Team Oman Air promise to bounce back after frustrating opener to Extreme Sailing Series round two

Act 2, Qingdao Ð Day 1 – Oman Air Sailing Team races
during day one of Act 2 – Qingdao at the Extreme Sailing Series in Qingdao, China. Photo by Xaume Olleros / OC Sport

Typically challenging weather conditions in China’s Olympic Sailing City of Qingdao left Team Oman Air frustrated but defiant after a mixed bag of results in the Extreme Sailing Series round two curtain raiser.

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The SkyHawks officially begin their 2017 performance season

Corporal Axel Lubeck, 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, flies a flag over Perris, California, during training on April 13, 2016.

April 28, 2017 – Trenton, Ontario – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, the SkyHawks, will officially launch their 2017 performance season at the Wings over Gatineau Airshow in Gatineau, Québec, Sunday, April 30th.

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Lockheed Martin Contracts Guardtime Federal for Innovative Cyber Technology

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — As a follow-on to specialized mission support testing in 2015, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has contracted Guardtime Federal as a key supplier to integrate a variety of cyber-related elements into systems engineering processes, supply chain risk management and software development efforts.

Since 2015, Lockheed Martin and Guardtime Federal have conducted demonstrations of data integrity technologies to address the threat of manipulation in networked and weapon system embedded cyber physical systems. The two companies have been engaged in on-going assessments to address the continued evolution of cyber-focused threats across the entire development and fielding lifecycle.

With this effort, Lockheed Martin becomes the first U.S. defense contractor to incorporate blockchain technology into its developmental processes, enabling more efficient and assured offerings to the federal government. Using Guardtime Federal’s Black Lantern appliances and the nationally distributed Guardtime Federal Core blockchain infrastructure, Lockheed Martin plans to realize more efficient and secure software development and supply chain risk management.

To realize the next leap forward, Guardtime Federal crafted a consortium of some of the most advanced cyber-centric small businesses in the field: Galois, ForAllSecure and Trail of Bits. Collectively this consortium offers a wealth of experience in formal methods, vulnerability analysis, and automated vulnerability discovery and patching. All consortium participants are performers on the most advanced DARPA cyber-focused developments.  ForAllSecure was the first place winner of the recent DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge.

“Guardtime Federal is excited about collaborating with such a high quality team for delivering capabilities to Lockheed Martin with whom we share a common vision regarding cyber and software development challenges,” said David Hamilton, president of Guardtime Federal.

Lockheed Martin and Guardtime Federal are maturing a concept referred to as Cyber Aware Systems Engineering. Lockheed Martin is exploring new, non-traditional approaches, technologies, and processes to design cyber security into its business.

“These new cyber security approaches will enhance data integrity, speed problem discovery and mitigation, and reduce the volume of regression testing, which results in reduced schedule risk,” said Ron Bessire, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Engineering and Technology vice president. “The faster our developers can discover issues, the faster we can deliver.”

Lockheed Martin regularly partners with small businesses to augment its robust cyber capabilities. This new aerospace collaboration between a prime and a small business cyber consortium not only meets Department of Defense guidelines for small businesses set-aside, it also leverages the innovative dynamic nature of small, agile industry partners in the tradition of the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® model. By experimenting now and learning to incorporate these new approaches, Lockheed Martin anticipates improved performance in future modernization of existing programs as well as discriminating advantage on emerging competitions.

Artist Nick Ryan creates spectacular art installation DX17 to mark IWM Duxford’s centenary year.

2017 marks the centenary of Imperial War Museums (IWM) and 100 years since work began to create RAF Duxford.

This landmark occasion is being commemorated with the creation of DX17*, Duxford’s first ever contemporary art installation, inspired by Duxford’s remarkable history. A spectacular and imaginative storytelling device, it engages visitors in a tactile quest to uncover up to 100 memories – narrative fragments, voices, sound, signals, moments, stories or anecdotes – from Duxford’s remarkable past and present.

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BookPick: Napoleonic Memoirs & Biographies

BookPick: Napoleonic Memoirs & Biographies

by BigJules

Among the many treasured volumes in my library are memoirs and biographies, which so often give wonderful insights into the individuals who strode the Napoleonic-era stage. I particularly enjoy hearing actual ‘voices’ from the past, they can really transport you back in time. Here are four recent titles that will appeal to all those drawn to this fascinating period in history.

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Lockheed Martin to Upgrade and Support Sensors for Japan’s Apache Fleet

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received contracts to upgrade the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M‑TADS/PNVS) system for Japan’s fleet of AH-64DJP Apache attack helicopters and provide Performance Based Logistics (PBL) support.

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Lockheed Martin Delivers New Capabilities for F-35 Logistics System

The Upgraded Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) is Approved for Installation at F-35 Sites

ORLANDO, Fla., April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) next iteration of the F-35’s Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) has been approved for installation at U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy F-35 sites. Along with a number of improvements to the system’s baseline, the upgrade delivers significant enhancements for managing forward operations and sustainment.

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