Boeing-led Test Improves U.S. Missile Defense Technology

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Data to support research and enhancements to Ground-based Midcourse Defense system

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 28, 2016 – Continuing its efforts to maintain the United States’ technology superiority in missile defense, a Boeing [NYSE: BA]-led industry team has successfully tested improvements to the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. Working with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Boeing and its partners validated system components, increasing their ability to engage and destroy ballistic missile threats.

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Boeing Delivers Six Enhanced B-52 Bomber Weapons Bay Launchers

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U.S Air Force B-52 bombers can now deliver a greater variety of munitions thanks to enhanced internal weapons bay launchers delivered by Boeing.

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Upgraded launchers increase bomber’s weapons capacity and flexibility

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La., Jan. 13, 2015 – Six of the U.S. Air Force’s B-52 bombers can now take flight with a greater variety of weapons, thanks to enhanced internal weapons bay launchers delivered by Boeing [NYSE: BA]. The upgraded launchers allow the B-52 to carry GPS-guided or “smart” weapons in the weapons bay for the first time and are ready for use.

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Hamilton & Gallipoli, British Command in an Age of Military Transformation

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Allied commanders during WWI have mostly come under heavy criticism in the books written after the event, particularly those written long after the event. This new book is rare in that the author has appreciated just how many changes applied from 1914 and required commanders to relearn military tactics from hard experience. Hamilton’s command in Gallipoli has been re-evaluated against these significant changes and the work done so well by the author could profitably be applied to many other battles, campaigns and leadership through WWI. Highly recommended.

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Gallipoli Sniper, The Remarkable Life of Billy Sing

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Gallipoli was a campaign that has been condemned as a useless waste of lives and resources in a war that is generally regarded as a costly battle of attrition. For any one action at Gallipoli to be seen as a significant disaster, it had to be unusually costly and pointless. The author tells the story of Billy Sing in the third of his Gallipoli books. This compliments the author’s other Gallipoli books. Highly Recommended.

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Gallipoli Victoria Cross, The Price of Valour, The Triumph and Tragedy of Hugo Throssell VC

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Gallipoli was a campaign that has been condemned as a useless waste of lives and resources in a war that is generally regarded as a costly battle of attrition. For any one action at Gallipoli to be seen as a significant disaster, it had to be unusually costly and pointless. The author tells the story of Hugo Throssell, son of a former Premier of Western Australia, a volunteer and recipient of the award of a Victoria Cross. Highly Recommended.

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Fatal Charge at Gallipoli, The Story of the Bravest, and Most Futile, Actions of the Dardanelles Campaign: The Light Horse at the Nek, August 1915

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Gallipoli was a campaign that has been condemned as a useless waste of lives and resources in a war that is generally regarded as a costly battle of attrition. For any one action at Gallipoli to be seen as a significant disaster, it had to be unusually costly and pointless. The author ably sets out the action of the Light Horse at Nek and provides a balanced account with a good photo plate section in support. Recommended.

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Liverpool Pals, 17th 18th 19th 20th The (Service) Battalions The King’s Liverpool Regiment

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This is a nicely executed book that brings to life the Liverpool PALS. The text is crisp and the images are carried through the body of the book to produce an emotive picture of one of the joys and sorrows of WWI. All enthusiasts of the Great War will want to buy a copy, and it should sell very well in Liverpool, but it is a book that reaches out from the mud of Flanders with an engrossing human story. Recommended.

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Kings of the Air, French Aces and Airmen of the Great War

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French fighter pilots of WWI are not well-known, even in French language publications, relative to British and German pilots. In English language publications they are notably missing, There is no obvious reason for this. They fought with the same bravery, were at least as much innovators in a new form of warfare, and they flew French designed and constructed machines that were equal to British and German machines. The Rhone rotary engine was widely used by aircraft manufacturers outside France who were attempting to produce nimble and reliable war-winning combat aircraft. The author has done a fine job of addressing this strange deficiency with a book that reviews the contribution of French Aces during WWI, This is a vivid account of the leading French Aces and is a very valuable addition to the information on the first aerial war in history. Excellent.

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