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Tactical awarded contract for airbone threat training systems

Tactical awarded contract for airbone threat training systems

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May 18 (UPI) -- Tactical Air Support Inc. has been awarded a contract for airborne threat simulation trainers. The contract, from Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, was announced Thursday by the Defense Department in a deal worth more than $ 106.7 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract. The contract enables the company to provide airborne training simulations, according to the Defense Department. The airborne training simulations will provide both aircraft squadron aircrew and shipboard operators with simulated training in order to surmount a counter response, including the recognition of airborne threats, tactics, electronic warfare and electronic attack operations. Work on the contract will occur in Fallon, Nev., with t...
Starbucks to shut over 8,000 US cafes for race training

Starbucks to shut over 8,000 US cafes for race training

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceCoffee chain Starbucks is to close more than 8,000 company-owned branches in the US for an afternoon next month to carry out "racial bias" training.The aim is to prevent discrimination in Starbucks stores.The move comes after the firm had to apologise over last week's arrest of two black men who were waiting to meet someone in a Starbucks in Philadelphia.Following the incident, protesters converged on the store and there were calls for a boycott of Starbucks.Starbucks' chief executive Kevin Johnson said he had been "learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it".Mr Johnson said he had spent the last few days in Philadelphia. He has also met the two men who were arrested.In a joint statement the men's lawyer and Starbucks said...
David Beckham's son Brooklyn is training to be a CAGEFIGHTING champ

David Beckham's son Brooklyn is training to be a CAGEFIGHTING champ

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INSTAGRAM/GETTYCAGEY BECKS: Brooklyn Beckham with smiling fighters at New York academy after his workoutDavid and Victoria’s 18-year-old son has signed up to a professional UFC and jiu-jitsu fight academy.And he left teachers and fellow pupils stunned by his strength and brawling abilities.One black belt instructor wrote on Instagram: “Toughness runs in the blood! Good training today with Brooklyn Beckham.”Before the session at the Renzo Gracie Academy in New York, Brooklyn had written to his followers: “First session, wish me luck.”And after his impressive efforts, he posted: “Feeling more inspired after an amazing #bjj session! Thank you chaps.” GETTYFOOTIE FAIL: Brooklyn failed to make an impact in football after signing for Arsenal “Toughness runs in the blood! Good tr
Air Force replaces T-38C with T-X for pilot training

Air Force replaces T-38C with T-X for pilot training

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Feb. 22 (UPI) -- On Tuesday, the U.S. Air Force said that the Advanced Pilot Trainer, or T-X, aircraft would replace the T-38C Talon aircraft at existing undergraduate pilot training bases.The Air Force said they expect to award the contract for the new trainer sometime in 2018.Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph in Texas has been selected to be the first base to received the first additions of the T-X, which are set to be delivered in 2022."As we bring the T-X training aircraft into service, we'll base them at our current undergraduate pilot training bases which have the airspace and runways needed for the mission," Secretary of the Air Force Heather A. Wilson said in a press release.The T-X aircraft is a two-seat, 5th generation, jet trainer aircraft that seeks to provide "student pilots wit...
England stars once formed a guard of honour for Paul Scholes after a training ground masterclass

England stars once formed a guard of honour for Paul Scholes after a training ground masterclass

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018If you somehow weren’t aware of how good a footballer Paul Scholes was in his pomp, then listen to Kieron Dyer.Dyer, writing in his new autobiography which is being serialised in the Daily Mail, says he rated Scholes as the best English midfielder of his generation – ahead of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard – and recounted a brilliant story which perfectly encapsulated his genius.Scholes, who won every major honour in the game with Manchster United, won 66 caps for England but was often played out of position and quit international football at the age of just 29.“Paul Scholes was the best player I played with and people like Xavi and Zinedine Zidane counted him as their favourite player,” wrote Dyer.“Other nations would have used him as their fulcrum but Sven Gor