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Thales and the AGH University of Science and Technology signed a cooperation agreement for joint innovations
11/27/2014 1:54:03 PM
On November 27, 2014 in Krakow was signed an agreement for cooperation between Thales and one of the leading Polish technical universities – the AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH UST). Through this agreement, Thales and AGH will conduct joint scientific research projects for the development and implementation of new technologies. The purpose of the cooperation …
Rosetta know-how harnessed for UK’s future submarines
11/27/2014 12:26:08 PM
BAE Systems and scientists from The Open University have worked together to design new atmosphere monitoring technology for the UK’s future submarine programme, based on lessons learned from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission. The analyser continuously monitors the precarious environmental atmospheres found on-board submarines and is capable of analysing dozens of …
DNA survives critical entry into Earth’s atmosphere
11/26/2014 3:27:56 PM
The genetic material DNA can survive a flight through space and re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere – and still pass on genetic information. A team of scientists from UZH obtained these astonishing results during an experiment on the TEXUS-49 research rocket mission. Applied to the outer shell of the payload section of a rocket using pipettes, small, double-stranded DNA …
Whistleblower Seeks Supreme Court Review in Controversial Iraqi War Defense Contracting Fraud Case
11/26/2014 3:26:51 PM
Washington, D.C. November 25, 2014. A whistleblower who formally worked for the giant defense contractor, Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) has filed a petition for a writ of  certiorari  to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of a highly controversial ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit permitting corporations to hide documentation of fraud obtained in …
Inmarsat and ESA sign Iris Precursor partnership
11/26/2014 12:43:32 PM
Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband Safety service is to play an integral part in the future European air traffic management (ATM) infrastructure. Inmarsat has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the Iris Precursor partnership which will upgrade SwiftBroadband to meet the demanding standards set for ground-based VHF data links. This will enable Single European …
The Army Marathon and the National Mounted Warfare Foundation Honor the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
11/25/2014 12:42:09 PM
Today, leaders with The Army Marathon and the National Mounted Warfare Foundation (NMWF) announced the next step in their partnership – the unveiling of the Marathon’s 2015 finisher’s medal that includes an image of the one of the battle tanks that will be a focal point in the National Mounted Warrior Museum which the foundation is planning to build at Fort Hood. “The Army …
US Marine Corps awards Rolls-Royce v-22 engine services contract
11/25/2014 10:49:09 AM
Rolls-Royce has been awarded a new, two-year contract to provide aftermarket engine support for the US Marine Corps and Air Force V-22 fleets, which provides a more than 30 percent reduction in support costs. The contract, through the company’s innovative MissionCare™ model, is valued at up to $287 million and will cover all V-22 aircraft across the Marine and Air Force …
French President François Hollande inaugurates new Safran/Albany production plant in eastern France
French President François Hollande inaugurates new Safran/Albany production plant in eastern France
11/24/2014 11:27:00 AM
François Hollande, President of France, Jean-Paul Herteman, Chairman and CEO of Safran, and Joseph G. Morone, President and CEO of Albany International Corp., today inaugurated a new production plant in Commercy, eastern France, within the scope of the industrial partnership between Safran and Albany. Opened in May 2014, the plant makes parts for new-generation aircraft …
Call for Media: ESA’s GOCE mission continues serving Earth science
11/21/2014 9:25:48 AM
Media are invited to a press briefing on the scientific results that continue to come from ESA’s gravity mission. At the opening of the 5th International GOCE User Workshop on 25 November at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, experts will discuss the mission’s contribution to our knowledge of ocean circulation, solid earth physics, upper atmosphere and geodesy. …
Air Canada renews radio support agreement with Rockwell Collins
11/19/2014 10:31:44 AM
Rockwell Collins announced today that Air Canada has signed a three-year contract to renew the company’s ARINC Managed Services (AMS) radio support services agreement for the airline’s ground handling operation in Canada. Through its AMS offering, Rockwell Collins provides 24x7 on-site technical support for the UHF ground-to-ground communication system and radio equipment used …
Thales to deliver innovative training solutions for Australian Defence Force helicopter pilots
Thales to deliver innovative training solutions for Australian Defence Force helicopter pilots
11/18/2014 9:06:09 AM
