General Dynamics Awarded $12 Million by U.S. Navy for Aegis MK82

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ –General Dynamics
Armament and Technical Products was recently awarded an $11.5 million
contract by the U.S. Navy for the production of six Aegis MK82 Illuminators,
which include the MK82 guided missile director and the MK200 controller
systems. Production will begin in early 2011. The contract has a total
potential value of $29.5 million, and deliveries will be completed by July
2013, if all options are exercised. General Dynamics Armament and Technical
Products is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

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Discovery Targeted to Launch Tuesday at 4:17 p.m.

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Fri, 29 Oct 2010 02:27:55 PM GMT

The launch of space shuttle Discovery is targeted for Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 4:17 p.m. EDT.

Managers are meeting to discuss the plan to repair helium and nitrogen leaks in the pressurization portion of space shuttle Discovery’s right-hand Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS) pod. The leaks must be fixed before launch and the decision was made to delay picking up the launch countdown by at least a day.

Since the scheduled launch day fell close to election day, NASA Test Director Jeff Spaulding said the launch team members have been encouraged to take advantage of early voting or absentee ballot options so they could take part in the elections.

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Weston-super-Mare RNLI Volunteers called out in the early hours to save a casualty in the sea near the Grand Pier

For the second time in 24 hrs Weston Lifeboats were launched to look for persons reported at risk in the sea. On Thursday the search was fruitless. This time a distressed person as found in danger off Weston beach and rescued.

It was two o’clock in the morning when Swansea coastguard received a report that a person was walking into the sea near Weston-super-mare Grand Pier. The RNLI volunteers were called from their beds and both lifeboats were launched within ten minutes and conducted a search along the sea shore. The tide was out and it was blowing a strong breeze.

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Lockheed Martin-Built BSAT-3b Satellite Successfully Launched for the Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation of Japan

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KOUROU, French Guiana, October 28th, 2010 — The BSAT-3b broadcasting satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT) of Japan, was successfully launched today from Kourou, French Guiana. Lift-off occurred at 5:51 p.m. EDT aboard an Ariane 5-ECA launch vehicle provided by Arianespace of Evry, France. Initial contact with the satellite was confirmed at 6:52 p.m. EDT from Lockheed Martin’s satellite tracking station in Uralla, Australia.

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Lockheed Martin Receives DoD Award for Systems Engineering Excellence

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SPRINGFIELD, Va., Oct 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Department of Defense and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) have selected Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to receive one of the Top 5 DoD Program Awards given annually for excellence in systems engineering.

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UPDATE THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER 1600 LOCAL TIME – ROLEX MIDDLE SEA RACE CLASS WINNERS CONFIRMED

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If the early miles of the Rolex Middle Sea Race were a test of patience, the latter miles were a true test of endurance. A strong mistral of up to 40+ knots helped push the fleet homeward to the finish in Malta. The last two yachts, Zizanie and Amethyst Abroad, were around the island of Lampedusa and racing towards the finish line off the Royal Malta Yacht Club. The two boats showed heaps of perseverance for hanging in, even if the northwesterly breeze had subsided to a ‘mere’ 25+ knots.

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The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport to Host Holiday Fine Art Exhibition and Sale

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Mystic, Conn. ~ The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport presents its annual winter exhibition Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters November 20 through January 29, 2011.

The gallery will host a public opening reception with complimentary refreshments Saturday, November 20, from 2 – 4 p.m. A special discount of five percent off the sale of art will be available for Museum members (gallery patrons will receive a 10 percent discount) through December 23.

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Vessel Self Spotting Systems – Canadian deep locks from Montreal to Lake Ontario

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2010 – Notice to Shipping #28
MAISONNEUVE REGION
MONTRÉAL / LAKE ONTARIO SECTION
Vessel Self Spotting Systems – Canadian deep locks from Montreal to Lake Ontario
Mariners are advised that beginning the first week of November, 2010, the self-spotting system will be utilized for qualified vessels in the Canadian deep locks from Montreal to Lake Ontario. The lock operators will continue to provide the final mooring position via radio communication on initial contact and, if qualified, the captain/pilot will be invited to rely on the vessel self spotting system for position information. For non-qualified vessels, verbal instructions via radio will be provided as per established procedures.
Maisonneuve Region
October 28, 2010

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