Boeing completes acquisition of Aurora Flight Sciences

New subsidiary to accelerate development of autonomous technology

CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] completed the acquisition of Aurora Flight Sciences, a world-class innovator, developer and manufacturer of advanced aerospace platforms and autonomous systems. Aurora will operate under Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology as a subsidiary called Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company. It will retain an independent operating model while benefiting from Boeing’s resources and position as the leading provider of aerospace products and services.

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Vega launches Earth observation satellite for Morocco

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  • Title Vega lifts off
  • Released 08/11/2017 2:43 am
  • Copyright ESA/CNES/Arianespace
  • DescriptionOn 7 November 2017, Vega flight VV11 lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana to deliver the Earth observation satellite Mohammed VI-A into orbit for the Kingdom of Morocco.
  • Id 386219

8 November 2017

Arianespace has launched a Vega rocket to deliver an Earth observation satellite into orbit for the Kingdom of Morocco.

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KLM launches Messenger customer chat on KLM.com

7 November 2017 – As of today, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will offer Facebook Messenger users in Japan, South Korea and South Africa the option of asking questions to service agents via Messenger customer chat on KLM.com. In this way, customers are offered quick and personal service when booking tickets, changing bookings or in case they have baggage-related questions. KLM is one of the first airlines in the world and one of a select group of companies taking part in the pilot for this chat service in collaboration with Messenger.

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Boeing Missile Defense Team Loads Milestone Missile into Silo

United States missile defense strengthened to 44 interceptors

FORT GREELY, ALASKA, Nov. 7, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) team recently bolstered America’s defense against long-range ballistic missiles, ahead of schedule, with the installation of the 44th interceptor.

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Malta Strikes Back, The Role of Malta in the Mediterranean Theatre 1940-1942

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The only community to ever receive the George Cross has inevitably built up a few myths and legends. From 1940 to 1942, the island withstood heavy enemy air attack, not only survived but made a significant contribution to the defeat of the Axis in North Africa and supported the invasion and surrender of Italy – Very Highly recommended.


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Assassinations Anthology

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Assassination of War Leaders is as old as history. Taking the head of the enemy can be more productive than launching an invasion. The group of well-known writers have produced a series of accounts of assassination plans and execution, under a sympathetic editor – fascinating read – highly recommended.


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