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

OMV reappoints CEO and deputy chairman

first_imgAustrian oil company OMV has reappointed its chief executive officer (CEO) and deputy chairman to new terms in office.Reiner Seele at a meeting with the President of Russia; Image source: Government of RussiaOMV said on Wednesday that the supervisory board of the company reappointed Rainer Seele as the chairman of the executive board and CEO of OMV.His term of office has been extended by another two years until June 30, 2022, with an extension option for one additional year, subject to mutual consent. He has been the chairman and CEO of OMV since July 1, 2015.Also, chief upstream operations officer Johann Pleininger was also reappointed as an executive board member and deputy chairman of the board.His term of office has been extended by another three years until August 31, 2023, with an extension option for two additional years, also subject to mutual consent.He has been a member of the executive board of OMV, responsible for Upstream – exploration, and production, since September 1, 2015.Chairman of the OMV supervisory board Wolfgang C. Berndt said: “OMV has delivered an exceptional performance in recent years. This is the result of the new strategic direction adopted by the executive board, coupled with a sustained cost reduction that has led to record earnings.“Since 2015, the adjusted operating result has more than doubled, and the production volume increased by 40 percent. The supervisory board looks forward to further cooperation with the executive board team, aiming to continue the profitable international growth path.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Olympia School District Education Foundation Announces New Executive Director

first_imgFacebook183Tweet0Pin0submitted by Olympia School District Education FoundationThe Olympia School District Education Foundation (OSDEF) is proud to announce the selection of Olympia native Katy Johansson as its first executive director. Johansson, a product of the Olympia School District and an alumna of Capital High School, brings her passion for area schools and experience in K-12 education to the position.Olympia native Katy Johansson is the first executive director for the Olympia School District Education Foundation. JohanssonPhoto courtesy: Olympia School District Education FoundationAs a math intervention paraeducator at Hansen Elementary, Johansson says she has seen the power of the foundation at work in her own school.“I am excited to lead and promote an organization for which I have so much esteem,” said Johansson. “I’ve persuaded teachers on several occasions to apply for a Teaching and Learning grant to purchase books or classroom supplies that Hansen’s PTO could not finance. Last fall, I observed the Principal’s Emergency Fund in action when I accompanied my principal on a grocery shopping trip for a Hansen family in need,” she said. “I’ve heard stories from former Hansen students who, once they move across the street to Marshall, are improving in and liking math – thanks to the foundation’s Middle School Math Tutoring program. And I’ve led fifth-graders on their first-ever hike at Cispus, also funded by OSDEF, “she added.“I truly believe the OSDEF’s programs are enriching and, in many cases, transforming students’ lives.”In addition to her work as a paraeducator, Johansson also serves on the board of the Capital City Marathon Association, the Capital High School Foundation and is a parent volunteer at Hansen Elementary.“We could not be more thrilled to have Katy on board as our first executive director,” said incoming OSDEF Board President Kelsey Christensen-Abel. “Katy brings a unique mix of local roots, first-hand experience in Olympia K-12 classrooms and, most importantly, her enthusiasm for our organization and where we are headed. Her understanding of our school district, along with its teachers and leaders, is a tremendous asset as we look to expand the foundation’s programs.”Johansson will conclude her employment with the district on June 24 and will begin her new position with the foundation on July 1.The Olympia School District Education Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that provides programs and services to students and partners with teachers to enhance educational success and promote learning for all Olympia School District students. OSDEF accomplishes this through five different initiatives: the Principal’s Emergency Fund; OSD Teaching & Learning Grants; wreath sales that support outdoor education at Cispus Learning Center; the Middle School Math Tutoring Program; and the Performing Arts Initiative.To learn more about OSDEF and each of these initiatives, follow the foundation on Facebook, on Instagram or visit the website at www.osdef.org.last_img read more