The UK’s next generation bomb disposal robots to be supplied by Northrop Grumman, teamed with QinetiQ

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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.

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Lockheed Martin Delivers Key Hardware For Third Advanced EHF Military Communications Satellite

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.

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Pittwater & Coffs Offshore Yacht Series 2007 gets underway tomorrow Thursday 28th December 2006

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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.

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LINE HONOURS LEADER WILD OATS EXPECTED IN EARLY HOURS

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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.

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Northrop Grumman Continues to Show Progress on Gulf Coast as Shipyards Deliver Kidd (DDG 100) and New Orleans (LPD 18) in Same Week

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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.

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