Monthly Archives: May 2019

UAE issues formal request to buy KC-46A tanker, says Boeing

SINGAPORE – The United Arab Emirates has emerged as a surprise customer for KC-46A Pegasus, having formally made a request to buy the tanker aircraft, according to manufacturer Boeing. Speaking to reporters at a media event on the sidelines of the annual Shangri-La Dialogueregional security summit in Singapore, Jeff Shockey, Boeing’s vice president of global sales for defense, space and security, ...

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Global Small Wind Power Industry Trends and Forecast Updated in 2019 to 2028

Global Small Wind Power Market report offers conceptual study and strategic analysis on Small Wind Power Industry which caters market scope, applications, topographical presence which drive the small wind power market.The Market size in terms of revenue (USD MN) is calculated for the study concurrently with the details of the factors affecting business growth (drivers and restraints). The report demonstrates all ...

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Technology is changing the face of construction

It is hard to imagine walking into a home or office building and not have access to an Internet connection or cell service. Technology allows us to manage a thermostat from the opposite side of the country or be alerted of a water leak. On-site cameras monitor who is at the front door and let us know when a delivery ...

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Johnson Controls Launches Technology Contracting in Africa

Governments and businesses in Africa are making sizable investments in smart buildings, precincts –including airports, universities – and cities. However, ‘smart’ is not easy to do. To address the growing challenge of planning, integrating and maintaining a multitude of different, highly connected systems, Johnson Controls’ is launching a new offering in the Africa region — it’s called ‘Technology Contracting’. It’s ...

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How to counter China, Russia’s advances in weapons technology

The last four months must have set off alarm bells for Pentagon planners whose job it is to worry about winning against any potential adversary. First, in November, the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation announced it had developed a prototype radar that uses quantum technology. China’s claim is that it can detect stealth aircraft, a technology that the United States ...

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Malcolm Turnbull joins global investment firm KKR

Former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has joined one of the world’s biggest investment firms, KKR & Co, as a global senior adviser. The appointment is effective from 1 June, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co said in a statement. KKR is one of the world’s biggest private equity firms and is responsible for some of the biggest international buy-out deals in history. ...

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Australia is conservative, not right wing

Ahead of Australia’s general election on May 18, one party had campaigned on the idea that politics and the economy were rigged in favour of the elites. It attacked its opponent relentlessly for siding with the “top end of town.” It insisted that things needed to be shaken up to stop serving multinational corporations and vested interests. That party lost. ...

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NASA picks Australian hub for world-first launch

NASA has signed a world-first deal with a private Australian spaceport to launch rockets in 2020. Arnhem Space Centre in the Northern Territory will become the first privately-owned site outside the US to launch NASA rockets. Equatorial Launch Australia chief executive Carley Scott said the exciting deal was the “single most important event to date” in putting the Australian space ...

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King delivers Jordan’s address at emergency Arab Summit in Mecca

His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday affirmed Jordan’s support for its Arab brothers in defending their interests and safeguarding their security and stability, expressing the Kingdom’s firm rejection of any attempts to meddle in the internal affairs of Arab states or threaten their sovereignty or security in any way. In an address delivered at the emergency Arab Summit in Mecca, ...

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