Rapid Fire 2010-07-14: F-15SE Stamped for Export?

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* Proposed French cuts would leave A400M planes and VBCI APCs alone, but put off replacement of C-135FR aerial tankers with A330 MRTTs, and life extension/ air defense upgrades for the Mirage 2000D fighter fleet. A windfall for Britain’s FSTA/AirTanker PPP? * Accenture: Execs at top defense firms say that cost cutting pressures are forcing them to outsource engineering services over the next 2 – 3 years. * Boeing flies stealth-enhanced F-15SE “Silent Eagle,” expects export approval. F-15 customers South Korea (F-15K) and Israel (F-15 A-D, F-15I) reported interested. * Despite lucrative MRAP orders, Navistar Defense is laying off workers at the end of July, with further layoffs expected by the end of the year. * Making NetCents: Harris wins a 30-month, $25 million contract to install high-bandwidth network cabling at Air National Guard sites throughout the US under the NetCents contract vehicle. * Harris also gets follow-on contracts worth up to $30 million to upgrade the US Navy’s Tactical Airborne Moving Map Capability Digital Map Computer (TAMMAC DMC), which provides a pilot with a graphical representation of the aircraft’s present position and other spatial information. * Down Periscope: Lockheed Martin passes critical design review for US Navy’s Communications at […]

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