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Survive the Summer

Survive the Summer is the fourth extended play by Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. It was released on 3 August 2018 by Island Records. Work began in mid-2017 after Digital Distortion, was cancelled. Developed as a visual extended play the album songs were planned to be accompanied by non-linear short films that were going to illustrate the musical concepts conceived during its development. However, in a interview, Azalea concluded it remained undecided due to the budget of music video for "Kream" took a lot of the EP's video budget; the EP contains production by Ronny J, GT and Wallis Lane. The album was supported by the lead single, "Kream", featuring American rapper Tyga and the promotional single, "Tokyo Snow Trip", both released on 6 July 2018. “Kream” was the only single released off of the extended play and was certified Gold by the RIAA. There were plans for a music video to collaboration track titled "OMG" featuring Wiz Khalifa but they did not come to fruition. In November 2014, a reissue of Azalea's first studio album The New Classic, titled Reclassified, was released.

In December, she announced plans of a new tour through her Twitter account called the Great Escape Tour, stating that it went along with the title of her upcoming second studio album, which would be promoted on it. It was announced the tour was being postponed to the fall, before it was canceled in May 2015, as a new tour was planned around Azalea's new album to be released in the following year. In January 2015, Azalea announced. In October, she announced that it would be called Digital Distortion and that it was set for release in the following year. On 8 January 2016, the buzz single. After leaving her main record label, UK-based Virgin EMI, Azalea decided to permanently switch to her US-based record label, Def Jam, she previewed the lenticular cover art for the album. On 18 March 2016, the intended lead single, "Team", was released for digital download. In September, she explained. On 3 March 2017, the promotional single, was released. On 24 March, "Mo Bounce", was released. Following the release, Azalea confirmed the scrapping of the 2016 material and as well as recordings of 13 new songs which include collaborations with YG, Lil Uzi Vert, Jeremih.

She said the album should still include the songs "Elephant" featuring YG, "Team", "Mo Bounce". On 19 May 2017, the third intended single, "Switch", featuring Brazilian singer Anitta, was released. After "Switch" failed to make a commercial impact in any worldwide music chart, as well as its music video being leaked, Azalea stated Def Jam had abruptly stopped promotion for Digital Distortion. In 2017, Azalea announced Digital Distortion would be released on July 30, 2017, until conflict between her and then-CEO of Def Jam, Steve Bartels, involving the promotion of further singles including the collaboration with Azealia Banks, the delay of the album, which prompted Azalea to express her frustration and disappointment on social media. Azalea announced on Twitter the album would have no official release date, it was reported many tracks from Digital Distortion were leaked online, after Azalea expressed her frustrations towards label executives for "ignoring" her on Snapchat. After Digital Distortion being delayed and cancelled, Azalea departed from Def Jam and signed with Island Records.

On February 2, 2018 Azalea released her single "Savior". The single was promoted during the Super Bowl on February 4, 2018; the single "Savior" did not make it to the tracklist of S. T. S, because it did not fit the theme of the EP, but "may have a home in my album", according to Azalea. In an interview with iHeartRadio, she emphasized the song's lyrics being written at a time during her breakup with NBA basketball player Nick Young, her career she "was used to had abruptly stopped". On July 6, 2018, "Kream" was released as the first single, along with the promotional single, "Tokyo Snow Trip". On August 3, 2018, Survive the Summer was released for digital download and streaming worldwide. Azalea shared on 24 December 2017, that the album cover will feature only three letters, "S. T. S", the album title's abbreviation, she revealed the cover art via Instagram on 29 June 2018. Described by Rap-Up as "dark and provocative", it finds Azalea bathed under red lights while dressed in a netted bodysuit and lace mask, as two hands grab her breasts.

