Rapid Fire: 2010-08-09

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* Footlong Sub: Iranian navy takes delivery of 4 Ghadir class midget submarines, the 1st Iranian-built class of submarine, which is thought to be based on the North Korean Sang-O class coastal submarine. * Bulking Up: Iran says it is beefing up its indigenous Mersad air defense system, which uses Shahin missiles, by adding new radar, while Russia and Ukraine deny reports of selling S-300 air defense missiles to Iran. * First 11 Iraqi M1 Abrams tanks arrive at Umm Qasr. * Kyrgyz Base: US is building a $10 million training base in Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan; the US already operates the Manas Air Base in the country, which serves as a transit center for supplies and troops going to Afghanistan. * Bump in the Road: Despite a tripling of its defense segment sales, Oshkosh saw its stock price plummet on investor fears that the market for military trucks will dry up in the next few years. * The global market for unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) is expected to reach $12 billion over the next decade, including $1.2 billion for UUV power systems, according to AlumiFuel Power, a supplier of hydrogen-sourced power systems. * CSC gets a $28 million task […]

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