Securing the Narrow Sea, The Dover Patrol 1914-1918

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With WWI centenaries coming thick and fast, there has been a deluge of books published to time with the events. Inevitably the terrible battles on the Western Front have dominated but here is a most welcome book on the Dover Patrol, a much under-covered part of WWI. The author has produced a very creditable review of this vital service, a must-read book that deserves to be highly commended.


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Design Evolution: Lockheed Martin is using 3-D Printed Parts for U.S. Military Satellites

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New process cuts more than four months out of the manufacturing lead time for a component onboard the U.S. Air Force’s AEHF-6 satellite

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — When the U.S. Air Force’s sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) satellite launches into space, a 3-D printed part will be along for the ride. A Remote Interface Unit, an aluminum electronic enclosure designed to hold avionic circuits, will be the first 3-D printed part certified for use on a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) military satellite.

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Boeing Forms New Innovation Cell; Invests in Tech Companies Upskill, Zunum Aero

CHICAGO, April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Boeing HorizonX to uncover and accelerate emerging technologies, business models
  • Effort will pursue venture capital investments, expansion into new business areas, disruptive market solutions

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] announced  investments in two early-stage technology companies through the ventures arm of a new group called Boeing HorizonX, an innovation cell focused on accelerating potentially transformative aerospace technologies, manufacturing innovations and emerging business models.

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Canadian Army implements an expedited enrollment process for its Primary Reserve Force

Transferring full control of the Primary Reserve recruitment process to the Canadian Army will enable quicker and more efficient enrollment. Successful candidates will be able to join a unit of their choice and begin training in the span of a few weeks. Here, Private Martin Camungol of the Royal Regina Rifles, a Canadian Army Reserve unit, mans a C9 light machine gun during Exercise BISON WARRIOR at Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot Dundurn, Saskatchewan, August 13-21, 2016.

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April 3, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Applicants for the Canadian Army Reserve will soon be able to enroll in just weeks rather than months, the Army announced today.

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