Rapid Fire 2010-07-07: UK Defence Exports

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* Weapons Bazaar: Pentagon comptroller says spending on weapon systems, such as fighter aircraft, ground vehicles, ship construction, satellite systems, and UAVs, will grow by 2% to 3% per year through 2016. * Research and Markets: UK defense exports held steady in 2009 compared to 2008 at slightly over US$1 billion. * Multiband Radios: Montreal-based Tactical Communication Systems, a unit of UK-based Ultra Electronics Holdings, gets $650 million US DoD contract to supply high capacity line of sight multiband radios. * Lead Yard: General Dynamics Electric Boat snags a US Navy contract worth up to $881 million to provide lead-yard services for SSN-774 Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines, similar to a contract GDEB won in 2005. * SM-6 ERAM: More precise information is in re: the US Navy’s recent SM-6 anti-aircraft missile early production orders. FOCUS article updated. * Rhino Walkabout: 6 more RAAF F/A-18F Block II Super Hornets arrive in Australia, with help from Omega’s B-707 aerial refueling. * Incoming: protecting a base against enemy mortar fire involves a lot more than just mounting a Phalanx gun on a trailer… * Romanian Probe: The Romanian Ministry of Defense appoints a commission to investigate why an Antonov An-2 biplane used by […]

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