Rapid Fire Oct. 9, 2012: Small Airborne Networking Radio

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* German news agency DPA reported earlier today [in German] that talks between EADS and BAE had collapsed because of a lack of agreement between the French and British governments, which “sources close to EADS” later told Reuters is wrong without elaborating further. But as investment management firm Invesco Perpetual, which owns 13.3% of BAE, expressed “significant reservations” over the deal, the boards of the two companies do seem to have secured little support for their proposed merger from key stakeholders. La Tribune reports [in French] that Tom Enders and Ian King meet today and will ask to continue talks beyond the October 10 deadline. * Iraq and Russia did sign a $4+B deal that includes 30 Mi-28NE attack helicopters and 50 Pantsir-S1 air defense systems, according to RIA Novosti (another source reports 42 Pantsirs). * The Small Airborne Networking Radio (SANR) is one of several programs spun off the former JTRS PEO and assigned to the US Army. The AMF Program Manager within the Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications – Tactical (PEO-C3T) held an industry day last month. The briefing charts and Q&A [PDF] mention than an RFP is considered for the middle of FY13 (i.e. […]

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