U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Collins Aerospace Complete U-2 SYERS-2C Upgrades, Enhancing the Dragon Lady’s Imaging Capability

Recent flight testing by the U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin and Collins Aerospace Systems completed the upgrade of the full U-2 Dragon Lady fleet with the premier electro-optical/infrared sensor capability.

PALMDALE, Calif., Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Air Force, Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies (NYSE: UTX), and Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® (NYSE: LMT) recently completed flight testing and deployment of the latest variant of the Collins Aerospace Senior Year Electro-Optical Reconnaissance System (SYERS) sensor, SYERS-2C, on the U-2. With this milestone, the entire U-2 fleet has been upgraded to the premier electro-optical/infrared sensor capability which provides increased optical performance and highly accurate long-range tracking for superior threat detection in a wider range of weather conditions.

Epilogue, tomorrow morning at breakfast time?

Francis Joyon and the crew of the IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran are expected to cross the finishing line for the Tea Route between Hong Kong and London tomorrow morning (Wednesday) between 7 and 9 a.m. After 32 days at sea, and having sailed almost 16,000 miles out on the water averaging almost 21 knots, Joyon and his crew are set to shatter the record held since 2018 by the Italian crew of the trimaran Maserati skippered by Giovanni Soldini by over four days. The reference time they set was 36 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 12 seconds.

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DJI Helps Fight Coronavirus with Drones and other news

DJI Helps Fight Coronavirus with Drones

Since emerging in China in December 2019, coronavirus has spread around the world. As of February 12, the death toll within mainland China exceeded 1,113, with 44,563 confirmed cases. To help address fears of this epidemic and resolve the crisis, public safety officials in China have explored how to use new technologies — and DJI has stepped up to that challenge with drones.

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IDEC SPORT expected in London on Wednesday

Today brings extreme conditions for Francis Joyon – with IDEC SPORT 900 miles from the record

Less than 900 miles from the finish of the Tea Route record in London, the IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran continues to extend her lead over the record holder, Giovanni Soldini’s trimaran, Maserati, sailed by an Italian crew. Francis Joyon, Christophe Houdet, Bertrand Delesne, Antoine Blouet and Corentin Joyon have been managing to keep up high speeds since sailing to the south of the Azores, achieving an average of 27 knots on the direct route towards the Channel Approaches.

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U.S. Melges 24 Class Presents the 2020 National Ranking Series Schedule

(Monday, February 17, 2020) – The U.S. Melges 24 Class Association (USM24CA) is proud to announce the long-awaited and much-anticipated National Ranking Series calendar for 2020. The nine-part Series spans the North American continent featuring a wide variety of racing opportunities, from multi-class events to dedicated Melges 24 regattas.

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Boeing Enlists Ken Feinberg and Camille Biros to Oversee $50 Million Boeing Community Investment Fund to Support Communities Affected by Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Accidents

Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8. (PRNewsfoto/Boeing)

Boeing and the Lion Air Group today announced the airline purchased 50 of Boeing’s new 737 MAX 10 airplane, which will be the most fuel-efficient and profitable single-aisle jet in the aviation industry. This rendering shows the airplane in the carrier’s livery. (Boeing illustration) (PRNewsfoto/Boeing)

– Fund will empower families who lost loved ones to support charitable organizations in affected communities

– Boeing to partner once again with Kenneth Feinberg and Camille Biros on fund creation, allocation and distribution

– All monies distributed will be independent of any resolution provided through the legal process

CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced it has dedicated the remaining $50 million of a previously announced $100 million fund to support humanitarian needs in communities affected by the Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 accidents. The Boeing Community Investment Fund will work directly with victims’ families to enable them to donate to eligible charities of their choosing. The company will partner once again with Ken Feinberg and Camille Biros on the fund’s creation, allocation and distribution. Feinberg and Biros will immediately begin working with families, governments and other interested parties to identify eligible charitable organizations. All monies distributed by Feinberg and Biros will be independent of any resolution provided through the legal process.

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