Lockheed Martin-Built Trident II D5 Missile Achieves 127 Successful Test Flights

Royal Navy Fleet Ballistic Missile Launched in Test in the Atlantic

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy supported the May 26
launch of a U.K. Royal Navy Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) built by
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The unarmed missile was launched from the
submerged Royal Navy submarine HMS Victorious (UK SSBN 06) in the
Atlantic Ocean. The Trident II D5 missile now has achieved 127 consecutive
successful test flights since 1989 - a record unmatched by any other large
ballistic missile or space launch vehicle.


Boeing Completes Acquisition of Vought Operations in South Carolina

SEATTLE, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today
the completion of the acquisition of the business and operations conducted by
Vought Aircraft Industries at its South Carolina facility, where a key
structure for the 787 Dreamliner is built. The acquisition agreement was
announced originally on July 7.


Boeing, Emirates Celebrate Record 78th 777 Delivery

EVERETT, Wash., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered
Emirates' 78th 777 yesterday, the airline's( )45th 777-300ER (Extended Range).
The Dubai-based carrier is now the world's largest operator of the 777 and the
only airline to operate every model type, with an additional nine 777-200s, 12
777-300s, 10 777-200LRs (Longer Range) and two 777 Freighters in its fleet.


Landing Day for Endeavour and Crew


Fri, 31 Jul 2009 09:16:48 AM GMT

The shuttle crew was awakened at 2:03 a.m. EDT by the song “Beautiful Day” performed by the band U2. The song was selected for Mission Specialist Tom Marshburn.

Space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to land at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center Today with a touchdown at 10:48 a.m. The shuttle would begin its descent from orbit with a deorbit engine firing at 9:42 a.m. Weather conditions at Kennedy are forecast to be favorable for landing, although a slight chance of rain is possible.

A second opportunity exists for a landing in Florida today, beginning with a deorbit engine firing at 11:17 a.m., leading to a 12:22 p.m. touchdown.



Awesome four race day at the 2009 Mirror World Championship in Pwllheli

Day four was always going to be a critical one at the 2009 Mirror
World Championship and all those sailors who harboured serious
aspirations of being crowned World Champion were painfully aware that
today could be make or break. Happily the weather played its part and
competitors were treated to four spectacular races sailed in perfect
conditions. Despite some huge waves and winds which built to over 20
knots during the day, the overall quality of the racing was top flight
and fully demonstrated the high skill levels of all the competitors at
this championship.

The breaking stories for Thursday, July 30, 2009

Brunswick Q2 sales drop 52 per cent on weak marine sales : http://ipc.chtah.com/a/tBKcb--BwD7M8B7ujJI-gcAfYHN/ibi7
Brunswick posted a net loss of US$163.7m, but improved its cash position and reduced inventory levels

Cummins reports lower sales and net income : http://ipc.chtah.com/a/tBKcb--BwD7M8B7ujJI-gcAfYHN/ibi11
Engine sales fell 45 per cent for the quarter

Superyacht Business http://ipc.chtah.com/a/tBKcb--BwD7M8B7ujJI-gcAfYHN/ibi17

MarineMax sales drop 44 per cent for Q3 : http://ipc.chtah.com/a/tBKcb--BwD7M8B7ujJI-gcAfYHN/ibi9
Same-store sales also fell 39 per cent, but the national retailer cut inventory levels by 34 per cent

Sail Racing opens first shop : http://ipc.chtah.com/a/tBKcb--BwD7M8B7ujJI-gcAfYHN/ibi8
Swedish marine clothing brand Sail Racing will open its first shop in Stockholm in September

West Marine's Q2 profits jump to US$34.5m : http://ipc.chtah.com/a/tBKcb--BwD7M8B7ujJI-gcAfYHN/ibi10
West CEO: Retail sales "better than anticipated"

Berthon wins apprenticeship award : http://ipc.chtah.com/a/tBKcb--BwD7M8B7ujJI-gcAfYHN/ibi6
British boatbuilder and yacht service provider Berthon Boat Company picked up Medium Employer of the Year at the 2009 Apprenticeship Awards held in London, UK
Baltic Lifejackets appoints Greek distributor : http://ipc.chtah.com/a/tBKcb--BwD7M8B7ujJI-gcAfYHN/ibi5
Sweden's Baltic Lifejackets has named Albatros Ltd as its distributor for Greece




UK Defence Companies’ Show of Strength at DSEi 2009



Thursday, 30th July 2009 –[ASDWire]– The vital role which the UK’s companies – particularly SMEs (Small to Medium Sized Enterprises) play in supporting the global defence sector, will be highlighted within the largest ever UK Pavilion at the DSEi exhibition at London’s ExCel in September. The show takes place from 8th – 11th September 2009 (visit www.dsei.co.uk).



Shuttle Crew Completes Landing Systems Tests


Thu, 30 Jul 2009 01:02:09 PM GMT

The shuttle crew earlier this morning checked out two systems for tomorrow’s landing. The astronauts completed a test of the Reaction Control System steering thrusters that will help control Endeavour’s attitude and speed after the deorbit burn. During that test, one of the jets, F2F, failed. This will not be an issue for landing. The crew also tested the shuttle aerosurfaces and flight control system that will be used once the shuttle enters the atmosphere.



Trinidad and Tobago Orders Four AW139 Helicopters


AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the government of Trinidad and Tobago has signed a contract to purchase four AW139 medium twin turbine helicopters. Trinidad and Tobago’s Air Guard (TTAG) will establish a dedicated unit to use these helicopters for search and rescue, surface surveillance, law enforcement, drug interdiction and disaster relief operations. The contract also includes an extensive training and logistical support service for the first five years. The contract, comprising the aircraft and support package, is valued at US$348 million.