Northrop Grumman UK Wins Security Industry Awards at Counter Terror Expo 2012 Exhibition, London

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LONDON, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced that it has been recognised for excellence and achievement in the counter terrorism and security industry by winning four Counter Terrorism and Specialist Security Awards (CTSS) presented at the Counter Terror Expo exhibition in London this week.

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Testing the Webb Telescope

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Several critical items related to NASA’s next-generation James Webb Space Telescope currently are being tested in the thermal vacuum test chamber at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

This image shows the Optical Telescope Element Simulator, or OSIM, wrapped in a silver blanket on a platform, being lowered into the Space Environment Simulator vacuum chamber via crane to be tested to withstand the cold temperatures of space.

Image Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn

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General Dynamics C4 Systems Debuts New ‘Buy Now’ Online Store for Rugged Computers and Accessories

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SUNRISE, Fla., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ –General Dynamics C4 Systems has created an online store for customers to identify, compare and purchase a full range of accessories and ruggedized computers from General Dynamics. Powered by Group Mobile, the online store features a ‘chat’ capability that connects customers with trained specialists who can recommend the various products and accessories that match their system requirements.

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U.S. Marine Corps Places $3.6 Million Order for AeroVironment RQ-11B Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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MONROVIA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced it received a firm fixed-price order valued at $3,653,519 on March 15, 2012 from the United States Marine Corps through an existing U.S. Army contract. The order includes RQ-11B Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems and initial spares packages. The systems and spares were scheduled for delivery before April 17, 2012.

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ATK Receives $266 Million in Small Caliber Ammunition Orders

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ATK’s Scalable Approach Allows Flexibility in Production for Fluctuating Demand

ARLINGTON, Va., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received orders totaling more than $266 million for small caliber ammunition under an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island (ACC-RI). This order includes a mix of 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50-caliber military ammunition to be produced at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo. ATK has operated the Lake City plant since April 2000.

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Discover Cornwall’s Prehistoric Past at the Maritime Museum

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Rock carvings from Tanum in Sweden dating to the Bronze Age – the earliest visual representations of the kind craft that is being reconstructed at the Museum.

 

Over the next two months visitors can discover more about Cornwall’s prehistoric past when the Maritime Museum in Falmouth plays host to a fascinating series of academic lectures to coincide with their new 2012BC: Cornwall and the Sea in the Bronze Age exhibition.

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CLIPPER 11-12 RACE 10: OAKLAND TO PANAMA DAY 17

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RACE 10: OAKLAND TO PANAMA
DAY 17

* Fickle winds challenges teams in sprint to finish line
* Welcome to Yorkshire looks to spring tactical surprise
* Edinburgh Inspiring Capital and Qingdao continue their battle for
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With yesterday’s introduction of the Clipper Race Committee’s shortened
course for Race 10, the sprint for the finish line has well and truly
begun as the ten-strong fleet continue to battle against the fickle wind
conditions.

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