Jun 07. Umeco plc announced plans to strengthen its presence in South East Asia with the creation of a new Singapore office and hub warehouse. The Company has secured a facility within the Changi North Aerospace Hub and is on schedule to be fully operational in early fourth quarter 2007. The new facility is well placed to provide Umeco’s high quality services to the rapidly growing local and regional aerospace markets. Umeco began its expansion into Singapore in January 2007 through the incorporation of a wholly owned company, Umeco Asia Pte Ltd.
27 Jun 07. BAE Systems has completed work on the world’s largest and most capable ionospheric research facility. The facility will be used to study interactions between high-power radio signals and the earth’s ionosphere. As the prime contractor for the U.S. Defense Department’s High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) research station, BAE Systems designed and built the facility, operating software, and controls under a series of contracts valued at more than $250m from the Office of Naval Research. The research station was dedicated on June 27 in a ceremony held at the Gakona site. Construction of the station was jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. It includes 360 radio transmitters with a combined power of 3.6 megawatts; 180, 68-foot-tall antennas covering an area of 40 acres; and five large generators providing more than 16 megawatts of power.
JOB LOSSES AND STRIKES
22 Jun 07. Attorney general to leave office. Lord Goldsmith had given “outstanding service” to the country. Attorney General Lord Goldsmith is to step down after six years in office. He said he will leave his post next week – as Tony Blair quits after 10 years as prime minister.
MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT
22 Jun 07. Rear Adm. (lower half)(selectee) James P. McManamon is being assigned as deputy commander for Surface Warfare (SEA 21), Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.McManamon is currently serving as deputy commander for Warfare Systems Engineering, SEA-06, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.
27 Jun 07. Air Force Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz for reappointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as assistant vice chief of staff and director, Air Staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.Klotz is currently serving as vice commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
29 Jun 07. Annette Füllenbach (36) is to become the new Head of
Communications for EADS Defence & Security (DS). With effect from 01 July 2007, she will succeed Alexander Reinhardt who has been appointed new Head of Corporate Media Relations at EADS.