Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Next Generation Aegis Ashore Solution

MOORESTOWN, N.J., Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — In a landmark demonstration, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) connected key components of its Aegis Ashore and Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) technologies, validating the ability to greatly increase operational performance, efficiency and reliability of Aegis Ashore.

Aegis Ashore configured with Lockheed Martin Solid State Radar provides greatly increased performance.

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Heavenly palace

Heavenly palace

A faint white streak shows Chinese space station Tiangong-1, photographed by French astrophotographer Alain Filger 27 November 2017 from a ski area in the south-east France near dusk

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  • Title Heavenly palace
  • Released 11/01/2018 9:12 am
  • Copyright A. Figer. Used by permission.
  • DescriptionThis vivid image shows China’s space station Tiangong-1 – the name means ‘heavenly palace’ – and was captured by French astrophotographer Alain Figer on 27 November 2017. It was taken from a ski area in the Hautes-Alpes region of southeast France as the station passed overhead near dusk.

 

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Defense Logistics Agency gains tailored parts solution through Rockwell Collins

A new performance-based logistics agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency will support Rockwell Collins products on multiple aircraft platforms that are serviced at the Robins Air Force Base maintenance depot

• Defense Logistics Agency’s first performance-based logistics agreement with the U.S. Air Force
• Improves readiness while reducing inventory and infrastructure costs

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Jan. 10, 2018) – Rockwell Collins has been awarded a $22 million contract by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to provide support for the Robins Air Force Base maintenance depot. As the DLA’s first performance-based logistics (PBL) contract with the Air Force, the initial contract will run for three years with Rockwell Collins providing total supply chain management for replacement parts on the AN/ARC-171, AN/ARC-190 and AN/ARR-85 airborne communication products.

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Boeing Unveils New Unmanned Cargo Air Vehicle Prototype

The electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing multi-copter UAV is designed to carry up to 500 pounds

The prototype aims to further develop and mature the building blocks of autonomy and electric propulsion

CHICAGO, Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today unveiled a new unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype that will be used to test and evolve Boeing’s autonomy technology for future aerospace vehicles. It is designed to transport a payload up to 500 pounds for possible future cargo and logistics applications.

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VDES offers global link for ships

  • Title VDES to connect the seas
  • Released 10/01/2018 9:49 am
  • Copyright ESA
  • DescriptionESA is supporting development of the VHF Data Exchange System, or VDES for short, a next-generation maritime communications service specifically designed to integrate terrestrial infrastructure with satellites, to deliver two-way communication across the planet.
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10 January 2018

There are yawning gaps in our interconnected world: unable or unwilling to take up satellite communications, many smaller ships find themselves isolated on the high seas. ESA is part of an ambitious effort to upgrade an existing VHF system to provide wide-bandwidth two-way communications to all mariners.

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Boeing Sets Airplane Delivery Record, Finishes 2017 with Larger Order Book

– Delivered 763 commercial airplanes to lead industry for sixth straight year

– Won 912 net orders valued at $134.8 billion at list prices

SEATTLE, Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered more commercial airplanes than any manufacturer for the sixth consecutive year and set an industry record with 763 deliveries in 2017, driven by high output of the market-leading 737 and 787 jets. At the same time, the company grew its backlog with 912 net orders, reflecting healthy demand for its single-aisle and twin-aisle airplanes.

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NASA, Partners Discuss Power for Future Space Exploration

NASA, Partners Discuss Power for Future Space Exploration

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Mars fission power system concept.
Credits: NASA

NASA and its partners will host a news conference at noon EST (9 a.m. PST) Thursday, Jan. 18, at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, to discuss a recent experiment involving a new power source that could provide the safe, efficient and plentiful energy needed for future robotic and human space exploration missions.

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