Rapid Fire 2010-10-13: Canada-UAE Tensions

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* Worm Wars: The recent Stuxnet worm attack against Iranian nuclear facilities is only the “first strike” in a well-prepared assault on global industrial resources, a European agency warns. * Scuds to Hezbollah reports get interesting backup – from Google Earth. * Not Half Bad: UK Ministry of Defence is ready to accept a 10% cut in spending, half the level sought by HM Treasury. * Peeved at the lack of landing rights in Toronto for its state airline, the UAE boots Canada from its “Camp Mirage” base, and denies overflight rights for Canada’s defense minister on the way to Afghanistan. * Riding the Omnibus: 18 companies win 5-year contracts worth up to $492.4 million under the US Army INSCOM’s Omnibus III contract vehicle to provide management, IT, and intelligence support to the command. * Up to $409 million to General Dynamics Information Technology to support US Army medical facilities construction. * Japan considering a buy of RQ-4B Global Hawk Block 30 advanced reconnaissance UAVs. Note: there’s no such thing as an MQ-4C, but there is an RQ-4N BAMS naval variant. * Runway Ramp-up: AECOM gets $47.3 million in task orders to build runways at Fairchild Air Force Base in […]

* Worm Wars: The recent Stuxnet worm attack against Iranian nuclear facilities is only the “first strike” in a well-prepared assault on global industrial resources, a European agency warns.

* Scuds to Hezbollah reports get interesting backup – from Google Earth.

* Not Half Bad: UK Ministry of Defence is ready to accept a 10% cut in spending, half the level sought by HM Treasury.

* Peeved at the lack of landing rights in Toronto for its state airline, the UAE boots Canada from its “Camp Mirage” base, and denies overflight rights for Canada’s defense minister on the way to Afghanistan.

* Riding the Omnibus: 18 companies win 5-year contracts worth up to $492.4 million under the US Army INSCOM’s Omnibus III contract vehicle to provide management, IT, and intelligence support to the command.

* Up to $409 million to General Dynamics Information Technology to support US Army medical facilities construction.

* Japan considering a buy of RQ-4B Global Hawk Block 30 advanced reconnaissance UAVs. Note: there’s no such thing as an MQ-4C, but there is an RQ-4N BAMS naval variant.

* Runway Ramp-up: AECOM gets $47.3 million in task orders to build runways at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, WA, and Scott Air Force Base, IL, under a $4 billion USAF Civil Engineer Support Agency contract.

* CACI snags $36 million prime contract to provide management and technical support for the US Naval Operational Logistics Support Center‘s ordinance information system.

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