BAE continues support for UK Sport

SO COOL Kristan Bromley’s had BAE suppprt

SO COOL Kristan Bromley’s had BAE suppprt

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Crime reporter

DEFENCE giant BAE Systems has pledged hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of engineering support as part of a four-year partnership with UK Sport.

The manufacturer, which has sites at Samlesbury and Warton, is to offer the engineering expertise of thousands of its workers, whose usual tasks involve designing and manufacturing state-of-the-art military jets and submarines.

Discussions are underway to continue the technology partnership, which provided engineering to more than 20 different sports, from bob-skeleton to wheelchair racing, from 2008 to 2012.

It has been reported that BAE will give £800,000 of support to the sports agency.

A number of winter, summer and Paralympic sports are expected to benefit from the partnership, although specific projects are yet to be identified.

During the past four years, wheelchair racing athletes including multiple gold medallist at the London Olympics David Weir and Shelly Woods have used the wind tunnel at BAE’s Warton site to help to find their optimal racing position.

A laser tracking timing system was also installed at the Manchester Velodrome, where Colne’s gold medal-winning cyclist Steven Burke trained for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

And before the 2010 Winter Olympics, skeleton bobsleds, such as those used by Waterford slider Kristan Bromley, were redesigned and manufactured for the British team.

The project will be co-ordinated by the company’s research and development centre in Bristol and it is expected that a four-year arrangement will begin in February.

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9:44am Wed 2 Jan 13

happycyclist says...

It's probably some some of tax thing, but good to hear all the same. Engineers who can make aeroplanes can make anything. Engineering is the ultimate transferable skill. Look around you right now; EVERYTHING you can see and touch is made by engineers or made with machinery or tools that engineers have made.
It's probably some some of tax thing, but good to hear all the same. Engineers who can make aeroplanes can make anything. Engineering is the ultimate transferable skill. Look around you right now; EVERYTHING you can see and touch is made by engineers or made with machinery or tools that engineers have made. happycyclist
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10:36am Wed 2 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

Oh good or BAE not :
This question is for you BAE workers.
What does it feel like to know you earn your living by making weapons of mass desructio that cause lots of people pain and misery . Do you look upon your wages as blood money. You should. Shame on you
Oh good or BAE not : This question is for you BAE workers. What does it feel like to know you earn your living by making weapons of mass desructio that cause lots of people pain and misery . Do you look upon your wages as blood money. You should. Shame on you 2 for 5p
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12:30pm Wed 2 Jan 13

AndyW says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Oh good or BAE not :
This question is for you BAE workers.
What does it feel like to know you earn your living by making weapons of mass desructio that cause lots of people pain and misery . Do you look upon your wages as blood money. You should. Shame on you
Feels great.

Particularly on salary day.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Oh good or BAE not : This question is for you BAE workers. What does it feel like to know you earn your living by making weapons of mass desructio that cause lots of people pain and misery . Do you look upon your wages as blood money. You should. Shame on you[/p][/quote]Feels great. Particularly on salary day. AndyW
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3:19pm Wed 2 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

Defence spending is a way of using a country's surpluses money and distributing it to the ruling class, read your 1984 George Orwell.
Defence spending is a way of using a country's surpluses money and distributing it to the ruling class, read your 1984 George Orwell. 2 for 5p
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8:17pm Wed 2 Jan 13

liddle 'un says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Defence spending is a way of using a country's surpluses money and distributing it to the ruling class, read your 1984 George Orwell.
Are you a commie?
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Defence spending is a way of using a country's surpluses money and distributing it to the ruling class, read your 1984 George Orwell.[/p][/quote]Are you a commie? liddle 'un
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12:24am Thu 3 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

liddle 'un wrote:
2 for 5p wrote:
Defence spending is a way of using a country's surpluses money and distributing it to the ruling class, read your 1984 George Orwell.
Are you a commie?
Yes I am and proud of it
[quote][p][bold]liddle 'un[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Defence spending is a way of using a country's surpluses money and distributing it to the ruling class, read your 1984 George Orwell.[/p][/quote]Are you a commie?[/p][/quote]Yes I am and proud of it 2 for 5p
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