The Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario Awards Harris Corporation $24 Million to Modernize Emergency Communications

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Highlights:
• System will support the regional police service, municipal fire services, emergency staff and utilities personnel.
• Will provide the highest quality coverage, system reliability and state of the art capabilities.
• Contract includes portable and mobile radio models, as well as dispatch consoles.

MELBOURNE, Fla. & DURHAM, ONTARIO, Canada — Those who depend on mission-critical communication in the Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario will soon have a modern, interoperable radio network based on state-of-the-art voice and data communication standards.

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The participants in the Annual Weston-super-Mare Big Swim presented the proceeds to the local RNLI.

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Pete Holder (RNLI, left) Mike Brookes (swimmer) Mark White (swimmer-) Richard Spindler (RNLI) Mark Mathews (Kayaker) Nick Windsor (swimmer) and Katherine Maleham

On August 12th a group of hardy swimmers braved the open seas in a sponsored swim in aid of the RNLI, the charity which saves lives at sea. They raised over £2,400 in sponsorship and donations.

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Exmouth to receive one of the UK’s first RNLI Shannon class all-weather lifeboats

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Prototype Shannon under test

MS Shannon in rough seas Credit Nathan Williams

MS Shannon in rough seas Credit Nathan Williams

The new £1.5m lifeboat will replace Exmouth’s current RNLI Mersey class lifeboat, Margaret Jean, when she completes her operational time in Devon in around 12 months time. The cost of the new lifeboat will be met by a legacy but an appeal is starting today (Monday 15 October) to help fund the new launching and recovery vehicle that is essential to move the lifeboat to and from the sea.

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Two More AW139s Ordered for the Japan National Police Agency

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AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the signing of a contract for two additional AW139 medium twin helicopters in Japan with its distributor Mitsui Bussan Aerospace. The AW139s will be operated by the Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) to perform multi-role law enforcement missions in the Toyama and Osaka Prefectures. These JNPA helicopters are scheduled to enter operational service in 2014 and represent the first AW139 for the Toyama Prefecture and the second for Osaka Prefecture

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AgustaWestland’s AW101 “Cormorants” Mark 10 Years of Service with Royal Canadian Air Force

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Fleet passes 50,000 operating hours saving lives across Canada

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AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that its fleet of AW101 (formerly EH101) “Cormorant” search and rescue helicopters has achieved dual milestones of 10 years active service with the Royal Canadian Air Force and 50,000 operating hours.

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