17th SSR – AY Race Report 4 & Summary

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And the winners are…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
29:01:2011 Going into the final races only one or two points separated the leaders in three of the five classes. Most boats headed out early for some fine tuning and prepare the crew mentally and physically for what needs to be done to win the title. The IRC B class were a little to ambitious and a general recall was signaled by PRO Richard Cai, whose team have done a great job to hold it all together and complete the race schedule in testing conditions. Once again the North East monsoon was pumping in at a steady 16 knots with gusts reaching 24 knots. This was going to be such a challenging day on both crew and machine that the eventual winners would deserve the title.

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IAC AR has taken the decision to grant Type Certification to Sukhoi Superjet 100 airplane

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January 28, 2011, Moscow – IAC AR, the Russian certification authority has taken the decision to grant Type Certification to Sukhoi Superjet 100 airplane. The certificate is a result of an unprecedented vast certification campaign performed by IAC AR, Certification Centers, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft as the aircraft developer and Alenia Aeronautica, which was involved in Noise and HIRF testing.

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Bell 429 Helicopter Awarded Brazilian Certification

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS (Jan. 28, 2011) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced that the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) has awarded the Bell 429 helicopter Brazilian certification. This approval follows certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transport Canada (TC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Completes Tracking Exercise

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In 2010, the first step of the Phased Adaptive Approach deployment process was completed when the Aegis BMD 3.6.1 system was installed and certified aboard the USS Monterey. The third and final deployment step is scheduled for April of this year, when the ability to engage longer range ballistic missile threats using remote sensor information to initiate the engagement will be tested in the Pacific. Photo courtesy U.S. Navy.

MOORESTOWN, N.J., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) completed a key tracking exercise for the Aegis ballistic missile defense (BMD) system aboard three Navy ships.

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Last F-35B STOVL Test Jet Takes Flight

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FORT WORTH, Texas, January 28th, 2011 — The last Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35B Lightning II assigned to developmental flight testing departs Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base on its first flight Thursday. Known as BF-5, the short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) jet will ferry to NAS Patuxent River, Md., later this year, where it will join four F-35Bs and one F-35C carrier variant aircraft currently undergoing testing. (Lockheed Martin photo by Randy Crites).

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Lockheed Martin-Raytheon Team Submits Proposal for Ground-Based Midcourse Defense Contract

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that it has submitted its proposal for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Development and Sustainment Contract to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA’s) GMD Joint Program Office. The Lockheed Martin-Raytheon team completed delivery of the proposal yesterday, Jan. 27.

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Boeing and Northrop Grumman Submit Proposal for Missile Defense Competitive Contract

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 28, 2011 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and industry partner Northrop Grumman Corporation [NYSE: NOC] today submitted their joint proposal for the competitive development and sustainment contract for future work on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the United States’ ballistic missile defense system.

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