We need a new approach to UK resilience – leading Cranfield academics

Leading academics from across Cranfield University are calling for a new approach to UK resilience. Writing in today’s Financial Times, the academics believe that as well as lessons learnt from the response to COVID-19 there is a much wider lesson to be learnt about how the UK identifies, prepares and responds to threats and risks, such as to our safety, our national security and from climate change.

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Operation Jericho 2020 Fundraising Update No.6 – 23rd May 2020

Talking of approaching the target, this superb painting by Ivan Berryman depicts F/O George Stewart DFC, RCAF shooting up Ju88 night-fighters on a ‘Day Ranger’ sortie attacking Fliegerhorst Grove, Jutland Denmark on September 26th, 1944. 

In true ‘Ranger’ style thanks to your continued effort to press on and deliver we have now raised 28% of our goal in just over 6 weeks with a running total in excess of …

£70,000!

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Ucore Closes First Tranche of Convertible Debenture Financing

Halifax, Nova Scotia – May 22, 2020Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (“Ucore” or the “Company“) (TSXV:UCU) (OTCQX:UURAF) is pleased to announce that it has closed the first tranche of its $2.8 million non-brokered private placement (the “Financing“) of unsecured convertible debentures (“Convertible Debentures“), as previously announced on April 27, 2020.  The Company currently intends to close the remainder of the Financing on May 29, 2020.
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Textron Aviation awarded contract for two Beechcraft King Air 350CER aircraft for U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Customs and Border Protection Multi Enforcement Aircraft patrol the sky over the United States. Photo by Alex Zamora

WICHITA, Kan. (May 20, 2020) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, was awarded a contract for two additional Beechcraft King Air 350CER turboprop aircraft for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO). After mission modifications by Sierra Nevada Corporation, these two Multi-role Enforcement Aircraft (MEA) aircraft will join a fleet of 23 other King Air 350 aircraft used to safeguard the United States homeland as part of the coordinated application of CBP’s aviation and maritime law enforcement resources.

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AeroVironment Unveils Quantix™ Recon, Fully-Automated Hybrid Vertical Takeoff and Landing Unmanned Aircraft System for Defense Applications

  • Quantix Recon delivers on-demand, georeferenced aerial imagery, providing quick visibility for on-site mission planning and verification
  • Fully-Automated, hybrid vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) design and radio frequency silent mode enable aircraft to conduct missions undetected
  • Powerful onboard processing delivers high-resolution imagery immediately on the included operating tablet upon landing no other devices, internet or software required

 

AeroVironment’s new Quantix Recon, a fullyautomated reconnaissance unmanned aircraft system.

 

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., April 23, 2020 AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced the availability of Quantix™ Recon, a lightweight, rapidly deployable, fully-automated reconnaissance solution that delivers high resolution, georeferenced terrain, vegetation and infrastructure imagery, providing ground forces with on-demand actionable intelligence.

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NASA Telescope Named For ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman

NASA Telescope Named For ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman

NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope is now named the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) is now named the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, after NASA’s first Chief of Astronomy.
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NASA is naming its next-generation space telescope currently under development, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), in honor of Nancy Grace Roman, NASA’s first chief astronomer, who paved the way for space telescopes focused on the broader universe.

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