Rapid Fire 2011-03-29: XM25 Grenade Gun

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* Want to buy an aircraft carrier? Have we got a deal for you. HMS Ark Royal is up for sale on the Internet. * Israel Defense Forces deploy first Iron Dome rocket/artillery defense system along the Gaza border. * Demand for new technologies is predicted to fuel growth in the global defense communications market, according to Frost & Sullivan. * ATK receives $65.8 million engineering and manufacturing development contract for the US Army’s XM25 auto-ranging grenade gun. * Lockheed Martin gets contract worth up to $57 million to provide training and technical support for US Coast Guard aviation instruction. * Israel’s Elbit Systems snags $9.6 million USMC contract to provide the Joint Terminal Attack Controller Laser Target Designator [PDF].

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