Rapid Fire 2010-09-16: Canadian Firms Eye India

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* Reviewing the Review: A UK House of Commons Defence Committee report criticizes the UK government for haste and a lack of consultation with the defense industry in its Strategic Defence and Security Review; UK MoD responds. And RUSI’s Michal Clarke offers his thoughts. * New Rules: Industry reps whose companies provide contracted services to the US government plan to meet with the Pentagon’s acquisition chief, Ashton Carter, on Thursday to discuss concerns about the DoD’s new procurement guidance affecting $200 billion per year in defense programs. * Small Canadian defense firms looking for inroads into India. * Defense Aerospace asks: “Will Ratings Agencies Disarm Europe?” More like finish the job. * NATO’s NAMSA deploys a Lockheed Martin Savi RFID hub to help manage logistics among NATO and coalition forces. * Reset or Return: US, Russian defense chiefs meet to “reset” relationship, although the agenda – discussing issues of common interest and spheres of influence – sounds a lot like US-Soviet detente. * Help, Please: To implement a US executive order, DARPA is asking for industry help in developing technologies to speed the process of declassifying US documents. * Waste Not, Want Not: GTEC gets $37 million US Army contract […]

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