Boeing, Air Lease Corporation Finalize Order for 12 737 MAXs

LSQ Air Lease Corporation 777-300ER; 787; 737-800 Family

Agreement also includes two new orders for the 787 Dreamliner

SEATTLE, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) have finalized an order for 12 737 MAXs first announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The agreement also includes two new orders for the 787-9 Dreamliner.

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Bittium expands its tactical communications offering to tactical radios targeted for combat troops and vehicles

Bittium launches new Bittium Tough SDR™ product family including software defined radio based tactical handheld and vehicular radios. The new radios run also the ESSOR HDRWF waveform.

Oulu, Finland, August 8, 2017 – Bittium expands its tactical communications offering with a software defined radio based Bittium Tough SDR product family that includes Bittium Tough SDR Handheld™, tactical handheld radio for individual soldiers, and Bittium Tough SDR Vehicular™, tactical radio for vehicle installations. The new product family expands Bittium’s product offering from the current Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN), used for forming a tactical broadband mobile IP backbone network, to individual soldier and vehicular level tactical radios. This enables bringing broadband data transfer and voice to all mobile troops starting from brigade level and all the way across the battlefield.

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Launch Postponement, of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 Encapsulating MICHIBIKI No. 3

Launch Postponement, of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 Encapsulating 

After the review of the weather condition, Mitsubishi Heavy 
Industries, Ltd. and JAXA have decided to postpone launch of H-IIA 
Launch Vehicle No. 35 (H-IIA・F35) which encapsulates MICHIBIKI No. 3, 
Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; Geostationary Orbit Satellite.
HIIA・F35 launch was originally scheduled on August 11, 2017, new 
schedule is as follows

Launch Date:
    August 12, 2017
Launch Time:
    2 p.m. through 11 p.m. (JST) *
Reserved Launch Period:
    August 13 through September 30, 2017 *
*Launch time during the reserved launch period will vary.

MHI Launch Services

H-IIA Launch Vehicle

Quashi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS)


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency Japan Aerospace Exploration 
Agency (JAXA)

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Oman Air Extreme Sailing Series team head to Hamburg on a high

The Extreme Sailing Series 2017. Act4. Barcelona, Spain. Pictures of Oman Air Sailing Team skippered by Phil Robertson with team mates Pete Greenhalgh, Ed Smyth, Nasser Al Mashari and James Wierzbowski racing close to the city of Barcelona on day 2 of racing.
Credit Lloyd Images

The Oman Air team are heading into the second half of the Extreme Sailing Series on a high after rebooting their campaign with an emphatic victory last time out.

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Lockheed Martin Unveils Next Generation Missile Defense Sensor Technology

Platform will serve as basis for Lockheed Martin’s offering in U.S. Army’s upcoming Lower Tier Air & Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) competition

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin will unveil its next generation air and missile defense radar demonstrator at the annual Space & Missile Defense Symposium this week in Huntsville, Alabama. The active electronically scanned array (AESA) Radar for Engagement and Surveillance (ARES) is a representative full-scale prototype of the technology to support a modern, 360-degree capable sensor that the U.S. Army will use to address current and emerging air and ballistic missile threats.

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Solar eclipse on August 21 will affect photovoltaic generators across the country: EIA

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s ( new Today in Energy brief looks at the effects of the upcoming solar eclipse on utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants.

“On August 21, a solar eclipse will obscure the sunlight needed to generate electricity at approximately 1,900 utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in the United States. However, relatively little solar PV capacity lies in the path of totality—where the sun will be completely obscured by the moon—and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) does not anticipate the eclipse will create reliability issues for the bulk power system.”—EIA

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2 year contract to produce MJU-66 Special Material Decoys for the US Air Force

Chemring Group is pleased to announce that its US based subsidiary, Chemring Countermeasures USA (Alloy Surfaces / Kilgore Flares), has been awarded a two year contract to produce MJU-66 Special Material Decoys for the US Air Force. The total contract value is up to US$29 million, with an initial delivery order of US$18.4 million in the first year. All work will be performed at Alloy Surfaces’ facility in Chester Township, Pennsylvania.

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Nachtjagd, Defenders of the Reich, 1940-1943


The author has established a solid reputation for accurate aviation histories of WWII that add valuable knowledge and insights to the subject. If you think everything that can be said about the WWII air war has been said, here is a book to challenge your belief. – Most Highly Recommended.

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