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17 Nov 08. Transforming a Super Garrison – brand new accommodation for soldier’s returning from Germany. The transformation of military accommodation hit another milestone today as hundreds of soldiers returned from Germany to brand new
barracks at Catterick Garrison in Yorkshire. The successful return of troops from Germany is the Army’s largest relocation for more than 20 years. The 6,000-strong 4th Mechanized Brigade, or the “Black Rats”, have been based in Osnabruck, Germany for the past 27 years. 1,800 of the returning soldiers will now have their own en-suite rooms, which have been built under a £330m
programme to develop the Supergarrison. The homecoming and new accommodation was celebrated at a formal opening ceremony by the new Defence Minister responsible for military accommodation, Kevan Jones MP.

19 Nov 08. The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. is eyeing its facility at the Mobile Regional Airport for a $5.6m expansion that would include construction of a 27,000-square-foot aircraft hangar, according to company officials. EADS CASA, a Spanish subsidiary of the European company, is scheduled to present its plan at today’s meeting of the Mobile Industrial Development Board, which could approve tax breaks and other incentives tied to the project. EADS CASA currently employs 18 at its aircraft maintenance and training center at the Mobile airport, where it supports planes flown by the U.S. Coast Guard. The expansion could double employment over the next two to three years, the company said. (Source: Google)

18 Nov 08. Boeing announced that its CH-47F Chinook helicopter has been fielded by Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. This is the third U.S. Army unit to field the CH-47F since the aircraft was certified combat-ready in July 2007. The 4th Infantry Division fielded the F model earlier this year.

18 Nov 08. Cammell Laird, the shipyard synonymous with Merseyside’s maritime heyday, was given a new lease of life on Monday in a sign of the region’s growing appeal to investors. In effect closed after the last recession in 1993, the Birkenhead yard has hosted a series of ship repair companies but its current occupants feel now is the time to recreate the famous brand and bid to return to shipbuilding. Northwestern Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders, based on the site for the past seven years, renamed itself Cammell Laird on Monday after buying the name from the receivers and winning a host of orders. (Source: FT.com)

18 Nov 08. Fokker Elmo, a division of Stork Aerospace, has officially opened its new wiring systems facility during the Global Aerospace Conference currently taking place in Izmir and in the presence of Defence Undersecretary Bayar. The facility, which was announced in Ankara one year ago is located in the Aegean Free Zone in Izmir and will manufacture aircraft and aircraft engine wiring systems for Fokker Elmo customers such as Boeing, EADS/Airbus, Lockheed Martin and Agusta-Westland. (Source: Google)

17 Nov 08. EADS Defence & Security’s Military Air Systems Centre in Manching near Ingolstadt officially entered operation on Monday, with the unveiling of a commemorative stone. The ceremony marked the conclusion of several years of planning and construction, and was attended by guests of honour Dr. Franz Josef Jung, Federal Minister of Defence, Bavarian Minister of Social Affairs Christine Haderthauer and her cabinet colleague Martin Zeil (Economics), together with high-ranking officers and officials from the Ministry of Defence and its subordinate offices. On behalf of EADS, Dr. Stefan Zoller, member of the EADS Executive Committee for Defence & Security, and Bernhard Gerwert, CEO of the Military Air Systems Business Unit of EADS Defence & Security (DS), welcomed the representatives from the world of politics and the armed forces.

19 Nov 08. In line with its strat

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