Rapid Fire 2011-01-28: Portable Gas Turbines

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* Defense budget cuts split HASC Republicans between hawks and Tea Partiers. * With a bevy of batteries weighing soldiers down, MIT’s research into mini gas turbines in a silicon chip promises a possible way out. * US Army’s Dugway Proving Ground, which stores and tests chemical and biological weapons, reopens after a lockdown because of a “serious concern within the test area.” * Hard to find is one thing. But could it be possible to make a submarine completely invisible to sonar? Experiments by scientists at the University of Illinois indicate that a sonic cloak may be possible. * Lockheed Martin rocks 4th quarter with an 18.9% jump in net earnings. * URS gets up to $63 million to provide engineering, program management, analysis, and logistics support for the B-2 bomber program. * CACI gets $238 million in national security intelligence support work. * Eurofighter CEO sees 2011 as a pivotal year, in order to avoid the end of production in 2015. India’s M-MRCA competition, and hopes of a “Tranche 3B” from its consortium countries, are the key underpinnings. * The Marines recently said they’re more focused on local police and governance than on technology in Afghanistan. They won’t […]

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