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Boeing lands $84.1M deal to integrate ADCP II boxes into F-15 platform

Boeing lands $84.1M deal to integrate ADCP II boxes into F-15 platform

Business
Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The Air Force has awarded Boeing with an $ 84.1 million contract to integrate the advanced display core processor into the F-15 platform, according to the Department of Defense. The deal exercises an option in the original contract, awarded in September 2018, that provides for the production and modification of the ADCP II boxes and related equipment in the F-15. Another modification under the contract was awarded in April 2019 to produce and integrate the ADCP II boxes on initial production of F-15s, of which more than 1,500 have been built. The ADCP II can process 87 billion instructions per second of computing throughput, Boeing said, creating faster and more reliable mission processing capability for pilots and crews. The F-15E made its first flight using the new com...
Why getting into college is getting easier

Why getting into college is getting easier

Finance
Getty ImagesEarlier this month, scores of high school seniors submitted their applications to college. Now comes the worst part: waiting.In the wake of a college admissions scandal and as the super-low admission rate at many top colleges receives widespread attention, the business of getting in to college is more intense than ever.However, it may actually be getting easier to be admitted, despite perceptions.More from Personal Finance:Here's what it takes to get into a top collegeApplying to college early isn't always the best moveWhy so few teenagers have jobs anymoreFor starters, the vast majority of schools where most Americans get their post-secondary education admit most of the students who apply, according to recent research from the Pew Research Center based on U.S. Education Depart...
‘I’ve paid $250,000 for a ticket into space’

‘I’ve paid $250,000 for a ticket into space’

Business
Ketty Maisonrouge has waited 15 years for a trip that she knows will be out of this world.The 61-year-old business school professor signed up back in 2005 for the promise of five minutes in zero-gravity, paying $ 250,000 (£190,500) to travel beyond the the earth's atmosphere.Now the company that sold her the ticket, Virgin Galactic, says it will finally begin flights this year. Its founder, Sir Richard Branson, will be on the first trip, and Mrs Maisonrouge won't be far behind."Hopefully it will be as amazing as I think," says Mrs Maisonrouge.If all goes to plan, Virgin Galactic will be the first private company to take tourists into space. The company says 600 people have already purchased tickets, including celebrities like Ju
Declan Rice lays into VAR in furious rant after controversially disallowed equaliser against Sheffield Untied: ‘Football shouldn’t be like that’

Declan Rice lays into VAR in furious rant after controversially disallowed equaliser against Sheffield Untied: ‘Football shouldn’t be like that’

Sports
An emotional Declan Rice ripped into VAR after West Ham had a late equaliser controversially ruled out during their 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United. Robert Snodgrass thought he earned a valuable point for the Hammers in injury time before VAR spotted a handball from Rice in the build-up. Getty Images - Getty Declan Rice was penalised by VAR in injury-time for an unintentional handball There was little Rice could do to prevent the ball striking his arm from point-blank range, but the law states that any goal scored or created with the use of the hand or arm will be chalked off, even if it is accidental. Blades fans inside Bramall Lane greeted the decision like a last-minute winner for their side, which it effectively was, and Rice insists that’s not ho
Authentic, Chance It move into Derby picture in weekend horse racing

Authentic, Chance It move into Derby picture in weekend horse racing

Sports
Jan 6 (UPI) -- Authentic looked like the real deal and Chance It stepped up big time in weekend horse racing to boost their Kentucky Derby chances while Bast was easily best in her latest step toward the Kentucky Oaks. Along the way, trainer Bob Baffert sent out the first two finishers in the weekend's Derby qualifying race, and then topped that by saddling the first three in the Oaks prep. Contenders just keep coming for the Hong Kong Derby. And, in Dubai, the World Cup Carnival gets serious this coming Thursday with early preps for the Cup itself and a couple other big races. The finalists for the 2019 Eclipse Awards were announced Saturday and we've got them in "News and Notes." Also there, the story of two new execs at The Breeders' Cup, recruited from Keeneland and BloodHorse. Cons...