NASA Launches NOAA Weather Satellite Aboard United Launch Alliance Rocket to Improve Forecasts

NASA Launches NOAA Weather Satellite Aboard United Launch Alliance Rocket to Improve Forecasts

Delta II Rocket Roars to Life Launching JPSS-1
At Vandenberg Air Force Base’s Space Launch Complex 2, the Delta II rocket engines roar to life. The 1:47 a.m. PST (4:47 a.m. EST), liftoff begins the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, or JPSS-1, mission. JPSS is the first in a series four next-generation environmental satellites in a collaborative program between NOAA and NASA.
Credits: NASA

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

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Budapest Airport’s new pier reaches highest point

(Text prepared by Budapest Airport)

 Budapest 15 November 2017: only eight months after construction commenced, the building of the new pier on the T2B side at Budapest Airport (Pier B) has already reached its top level. At the roof topping ceremony, Budapest Airport and KÉSZ Építő Zrt, construction contractor, jointly announced that the pier would be completed by the second half of 2018.

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Textron Aviation announces 2018 university partners for Top Hawk program

WICHITA, Kan. (Nov. 16, 2017) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has selected the following universities for the 2018 Top Hawk program: Middle Tennessee State University, University of Dubuque, Lewis University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott and California Aeronautical University. Each university will take delivery of a new, custom branded Cessna Skyhawk 172 to support flight training, university recruiting efforts and promotional activities throughout the year.

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Plasan Presents SandCat Stormer – Your New Armored SUV for the Fight Against Terror

SandCat Stormer equipped with SCAT – Riot Control System (PRNewsfoto/Plasan)

SandCat Stormer equipped with SCAT – Riot Control System

First Time a RHD (Right Hand Drive) version

KIBBUTZ SASA, Israel, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On the oncoming show of MILIPOL at Paris, Plasan is going to present a new variant of the SandCat Stormer for police and counter-terrorism units. As a response to the growing domestic terror and violence seen over recent years, Plasan is launching the ultimate anti-terror and riot-control vehicle – and for the First Time a RHD (Right Hand Drive) version is offered for RHD countries.

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Canadian Armed Forces begin explosive threat training in Iraq, adjusting Air Task Force contributions

Members of the Camp Canada Fire Brigade spray water on a simulated fire under the instruction of the camp Firefighter as ROTO 5 conducts its first fire drill at Camp Canada along with American Firefighter support during Operation IMPACT on July 28, 2017.
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Members of the Camp Canada Fire Brigade spray water on a simulated 
fire, under the instruction of the camp Firefighter, as ROTO 5 
conducts its first fire drill at Camp Canada along with American 
Firefighter support during Operation IMPACT on July 28, 2017.

November 17, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

As part of Canada’s ongoing commitment to enable the lasting defeat of Daesh, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) engineers are delivering explosive threat training to Iraqi security forces (ISF). As well, to better meet the needs of the Global Coalition, the CAF is adjusting its aircraft contributions.

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Canadian and U.S. emergency management officials use simulated disaster scenario to test new communication technologies

November 16, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

In line with Strong, Secure, Engaged, Canada’s new defence policy, the Government of Canada is committed to investing in capabilities that improve our ability to forecast threats and challenges. The ability to leverage opportunities, and act effectively and decisively in cooperation with our allies and partners is of paramount importance in keeping Canadians safe at home and abroad.

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Lockheed Martin Achieves Long Range Discrimination Radar Critical Design Review On-Schedule

MOORESTOWN, N.J., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) completed a rigorous Critical Design Review (CDR) on Sept. 28 with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR), demonstrating compliance to all technical performance measures and requirements. The radar system will support a layered ballistic missile defense strategy to protect the U.S. homeland from ballistic missile attacks.

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