Rapid Fire 2010-08-13: Nulka Ship Decoy

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* To Russia, with Sub: Russia’s Zvezdochka shipyard begins an $80 million overhaul of India’s S63 INS Sindhurakshak submarine, an improved Kilo-class diesel-electric submarine that Russia built for India. * Simulated Revenues: Canada’s CAE expects a 10-12% rise in revenue for the year, spurred by an increase in its military crew simulator training business. * RFID leader Savi shifts its HQ out of California to Alexandria, VA – near Washington DC. * US Army 3D backpacks: Is that like having eyes in the back of your head? * Britain buys Lockheed Martin’s TopScene, which makes 3D simulation maps based on cartography and satellite data, to aid with mission rehearsal in Afghanistan. * Lockheed Martin ExLS launches Nulka ship decoy. ExLS installs in Mk41 cells, allows launch of smaller payloads like Nulka decoys or NLOS-LS missiles without deck mountings, or custom launchers. Too bad the USA’s $700 million Littoral Combat Ships won’t have any. * Food for Thought: A Kuwaiti paper is reporting that the US is extending Agility’s $2 billion prime vendor contract for 6 months to supply food to US forces in Iraq, Kuwait, and Jordan, even though the company’s contract was not renewed because of fraud charges. * […]

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