Rapid Fire Morning 2011-06-06: UAVs in South America

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* Elbit Systems wins contract to supply an unnamed Latin American country with its Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The contract also includes complementing ground control stations, payload systems and radars. Previous reports peg Chile as the customer for the type’s 1st export order. * Poor management practices and a lack of procurement staff blamed for Canada’s Department of National Defence’s inability to spend more than $1.5 billion of its $21 billion budget for FY2010-2011. * Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense Industry signs an agreement with NP Aerospace Jordan to jointly manufacture body armor and helmets. * MCR LLC acquires JB&A, Inc., a company that provides strategic planning, programming and budgeting, manpower analytical support and other services to U.S. government agencies. * Hampson Industries to continue with the disposal of its Hampson Precision Automotive Limited subsidiary to a private consortium in spite of a high court ruling that called for the sale to be abandoned amid claims of fraudulent misrepresentation. * MBDA says that the recent launch of a naval configured Marte MK2 missile sought to qualify the new munition by checking canister behavior and ensuring that the missile and canister separated correctly. * Second Line of Defense reports that Russian […]

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