Rapid Fire 2011-12-05: Japan’s ATD-X Stealth Fighter

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* The Pentagon is considering updating Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to incorporate a “proposal adequacy checklist” for proposals in response to solicitations that require submission of certified cost or pricing data. Comments should be sent to DoD in writing before January 31, 2012, to be considered in the formation of the final rule. * Switzerland’s largest socialist party (SPS) passes a resolution saying that they’ll try to stop the deal for 22 Swedish JAS-39 Gripen fighters. We aren’t surprised, either. * Photos of a Japanese ATD-X stealth fighter mock-up. Which seems to be re-using a Mitsubishi F1 canopy. Still waiting for cool transforming robots… * Eurocopter subsidiary Australian Aerospace has delivered the final EC665 Tiger ARH scout/attack helicopter to Australia. * The British government has hired a BAE-led team to give HMS Victory her biggest restoration since the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar. * Defense contractors at a conference held by Credit Suisse lat week sounded cautiously optimistic, though they might not sustain the same level of mergers and acquisitions seen in 2011. * Finmeccanica SpA said on last Thursday it had appointed its CEO Giuseppe Orsi as CEO & Chairman after Pier Francesco Guarguaglini resigned in the wake […]

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