Rapid Fire 2010-12-21: USAF AETC Support

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* Key senators push for passage this week of the House-passed FY 2010 defense authorization bill [PDF]. * Ignoring Pentagon chief Gates plea, the Senate plans to vote on a continuing resolution extending government spending at current levels only through Mar 4/11; House-passed bill [PDF] would provide $513 billion in DoD spending and extend funding through Sept 30/11. * Russia to develop new heavy ICBM by 2020, while SS-18 Satans and SS-20 Sabers to remain in service until 2026, according to Russian missile expert. * EADS Eurocopter delivers the first 3 of 50 EC725 Cougar medium utility helicopters to Brazil. * RQ-4 Euro Hawk UAV variant makes a 30.3 hour flight at Edwards AFB, CA. * Russian President Medvedev visits India to solidify Russia’s position as India’s leading arms supplier. * Strategy Analytics: Defense industry demand to rebound with emphasis on advanced technologies. * International Institute for Strategic Studies’ Senior Fellow Douglas Barrie wins the 2010 Lauren D. Lyman Award for outstanding career achievement in aviation journalism, from the American Aerospace Industries Association. * GTEC closes $52.5 million acquisition of Signature Government Solutions, a Herndon, VA-based defense IT firm, with funding from $100 million revolving credit. * Up to $53 […]

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