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USMC Harrier II Plus funding

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS ANNOUNCED on May 16 that it had received a $102 million contract award for remanufacture of four existing AV-8B airframes to Harrier II Plus standard. The contract forms the first phase of the upgrade of 73 USMC AV-8Bs to the new radar-equipped, night-attack configuration in a $1.7 billion deal which will be completed in 2002. It had previously been planned that all 114 of the USMC’s earlier AV-8Bs would be upgraded but funding cutbacks have reduced this figure.

Upgrading takes around 12 months per airframe and includes fitting a new fuselage, which is considered a cheaper alternative to

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US defence bill approved

THE US HOUSE ARMED Services Committee (HASC) approved the $263.3 billion fiscal year 1995 defence authorisation bill on May 5. Included was $3.7 billion for an additional nuclear- powered aircraft carrier for the US Navy. Another USN allocation was transfer of $60 million previously earmarked for the cancelled Grumman EA-6B Prowler advanced capabilities upgrade programme to studies into a lower-cost alternative such as the Improved Capabilities II (ICAP II) Plus upgrade. The HASC also suggested converting the F- 14D into a dual-role F/A-14D with capabilities similar to the F-15E and wants to abandon the F-14A/B upgrade which would have cost

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In domestic nanoindustry invested 470 billion

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In the past four years, the domestic nanotech finally entered the orbit of sustainable development. Already Corporation "RUSNANO" approved a total of 126 investment projects with a total amount of funding which amounted to almost 470 billion rubles.] Such data were given the Director of the Department of scientific and technical expertise, "RUSNANO" Sergei Kalyuzhny during a speech at the II Congress of Nanotechnology in Ufa. Production sites are deployed in 30 regions of the country — from St. Petersburg to Novosibirsk. In 2010, the country was launched eight plants for the production of nano-products. Until the

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More than 2,200 NGOs in Russia receive foreign funding

More than 2,200 non-profit organizations in Russia receive foreign funding, of which tested more than a thousand organizations, said at a meeting of the Presidential Council on Human Rights Prosecutor General’s Office spokesman Alexei Zhafyarov.

"More than 2,200 non-profit organizations receive funding from abroad, of which we have tested about a thousand", — quotesRIA NovostiZhafyarov words.

Of the 1,000 NGOs were recognized as foreign agents 22.

The representative of the Prosecutor General‘s Office said that it was not only a test of organizations acting as a foreign agent, it was more broad. He

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Received money for the Russian instruments for EkzoMarsa

Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences received public funding for equipment for the project "EkzoMars", said at a press conference on 8 April, head of the Research Department of the planets and small bodies of the solar system IKI Oleg Korablyov.

The first phase of the project is scheduled for January 2016. It is expected that the device will be a Martian orbit two sets of Russian equipment. The first — an upgraded version of the lunar neutron telescope. Now map the spread of water on Mars has a resolution of 300 by 300 kilometers,

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New bridge built in Volgograd

The first start-up complex — the bridge over the Volga River — was built in 2009.

In order for this to become a real transportation artery, it is necessary to build a launch complex — a bridge across Akhtuba with exits on the road "Volga — Leninist" and "Krasnoslobodsk — Average Ahtuba."

The length of the second start-up complex without transport interchanges — 6.5 km. Car traffic will be hosted by three bands.

The cost of construction is estimated at 16 billion rubles, but due to lack of funding delayed the work, and it has been used only

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In the city of Oktjabrsk (Samara region) opened shop for the production of basalt fiber

In the October 1 March a ceremonial launch of the modern innovation of production of thin basalt fiber. It is used for thermal insulation of power and industrial equipment, as well as in building and construction.

To implement the project, a new design company LLC "Oktizol." In 2009 JSC "Oktyabrskavtotrans" filed an application to participate in the financing of investment in the Innovation and Investment Fund Samara region. The amount of funding was announced in the amount of 20 million rubles. Fund allocated 14 million rubles. Due to lack of funding, of "Oktyabrskavtotrans" filed an application to the Regional Venture

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Received money for the Russian instruments for EkzoMarsa

Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences received public funding for equipment for the project "EkzoMars", said at a press conference on 8 April, head of the Research Department of the planets and small bodies of the solar system IKI Oleg Korablyov.

The first phase of the project is scheduled for January 2016. It is expected that the device will be a Martian orbit two sets of Russian equipment. The first — an upgraded version of the lunar neutron telescope. Now map the spread of water on Mars has a resolution of 300 by 300 kilometers,

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UN proposes to change the climate for 100 million dollars a year

UN chief invited to announce his work already in Durban.

On Tuesday, at a meeting of Parties to the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, the General Secretary of the United Nations.

Addressing the participants of the meeting, he said that few expect from Durban breakthrough or even success. But this does not mean that it should not lead to real progress.

The UN chief said that the meeting should address four specific objectives, including the problem of long-term funding for climate protection.

"With regard to long-term funding, we need 2020 to forward this purpose 100 million. They

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Holiday Chelyabinsk region are asked to protect them from the onslaught of the silkworm

Chelyabinsk, August 10 (New Region, Alla Alexandrova) — resort area of Southern Urals asked to protect them from the onslaught of the silkworm.

As the correspondent of "New Region", in the South Urals spread of gypsy moth outbreaks and the nun moth recorded from mid-nineteenth century.

The next wave came in the current summer. Compared to 2006, the area affected forest pest in the region increased 11 times and reached 285,000 hectares, or 18% of the forest reserve. At risk was Argayashsky, Red Army, Uvelsky, Uysky, Chebarkul Sosnowski and other areas. Currently moth migrates further south: in

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