Rapid Fire: 2011-03-18

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* Russia expects to have new land-based ICBM system ready by 2013. * Meanwhile, Russia is preparing another test of its troubled Bulava (SS-NX-30) SLBM in June; check out the missile’s test-launch history. * Russia is planning to begin construction of a 3rd Graney-class nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine this year. * Up to $900 million [PDF] to 5 large firms – include BAE Systems and SAIC – and 6 small business qualifiers to provide electronic security systems to the US Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, AL. * Alion receives $200 million delivery order to provide management support services to the Navy Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems under the $5.3 billion SeaPort-E umbrella contract. * General Dynamics snags $46 million contract to supply 120mm training tank ammunition – M865 kinetic energy [PDF] and M1002 multipurpose anti-tank training rounds – for the US Army’s M1A1/A2 Abrams main battle tank.

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