Rapid Fire 05-10-2006: IT Modernization Delayed

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RU-38 Twin Condor(click to view full) * US Army meets 2006 recruiting goals early. * No slowdown in India-Israel defense cooperation. * China recruiting innovative weapons designers * US Congress tightens port security requirements. * BAE’s Nimrod MRA4 goes for cold-weather testing… in Florida. * US Army Future Combat Systems receives NLOS-C vehicle and light mobile artillery system at Yuma, AZ for testing. See GlobalSecurity.org NLOS-C article. * FY 2007 US defense budget proposal delays IT modernization. * Colombia wants 15 UH-60L Black Hawks (up to $303 million), while Brazil’s Navy requests 6 S-70B Seahawks, 13 T700-401C engines, and support (up to $300 million) [DSCA releases in PDF format]. * Australia modernizing command and control for air operations with ULTRA. * Eurofighter simulator training software hits version 1.0. * SUAV (E) in the UK – GBP 200 million ($376 million) for UAV/UCAV technology demonstrator program? * …And they’re interested in naval UAV/USVs as well. * Global Hawk UAV rundown: from Block 10 – Block 40. * Boomerang UAVs

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