Marathon Targets has collaborated with Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited to build a pizza delivery robot.
The start-up company, headquartered in Australia, is also hoping to use its robotic technology to help the U.S. Army improve soldiers’ marksmanship. Marathon delivered the world’s first autonomous robotic targets to the Australian Defence Force in 2008, and since then it has extended its reach to other civilian pursuits.
The robot, called Domino's Robotic Unit, or “DRU,” is an autonomous delivery vehicle that has its own pizza oven. Though still in the prototype stage, it could be delivering pizza to you and your lazy neighbors in just in two years.
As a Medal of Honor recipient, former Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia will also be eligible for retroactive monthly pension payments stretching back to 2004.
All Medal of Honor recipients receive a pension starting on the date they formally receive the Medal of Honor, which is currently $1,329.58 per month, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
But Medal of Honor recipients are also eligible for a retroactive payment for monthly stipends that technically took effect on the "date of heroism," said Gina Jackson, a spokeswoman for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A unit of UK infrastructure giant Balfour Beatty plc falsified housing maintenance records at a major U.S. military base to help it maximize fees earned from the Department of Defense, a Reuters investigation found.
At Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, the company's U.S.-based unit used a second set of books and altered records to make it appear responsive to maintenance requests, Reuters found in a review of company and Air Force emails, internal memos and other documents, as well as interviews with former workers.