses. * New President: Raytheon names Thomas Kennedy to head Integrated Defense Systems unit, which supplies the Patriot air defense system and other defense systems. * New Commander: Lt Gen Peter Devlin takes over command of the Canadian Army […]

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