DID RECON: 09-10-2006

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RU-38 Twin Condor(click to view full) DID Recon posts will be used on occasion in order to cover a slew of news via a rapid-fire set of bullet points. Since folks have asked, we use the picture of Sikorsky-Schweizer’s RU-38 dedicated reconnaissance aircraft (with its unique silencing features) solely as a thematic element. * British Comedian 2, International Arms Dealers 0 * US re-election races could affect Navy shipbuilding. * Future naval vessels to use more commercial standards. * Crazy Uncle Sam’s discount Navy ship sale! (Come visit our show room) * US Department of Homeland Security cites IT security progress, hopes to pass Inspector General review this time. * Northrop-Grumman wins $357-750 million for US Homeland Security biometrics. They’ve held this contract since 1999. * US Army hands CACI 3 contracts for about $50 million under $19.25 billion S3 (Strategic Services Sourcing) program. * Northrop Grumman proposes B-2A bomber as testbed for new US bomber technologies. * Boeing: Small diameter bomb can be placed in a B-52’s internal rotary launchers. * Eurofighter pitched to Denmark as F-16 replacement. * MetalStorm raises $30.5 million, has its recoilless guns test-fired from a UAV. Good thing they didn’t take China’s $100 million […]

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