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Saudi Arabia oil and gas production reduced by drone strikes

Saudi Arabia oil and gas production reduced by drone strikes

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Saudi Arabia has cut oil and gas production following drone attacks on two major oil facilities run by state-owned company Aramco.Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said the strikes had reduced crude oil production by 5.7m barrels a day - about half the kingdom's output.A Yemeni Houthi rebel spokesman said it had deployed 10 drones in the attacks.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed the attacks on Iran saying there was no evidence they came from Yemen.The fires are now under control at both facilities, Saudi state media say. Aramco CEO Amin Nasser said no casualties had been reported in the attacks.The Saudis lead a Western-backed military coalition supporting Yemen's government, while Iran backs th...
Toyota to pause car production on Brexit day over disruption fears

Toyota to pause car production on Brexit day over disruption fears

Business
Toyota plans to pause production at its UK factory the day after Brexit in case of any disruption to deliveries of parts.The Japanese car maker says work at its Burnaston plant in Derbyshire will stop on Friday, 1 November and restart the following week. Image: The Japanese carmaker built more than 8% of the UK's 1.52 million cars last year Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised that Britain will leave the European Union on 31 October with or without an agreement with Brussels.The car manufacturing sector, Britain's biggest exporter of goods, has been one of the most vocal critics of a no-deal Brexit, warning that production would be hit with tariffs, border delays and red tape.Toyota built more than 8% of the UK's 1.52 million ca...
Northrop Grumman nets $167M for full-rate AARGM missile production

Northrop Grumman nets $167M for full-rate AARGM missile production

Business
July 30 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman's Alliant Techsystems has been awarded a contract for conversion of AGM-88B High Speed Anti-Radiation missiles into upgraded AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles for the U.S. Navy. The contract, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, covers 263 full-rate production AARGMs, with 260 being converted to the newer version and three produced as captive air training missiles. The deal includes supplies and services for manufacture, spares and fleet deployment of the missiles, the Pentagon said. "AARGM is able to rapidly engage air-defense threats," Cary Ralston, vice president and general manager of defense electronic systems at Northrop Grumman, said Tuesday in a press release. "We are proud to provide our warfighters with this advanced and...
Temperature maps from space would ‘boost crop production’

Temperature maps from space would ‘boost crop production’

Science
Scientists are developing a satellite system to record the temperatures of individual fields of crops.The aim is to survey land temperatures to estimate water-use by plants and to show how they transfer that water back to the atmosphere. The data will also help monitor how much water is available to grow crops and how they are responding to drought.The new system is being considered for inclusion in the EU's Earth observation programme, Copernicus.It would be an addition to the Union's ever-growing number of satellites it calls the Sentinels.A team led by Prof Martin Wooster at King's College London, UK, is exploring options for the next phase of the EU and European Space Agency-coordinated programme. "The main science goal is t...
Raytheon awarded $28M for AN/SPY-6(V) radar integration, production

Raytheon awarded $28M for AN/SPY-6(V) radar integration, production

Business
April 22 (UPI) -- Raytheon has been awarded a $ 28 million contract for integration and production support of the AN/SPY-6(V) air and missile defense radar for the U.S. Navy. The contract will include support for continued combat system integration and testing, engineering, training, software and depot maintenance as well as field engineering services, the Defense Department announced Friday. Work is expected to be completed by this December. The work will be performed at various locations, including 64 percent in Raytheon's plant in Marlborough, Mass.; as well as 18 percent in Kauai, Hawaii; 8 percent in Portsmouth, R.I.; 7 percent in San Diego; 2 percent in Fair Lakes, Va., and 1 percent in Moorestown, N.J. Naval fiscal 2017, 2018, and 2019 shipbuilding and conversion funds in the amo...