Rapid Fire Morning 2011-06-01: XM408 Sniper System

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* According to a new report from ASDReports the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia spent $11.1 billion on new or upgraded military equipment in 2010. ASD also predicts that there will be robust demand for defense materiel by Saudi Arabia over the next decade. * India receives five updated AN-32 transports from Antonov. The aircraft are the first to be completed since the Indian Government signed an agreement in 2009 with Ukrainian contractors to refurbish over 100 An-32s. * The first Airbus Military A330 MRTT new generation tanker/transport is delivered to the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO). * After Lockheed Martin’s recent announcement of an attack on its information systems network, Reuters says that Pentagon contractors have been revealing secrets for years as a result of penetration of their computer networks. * The UK’s Ministry of Defence is to recruit hundreds of cyber experts to provide the Government and its industrial partners the skills to deter cyber attacks. * Information technology services and solutions provider NCI wins $58 million contract for mission support services for the U.S. Army’s Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command Army office of Plans and Engineering (G5). * Microsemi Corporation announces the acquisition of AML Communications, a supplier of […]

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