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Rapid Fire Nov. 27, 2012: Land Mobile Radio Systems

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* The US Army is working on a draft RFP for Land Mobile Radio Systems (LMRS) for a maximum combined value of $228.6M over 3 years. No industry day is planned, rather interested contractors can book a teleconference with the contracting officer by December 3rd. ASFI | FBO. * Debate on the US Senate floor to consider the FY13 defense authorization bill may finally start tomorrow, as Republicans sort out their differences on the detention of US citizens accused of terrorism. Roll Call. * The fact that USS Nimitz’ deployment to the Persian Gulf has been delayed because of propulsion repairs is worrying some observers, while others remain unfazed. * Contracts for more than 23,000 employees collectively bargained between the SPEEA trade union and Boeing expired last Sunday. According to the union, most contract terms remain in place though, except “the no strike / no lock-out clause, dues deduction, arbitration rights and the management rights clause.” The two parties are meeting again today for another round of protracted negotiations. SPEEA | Boeing. * BAE’s CEO Nigel Whitehead thinks his competitors are slacking and should spend more on worker training. * Is Iron Dome offering good bang for the buck? Consultant […]

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