The next generation of Australia’s Army and Navy helicopter pilots will be trained using three Thales full flight simulators and a suite of other synthetic training devices. These will be supplied to prime contractor Boeing Defence Australia under the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) programme. Thales will provide three EC135 Reality H Full Flight Simulators …
Canadian Department of National Defence Awards Harris Corporation C$180 Million Tactical Radio Contract
11/17/2014 11:32:03 AM
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been awarded a 4-year, C$180 million ceiling, single-award IDIQ contract to supply the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with Harris Falcon III® tactical radios. The contract was awarded during the first quarter of fiscal 2015. Under National Individual Standing Offer (NISO), Harris will supply secure tactical radio systems including the …
Disston Company expands product offerings of Fastening, Driving and Screwdriving Bits with acquisition of CTL Factory
Disston Company expands product offerings of Fastening, Driving and Screwdriving Bits with acquisition of CTL Factory
11/14/2014 4:06:04 PM
Disston™, the global manufacturer of a wide range of power tool accessory products for DIY, contractor and industrial markets, announced earlier this month the expansion of their product line by 184 items to include fastening, driving and screwdriving products. Making this possible is the purchase of CTL Factory, a 50,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Panyu, China. The …
M7 Group Contracts Additional Ses Capacity For HD Broadcasting At 23.5 Degrees East For Czech Republic And Slovakia
11/14/2014 12:23:41 PM
SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that Luxembourg-based satellite television provider M7 Group has contracted additional capacity and extended an existing capacity contract at ASTRA 23.5 degrees East. M7 Group will be utilising the additional capacity to further expand the HD channel offering of Skylink, the M7-owned …
Ahlstrom launches Ahlstrom AceBlade(TM) Carbon, a cost-effective solution for manufacturing wind turbine blades
11/13/2014 4:48:05 PM
Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, launches today Ahlstrom AceBladeTM Carbon, a new product for the wind energy market. AceBladeTM Carbon is a patent pending, unidirectional carbon fiber reinforcement with superior fatigue resistance and enhanced mechanical properties. The product addresses the market need for  longer and lighter blades. The …
Touchdown! Rosetta’s Philae probe lands on comet
Touchdown! Rosetta’s Philae probe lands on comet
11/12/2014 1:17:14 PM
ESA’s Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such an extraordinary feat has been achieved. After a tense wait during the seven-hour descent to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, the signal confirming the successful touchdown arrived on Earth at 16:03 GMT (17:03 CET). The confirmation was relayed via the …
Bombardier and China’s SPDB Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. Sign MOU on Financing Cooperation
11/11/2014 11:31:57 AM
Bombardier Inc. announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China’s SPDB Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. (“SPDBFL”) which clears the way for SPDBFL to provide advance payment financing, delivery financing and leasing solutions to Bombardier customers acquiring Q-Series , CRJ Series and CSeries commercial aircraft, as well as Learjet , …
Cessna sees uptick in Caravan interest among Asia-Pacific operators during first year of joint venture with CAIGA
Cessna sees uptick in Caravan interest among Asia-Pacific operators during first year of joint venture with CAIGA
11/11/2014 9:53:21 AM
Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation, Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today called the first year of operations at Cessna-AVIC Aircraft (Shijiazhuang) Co., Ltd. a success. The joint venture between Cessna and China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company (CAIGA) assembles and delivers Caravan utility turboprop aircraft for the Chinese market. …
Rockwell Collins to showcase newest offerings for flight deck and cabin at Airshow China 2014
Rockwell Collins to showcase newest offerings for flight deck and cabin at Airshow China 2014
11/10/2014 10:05:20 AM
At Airshow China 2014, Rockwell Collins will be demonstrating its commitment to growing the Chinese aviation industry by announcing new airline wins and showcasing its latest offering for the flight deck and cabin. Press information: Nov. 12 - Rockwell Collins press briefing providing the latest updates on the company’s investment in China, strategic relationships and …
Sierra Nevada Corporation to Present Progress on Evaluating Dream Chaser® Landing at Public Use Airports
Sierra Nevada Corporation to Present Progress on Evaluating Dream Chaser® Landing at Public Use Airports
11/6/2014 9:25:27 AM
Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems and partner organization RS&H, Inc., presented findings regarding the challenges and opportunities of landing the Dream Chaser ® reusable spacecraft at public-use airports during the Space Traffic Management Conference at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) Daytona Beach, Florida, campus. The Dream Chaser …