Lufthansa Group partners up with Winding Tree to bring blockchain technology to the travel industry

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  • Lufthansa Group enters a content partnership with Winding Tree through participating in their presale
  • Winding Tree is building the first public blockchain-based marketplace for travel content aiming to make travel cheaper for travelers and more profitable for providers

The travel industry is often complex when it comes to digitization. Startups or companies that do not specialize in travel often find it difficult to enter the market, as direct access to the offers of airlines, hotels and other service providers would require negotiations with every single player. Currently, few intermediaries dominate the market. A brake pad for the innovative further development of the distribution of travel offers.

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Lockheed Martin Delivering Next-Generation Apache Sensor Systems Under New U.S. Army Contract

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received $337 million in orders to supply Apache

Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M‑TADS/PNVS) systems and services to the United States, United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Sentinel-5P poised for liftoff

  • Title Sentinel-5P on the launch pad
  • Released 09/10/2017 10:42 am
  • Copyright ESA–Stephane Corvaja, 2017
  • DescriptionSentinel-5P upper composite being lifted on top of the launcher at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

    Once operational, the Copernicus Sentinel-5P mission will map a multitude of trace gases and aerosols that affect the air we breathe and our climate. 

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9 October 2017With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

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Successful Launch, H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36 Encapsulating MICHIBIKI No. 4


October 10, 2017 (JST)

Successful Launch, H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36 Encapsulating 
MICHIBIKI No. 4

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA successfully launched 
H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36 (H-IIA F36) which encapsulates MICHIBIKI 
No. 4, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; at 7:01:37 a.m., 2017 (JST) 
from the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center. 
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Agamemnon: the Darch Model

Agamemnon: the Darch Model

by BigJules

 

Devon-based Malcolm Darch has just completed a magnificent 1:64 scale model of HMS Agamemnon. His 57th commission, she was built for a private collector in the UK and just before she was shipped to her new home Kathy and I were honoured to be invited to a private viewing. I have had the privilege of seeing many fine ship models over the years but I have to say this one of Agamemnon is up there at the top, quite exquisite in appearance and the attention to the tiniest detail truly incredible. She’s a work of art in every sense, a unique homage to the beauty of the fighting ship under sail.

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U.S. Navy Awards AeroVironment $2.5 Million Contract for Continuation and Expansion of Blackwing UAS Program

  • Order including multiple Blackwing™ vehicles, sensor payloads and refurbishment kits to be delivered by November 2018
  • Blackwing delivering valuable new capabilities to naval undersea warfare since first deployed last year

 

 

WASHINGTON at Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 9, 2017 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, today announced the receipt of a contract award from the United States Navy on September 29, 2017 for continuation and expansion of its Blackwing™ small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) program. The contract includes orders for multiple Blackwing vehicles, sensor payloads and refurbishment kits for a total value of $2,578,822. The initial set of vehicles are anticipated for delivery by May 2018, and final delivery anticipated by November  2018.

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AeroVironment Upgrading Family of Small UAS; Puma 3 and Raven 3 to Be Unveiled at AUSA Global Force Symposium Next Spring

  • Puma 3 structural enhancements increase durability, enable concurrent operation of electro-optical (EO)/Infrared (IR) and radio frequency (RF) payloads
  • Upgraded avionics modules to provide expanded navigation capabilities in both aircraft
  • Digital Data Link (DDL) security enhancements to support operation in challenging electronic warfare (EW) and cyber environments, in addition to current M1/M2/M5 frequencies

 

 

WASHINGTON at Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 9, 2017 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, today announced that its Puma™ AE and Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems, the most widely deployed UAVs in the United States Department of Defense fleet, are being enhanced with new upgrades. The new aircraft, Puma 3 and Raven 3, will be unveiled at the AUSA Global Force Symposium in March 2018.

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