Rapid Fire: 2010-11-16

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* Britain’s Chiefs of Defence Staffs say ‘no, really, the SDSR is all right….’ * US permanent rep to NATO, Ivo Daalder, makes case for a NATO missile defense system as leaders prepare for summit in Lisbon this week. * Sitting this one out: Australian Collins-class diesel-electric sub HMAS Dechaineux in sitting out the Royal Australian Navy’s annual anti-submarine warfare exercises after colliding with a tug while departing its berth at Fleet Base West in Perth. It’s not a defect, but it’s not good news for Australia’s thin submarine force. * Crash program: As many as 60 Indian military aircraft have crashed over the last 3 years, according to Defense Minister Antony. * Uncle Sam Wants You: CACI gets $75 million contract to support DoD’s virtual interactive processing system for new recruits. * Harris wins $77 million contract to supply IT infrastructure to the recently relocated US Army Materiel Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL. * E-6B TACAMO strategic command aircraft Block 1 upgrades head into OpEval. * In its 6th flight test, the Raytheon/Boeing JAGM team fires a missile with the new rocket motor installed. JAGM represents the lion’s share of future American precision attack missiles. * Up to $14 […]

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