Rapid Fire Oct. 30, 2012: Oshkosh in for a Fight

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* After Oshkosh’s board of directors rejected Carl Icahn’s tender offer, it is not surprising that they do not like the candidates the investor lined up to replace them. * Lockheed Martin won a $114M 5-year contract to deliver and upgrade combat vehicle simulators for the US Army and Marine Corps. Press release | FBO. * China likes their medium-weight armored vehicles to pack a punch. AviationWeek. * The Philippines’ Department of National Defense intends to buy [PDF] 21 used UH-1 helicopters for 1.3 billion pesos (about $30.7M). They have bought Hueys of several flavors since the late sixties, including several Excess Defense Articles sales from the US in 2007-2010. * Is NATO doing all it can, and should, to support Turkey following Syrian attacks on border towns that killed several civilians? Hurriyet | Christian Science Monitor. * General Tom Lawson is Canada’s new Chief of the Defence Staff for the Canadian Forces. DND | Globe and Mail.

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