The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]/Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) team today submitted its proposal to design and build the Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT) Space Segment, the future global communications network for the U.S. Air Force that will provide seamless, protected communications for a wide range of defense and intelligence users.
The proposal builds upon the team’s combined experience developing advanced military and commercial communications systems, including the Milstar satellite communications network currently in operation, the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (EHF) system now in production, and the successful TSAT risk reduction and system definition activities conducted under contract to the Air Force.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS,July 30, 2007
The U.S. government has awarded an initial $187 million for long-lead tasks as part of a $1.1 billion contract to Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for the production of 30 new Advanced Block 50 F-16 aircraft for Turkey.
MARIETTA, GA.,June 20, 2997
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today delivered the second C-130J Super Hercules to an Air Mobility Command active duty combat delivery unit. After accepting the new C-130J, Maj. Gen. James Hawkins, Commander 18th Air Force, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., flew the aircraft to Little Rock AFB, Ark., where it will operate as part of the 463rd Airlift Group.
NAIROBI, Kenya, July 30, 2007 — Representatives from Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Kenya Airways were on hand this past Thursday to mark the launch of the airline’s new training and leadership facility named “The Pride Centre.”
Located just outside the Kenyan capital, the newly refurbished facility was purchased by Kenya Airways in 2005 and modeled on Boeing’s Leadership Center in St. Louis. A Kenya Airways fact-finding team recently visited Boeing’s training facility and Rolls-Royce’s Training Centre located just outside its headquarters in Derby, UK. Boeing has consulted with the airline on The Pride Centre’s design and layout and is currently working with Kenya Airways’ management on course development and exploring opportunities for future on-site training.
Almost 140 entries will line up on the different start lines of this year’s Copa del Rey Camper Audi in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. 21 TP 52’s will be present, ready to battle it out for the coveted title. Boats such as Mean Machine Valle Romano (2006 Medcup winners) , Caixa Galicia and Artemis will meet in one of the most high profile regattas in the Mediterranean.
ECOVER arrives in Auckland
© Gareth Cooke Photography
Mike Golding’s new Owen Clarke designed Open 60 yacht ECOVER 3 completed her first gruelling trip slightly ahead of schedule early this morning.
The 681 kms passage by road from Wellington to Auckland would usually take about nine hours by car at a safe driving speed, but on Sunday evening (local time) the exceptional cargo left Wellington’s Hakes Marine – where the boat was freshly completed – and it arrived at the City of Sails’ famous Viaduct Basin in the early hours of this (Tuesday) morning.
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The Morbihan Mondial 40 is the first time that the rapidly expanding fleet
of Class 40’s has contested a world championship. Based out of La Trinite
Sur Mer from the 20th to 22nd July the event drew sixteen yachts with the leading lights of the Class 40 fleet along with Class 40 newcomers Peter Harding and Miranda Merron aboard their new Jaz Marine built Owen Clarke Design ’40 Degrees’.
The WSSR Council announces the ratification of 2 new World Records:
Record: Outright 24 hour record
Yacht: Groupama 3
Name: Franck Cammas FRA and 9 crew.
Dates: 19th to the 20th July 2007
Start time: 23: 52 GMT 19th July
Position: 40 59.93N, 69 56.09W
Finish time: 23:48 GMT 20th July
Position: 45 38.16N, 52 51.16W
Distance sailed: 794nm
Average speed: 33.08 kts
Previous record: Bruno Peyron, July 2006, 766.8nm, 31.95 kts
On Day 4 of the fleet racing wind returned to give a fantastic day’s racing in average 24 knots, rising to an officially recorded 32 knots at one time. With waves of less than one metre this is the stuff Optimist sailors revel in.