Rapid Fire 2010-11-12: LRASM

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* Sharing secrets: South Korea, Japan to share sensitive information on North Korean nuclear and missile capabilities. * Boston brouhaha: Raytheon’s layoff creates political storm in Massachusetts. * Standoffish: Lockheed Martin gets $157.7 million contract to develop a long-range anti-ship missile under the DARPA LRASM program. * Defense companies buying up more homeland security vendors, says RBC technology sector analyst Daniel Meron. * Boeing is testing a new rotor blade, other improvements for its CH-47F/MH-47G Chinook helicopters. * The USAF is actively recruiting cybersecurity experts to combat the “great threat” to national security posed by cyber attacks, says Maj. Gen. Michael Basla. * GPS-III satellite program’s 1st deliverable was ahead of schedule. * A ceremony opens the new P-8 Poseidon sea control aircraft finishing facility near Seattle, WA. * SAIC receives $45 million task order to support the Spectrum Warfare Systems Department at the Naval Surface Warfare Center under the SeaPort-e contract.

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