Only eight ships in FY2018 Navy shipbuilding budget; First European Built LNG Bunkering Tanker Named

TRUMP NAVY BUDGET: SLIM
 PICKINGS FOR SHIPBUILDERS
Only eight ships in FY2018 Navy shipbuilding budget
May 24, 2017 — If you thought the Trump Administration would kickstart the path to a 355 ship Navy in its FY 2018 budget submission, think again. Though the overall Navy budget is up, this year’s shipbuilding request actually asks for fewer ships than were funded for FY 2017. Notably, just one LCS is requested. How all this fits with keeping those “hot production lines” at shipyards remains to be seen.

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Rockwell Collins brings latest “Made in Canada” communications solutions, announces new contract with the Canadian Army at CANSEC 2017

 

Rockwell Collins brings latest Made in Canada communications, announces new contract with the Canadian Army at CANSEC 2017

OTTAWA, Ontario (May 24, 2017) – Next week at CANSEC 2017, Rockwell Collins will offer industry partners and customers the opportunity to learn about the latest Canadian-made communications and networking solutions at the E.Y. Centre in Ottawa, from May 31 – June 1. In addition, the company will announce its latest contract win with the Canadian Army, featuring the adaptation of an Android-based tablet for a military communications solution.

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Boeing, DARPA to Design, Build, Test New Experimental Spaceplane

Phantom Express is envisioned as a highly autonomous experimental spaceplane, shown preparing for launch in this artist’s concept. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is collaborating with Boeing to fund development of the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. Once Phantom Express reaches the edge of space, it would deploy the second stage and return to Earth. It would then land on a runway to be prepared for its next flight by applying operation and maintenance principles similar to modern aircraft. (Boeing rendering)

Phantom Express aims to enable faster, more affordable small satellite launches

ARLINGTON, Va., May 24, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program.

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Leonardo: Centaurium Aviation Ltd. takes delivery of its GrandNew helicopter in Switzerland

 

 The GrandNew will be operated by Mountainflyers for heli taxi duties establishing Bern Airport’s first twin engine VIP helicopter service
 Over 20 VIP helicopters of Leonardo are in service in Switzerland today as the company maintains a 50% share of the global multiengine VIP market
 About 370 Grand/GrandNew helicopters have been ordered by nearly 230 customers in around 40 countries around the world to date
Geneva, 23 May 2017 – Leonardo announced today that Centaurium Aviation Ltd. of Switzerland has taken delivery of its AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin engine helicopter. The handover was celebrated during an official ceremony held at EBACE 2017 in Geneva.

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Sentinel-2 captures coral bleaching of Great Barrier Reef

  • Title Sentinel-2 captures coral bleaching
  • Released 24/05/2017 12:00 pm
  • Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016–17), processed by J. Hedley; conceptual model by C. Roelfsema
  • DescriptionImages from the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite captured on 8 June 2016 and 23 February 2017 show coral turning bright white for Adelaide Reef, Central Great Barrier Reef.

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  • Id 377763
4 May 2017Scientists observed the bleaching of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef early this year using satellite images. While capturing these events from space has been difficult in the past, Sentinel-2’s frequent revisits and its resolution makes it possible.

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Women at War in the Classical World

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Many readers may only see women at war as those who played a critical role in two World Wars. This view may be coloured by the Christian and Norman attitude to women as second class citizens but, even then, women were at least victims of war and a very small number were more actively involved as monarchs and, occasionally, as fighters. In the ancient world, women were more closely involved, but not on the scale of those who served during two world wars. – Highly Recommended.


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Voices from the Past, The Wooden Horse of Gallipoli, The Heroic Saga of SS River Clyde, a WWI Icon, Told Through the Accounts of Those Who Were There

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The Voices from the Past series has set new standards for history records. The selection of eye witness accounts has been impeccable and they have been reproduced, with sensitive editing, into a seamless and compelling account of courage, tragedy and the tumult of war – Most Highly Recommended.


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Slaughter on the Eastern Front, Hitler and Stalin’s War 1941-1945READ THE FULL REVIEW The author approaches this titanic struggle from the question of why Hitler ever thought it was great idea. The research has been thorough and the author answers his question with compelling argument – Most Highly Recommended. http://reviews.firetrench.com http://adn.firetrench.com http://bgn.firetrench.com http://nthn.firetrench.com

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The author approaches this titanic struggle from the question of why Hitler ever thought it was great idea. The research has been thorough and the author answers his question with compelling argument – Most Highly Recommended.


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