Canada Renews Contribution to the Global Coalition against Daesh


June 28, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces

Daesh’s atrocities have led to countless tragedies, not only because of the impact on their immediate victims, but because of the subsequent humanitarian crises and increased forced migration that has affected millions of innocent lives throughout the region. The world has united against Daesh and Canada will defend its interests alongside our allies while working with local partners to establish more stable and secure conditions.

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Ariane 5 launch proves reliability and flies new fairing

  • Title Ariane 5 liftoff
  • Released 28/06/2017 11:15 pm
  • Copyright ESA
  • DescriptionOn 28 June 2017, Ariane 5 flight VA238 lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana and delivered two telecom satellites, Hellas Sat 3–Inmarsat S European Aviation Network and GSAT-17, into their planned orbits. 

    A new four-panel fairing was also validated on this flight.

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29 June 2017An Ariane 5 carrying two telecom satellites inside a new lighter fairing lifted off on the fourth mission from Europe’s Spaceport in two months.

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NASA Invites Public to Celebrate 100 Years of Aerospace Breakthroughs


NASA Invites Public to Celebrate 100 Years of Aerospace Breakthroughs

NASA invites the public to three days of discussion and storytelling with notable aerospace experts to mark the 100th anniversary of the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Portions of the event will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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Ingalls Shipbuilding to build first Flight III DDG 51; Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding books pilot boat order

Ingalls Shipbuilding to build first Flight III DDG 51
Ingalls Shipbuilding to build first Flight III DDG 51
June 28, 2017 — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a contract modification to incorporate the “Flight III” upgrades to the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125). DDG 51 Flight III will incorporate the new Advanced Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) that will replace the existing SPY-1 radar installed on the previous DDG 51 ships.

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Charity Appeals for White Knight

Following the emergency landing of Sea Vixen G-CVIX XP924 at RNAS Yeovilton on 27 May 17, Navy Wings is urgently seeking a ‘white knight’ sponsor to save the aircraft and restore this unique and nationally important naval heritage fighter to full flying condition.


Unfortunately the structural damage to the airframe is more serious than first thought. This includes cracks on both tail booms, warping of the main bulk heads in the engine compartment and major damage to the gear box. The important factor here was speed of landing. The Sea Vixen suffered a major hydraulic failure of both systems and the pilot, Commander Simon Hargreaves was unable to lower the flaps along with the under-carriage. This necessitated a high speed, low angle run on and the energy transferred itself through the airframe.

Work by Assessors estimate that it could take between 3-4 years and cost £2-3M to get her flying again. A white knight is needed in the next month who would be prepared to come to the rescue and under-write these costs and save the last flying Sea Vixen in the world, recognising her uniqueness and value to the Nation’s naval aviation heritage. #whiteknight #navywingsuk

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The New Lamborghini Centenario, SEAT Arona…

The Lamborghini Centenario

It makes its public dynamic debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the supercar class. Going ‘up the hill’, the €1.75 million Centenario coupe, of which only 20 will be delivered to customers worldwide, has a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration of just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). The V12 770 hp super sports car was unveiled in 2016, celebrating the 100 year anniversary of company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth. All Centenario coupé models, together with 20 roadsters, are sold with first deliveries under way… Continue reading here

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The Round the Island Race: Always exciting!

2017 Race Day: Saturday 1st July
First start: 0530
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The Round the Island Race
in association with Cloudy Bay – always EXCITING

Peta Stuart-Hunt sets the scene

This race truly is a #raceforall. Image: Paul Wyeth/

How best to describe the annual Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay in one word, one that neatly encapsulates the passion, competition, thrills and enjoyment shared by thousands of sailors each year?
It’s always EXCITING!

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