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Rheinmetall, MBDA start work oon ship-mounted laser for German navy

Rheinmetall, MBDA start work oon ship-mounted laser for German navy

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Aug. 12 (UPI) -- German defense contractors Rheinmetall and MBDA Deutschland will build a high-energy laser for installation aboard a German navy ship. While performance specifications or timetables have not yet been developed by the government Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, the announcement last week is the first time the German military has entered the arena of laser weapon development. Plans call for the two companies to construct, integrate and test a laser demonstrator aboard a K-130-class corvette. Also called the Braunschweig class of small warships, it is Germany's newest class of ocean-going corvettes, with five ships entering service to replace the German navy's Gepard-class fast attack craft. "We're going to be cooperating very closely to put the military potential o...
Women’s British Open: Charley Hull makes strong start

Women’s British Open: Charley Hull makes strong start

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Media playback is not supported on this device First round leaderboard-7 A Buhai; -6 H Shibuno (Jpn), D Kang (US); -5 C Hull (Eng) M Jutanugarn (Tha), HS Park (Kor) M Khang (US); -4 A Jutanugarn (Tha), JE Lee (Mor), YJ Ko (Kor)Selected others: -3 G Hall (Eng); -2 B Law (Eng); -1 L Thompson (US); +10 L Davies (Eng)England's Charley Hull started strongly at the Women's British Open at Woburn in her bid to win a first major.Hull, 23, shot a five-under-par 67 on her home course - including a birdie at the 18th - and is two shots adrift of leader Ashleigh Buhai of South Africa.Hinako Shibuno ...
Marines to start issuing Sig Sauer M18 as offical duty pistol in 2020

Marines to start issuing Sig Sauer M18 as offical duty pistol in 2020

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June 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps will adopt a new standard-issue pistol for the first time in 30 years, replacing the Beretta M9 with Sig Sauer's M18 starting in 2020. The M18 handgun, based on the Sig Sauer Model P320, will begin arriving at Marine Corps' artillery arsenals in the third quarter of 2020, with a complete overhaul of weaponry expected by late 2023. The M18 is a more compact version of the M17 service pistol, and replaces the Beretta M9, adopted by the Marine Corps in 1985 as its official duty pistol, as well as the Glock 9mm M007 and M45A1 pistols. The weapon was developed through the Army's Modular Handgun Systems program. Currently, the M17 and M18 are in service with the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. The U.S. Air Force began issuing the handgun in M...
Warriors’ Cousins, Durant expected to miss start of NBA Finals

Warriors’ Cousins, Durant expected to miss start of NBA Finals

Sports
May 23 (UPI) -- Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins and forward Kevin Durant and are not expected to be ready for the start of the NBA Finals on May 30, the team announced Thursday. The Warriors said in a press release that Durant still has not been cleared for on-court activities. The 2014 NBA MVP is recovering from a strained right calf. Durant has not played since May 8. He was named to the All-NBA second team Thursday after averaging 26 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 5.9 assists this season. Cousins tore his left quad in April and could also return during the finals. Golden State said the team will continue to monitor his progress before announcing an expected return date. Cousins has been out since April 15. He averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds in 30 games this year. Golden...