Rapid Fire 2011-01-18: US to Prioritize Older Systems
- “Most Dangerous Week Ever“?
- India’s foreign direct investment cap is crippling the Indian defense industry, argues Sushant Singh of the Takshashila Institution.
- Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI) to merge with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd?
- Fall of Tunisia’s government looks set to affect that proposed SH-60F helicopter sale covered in July 2010.
- Meanwhile, a more natural flood could wash away Brazil’s proposed fighter purchase.
- More US defense funds likely to go into repairing, upgrading older systems.
- US needs to shore up its air superiority vis-a-vis China, warns the American Enterprise Institute.
- Is an arms race in East Asia imminent?
- Are American P-3 Orion sea control aircraft hunting narco-smuggler submersibles in the Caribbean?
- The GAO is expected to rule in March on a protest over the US Army’s $88 million contract award to Boeing for development of 4 ISR aircraft based on the Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350, under the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS) program.
- AM General to lay off 300 workers at its Mishawaka, IN, plant that manufactures Humvees.
- Sikorsky Aircraft opens virtual reality center to identify production and maintenance gaps for the USMC’s forthcoming CH-53K heavy lift helicopters, before the initial builds take place.
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