Rapid Fire 2010-11-23: European Missile Defense

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* The full text of NATO’s 2010 Lisbon declaration, which lays out its new strategic concept, as well as approving the European missile defense shield (s. 36-38). * Can’t we all just get along?: US defense budget battle could be most contentious in decades, says Peter Juul with the Center for American Progress. Get used to it. * START stopped? * Research and Markets: Fueled in part by India’s increasing defense spending, the Pakistani defense market is expected to grow 10.26% per year, reaching $10.4 billion by 2015. * Money talks: ManTech to pay $75 million in cash to acquire MTCSC, a Chula Vista, CA-based provider of C4ISR system integration and cybersecurity products to the US government, primarily to the US Marine Corps. * Up to $120.5 million to URS for US Navy aircraft maintenance services at Naval Air Stations in California, Washington, and Virginia. * Under a NAVFAC contract, Lockheed Martin is developing an ocean thermal energy conversion system that could power US naval bases in the future. * China continues to improve its J-10/FC-20 fighter jet, working on better engines, electronics, radar, and ECM. * Australia’s Navy finally has 3 submarines at sea. “Australia’s Submarine Program in the […]

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