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Rapid Fire April 30, 2012: AMPV Briefing

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* Here are the PPT slides from the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) Industry Day held by the US Army last week. The Defense Acquisition Board is expected to follow up on the future of this tentative MDAP by the end of the current fiscal year. There’s potentially about 3,000 new vehicles at stake at an Average Unit Manufacturing Cost in the $1M-$1.7M range with production starting between FY15 and FY17. * The latest Aircraft Survivability [PDF] examines past and present live fire testing programs, as well as their current application to the CH-53K acquisition program. * Northrop Grumman’s CEO Wes Bush would like Congress to ease restrictions on drone exports. * EADS Cassidian launched a new division called Cassidian CyberSecurity with its initial focus set on UK/France/Germany. * Got email? Thank BBN engineer Ray Tomlinson! He devised the format we all use today, and earned a deserved space as an initial inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame. BBN is now part of Raytheon. * India’s Mirage 2000 fighters are flying again. They were grounded after a pair of accidents in February and March. * Another F-15 from the Saudi Air Force crashed during training on Saturday. The pilot ejected […]

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