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Author Topic: News flash october, from the military industrial complex 2010  (Read 1711 times)
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« on: 13 October 2010, 16:56:09 »
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The US army awarded Lockheed Martin with a contract worth 14$ million to design, develop, build and test a first of its kind high power fibre laser-based system suitable for military operations.
The contract includes options for the next 6 years.
The Robust Electric Laser Initiative Programme (RELI) features a fibre laser architecture capable of producing 100Kw or more of high quality power needed for a broad range of military speed-light defensive applications on air,land and seeplatforms.

CAE USA was awarded with a 21 $ million contract.
They provide a C-130H weapons system trainer device , in the initial flight test ready operational flight for the Egyptian airforce.
CAE USA has also been awarded by the USAF to upgrade 2 GALAXY C5 weapon system trainers. (14$  million)
The contract includes options to upgrade additional C-5 WST as well as C5 cockpit procedures that could bring the value to more than 50 million $.
As the prime contractor CAE will have responsibility for upgrading the C5 training devices to ensure concurrency with current aircraft upgrades being performed as part of the C5 avionics modernisation programme as well as C5 reliability enhancement re-engining program.
CAE will upgrade a C5 located at Stewar AFB to the AMP configuration.
The other C5 at Dover air base which was already upgraded to amp will now be upgraded to the RER version.
The deal will include new software for engine simulation performance.

A USAF C17 GLOBEMASTER III flew on jet fuel blended with a combination of traditional petroleum based fuel (JP8) biofuel derived inpart from animal fat, and synthetic fuel derived from coal.
It was the first flight for any US aircraft.
A mixture of 50% JP8 was blended with 25% renewable biofuel and 25% of Fischer-Tropsch (new process to derive fuel)

BOEING
Will reorganize its division from 6 to 4 in order to continue to position the company for growth in the current business environment.
This new organization will be effective from October 1st 2010.
The four new divisions are:
1) Global Strike based at St Louis, MO
2) Mobility based at Ridley Park, PA
3) Surveillance and Engagement based at Seattle, WA
4) Missiles and UAS based in St Charles, MO

Canada

Patrias NEMO 120 mm mortar have been selected for the LAV II vehicles delivered by General Dynamics land systems to Canada.
Patria and MECAR SA from Belgium signed a MoU for an undisclosed number of PATRIA/NEMO systems.
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« Reply #1 on: 16 October 2010, 02:27:36 »
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(Boeing)...will reorganize its division from 6 to 4 in order to continue to position the company for growth...

What a nice "newspeak" invention to avoid the word "shrinking", applause to the PR guys (do they, at least, believe what they are hammering out? Does anybody in the company actually read this before publishing it?).... ROFL...  hihi champ Brede lach

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« Reply #2 on: 16 October 2010, 10:07:07 »
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LOL, yes, I took it over from the companies news, looks rather funny dont you think Smiley
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