Rapid Fire 2011-01-21: Russia’s 2010 Armament Sales

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* Boom goes bust: An EADS A330 MRTT tanker plane being developed for the Royal Australian Air Force loses part of its refueling boom during tests with a Portuguese F-16 fighter. * Russia’s arms sales continue to climb, as the Russian Centre for Analysis of Global Arms Trade pegs them at $10 billion in 2010, good for 2nd place overall. * Perhaps responding to Chinese pressure, North Korea offers to hold high-level military talks with South Korea, an offer the South couldn’t refuse. * Lockheed Martin gets 2 contracts totaling $218 million to demonstrate two variants of a long-range anti-ship missile (LRASM) under DARPA’s LRASM program. * Strategy Analytics: Market for AESA-based military radar systems is expected to grow. * CAE snags C$140 million in military aircraft simulator contracts from 12 countries. * Norway receives the Thor Heyerdahl, the 5th and last Fridtjof Nansen Class AEGIS frigate from Spain’s Navantia. * Bolivia’s K-8 trainer and light attack jets to arrive from China in March 2011. * 5th C-5 Galaxy super-jumbo transport jet inducted into the RERP program for transformation into a C-5M Super Galaxy. * Rockwell Collins, a supplier of military electronics, said its sales jumped by 25% in its […]

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