VT HANDS OVER NEW ROYAL NAVY OPV

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VT Naval Support has handed over HMS Clyde, the Royal Navy’s latest River Class Offshore Patrol Vessel which will be used as the South Atlantic patrol ship, in a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base.

The 80m. vessel, the first to be built in Portsmouth for nearly 40 years, will now undergo a rigorous few months of familiarisation and training around UK coastal waters before she is officially commissioned into the Fleet.

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IRC SOLENT SERIES 2007 – Notice of Series

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The Notice of Series for the 2007 Solent Cruising & Racing Association (SCRA) IRC Solent Series is now on the SCRA
website at : http://www.scra.org.uk

The IRC Solent Series is designed to encourage large fleets of IRC rated boats to participate in close racing during the summer months.

Led by the SCRA, a total of seven member clubs organise the Series. It consists of seven days of racing from May to September and each day has a character of its own. Further details are available in the Notice of Series.

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Vice Admiral’s Cup 2007

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The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club Cowes today confirmed that it will hold the 2007 Vice Admiral’s Cup Regatta from Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th June inclusive. The regatta will be sponsored by three day sponsors, Boat Sales International, North Sails UK Ltd and Musto Ltd. As usual the event will combine fast and furious short course Solent racing with a great social programme hosted at the RCYC’s beautiful Cowes clubhouse.

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KEY NAMES SIGN UP TO NEWLY LOCATED 2007 SOUTHAMPTON SPORTS BOAT AND RIB SHOW

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A number of key names have signed up to exhibit at the newly located 2007 Southampton Sports Boat and RIB Show. Taking place between 5th -7th May at Hamble Point Marina on the River Hamble, the Show’s confirmed exhibitors include Raymarine, EP Barrus, MRL RIBs, Rib X, Southwater Marine, Marina Marbella, Zapcats, Warsash Marine (Yamaha), Sorcerer RIBs, ICOM and Barclays Marine Finance.

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Boeing Concludes Purchase of C-Map to Grow Jeppesen Marine Business

SEATTLE, Jan. 30, 2007 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced it has concluded its purchase of C-Map, a leading provider of digital maritime cartography, data services and other navigational information. C-Map will become a part of Jeppesen’s marine division. Jeppesen is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services.

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LOCKHEED MARTIN RECEIVES $166 MILLION CONTRACT FOR ARMY, MARINE CORPS HIGH MOBILITY ARTILLERY ROCKET SYSTEM

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DALLAS, TX,January 30, 2007

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a $166 million contract to provide 44 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) to the U.S. Army and 16 to the U.S. Marine Corps.

Work on the contract will be performed at the company’s facilities in Camden, AR, and Grand Prairie, TX, and is scheduled for completion in February 2009.

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Raytheon Aircraft Company and CAMP Systems Announce Maintenance Tracking Service Agreement

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WICHITA, Kan. (Jan. 30, 2007) – Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) and CAMP Systems are pleased to announce that CAMP has acquired the FACTS maintenance tracking business from Raytheon Aircraft Company. As part of the agreement, RAC has designated CAMP as the exclusive factory-endorsed provider of maintenance tracking services for all Hawker® and Beechcraft® aircraft.

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