Northrop Grumman to Modernize Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers

first_img View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Northrop Grumman to Modernize Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers Authorities View post tag: americas Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded contracts from the U.S. Navy, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works and Huntington Ingalls Industries to provide integrated bridge and navigation systems and steering gear systems to modernize Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers (DDGs). View post tag: News by topic August 7, 2014 View post tag: Arleigh Burke-class Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) exercised options for the acquisition and testing of five integrated bridge and navigation systems (IBNS) valued at $11 million. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works and Huntington Ingalls Industries jointly exercised options for six steering gear systems valued at $30 million.“Northrop Grumman is a major partner on the Navy’s DDG modernization program,” said Bill Hannon, vice president of Maritime Systems, Northrop Grumman. “The new IBNS and steering gear systems will keep the technology of our nation’s front-line surface combatants highly capable and affordable.”The systems to be installed include radar systems, navigation software, ship control software, chart servers, network interface boxes, flat panel displays, global positioning systems, and ship control display systems. The contracts also cover engineering services.Back fit installation of the IBNS systems by the Navy will be conducted at the home ports of the vessels during their modernization windows. For the new build ships, steering gear systems and IBNS systems will be installed at the shipyards of Bath Iron Works and Huntington Ingalls Industries. Deliveries will begin in 2015 and are expected to be completed by 2021.Northrop Grumman has been supplying comparable systems for the Arleigh Burke-class DDGs since the program began during the 1980s.[mappress]Press Release, August 07, 2014; Image: Wikimedia Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Modernize View post tag: Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman to Modernize Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers View post tag: Destroyer’slast_img read more

Mane Double Sends Senegal into Knock out Phase

first_imgSadio Mane scored twice Monday evening as Senegal eased to a Group C victory over Kenya and booked their place in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations.The Liverpool forward had a first-half penalty saved by Kenya keeper Patrick Matasi, before adding to Ismaila Sarr’s volley with a placed effort.Mane then converted a second spot-kick after Philemon Otieno was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Sarr late on. Senegal face Uganda in the last 16 on 5 July.Kenya could still qualify as one of the best four third-placed teams, depending on the results in the final games in Group E and F.However, Monday’s result means DR Congo definitely qualify from Group A with a superior goal difference.Elsewhere, Napoli midfielder Adam Ounas scored twice and picked up an assist on his first appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations as Algeria maintained their 100% record with victory over Tanzania.Ounas set-up Leicester striker Islam Slimani for the opener before netting twice in a dominant first-half display.Algeria, who finish top of Group C, were already through to the last 16 with wins in their opening two games.They will face one of the best third-placed teams in the next round.With qualification already secured, Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi made nine changes to the starting XI – handing a start to Slimani, who has been kept out of the team by in-form Al Sadd striker Baghdad Bounedjah.And Slimani took his chance after half an hour, netting his 27th international goal on his 61st appearance following a wonderful reverse through ball from Ounas.That was the breakthrough Algeria were searching for and Ounas made it 2-0 five minutes later after linking up with Slimani on the edge of the box to score his first international goal on just his seventh appearance.Tanzania, who had defended well for the first half an hour, could do nothing to prevent a third on the stroke of half-time as Slimani’s threaded pass found Ounas again and the midfielder coolly rounded the keeper before slotting into an empty net.Algeria had more chances after the break – Mohamed Salim Fares volleying Ounas’ delivery wide before hitting the outside of the right post from close-range.Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez replaced Ounas in the second half but did not make an impact, while substitute Bounedjah wasted a great chance to make it 4-0 when he fired wide late on. Blackpool striker Adi Yussuf also came on for Tanzania in the second half but headed over the bar with minutes to spare.Tanzania, who were competing in their first Nations Cup since 1980, failed to progress to the knock-out stages and finished bottom of the group with three defeats.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more