Rapid Fire 2011-02-02: LCM2000 Cancellation

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* The Malaysia armed forces is reportedly planning to spend up to MYR 2.2 billion (about $720 million) for 3 multirole support ships, 2 of which would be built locally, according to BMI. * Australia’s Department of Defence cancels A$ 40 million contract with Thales Australia to build 6 LCM2000 landing craft designed for use with Kanimbla Class LPAs, but which don’t seem to fit its ships. * India is looking for up to 10 LCMs… * Obama administration mulls switch of 95 megahertz in the 1755 to 1850 radio frequency band from military to commercial use; DoD currently uses the band for satellite, radio, surveillance, and aeronautical operations [PDF]. * US Navy thinks it has a solution to the peeling anechoic tiles on its Virginia Class submarines. * Top Gunned: China’s J-10 fighter footage apparently made in America. * Russian Navy to receive a new Yasen (Graney)-class nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine, which has been 18 years in construction, by year’s end. * India’s Nilgiri Class frigate INS Vindhyagiri collides with the merchant ship MV Nordlake near the entrance of Mumbai harbor, catches fire, then sinks after it’s towed back to the dock. The crew was evacuated, and the Indian […]

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