Sukhoi Superjet 100 Confirmed its Ability to Fly from Short Runways

Since the beginning of July 2017 Sukhoi Superjet 100 has successfully performed flights to one of the oldest airports of Northern Europe – Bromma (Sweden). It has relatively short runway of 1660 m and it is situated within the boundaries of the city, unlike most European airports. Besides, for landing in Bromma, SSJ100 needs only 1425 m even loaded with maximum landing weight.

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Australia’s Future Submarine Program reaches major international milestone

Lockheed Martin Australia and Naval Group welcome the opening of Australia’s Future Program Office in Cherbourg.

CHERBOURG, France, July 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Naval Group (formerly DCNS) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Australia today welcomed the official opening of Australia’s Future Submarine Office by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Cherbourg France.

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Researching the Kydd Novels #7

Researching the Kydd Novels #7

by BigJules

One of the elements of writing my Kydd tales that I particularly enjoy is the research, and it’s one of the things I’m most questioned about when I give talks or do author signings. There are many aspects of this – consulting primary and secondary sources, speaking to experts, undertaking location research, visiting museums and archives. I’m often asked about the length of time research for a book takes – that’s a difficult thing to quantify because in some ways I guess I have been doing it subconsciously all my life – during my years at sea absorbing the universals all mariners hold dear – and ingesting material from countless maritime books, both fiction and non-fiction, that I’ve been drawn to from an early age.

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Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific e-news – May to June 2017 Report.

Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific e-news – May to June 2017 Report.

Our aim is to provide an overview of the Australian helicopter and drone industries. The new RPAS/UAV/drone technology has only been involved in commercial activities for less than a decade. The latter has undergone an explosive growth pattern during the past three years or so. The helicopter and drone industries actually overlap in many areas; and we attempt to alert folks where this is occurring so they can avoid duplication of effort in many endeavours; especially where well-meaning bureaucrats in different government departments draft legislation which may be less cost effective than desired.

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Poland Selects Lockheed Martin’s HIMARS Launcher for Homar Program for Exclusive Further Negotiations

Poland Selects Lockheed Martin’s HIMARS Launcher for Homar Program for Exclusive Further Negotiations

DALLAS, July 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Polish Armament Group (PGZ) has selected Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for exclusive further negotiations to develop the Polish Homar program on the basis of the Lockheed Martin High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).

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Researching the Kydd Novels #6

Researching the Kydd Novels #6

by BigJules

One of the elements of writing my Kydd tales that I particularly enjoy is the research, and it’s one of the things I’m most questioned about when I give talks or do author signings. There are many aspects of this – consulting primary and secondary sources, speaking to experts, undertaking location research, visiting museums and archives. I’m often asked about the length of time research for a book takes – that’s a difficult thing to quantify because in some ways I guess I have been doing it subconsciously all my life – during my years at sea absorbing the universals all mariners hold dear – and ingesting material from countless maritime books, both fiction and non-fiction, that I’ve been drawn to from an early age.

 

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