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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...
Watch: Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick tweets he’s ‘still ready’ for work

Watch: Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick tweets he’s ‘still ready’ for work

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Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has not played since January 2017, tweeted he is "still ready" to play. Kaepernick posted a video of himself working out in a gym to Instagram and Twitter. The video starts with a counter saying he has been "denied work for 889 days." Kaepernick's last NFL game was Jan. 1, 2017. The 49ers lost 35-23 to the Seattle Seahawks that day. Kaepernick filed a grievance in October 2017 against the NFL under the collective bargaining agreement. He alleged the league's 32 owners colluded against signing him to a contract. Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem in 2016 to protest racial injustice and police brutality. Both his and current Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid's grievances were settled in February. Kaepe...
Tattoos at work: Are they still an issue?

Tattoos at work: Are they still an issue?

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Having a visible tattoo at work has long been frowned upon in certain professions, such as law, healthcare and finance. But Debbie Darling, who runs her own marketing and PR agency, says her body art has been nothing but a bonus in her career. She has 15 tattoos, including half sleeves on her arms, tattoos on her lower arms and one on the edge of her hand. "I work with the construction industry where people can be a bit sensible. But what I find is they are usually very impressed with the detail in my tattoos. The older guys who you might expect to be stuffy are as interested as the younger ones." She says her tattoos have become a talking point when she goes to networki...
Lockheed nabs $63.1M Navy contract for work on undersea warfare system

Lockheed nabs $63.1M Navy contract for work on undersea warfare system

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May 22 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a $ 63.1 million contract for continued work on one of the U.S. Navy's undersea warfare systems, the Defense Department announced. The contract with Lockheed Martin Rotary and Missions Systems, headquartered in Manassas, Va., was announced on Tuesday. It is a modification to a prior contract for development, integration and production of future upgrades to the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare system. The new contract modification covers development, integration and production of future Advanced Capability Build and Technical Insertion baselines, the Defense Department said. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 system offers capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like ...