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

Arsenal players could be sold if they get on the wrong side of Mikel Arteta, says Alan Stubbs

first_imgMikel Arteta is expected to take charge of Arsenal when they face Everton (Picture: Getty)Any Arsenal player who dares to get on the wrong side of Mikel Arteta ‘won’t be at the club long’, according to the Spaniard’s former Everton team-mate Alan Stubbs.The Gunners will unveil Arteta as their new manager on Friday and the 37-year-old is expected to be in the dugout for the side’s clash with Everton at Goodison Park this weekend.Arteta spent five seasons at the Emirates as a player and has earned a stellar reputation as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City over the past three years.There have been some concerns about Arteta’s lack of experience in top-level management but Arsenal are convinced that they have made the right choice.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisement Arsenal players could be sold if they get on the wrong side of Mikel Arteta, says Alan Stubbs Arteta was in the dugout for Manchester City’s clash with Oxford on Wednesday evening (Picture: Getty)Tony Cascarino believes Arteta needs to sell as many as five senior players when he takes over the reins in north London.‘The biggest challenge he will face is dealing with the senior players,’ he told The Times. ‘I remember when Ron Atkinson came into Aston Villa, he said to me immediately: “I have agreed a fee with Celtic for you.”‘That is how Arteta should approach it, starting with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, David Luiz, Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesHe added: ‘With Fernandinho’s contract due to expire at the end of the season, Arteta could bring him in from City to demonstrate to Arsenal’s players what it takes to be a success.‘I don’t even think he needs to give them a reason, he just needs to say, “If I find a buyer, you’re gone.”‘Lacazette has been a decent performer but Arteta will want a player who doesn’t sulk, and he could sell him for a big fee.‘It may seem drastic, but that is what Arsenal need.’MORE: Arsene Wenger compares Mohamed Salah to Lionel Messi in front of a beaming Jurgen Kloppcenter_img Stubbs and Arteta were team-mates at Everton (Picture: Getty)Stubbs, who shared a dressing room with Arteta during their playing days at Everton, knows exactly what kind of character Arsenal will be getting.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’s got an opinion, he had that as a player,’ Stubbs told talkSPORT.‘He wasn’t afraid to say something if things weren’t right on the pitch‘He’s got a very strong opinion of how he wants to play and how he wants to manage.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He’s one of them, who if somebody crosses him, I don’t think he’d have a full blown argument with them, but they won’t be at the club long.‘I think this is where the Arsenal hierarchy have really got to back Mikel, if it is Mikel [who gets the job].‘There are obviously a few big personalities there who will try and run the dressing room, I think we all know who the difficult ones are without even saying, and Mikel will have to cycle through them very quickly.‘The club have got to back him to say OK, if that’s a problem, get them out no matter what wages they’re on.’ Metro Sport ReporterThursday 19 Dec 2019 10:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Bushland reserve behind beautiful home’s sale

first_img16 Grandis Court Cashmere sold before its first open home.Behind the suburban sprawl of Eatons Hill and Warner sits Greenwood Estate in Cashmere, where large blocks and contemporary homes are the norm.The home at 6 Grandis Court, Cashmere, took full advantage of the tranquil setting to achieve a price of $713,000 on June 29.Belle Property Cashmere sales consultant, Liam West, said the buyer didn’t waste any time.“It sold basically in 36 hours,” Mr West said.“We listed it on a Thursday and by Friday night (the buyer’s) girlfriend actually came through and looked and Skyped … We pretty much put it under contract before the first open home.”More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The home had an open-plan design with five-bedroom, two-bathroom accommodation on a 1250sq m block.Mr West said the property was a tranquil, private retreat in large part because of the bushland reserve to the rear.“Built about 2007, it has a beautiful backdrop and it’s whisper quiet. It’s very functional with great entertaining space,” he said.“Where the kitchen/dining/lounge was, it all opened up on to the rear deck. “You couldn’t see your neighbours from the deck or basically anywhere in the home.”Mr West said the market had been a bit slower this year but listing numbers had tightened and demand was starting to ratchet up prices.“We are finding it’s slowly coming back to a decent level,” he said.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL singers Roisin Carlin and Shane McLaughlin are through to the next round of the Voice of Ireland.Fahan singer Roisin was voted through by the public.And just minutes later Shane was also voted through – again in the public vote. The public vote was announced live on the RTE programme just before 10pm.Shane, from Downings, had received massive support along with Roisin from the Donegal public.Both singers had failed to woo the judges.However they went through automatically through to next week.  BREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL SINGERS THROUGH TO NEXT STAGE OF VOICE OF IRELAND was last modified: March 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL SINGERS THROUGH TO NEXT STAGE OF VOICE OF IRELANDRoisin CarlinRTEshane mclaughlinThe Voice of Irelandlast_img read more

HudongZhonghua Chooses Silverstream Air Lubrication Tech

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Silverstream Technologies Silverstream Technologies, the UK-based air lubrication manufacturer for the shipping industry, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, part of the CSSC Group, related to future LNG carrier projects.Under the MoU, Silverstream’s air lubrication technology will be integrated into Hudong-Zhonghua’s newbuilding designs for its future LNG carriers.This is expected to increase operational and fuel efficiencies, reduce fuel costs and emissions by between 6% and 8% for laden and ballast conditions, according to the company.As explained, the MoU is Silverstream’s first LNG class newbuild project. It is said to represent both the Asian market’s growing interest in air lubrication systems and its wider demand for greater efficiencies and sustainability in newbuild orders.“We are delighted … to have signed this landmark agreement with Hudong-Zhonghua, one of the world’s largest and most respected ship yards. It is a significant step for Silverstream as we expand into a new vessel class, and further grow our customer base in the important Asian market,” Noah Silberschmidt, CEO of Silverstream Technologies, commented.The signing of the MoU marks 12 months of in-depth collaboration between the two organizations, which culminated in the approval of Silverstream’s technology onto Hudong-Zhonghua’s LNG carrier newbuild designs. The duo plans to continue to collaborate in order “to drive the sales process with prospective shipowners, working together to ensure the optimum efficiency and design on future orders from the yard”.“In working closely with Silverstream over the past 12 months, we have seen the real attributes of air lubrication technology and the Silverstream System, and it was clear that incorporating it into the designs for our newbuild LNG vessels, in conjunction with other measures, would deliver optimum performance,” Danping Lou, Chief Technical Officer, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, said.“We are confident that these new vessels will set the benchmarks for vessel design and performance in the LNG sector.”Hudong-Zhonghua is a subsidiary of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation, China’s largest shipbuilding group, and the second-largest in the world. It has a capacity for six to eight LNG carriers in its yard.last_img read more