Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Team to Provide SEWIP Electronic Attack Capability for U.S. Navy Anti-ship Missile Defense

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) are teaming to compete for a U.S. Navy contract that will upgrade the fleet’s capability to electronically attack anti-ship missiles.

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General Dynamics Awarded $24 Million F-35 Lightning II Gun System Contract

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a $23.6 million contract by Lockheed Martin Corp. for production of more than two dozen GAU-22/A gun systems for the F-35 Lightning II.

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Singapore Straits – AY Race Report 4 & Summary

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Manning’s Wala Wala 2 clinches victory on last day…
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31:01:2012 – Racing got underway on time despite dark rain clouds in the close vicinity. Two more windward/leeward races were completed in a building North Easterly breeze before the clouds opened up and a tropical downpour of huge proportions engulfed the area.

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Pine Island Glacier

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In mid-October 2011, NASA scientists working in Antarctica discovered a massive crack across the Pine Island Glacier, a major ice stream that drains the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Extending for 19 miles (30 kilometers), the crack was 260 feet (80 meters) wide and 195 feet (60 meters) deep. Eventually, the crack will extend all the way across the glacier, and calve a giant iceberg that will cover about 350 square miles (900 square kilometers). This image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NAS’s Terra spacecraft was acquired Nov. 13, 2011, and covers an area of 27 by 32 miles (44 by 52 kilometers), and is located near 74.9 degrees south latitude, 101.1 degrees west longitude.

Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

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Teignmouth lifeboat crew save 5 when trawler capsizes

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The five casulaties can be seen standing on the wheelhouse awaiting rescue (Credit RNLI Tony Watson)

Date: 30/01/2012

Author: Tony Watson, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Update Tuesday 31 January, 12pm

At about 1.40pm on Monday 30 January many 999 calls were received by HM Coastguard about a local trawler that had capsized on approaching the River Teign estuary mouth, close to the bar.

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Britain’s last steamship is set to return to the high seas in 2012

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After a year of setback and hard work both on the ship and behind the scenes significant progress has been made on funding, and offers of assistance to get the SS Shieldhall back to sea. Draft sailing plans are being drawn up to ensure the SS Shieldhall plays her role in this year’s programme of extensive maritime celebrations and memorials.

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Harris Corporation Reports Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter Results

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MELBOURNE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) reported revenue in the second quarter of fiscal 2012 of $1.45 billion compared with $1.44 billion in the prior-year quarter. GAAP net income was $133 million, or $1.16 per diluted share, compared with $151 million, or $1.18 per diluted share, in the prior year. Non-GAAP net income was $140 million, or $1.22 per diluted share, compared with $155 million, or $1.20 per diluted share, in the prior year. Revenue and earnings in the prior-year quarter benefited from $80 million in expedited shipments of tactical radios to equip MRAP vehicles. Non-GAAP net income excludes acquisition-related costs in both quarters. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures is provided in Tables 5 through 8, along with accompanying notes. Orders in the second quarter were $1.20 billion.

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2012 470 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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26 January – 3 February 2012, Takapuna, New Zealand

Day 4 Report – Have Italian’s Simon Sivitz Kosuta/Jas Farneti moved beyond reach at the 2012 470 Junior Worlds?

Issued: 31 January 2012

At the 2012 470 Junior Worlds, the Italian crew of Simon Sivitz Kosuta/Jas Farneti have possibly moved beyond reach after adding two more wins to their scorecard. Conditions on the Waitemata Harbour were a photographer’s dream. Blue sky, sparkling water, white caps and a moderate sea breeze, along with a fleet of young sailors concentrated on close competition provided a wonderful scene today.

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