Bosun’s Chronicle, January 2010

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Lady Nelson @ Woodbridge

January 2010

In the Chronicle this month: Julian talks about his latest location research trip and salutes two special Tasmanian historic ships – plus there’s some great prizes to kick off the New Year!

STOP PRESS: UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton bring forward the publication date for VICTORY, book 11 in the Kydd series, to JUNE 24.

1   DISPATCHES
2   BOOKSHELF
3   FEATURE
4   SHIPMATES AHOY
5   CONTESTS
6   JULIAN REPORTS

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Northrop Grumman Delivers New Mexico Submarine Ahead of Schedule in Record Time

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Dec. 29, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) delivered the sixth submarine of the Virginia class, New Mexico (SSN 779), to the U.S. Navy today, four months ahead of schedule. New Mexico’s 70-month construction period represents the shortest overall construction time of any Virginia-class submarine.

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Boeing-Built DIRECTV 12 Satellite Delivers 1st Signals From Space

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 29, 2009 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received the
first on-orbit signals from DIRECTV 12 nine hours after launch, indicating
that the satellite is healthy and operating normally. DIRECTV 12 is a Boeing
702 commercial satellite that will provide consumer television programming to
millions of U.S. households.
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Boeing: Brigade Combat Team Modernization Increment 1 to Enter Production

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ST. LOUIS, Dec. 29, 2009 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that Increment
1 of the U.S. Army's Brigade Combat Team Modernization program was approved
to begin Low-Rate Initial Production early in 2010 as a result of the
Milestone C production review by the Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) on Dec.
22.
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Northrop Grumman’s Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System Equipped With Tactical Common Data Link

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HERNDON, Va., Dec. 23, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has equipped and fielded Tactical Common Data Link (TCDL) on a U.S. Army Hunter MQ-5B Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), which has been deployed in support of the Afghanistan surge. The TCDL increases data transfer rates and doubles the communications range on the MQ-5B Hunter, enabling additional payload capabilities.

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