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