A year ago, when AECOM won the bid to master plan the main site of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the proposed development plot was just a disused Formula 1 race circuit. Today, with three years to go until the finishing deadline its, well… its still covered with an old F1 track.

Time was always going to be an issue in this project as they do things with a different sense of urgency in Brazil. AECOM, being already involved in a number of urban regeneration projects in Brazil, was aware of this and used it to its advantage when bidding for the master planning. The practice, which has been closely involved in London 2012 (see page 48), decided to design all the venues as well.

‘It didn’t work master planning with just boxes for the stadia,’ says AECOM principal Graham Goymour. ‘We needed resolution of the spaces around the venues and time

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BBC RUSSIAN HARDLY pleased with the decision on the MiG-35

The program supplies for the Russian Air Force ordered 37 advanced multi-role MiG-35 delayed until 2016, reports flightglobal.com August 21. Originally scheduled to begin deliveries this year. Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov accused the industry of «unwillingness to perform the contract.»   «We have postponed until 2016 purchase of MiG-35 and will buy 16 MiG-29 SMT. The Ministry of Finance is not against such decisions, «he said on August 20. A few of days before the newspaper «Kommersant» said that the acquisition of MiG-35 in the amount of 1.1 billion U.S. dollars postponed. «MiG Corporation will need three years to

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Japan has created a new combat vehicle

Institute of technical research and development (TRDI) Ministry of Defence Land of the Rising Sun introduced the latest layout MCV combat vehicle with 105 mm caliber weapon, reports Lenta.ru referring to Jane’s.   Demonstration machine accomplished October 9, 2013 at the Research Centre of terrestrial systems (GSRC) in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture. Fighting vehicle with the wheel formula 8×8 meets military to the highest mobility, firepower and the ability to deliver a suitable point by air, land or water.   Namely, MCV is placed in the cargo bay of a military transport aircraft Kawasaki C-2. Fighting machine capable of speeds up

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Finland offers Russia to co-host Euro 2016

Football Association of Finland is considering the prospect of a European Championship 2016 together with Russia, "Vesti". According to Finnish media, the parties have discussed this possibility in an informal setting, but consultations at official level has not happened. The Finns are eager to spend the continental championship, and even tried to join the joint application of neighboring Sweden and Norway, but UEFA has limited the number of host countries to two. In this regard, the head of the Football Association of Finland Pekka Hämäläinen does not exclude the possibility of cooperation with Russia. He was confident that in the

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Scientists have begun to work on the scientific instruments on the project EkzoMars

MOSCOW, Jan. 25 — RIA Novosti. Russian scientists from the Institute of Space Research Institute (IKI) has already started to work on scientific instruments for the orbital Mars probe TGO project "EkzoMars", which is scheduled to launch in 2016, the director of the Institute for Green Lion.

"An agreement was signed, the process went. We have received funding before the new year and started making instruments for the (mission) in 2016," — said Green told reporters. He did not specify how much the institute will get to the creation of devices, but noted that it was

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Ussuri hatchery started modernizing the shunting of TEM2

On the Ussuri locomotive repair plant (branch of "Zheldorremmash") started work on the modernization of the shunting of TEM2. Enhanced capacity of TEM2 likely to remain at the same level, which he has now — 1200 horsepower. However, it will be installed instead of one two diesel-generator sets manufactured by Caterpillar and Cummins. This will account for the management of individual diesel generator sets save fuel, explained the company. Also, thanks to the installation of imported diesel consumer can save on maintenance and diesel engine oil. Since 2016, the load of the plant of "Russian Railways" will fall.

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Japan has created a new combat vehicle

Institute of technical research and development (TRDI) Ministry of Defence Land of the Rising Sun introduced the latest layout MCV combat vehicle with 105 mm caliber weapon, reports Lenta.ru referring to Jane’s.   Demonstration machine accomplished October 9, 2013 at the Research Centre of terrestrial systems (GSRC) in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture. Fighting vehicle with the wheel formula 8×8 meets military to the highest mobility, firepower and the ability to deliver a suitable point by air, land or water.   Namely, MCV is placed in the cargo bay of a military transport aircraft Kawasaki C-2. Fighting machine capable of speeds up

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We will hear the heartbeat of Mars Well on the Red Planet depth of 5 meters will cost NASAs $ 425 million

02.04.2013

New probe into the mission InSight sent to the Red Planet in 2016. The device will be equipped with a drilling rig, seismic and laboratory equipment for the study of the motion of Mars in its orbit around the Sun. After studying the internal structure of the Red Planet, geologists hope to understand how the Earth was formed.  

PHOTO: NASA

"Mission InSight can be called a real geophysical expedition, — quotes the edition of Space Flight Now the words of Bruce Banerdta — a scientist

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KrAZ SE 45th EMZ received the largest order in the history of

SE "45th Experimental Mechanical Plant", part of the GC "Ukroboronprom", received the largest order in the time of the independent Ukraine. This was the first deputy director of the company Rinat GARIPOV, reports. "Recently, our company together with the Kremenchug Automobile Plant signed a contract on deliveries to Egypt capacity of 12 cubic meters of tank on the chassis KrAZ in the amount of 209 pieces. This is an order for a total of more than 19 million hryvnia. We conducted training and today already have the first samples, waiting for the chassis KrAZ and plan this year to

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For 5 years, the KLA almost 2-fold increased production of aircraft

During the period from 2007 to 2012 UAC / UAC / increased production aircraft with 54 to 102 units per year. More than 2-fold and increased revenue: from 78 billion rubles in 2007 to 180 billion in 2012. The information was executive vice president of KLA Alexander TULYAKOV. He spoke at the State Duma at the joint meeting of two advisory councils: to develop defense industry and aerospace industry. 

"The structure of the KLA began the process of creating divisions. 4 will be formed business units: military aviation, transportation, special and civil. Regarding combat aircraft already

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