Oshkosh Defense to Raise $10,000 for True Patriot Love at CANSEC 2012

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Signature campaign will boost support for Canadian military members and their families

OSHKOSH, Wis. & OTTAWA, Ontario (May 30, 2012) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), plans to raise $10,000 to help Canadian military families in need by enlisting people to sign a wall at the Oshkosh Defense indoor booth #1001 and outdoor booth #2402 at CANSEC 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, May 30-31.

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Tim scuba diving for space

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ESA astronaut Timothy Peake training for the PADI Rescue Diver certificate at ESA’s astronaut training centre in Cologne, Germany.

“The better diver you are, the better you will be at spacewalks,” explains Hervé Stevenin, head of the Astronaut Training Unit preparing ESA astronauts for spacewalks.

Credits: ESA–Dr. H. Rüb

30 May 2012
ESA astronaut Timothy Peake’s crewmates on this year’s Neemo underwater training can rest assured: Tim is training as a rescue diver at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne.

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Running before the storm

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GOR Race Viewer 15:00 GMT 30/5/12

With the four Global Ocean Race (GOR) Class40s chased across the mid-Atlantic by a deep low pressure system, speeds are remaining high despite drastically reduced sail. Meeting the strongest of the westerly wind on Wednesday afternoon, fleet leaders, Conrad Colman and Scott Cavanough on Cessna Citation, continue to poll 11-12-knot averages, adding 64 miles to the separation with the chasing trio in the past 24 hours and leading by 400 miles at 15:00 GMT on Wednesday as the Kiwi-Australian duo leave Flores – the most westerly island in the Azores group – 150 miles off their starboard beam and climb north-east.

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Europe’s dry soils seen from space

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The first image shows average values of soil moisture data as derived from SMOS in February 2011; in the second image the same information is shown for 2012. The orange and yellow colouring depict little to no moisture, while green and blue depict higher levels of soil moisture. From these images, soil moisture decrease in areas of Spain, France and the UK is very visible.

Credits: CESBIO/ESA

30 May 2012
The trend of below-average rainfall across Europe has continued into the first months of 2012. ESA’s SMOS water mission has revealed the negative consequences of this recent bout of ‘good’ weather.

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Oshkosh Defense to Display Vehicles Tailored to Needs of Canadian Forces

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Oshkosh to demonstrate vehicles with proven protection and reliability at CANSEC 2012

OSHKOSH, Wis. (May 30, 2012) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will exhibit its Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV), the Oshkosh HEMTT A4 vehicle, which is the base vehicle for the Company’s MSVS SMP submission, and a cargo truck from its proven Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) at CANSEC in Ottawa, May 30-31.

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West Coast Electric Highway Expands to Washington, Now Extends to Canadian Border

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* Ten new electric vehicle (EV) charging sites from AeroVironment added along Interstate 5 and U.S. Route 2
* AeroVironment to provide free charging to EV owners for a limited time

 

BELLINGHAM, Wash., May 30, 2012 – The border-to-border vision of the West Coast Electric Highway moves closer to becoming a reality today with the opening of new EV charging sites, extending the highway to the Canadian border and opening it to electric vehicle (EV) drivers from both countries.

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Equipe Foxers win the Model Yacht Racing Trophy

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A report by Phil Riley

Yacht racing, as participants and observers know, can be the cruellest of sports. What appears to be a nailed on certainty of victory can be snatched away in seconds amid the lottery of light winds, and it makes no difference whether you are aboard a Volvo 70, 36-foot cruiser-racer or 49er dinghy – or in control of a one metre long radio-controlled model Laser. So it was at the model yacht racing event held on TUESDAY evening (29th May) as part of the Royal Southern Yacht Club’s 175 Regatta, sponsored by Brewin Dolphin.

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Northrop Grumman, L-3 MAS to Join Forces on Unmanned System for Canadian Security

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Northrop Grumman and L-3 MAS join forces to provide an unmanned system for Canada’s continuous surveillance of its Arctic territories. Dubbed “Polar Hawk TM,” the system is a variant of the Northrop Grumman-produced Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft system (UAS).

The Polar Hawk™ high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system will solidify Canada’s Arctic sovereignty posture

OTTAWA, Ontario, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and L-3 MAS announced plans today to join forces on a variant of the Northrop Grumman-produced Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for Canada to maintain continuous surveillance of its Arctic territories.

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