A single white rose. When asked about its symbolism, she answered saying: "Mourning, death. Like throwing a flower into a casket and saying goodbye to something." On 2 September 2017, Azalea posted a snippet of a new song on Twitter with the hashtag "#STS". On 7 November, she cancelled Digital Distortion and announced she would release a new project titled Surviving the Summer, after severe creative differences, she revealed that the album would be released by a new label and new management, following her departure from Def Jam. On December 10, Azalea posted two new snippets of a song from the album. On 2 February 2018, "Savior" featuring American rapper Quavo was released as the lead single from the album, but was cut from the tracklist and turned into a buzz single. On 27 April, Azalea announced Surviving the Summer would be a visual extended play instead of an album, which means that every song of it will be accompanied by visuals. Set to be released on 2 June before switching to 30 June and to 6 July, Azalea announced on 8 Ju

Kawasaki T-4

The Kawasaki T-4 is a Japanese subsonic intermediate jet trainer aircraft developed and manufactured by the commercial conglomerate Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Its sole operator is the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, in part due to historic restrictions on the exporting of military hardware. In addition to its primary training mission, the T-4 has been used by the JASDF's Blue Impulse aerobatic team as well as liaison duties with most fighter units; the first XT-4 prototype flew on 29 July 1985, while the first production aircraft was delivered during September 1988. During November 1981, Kawasaki was selected as the main contractor to design and manufacture a suitable trainer aircraft, designated as the KA-850, to meet the needs of Japan's MT-X program, having beaten out rival bids from Mitsubishi and Fuji; the MT-X program had been launched to procure a replacement for the aging Lockheed T-33 and Fuji T-1 jet trainer aircraft in service in the Japan Air Self Defense Force. Furthermore, there was a desire for the prospective trainer aircraft to take over some of the syllabus, being handled by the contemporary Mitsubishi T-2, a supersonic trainer variant of the Mitsubishi F-1 fighter aircraft.

The initial program planned for a production run of 220 aircraft and an entry into service date of 1988. Kawasaki's design team was headed by the aeronautics engineer Kohki Isozaki, as well as working in close conjunction with planners at the Japanese defense agency; the design produced by Kawasaki had to satisfy aspects of the JASDF's training regime, performed by multiple aircraft. As such, the type had to demonstrate a range of transonic aerodynamic effects, as well as achieving a high level of manoeuvrability, a relatively-low operating cost, high reliability levels. Easy handling was required so that trainees could convert from the piston-engined Fuji T-3 after accumulating only 70 flying hours. Furthermore, the economics for operating the type was to be comparable to the leading international competitors at that time; the design had to incorporate other political desires as well. The selection of a twin-engine configuration for the trainer was one of the easiest decisions taken, being made not just for engine power but from a high priority being placed upon safety.

A robust, damage-tolerant and long-lived structure was specified for the trainer. Extensive use of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing techniques was applied; these advances contributed to the design being certified for a total lifespan of 7,500 flight hours. Out of these efforts emerged the T-4, a clean-sheet indigenously-developed trainer aircraft. According to aerospace publication Flight International, it was considered plausible for the T-4 to have been a competitive product upon the global trainer aircraft market if it had been priced appropriately, but such export opportunities were denied by a long-standing Japanese policy that forbids any military export sales; as such, there was no realistic prospect of the type being sold to overseas customers and it was developed for the onset with the understanding that the T-4 would be used only by the JASDF. On 29 July 1985, the prototype for the type, designated as the XT-4, performed its maiden flight. Test pilots of the Air Proving Wing who flew the XT-4 observed the type to have greater subsonic manoeuvrability than the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, an agile aerial supremacy fighter.

Speaking in the months before the XT-4's maiden flight, Kawaski publicly claimed that the aircraft possessed the highest performance of any subsonic trainer aircraft available. Despite the limited available of the F3-IHI-30 engine, it proved to be fortuitously reliable, preventing any serious limitation being imposed on the wider test programme. Flight testing with the four XT-4 prototypes ended after two and a half years and 500 individual flights made. On 28 June 1988, the first production T-4 conducted its first flight, it was observed by Kawasaki that the programme had not only been delivered as per schedule, but both the aircraft and its Ishikawajima-Harima F3-IHI-30 powerplant had attained their respective cost targets. Manufacture of the T-4 was performed by a consortium consisting of Mitsubishi and Kawasaki, the latter providing leadership over the venture. A final assembly line for the type was established at Kawasaki's plant in Gifu. An eight-year production run was planned for; the Kawasaki T-4 is a Japanese subsonic intermediate jet trainer aircraft.

It is a twin-engined aircraft, being powered by pair of Ishikawajima-Harima-built F3-IHI-30 turbofan units. These engines, which were capable of generating up to 3,520 lb of thrust, were indigenously-developed in conjunction with the T-4. Flight International observed that the performance of the T-4 was comparable with several exported jet trainers, such as the Franco-German Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet and British BAE Systems Hawk. Specific