Rapid Fire 2011-07-20: China’s Defense Industry

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* The Government Accountability Office (GAO) publishes Pakistan Assistance: Relatively Little of the $3 Billion in Requested Assistance is Subject to State’s Certification of Pakistan’s Progress on Nonproliferation and Counterterrorism Issues [PDF]. * The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, Gregory Schulte, tells a defense writers group that the United States is seeking dialogue with China concerning the ‘rules of the road’ in outer space. * The UK Government unveils its Building Stability Overseas Strategy [PDF]. The strategy is an inter-departmental initiative encompassing the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Department for International Development (DFID). * Boeing and Lockheed Martin pronounce themselves satisfied with the explanations received for their elimination from India’s M-MRCA fighter competition. * Lockheed Martin also announces the introduction of a voluntary lay off program to be offered to 6,500 employees at the company’s Corporate Headquarters and Enterprise Business Services. * Thales provides Australia with the 800th Bushmaster armored vehicle completed at its Bendingo production plant. * L-1 Identity Solutions and Safran announce that they have received notification from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) that the investigation of their merger transaction has been satisfactorily completed. The transaction is expected to be completed within five working days. * Russia use the visit of the UK’s Chief of […]

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