Rapid Fire 2011-09-02: CACI Acquires Paradigm Holdings
- Concerns are raised that the presence of Chinese telecommunications companies in US markets may provide the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) with ‘back door’ opportunities to listen to communications networks.
- Analysts outline the pros and cons of the respective bidders for Japan’s fighter contest. While Lockheed Martin’s F-35 is regarded the favorite, outsourcing opportunities still make the Eurofighter Typhoon and Boeing’s F-18 Super Hornets serious contenders.
- Meanwhile, reports emerge that Japan’s Ministry of Defense is preparing to allocate Y7.9 billion ($120 million) to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for research relating to the ATD-X experimental aircraft program.