Northrop Grumman through its Remotec UK subsidiary, which is teamed with QinetiQ, has been appointed prime contractor for Phase II of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) CUTLASS robotics programme. The CUTLASS programme will provide the next generation of unmanned ground vehicle for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) to be used by the MOD for anti-terrorism operations worldwide. The bulk of deliveries will take place in 2010.
The COROT space telescope is underway after a launch from Kazakstan. Once in orbit, COROT will become the first spacecraft devoted to the search for rocky planets, similar to our own Earth.
COROT will also delve into the centres of hundreds or even thousands of stars.
SUNNYVALE, CALIF.,December 22, 2006
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today announced that it has delivered ahead of schedule the flight structure for the third space vehicle in the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) program to the company’s Mississippi facility for integration with its propulsion subsystem. AEHF satellites will provide global, highly secure, protected, survivable communications for warfighters in all services within the Department of Defense.
Racing in the 26th annual Pittwater & Coffs Offshore Yacht Series commences tomorrow Friday 29th December at 12pm with races 1 & 2 being sailed off the Palm Beach circle following a skippers briefing in the morning. Races 3 & 4 will be sailed on Saturday 30th December commencing at 12pm. 40 yachts will compete in the four lead-up races hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Newport.
PASAB has been run for over twenty years and this year will be run
between 27th and 30th July 2007 over three legs:
– Leg 1: Penzance to St Mary’s, Isle of Scilly – 27th July
– Leg 2: Around the Islands – 29th July
– Leg 3: St Mary’s, Isle of Scilly to Penzance- 30th July
The son of the late yachtsman Sir Peter Blake is heading to
Antarctica to fulfil a pledge his father made to help save the
historic huts near Scott Base.
At 1300 local time this morning Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI had 100
miles to go to reach the finish line off Hobart’s Constitution Dock
where local experts are predicting she will arrive after midnight
tonight. The latest update shows her to have a 13.8 mile lead over
her other 30m rival, Grant Wharington’s 2003 line honours winner,
Skandia and 25.6 miles on Matt Allen’s Volvo Open 70, Ichi Ban. The
boats are half way down the east coast of Tasmania with Skandia
inshore and Ichi Ban offshore.
PASCAGOULA, Miss., Dec. 22, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) demonstrated steps taken toward recovery at its hurricane-damaged Gulf Coast facilities by delivering two ships to the U.S. Navy this week. Company and Navy officials signed documents officially transferring custody of the Aegis guided missile destroyer Kidd (DDG 100) in Pascagoula on Monday and the amphibious transport dock ship New Orleans (LPD 18) at the New Orleans facility today.
The Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) has announced a new
specialist wavesailing event on the Island of Sal, Cape Verde. The
event is set to run from Feb 22nd through to 4th March and will take
the form of a roaming contest, shifting locations to take in the best
With nine months to go, the Mini Transat is hugely over-subscribed.
Yet it’s a tough race for which to qualify. You need to have sailed
1,000 miles solo, and at least that amount in competition, which
demands a long and gruelling run-up on the Mini circuit.