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This Morning: ITV show receives special Bafta on its 30th birthday

This Morning: ITV show receives special Bafta on its 30th birthday

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At a special Bafta event to celebrate 30 years of This Morning, figures from the show's past and present are rubbing shoulders."Oh hello! You're on Strictly, I've not met you!" cries Judy Finnigan as she spots Dr Ranj Singh in the audience.Judy and husband Richard Madeley briefly interrupt proceedings at the panel event they're speaking at to congratulate This Morning's current doctor for his recent salsa on the BBC One show.But before long, host Alan Carr gets the pair back on track. They are, after all, here to talk about the special award Bafta is giving the programme as it celebrates its 30th year on the air."We've never even been in this building before," says current host Phillip Schofield, who has fronted the show since 20...
L-3 receives contract for Bradley, MLRS transmissions

L-3 receives contract for Bradley, MLRS transmissions

Business
Sept. 25 (UPI) -- L-3 Communications has received a $ 43 million contract for transmissions for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and Multiple Launch Rocket Systems. The contract provides for 184 Hydro Mechanically Propelled Transmissions for both the Bradley and MLRS, as well as associated parts, the Department of Defense said Monday in announcing the award. Work will be performed in Muskegon, Mich., with an estimated completion date of May 2020. Army fiscal 2017 and 2018 procurement funds in the amount of $ 43 million were obligated at the time of award. The M2 Bradley is the primary tracked armored infantry fighting vehicle of the U.S. Army and has been produced in many variants such as the M3 Cavalry Fighting Vehicle. Standard models have a crew of three plus up to six fully equipped troo...
L-3 Communications receives contract for towed sonar arrays

L-3 Communications receives contract for towed sonar arrays

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Sept. 12 (UPI) -- L-3 Technologies Ocean Systems Division has received a $ 49.4 million contract to provide support, testing and repair services for the TB-23 towed array systems. L-3 will salvage, repair and refurbish TB-23/BQ Towed Array Systems, and provide services including engineering and technician operations, depot level support and upgrades. Work on the contract, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, will be performed in Sylmar, Calif., and is expected to be completed by December 2021. Navy fiscal 2018 other procurement funding in the amount of $ 4.1 million will be obligated at time of award. The thin-line TB-23 is routinely deployed by submarine-based anti-submarine warfare operations. Active sonar works by using sound waves for underwater object detection and mapping...
Sikorsky Aircraft receives contract for MH-60 naval helicopters

Sikorsky Aircraft receives contract for MH-60 naval helicopters

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Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Conn., has received a $ 9.7 million order against a previous agreement for service life analysis of MH-60 Sierra aircraft. The order provides engineering necessary for fatigue analysis to define the expected service life of the MH-60 Sierra Multi-Mission Helicopter. Work will be performed in Stratford and is expected to be completed in January 2022. Navy fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $ 2.6 million will be obligated at time of award. The MH-60S Sierra is a modification of the standard Blackhawk medium transport helicopter. It has been designated the Knighthawk. It is designed specifically for amphibious assault operations but it fulfills multi-role operational capabilities. It has been in servi...
Insitu receives contract for ScanEagle UAVs for Afghanistan

Insitu receives contract for ScanEagle UAVs for Afghanistan

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July 25 (UPI) -- Insitu out of Bingen WA has received $ 10.8 million for a modification to an existing contract for ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems. The contract, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, provides for the procurement of 27 ScanEagles, spare parts and 37 payloads for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The ScanEagle is an unmanned aerial vehicle with a 10 ft. wingspan that provides intelligence surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance data with high endurance. The aircraft can loiter over a target area for over 24 hours at a maximum altitude of 19,000 ft. and carry a variety of sensor payloads and other mission gear. It is designed to be launched from makeshift sites using a catapult and a hook-and-line recovery line, so it does not require a runway...