OneWeb Satellites inaugurates serial production line for the Assembly, Integration, and Test of OneWeb’s first satellites.

Toulouse 27/06/2017 – Today, OneWeb Satellites inaugurates its assembly line in Toulouse, the beating heart of Airbus’ manufacturing expertise, to begin end-to-end validation, testing, and integration of its first satellites set for launch in just over nine months.

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Canadian Army female Infantry Officer to command Queen’s Guard

Captain Couto, from the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, poses for the media at Wellington Barracks on June 26, 2017.

Photo by: Corporal Jay Ekin, Canadian Armed Forces

©2017 DND / MDN Canada

June 26, 2017 – London, United Kingdom – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Today, for the first time in history, the Queen’s Guard at Buckingham Palace is commanded by a Canadian Army female Infantry Officer.

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GPS III in Full Production: Second Lockheed Martin Satellite Assembled, Ready to Begin Environmental Testing

Navigation Payload Delivered for Third Satellite in Most Powerful GPS Constellation Ever

DENVER, June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In a specialized cleanroom designed to streamline satellite production, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is in full production building GPS III – the world’s most powerful GPS satellites. The company’s second GPS III satellite is now assembled and preparing for environmental testing, and the third satellite is close behind, having just received its navigation payload.

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Glosten completes design of hybrid passenger-only ferry; Navy picks former DDG commander to lead USS Fitzgerald probe

Navy picks former DDG commander to lead USS Fitzgerald probe
The Navy has named Rear Adm. (lower half) Brian Fort as lead for the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) investigation being conducted pursuant to the Manual of the Judge Advocate General (JAGMAN) to gather evidence.
Austal wins $584 million LCS 28 contract

Austal said “the 127 meter frigate sized LCS28 will be the 14th LCS constructed at Austal’s U.S. shipyard in Mobile, Alabama and represents a continuing vote of confidence in Australia’s design and shipbuilding capability for large naval vessels.”
PVA’s Flagship SMS gains Coast Guard recognition

The PVA Flagship SMS is a voluntary alternative safety management system, created by PVA members specifically for vessel operators to utilize in implementing their own SMS.
Damen readies new CMV cruise ship for inaugural voyage

The full scope of work was concluded within a tight timescale, ensuring that the vessel could sail to the London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury, U.K., in time for her naming ceremony and inaugural cruise.
New broadband service for ships in Asia-Pacific region

The fully-managed service will enable Primacom to double broadband speeds for connecting vessels traversing international and domestic maritime routes within the Asia-Pacific region.
Drewry optimistic on prospects for multipurpose shipping

Many key drivers for dry cargo demand have reported a significant uptick in 2017.
Aegean Marine Petroleum launches Savannah service center

Under the terms of the agreement with Colonial Terminals, Inc., Aegean will lease tankage from Colonial’s oil terminal on the Savannah River.

Boeing HorizonX Invests in Artificial Intelligence Leader SparkCognition

Austin, Texas-based company is a leader in machine learning, artificial intelligence

Applications could include AI-driven security for aerospace innovations

CHICAGO, June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced it is investing in SparkCognition, an Austin, Texas-based company focused on artificial intelligence and machine learning in the fields of information technology security and industrial operations. It is the latest investment by the Boeing HorizonX venture arm established earlier this year.

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Beechcraft T-6C military trainer boosts international availability with EASA certification


WICHITA, Kan. (June 26, 2017) – Textron Aviation Defense LLC., a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that the Beechcraft T-6C military trainer has achieved basic certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), supporting future configuration certification and delivery of 10 previously ordered T-6C aircraft for the U.K. Ministry of Defence’s Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) program.

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NASA Completes Milestone Toward Quieter Supersonic X-Plane

NASA Completes Milestone Toward Quieter Supersonic X-Plane

Illustration of NASA’s planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration aircraft
Illustration of NASA’s planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration aircraft as outlined during the project’s Preliminary Design Review last week.
Credits: NASA / Lockheed Martin

NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design. QueSST is the initial design stage of NASA’s planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) experimental airplane, otherwise known as an X-plane.

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