Rapid Fire 2011-01-06: Spike Anti-tank Missiles

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* Former Reagan defense official Lawrence Korb offers a plan to cut $1 trillion from Pentagon budget. * How videogames are changing the economy – and reversing a traditional role for military technologies. * South Korea plans to deploy Israeli-made Spike anti-tank missiles on Yeonpyeong Island, the Korea Times reports. * US Army Corps of Engineers kicks off construction this week on a $1.2 billion NSA cybersecurity center at the Utah Army National Guard’s Camp Williams in Salt Lake City, UT. * Up to $343 million to SAIC for modeling, simulation, analysis, and integration support to the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command. * General Dynamics snags $122 million task order to provide IT support to US Army Europe under the GSA’s $50 billion Alliant contract vehicle. * Eurocopter subsidiary Helibras will modernize 36 Brazilian AS350 light scout helicopters, including 3 full rebuilds. * France’s Espadon program underway to test the 25t “Sterenn Du” (Dark Star) USV, which would also serve as a carrier for additional mine-hunting UUVs. * Harris gets $24.5 million US Army order to provide Falcon III AN/PRC-152-C handheld radios and ancillary equipment and Falcon III AN/VRC-110 vehicular tactical radio systems for MRAP vehicles.

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