Lockheed Martin Receives Nearly $200 Million of C-130 Training Contracts

Contracts fund advanced airman weapons, cargo and refueling training

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received six contracts, with awards totaling $198.4 million, to improve training for C-130 airmen and operators around the world. The C-130J Super Hercules Maintenance and Aircrew Training System (JMATS) program has trained more than 10,000 airmen for missions including cargo transport, special missions and aerial refueling.

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Lufthansa reveals the first secrets of its new Business Class

  • The new Business Class will be employed for the first time in the            Boeing 777-9
  • As of 2020, Lufthansa customers will enjoy even more privacy and innovative features for the best possible sleep up above the clouds
  • Depending on their personal needs, customers can choose e.g. between seats with more desk space or a higher degree of privacy
  • Comfort will be increased as of early 2018, with mattresses, new duvets, and pyjamas

Lufthansa has revealed one of its best-kept secrets and unveiled the concept for its brand-new Business Class. It will be available on regular routes for the first time in 2020, with the roll-out of the Boeing 777-9. The new seat is the key element of the service and comfort level in the cabin, which have been improved even further. It was developed with the goal of facilitating the best and soundest sleep up above the clouds. Lufthansa guests can not only look forward to beds with a length up to 220 cm (86.6 inches); the comfort and convenience of the seat also ensure heavenly dreams: the construction of the back rest makes it possible for the shoulder to sink in when you are lying on your side. This keeps the spine straight and makes it possible for side sleepers to also benefit from ideally healthy and relaxing sleep.

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On A Production Roll: Lockheed Martin Assembles Third U.S. Air Force GPS III Satellite

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Second GPS III Satellite Begins Thermal Vacuum Testing

DENVER, Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Air Force’s third GPS III satellite in production flow at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)’s advanced satellite manufacturing facility here is now fully integrated into a complete space vehicle.

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Images of War, US Military Helicopters, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

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A new addition to the very popular Images At War Series that includes mostly full colour photographs. The helicopter story has developed since 1945 and rotary wing aircraft have made some impressive advances which are nicely detailed in this new book, with some clear introductory text, good captions and extended captions, with some longer sections of text. As always the images are outstanding. – highly recommended.


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Snipers at War, an Equipment and Operations History

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This is a nicely balanced history of the art of sniping detailing the equipment and operations. The sniper has grown in importance over the years, from a handful of good shots in the early days of firearms to the highly polished and considerably more numerous sniper teams of today. – much recommended.


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The Japanese Navy in World War II, in the words of former Japanese Naval Officers, Second Edition

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The second edition of a definitive work first published in 1986 and lauded by historians. The collection of essays and thoughts of Japanese Naval officers provides many fresh insights from a Japanese perspective. – Very Highly Recommended.


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Churchill and Tito, SOE, Bletchley Park and Supporting the Yugoslav Communists in World War II

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This book is likely to be THE definitive account of the co-operation between Britain and the Yugoslav Communists. The author has researched carefully and provides fresh information and insights. – Much recommended.


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The Royal Navy at Dunkirk, Commanding Officers’ Reports of British Warships in Action During Operation Dynamo

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This is original source material, in the form of Commanding Officers’ Reports, collected and presented by Martin Mace who has a long reputation for military history publishing and writing. The words convey so much more than just the facts, being personal briefings from those who commanded vessels during the evacuation of British and French troops from Dunkirk. – Very Highly recommended.


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Alastair Denniston, Code-Breaking From Room 40 to Berkeley Street and the Birth of GCHQ

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The author is a specialist in signals intelligence and has provided an enthralling account of Alastair Denniston and his contribution to modern electronic intelligence. This book follows from his excellent biography of another great of signals intelligence, Gordon Welshman – Most Highly recommended.


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