Tank Craft, Churchill Tanks, British Army, North-West Europe 1944-1945

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The Tank Craft series has become very popular with modellers and enthusiasts. This new addition to the range meets the criteria of excellent photographs and drawings with descriptive text and full captions – Very Highly Recommended.


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Jambo! Cologne Bonn’s South African salutatio

Coming just a few months after Cologne Bonn added Namibia to its African route network with Eurowings, the Lufthansa group carrier has commenced the airport’s first connection to South Africa. Launching low-cost long-haul services to Cape Town from the German gateway yesterday, the 9,490-kilometre sector will be flown weekly using the airline’s 306-seat A330s.

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Lockheed Martin Receives Contract to Develop Compact Airborne High Energy Laser Capabilities

Contract funds development of high power laser to be tested on tactical fighter jet

BOTHELL, Wash., Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) $26.3 million for the design, development and production of a high power fiber laser. AFRL plans to test the laser on a tactical fighter jet by 2021. The contract is part of AFRL’s Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program, and is a major step forward in the maturation of protective airborne laser systems.

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ESSOR (European Secure SOftware defined Radio) programme continues into the development of Operational Capability 1 (OC1)

Oulu, Finland, November 7, 2017 – The joint venture a4ESSOR (Alliance for ESSOR) has been awarded a contract by OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d’ARmement) to start a new phase of the ESSOR (European Secure Software defined Radio) programme, called ESSOR Operational Capability 1 (OC1). Mr. Lino Laganà, President of a4ESSOR, and Mr. Arturo Alfonso-Meiriño, Director of OCCAR, signed the contract in Bonn on November 2nd.

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Boeing and CASIS Award $500,000 for Microgravity Research through MassChallenge

Grants help fund costs for flight to International Space Station

BOSTON, Nov. 6, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) have again joined forces to promote the use of the International Space Station (ISS) as an orbiting laboratory capable of producing cutting-edge research across numerous scientific disciplines. The two organizations on Nov. 2 granted a total of $500,000 to three microgravity research companies through startup accelerator MassChallenge™.

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Bittium brings enhanced capabilities of ESSOR waveform, developed in the next phase of ESSOR programme, to the new Bittium Tough SDR™ tactical radios

Bittium brings enhanced capabilities of ESSOR waveform, developed in the next phase of ESSOR programme, to the new Bittium Tough SDR™ tactical radios

Oulu, Finland, November 7, 2017 – Bittium is part of Operational Capability 1 (OC1) phase that continues the ESSOR (European Secure Software defined Radio) programme. During the OC1 phase, the operational capabilities of ESSOR High Data Rate Waveform (HDR WF), meant for joint operations between defense forces of different countries, will be enhanced. The contract for the OC1 phase between the industrial consortium a4ESSOR (Alliance for ESSOR), including companies developing the European European Software Defined Radio technology, and OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d’ARmement), representing the ESSOR participant countries, was announced earlier today.

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NASA TV Coverage Set for Next Resupply Mission to International Space Station

NASA TV Coverage Set for Next Resupply Mission to International Space Station

Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket for the CRS-8 mission is being integrated in the Horizontal Integration Facility at NASA’s Wallops
Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket for the CRS-8 mission is being integrated in the Horizontal Integration Facility at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. Launch is scheduled for 7:37 a.m. EST , Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.

NASA commercial cargo provider Orbital ATK is scheduled to launch its eighth mission to the International Space Station at 7:37 a.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 11 NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Live launch coverage will begin at 7 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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Wizz Air October Traffic Stats

OCTOBER 2017 TRAFFIC STATISTICS
WIZZ AIR GROWS PASSENGER NUMBERS BY 30% LOAD FACTOR INCREASES 2.1 PPTS TO 92.1%
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Geneva, 6 November 2017: Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announces passenger statistics for October 2017.
In October 2017, Wizz Air continued to expand its network, operations and customer offering with the following announcements:

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