BAE SYSTEMS WELCOMES TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON FURTHER UK / FRENCH UAS TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

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Following today’s announcement by the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, and French President, Francois Hollande regarding the two year unmanned systems feasibility study, worth £120M, Ian King, CEO of BAE Systems commented: “Together with Dassault we welcome the further support from our Governments for our joint work in developing this important defence capability for the United Kingdom and France.

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Touchdown for NASA

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The crew of STS-129 present the opening toss coin, which was flown aboard the mission, to NFL officials.
Image Credit: NASA

When mission managers yell, “Touchdown!” chances are that they are celebrating the arrival of a spacecraft on a planetary surface. When National Football League players yell it, it means something completely different. But did you know that NASA also has made a few plays on the football field? When it comes to protecting athletes and outreach, the space agency does not sit on the sidelines.

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Solar Dynamics Observatory Sees Lunar Transit

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On Jan. 30, 2014, beginning at 8:31 a.m EST, the moon moved between NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, and the sun, giving the observatory a view of a partial solar eclipse from space. Such a lunar transit happens two to three times each year. This one lasted two and one half hours, which is the longest ever recorded. When the next one will occur is as of yet unknown due to planned adjustments in SDO’s orbit.

Image Credit: NASA/SDO

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Defexpo India 2014: Rockwell Collins to showcase avionics and communications capabilities

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The HeliSure™ family of products will make its debut at Defexpo 2014. HeliSure provides helicopter pilots with unprecedented situational awareness to help them meet the challenges of flying in an increasingly congested and hazard-filled airspace.

NEW DELHI (Feb. 6, 2014) – Rockwell Collins is showcasing a broad range of proven, open and interoperable communications and avionics solutions for land, air and sea at Defexpo India 2014.

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BAE Systems launches first Jackson Offshore PSV

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BAE Systems launches first Jackson Offshore PSV

January 30, 2014—BAE Systems has launched the first of four platform supply vessels it is building for Jackson Offshore Operators, LLC. The launch ceremony at BAE Systems’ Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL, shipyard included representatives from both companies. The M/V Breeze will remain at BAE Systems’ shipyard to complete construction prior to delivery in May. The second ship, Hull 256, will be delivered in September. Two additional vessels are under contract and will be completed in 2015.

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Shifty Winds Challenge Sailing’s Best At ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami

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Date: Friday 31 January 2014
Issued on behalf of ISAF
Sailors were rewarded for their patience and hours of onshore preparation with a full day of inconsistent and challenging conditions on Thursday at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. The pressure was on, to complete three to four races per fleet on Thursday to catch up to the desired race totals.

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