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PZL MIELEC TO MANUFACTURE MAJOR ASSEMBLIES FOR GLOBAL F-16 PROGRAM
Monday, November 29, 2021
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.Source: Lockheed Martin


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WARSAW, Poland -- PZL Mielec, a Lockheed Martin company, is to be a manufacturing partner for the the latest generation F-16 Block 70/72, sustaining around 200 jobs, with approximately 60 new jobs being created.

This development marks a significant new milestone for PZL Mielec, which was last involved in the production of fighter aircraft in the 1960s. Beginning next year, PZL Mielec will manufacture the rear fuselage, center fuselage, cockpit structure, cockpit side panel and forward equipment bay for new production F-16s, exporting the aerostructures to Lockheed Martin’s final assembly line in Greenville, South Carolina.

"Today’s announcement underlines our commitment to PZL Mielec and to growing Lockheed Martin’s industrial footprint in Poland, where we currently employ around 1,600 people directly and sustain work for more than 5,000 others in the Polish supply chain," says Robert Orzylowski, Lockheed Martin director for Poland, Central and East Europe.

With orders already secured for the F-16 Block 70/72 from five customers, global interest remains high for new-build production aircraft and for F-16V upgrades.

Poland has operated F-16s in its own fleet for the past 15 years, and this summer marked a 100,000 flight-hour milestone.

Beyond the F-16, Poland is also procuring 32 F-35s, the first of which will be delivered in 2024.

Source:  Lockheed Martin

 
EGA & GE TO DEVELOP ROADMAP TO DECARBONISE GE GAS TURBINES, INCLUDING BY SWITCHING TO HYDROGEN
Sunday, November 28, 2021
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EGA'S Bin Kalban (right) and GE's Anis at EGA in Jebel Ali

.Source: EGA


EGA'S Bin Kalban (right) and GE's Anis at EGA in Jebel Ali

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ABU DHABI UAE -- Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) outside oil and gas, and GE Gas Power are to develop a roadmap to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the operation of EGA’s existing GE natural gas turbines by exploring hydrogen as a fuel, as well as carbon capture, utilization and storage solutions.

A memorandum of understanding was signed by Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer of EGA, and Joseph Anis, President & CEO of GE Gas Power Europe, Middle East and Africa.

EGA has 33 GE natural gas turbines at Jebel Ali and Al Taweelah, with a total power generation capacity of 5,200 megawatts. Electricity generation accounts for a significant proportion of EGA’s total greenhouse gas emissions.

The MoU between EGA and GE is in line with the ambitions of the UAE Government’s Hydrogen Leadership Roadmap, unveiled earlier this month in Glasgow during COP26. The roadmap will include the development of a strategy to support low-carbon industries to contribute towards the achievement of the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative.

Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, the UAE's Minister of Climate Change and the Environment, said: “Decarbonising industries is a major pillar of the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative, therefore EGA’s plan to switch to hydrogen fuel and expand the use of carbon capture, utilization and storage solutions supports our net-zero drive. With its efforts to reduce the emission intensity of its operations, EGA is a role model in environmental sustainability for the UAE’s industrial companies.”

The MoU is the first GE Gas Power has entered globally to help explore potential solutions to lower the carbon footprint of power generation operations in the aluminum sector. EGA and GE intend to set up a joint steering committee to create and drive the decarbonization roadmap forward.

Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer of EGA, said: “Aluminium has an important role to play in the development of a more sustainable society, and it also matters how sustainably aluminum is made. Aluminum smelting is energy-intensive and generating the electricity required accounts for more than half the global aluminum industry’s greenhouse gas emissions. This work with GE will enable us to determine how we can reduce the carbon intensity of our power generation over the years ahead including by switching to hydrogen, and is an important step in our journey to ensure EGA’s aluminum can play its full part in helping the world tackle the generational challenge of climate change. It will also contribute to the achievement of the UAE’s Hydrogen Leadership Roadmap.”

The decarbonization roadmap will include the following areas:

Hydrogen: Explore options for replacing natural gas with hydrogen and hydrogen-blended fuels for combustion in EGA’s GE turbines

Carbon capture, utilization and storage: Explore the potential to integrate this technology into EGA’s power plants and implement the necessary changes required to the auxiliary and balance of plant systems

Joseph Anis, President & CEO of GE Gas Power Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “GE has been honored to support EGA by providing advanced power generation solutions for over 40 years and we are delighted to collaborate with them to accelerate their transition to a cleaner energy future. Using hydrogen as a fuel and adopting carbon capture, utilization and storage solutions could not only enable EGA to lower the carbon emissions from its electricity production, but also help to continue providing firm power on demand, supplying the reliable energy required to support their operations and growth. The initiative can serve as a model to emulate across various energy-intensive industries that require dependable, low carbon power generation capacity.”

EGA is the world’s biggest ‘premium’ aluminum producer and the company’s metal is the largest made-in-the-UAE export after oil and gas.

EGA has captive power plants at both Jebel Ali and Al Taweelah to meet its electricity needs, and is the biggest electricity generator in the UAE after the Dubai and Abu Dhabi utilities.

The MoU is a continuation of the companies’ joint efforts to enhance the sustainability of EGA’s operations. In 2017, EGA announced a reduction in its NOx emissions by 16 percent based on full yearly running hours, the equivalent of removing 450,000 cars from the UAE’s roads. The 100-day project was part of the Government Accelerators Program and the largest contribution to the reduction came from the installation of GE’s water injection skid to a GE 9B gas turbine at EGA’s Jebel Ali power plant.

Source:  GE
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ROSTEC DSIGNS A SELF-DESTRUCTING FLASH DRIVE
Thursday, November 25, 2021
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Flash drive data destroyed with no possibility of recovery

.Source: Rostec


Flash drive data destroyed with no possibility of recovery

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MOSCOW -- Technodinamika Holding of Rostec State Corporation has designed a flash drive that wipes out information by the push of a button. In contrast to the existing alternatives, the device is safe for the user, because the integrity of the casing is not compromised by the electric detonator engaged, and the data stored on the flash drive is destroyed without any possibility of recovery.

In a new solution, the memory chip, power and control elements are housed in a single casing. If it is necessary to erase information from the flash drive, the user presses a button on the side of the device. The built-in power supply activates an electric detonator, which burns through the printed circuit board with a shaped-charge jet. The integrity of the housing is not compromised, ensuring the safety of the user.

"Data security requires special attention in the modern digital world. We have created a new device that can reliably protect information from unauthorized access: the impossibility of data recovery has been confirmed by experts. In the future, we will have to test the device for security during long-term storage, for resistance to mechanical and climatic factors, as well as to work out different variants of the case design," said Igor Nasenkov, General Director of Technodinamika Holding.

Self-destructing information storage device was developed at the initiative of JSC "SPE ‘Krasnoznamenets’" The storage capacity and the design of the flash drive are custom, depending on the customer's preferences.

This device could potentially be interesting for government agencies, as well as companies that work with sensitive information.

Source:  Rostec
Associated URL: rostec.ru

 

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