New Tactical ISR Satellites Provide Global, Persistent Support for Warfighters

Units operating in denied areas employ survivable ISR to shorten the sensor-to-shooter timeline

LITTLETON, Colo., Apr. 13, 2021 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is addressing the accelerating demand for space-enabled warfighting capabilities with a new line of rapid, integrated and affordable tactical Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) satellites. These satellites, based on Lockheed Martin’s LM 400 mid-size bus, enable tactical warfighters to track moving targets at long ranges and operate in contested and denied environments — on compressed timelines at the scale of battle.

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NASA to Provide Live Coverage of Space Station Crew Landing

NASA to Provide Live Coverage of Space Station Crew Landing

Kate Rubins of NASA and Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of Roscosmos
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Expedition 64 Flight Engineers Kate Rubins of NASA and Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of Roscosmos are scheduled to depart the International Space Station Friday, April 16. The three crew members are pictured inside the Kibo laboratory module from JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency).
Credits: NASA

Expedition 64 Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA and two Roscosmos cosmonauts are scheduled to end their mission on the International Space Station Friday, April 16. Coverage of departure from the station and landing on Earth will air live on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website

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Board Room Briefings – Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific – April 2021

To our drone and helicopter industry key players,
Attached is the April edition of our Board Room Briefings. It is our APAC business focussed monthly publication which shares data which may be helpful for marketing managers. It is a sister publication to our Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific e-News which supports general aviation companies, flying schools and government officials who want to keep up with rotorcraft trends and developments,

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Textron Aviation’s special edition 75th anniversary Beechcraft Bonanza blends modern technology with retro styling

WICHITA, Kan. (April 13, 2021) – Textron Aviation has turned to an aviation legend and founding member of the Beechcraft brand to commemorate a milestone for one of its most iconic aircraft. The company today announced a special edition 75th anniversary option for its Beechcraft Bonanza G36 single-engine piston aircraft, distinguished by its custom interior and paint scheme inspired by Olive Ann Beech’s signature blue color.

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Bombardier Celebrates Completion of 100th Global 7500 Business Jet Wing Manufactured in Texas

Bombardier Celebrates Completion of 100th Global 7500 Business Jet Wing Manufactured in Texas

 

  • Milestone shines light on Global 7500 aircraft production growth and continued development of industry flagship business jet program
  • Advanced wing on Global 7500 aircraft, made in the U.S., delivers optimum speed, range, short-field capabilities and an exceptionally smooth ride
  • Bombardier recently marked the 50th delivery of the Global 7500 business jet, which continues to receive strong interest from customers worldwide

MONTREAL, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier announced today that it is celebrating the completion of the 100th wing for its Global 7500 business jet, a significant milestone for the industry-leading aircraft and for the company’s facility in Red Oak, Texas, where the advanced wing is manufactured.

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Norway’s First P-8A Aircraft Moves into Assembly

Norway’s first P-8A Poseidon aircraft is moved from a rail car through the air to the first step of the assembly process, the Fuselage Systems Installation tool, in Renton, Washington. (Boeing photo)

First P-8A Norway fuselage load into SI tool

Fuselage arrival in Renton marks a major production milestone

RENTON, Washington, April 12, 2021 – The first P-8A Poseidon fuselage for Norway arrived today at Boeing [NYSA: BA] facilities in Renton, Washington, from Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kansas, marking a major milestone in the production of the first of five Poseidons for the Royal Norwegian Air Force.

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Derazona to be Asia’s first H160 operator for oil and gas

H160 Derazona rendering © Copyright Airbus Helicopters

Jakarta, 12 April 2021 – Airbus Helicopters has secured an H160 order from Derazona Helicopters in Indonesia, launching this new rotorcraft in the country’s oil and gas sector. The multi-mission H160 will play an important role in the expansion plans of the Indonesian operator for oil and gas, off-shore, utility and commercial passenger transportation.

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BookPick : Spring 2021

 

 

BookPick : Spring 2021

by BigJules

I vividly remember my first boat. She was called ‘Galah‘ and I sailed her in waters around Tasmania that would have been familiar to the early explorers of what was then Van Diemen’s Land. Sadly, these days I have little time to venture out on the water but I retain a strong interest in boats, large and small, as well as my abiding passion for the ships of the Great Age of Fighting Sail. This BookPick pays homage to Shackleton’s famous boat, celebrates a gifted American yacht designer, shines a light on cruising grounds in the south of England, explores navigation down the ages and examines the fate of castaways.

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