USA: HII Receives USD 602 Million Destroyer Deal

first_imgThe modification also includes an additional $79.4 million in advance procurement for future destroyers.“The timely execution of this contract modification will enable us to maintain a stable work flow on the DDG 51 class program,” said DDG 51 Program Manager George Nungesser. “It also allows us to achieve our learning curve targets and keep our highly skilled workforce focused on building affordable ships.”The multi-year procurement allows Ingalls to build ships more efficiently by buying bulk material and moving the skilled workforce from ship to ship. With the five-ship contract, Ingalls will be building DDGs over the next decade.Ingalls has delivered 28 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to the Navy and currently has two more under construction. Ingalls laid the keel for John Finn (DDG 113) in November 2013 and will lay the keel for Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) in the third quarter of 2014. Start of fabrication for Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), the first ship of the multi-year contract, will also take place in the third quarter of 2014.Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are highly capable, multi-mission ships that can conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection, all in support of the United States’ military strategy. Destroyers are capable of simultaneously fighting air, surface and subsurface battles. The ship contains myriad offensive and defensive weapons designed to support maritime defense needs well into the 21st century.[mappress]Press Release, March 18, 2014; Image: HII View post tag: usa View post tag: million View post tag: USD View post tag: receives View post tag: Destroyer View post tag: deal March 18, 2014 USS WILLIAM P. LAWRENCE (DDG 110)Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $602 million contract modification to fund construction of the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer DDG 119 for the U.S. Navy. The yet-to-be-named ship is the second of five DDG 51 destroyers the company was awarded in June 2013. View post tag: HIIcenter_img Equipment & technology View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: HII Receives USD 602 Million Destroyer Deal View post tag: News by topic USA: HII Receives USD 602 Million Destroyer Deal View post tag: Naval View post tag: 602 Share this articlelast_img read more

Peru Brings Into Service Four Planes and Helicopters to Improve Maritime Vigilance

first_img Peruvian Defense Minister Jaime Thorne officially brought into service four second-hand aircraft, two planes and two helicopters, intended to improve vigilance over maritime space and recently acquired by the Peruvian Navy. The new acquisitions are two Fokker F-60 transport planes purchased from the Netherlands and two Sikorsky Sea King UH-3H multipurpose helicopters acquired from the United States, now part of Peru’s Pacific Naval Force. “These aircraft will help watch over the sovereignty of our sea, which is a source of great wealth. Peru is the world’s leading fishing country, and we have to watch over that wealth,” Thorne noted in remarks reported by the state news agency Andina. He added that purchases of war matériel for the South American country’s Armed Forces will continue, in accordance with the provisions of the Basic Defense Nucleus plan and depending on the income obtained from mining royalties. “That is going to enable us to continue increasing our forces,” the minister affirmed. Participants at the ceremony, which took place at El Callao Naval Airbase, included the country’s vice president, Luis Giampietri, the head of the Armed Forces Joint Command, Luis Howell Ballena, and the Commandant-General of the Navy, Adm. Jorge de la Puente Ribeyro. Following the end of the ceremony, an exhibition was held at which the newly acquired matériel was displayed, as well as B-200 aircraft. By Dialogo January 03, 2011last_img read more

Hughes critical of Song tackle

first_img Then asked if he would be taking the matter up with the Professional Game Match Officials Limited, which Riley heads, Hughes said: “We’ll ask about it because it’s a poor decision. “We are not trying to get people into trouble, we’d just like observations about that. Our view is that the game should have been stopped.” Regarding a tackle by Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin on Stoke’s Jonathan Walters in the Capital One Cup tie between the two clubs on Wednesday, Hughes added: “That was two-footed again. “Those type of challenges need to be stopped and something done about it.” Hughes has no doubt that Diouf only emerged from the Song incident unhurt because he jumped out of the way. And, alluding to the recent controversy over the way Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross marks opponents at set-pieces and accusations that winger Victor Moses is a diving “cheat”, the manager said: “I think that (Diouf jumping out of the way) is maybe the honesty of our players. “We have been criticised and labels have been thrown at a number of players in recent weeks, and maybe people should give us credit for staying on our feet.” Hughes also claims Stoke are not getting as many free-kicks in their home matches as other clubs do. Hughes was critical of referee Chris Foy after the official took no action over Hammers midfielder Song’s rash-looking tackle on Potters forward Mame Biram Diouf in the build-up to the visitors’ first goal. The manager felt it had been a “dangerous” two-footed challenge that potentially warranted a red card, and that Foy “should have stopped the game there and then”. Stoke boss Mark Hughes will speak to referees’ chief Mike Riley having been left fuming by an Alex Song challenge that went unpunished in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with West Ham at the Britannia Stadium. He said: “We are a little bit anxious. “More often than not, home teams get more free kicks for them. I think that’s fair to say – it’s just because you are the home side and that’s what happens. “The crowd’s with you, they’ll cheer and shout, and more often than not, you can look right through the league, home sides get more free kicks – apart from Stoke City.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Sacopee edges GSA 3-2 for state baseball title

first_img Latest Posts Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013.center_img STANDISH — Sacopee Valley pitcher Roderick Maynard notched eight strikeouts to lead the Hawks past George Stevens Academy in Saturday’s Class C state baseball championship at Saint Joseph’s College.Sacopee Valley (16-3) edged the GSA Eagles 3-2 for its first state title since 1993.“He’s an outstanding pitcher,” GSA coach Dan Kane said of Maynard. “Being a lefty, he made it a little bit tougher. He helped slow down the running game. More importantly, he didn’t allow a lot of guys on base.”Jacob Keenan started for GSA on the mound. The Hawks scored their first run in the bottom of the first. Brady Anderson singled on a line drive to centerfield, and Kyle Jordan followed with a blooper down the right field line to put runners on first and second. Maynard then singled to score Anderson and put Jordan on third. But GSA shortstop Taylor Schildroth ended Sacopee Valley’s scoring by bare-handing a chopper for the Eagles’ third out.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSacopee Valley added another run in the bottom of the third. Devin Day walked, and Dana Shea reached on a fielder’s choice that took out Day. GSA’s Marshal Lebel caught a popup in right field for the second out. But before the Eagles could notch a third, Jordan lined to left field for a double that scored Shea.The Hawks scored their third and final run in the fourth. Brandon Burnell led off with a double to deep left field, at which point Beckett Slayton replaced Keenan on the mound. A chopper to first advanced Burnell to third, and he scored on a throwing error to home for a 3-0 lead.“A lot of teams would fold, and we didn’t fold,” Kane said. “We got out there and competed and got after them, and we gave ourselves a chance.”GSA got on the board in the top of the fifth after Keenan singled to centerfield. Will Entwisle followed with a grounder to second, and he beat out the attempted double-play. With just one out, Stefan Simmons had the hit of the night for the Eagles with a triple to centerfield that scored Entwisle. But when Lebel couldn’t make contact in a suicide squeeze attempt, Simmons was tagged out running home. Lebel then struck out, putting a halt to GSA’s offensive momentum.The Eagles found it back in the next inning when Tyler McKenney reached second on a popup that landed between a cluster of three Sacopee players. A Tyler Snow sacrifice bunt advanced McKenney to third, and he reached home on a Schildroth groundout.“Most of the time, when you have a good pitcher like that and he’s got a two or three-run lead in the game, he doesn’t want to walk anybody,” Kane said of Maynard. “We finally started swinging on them — putting a good solid piece on them.”The Eagles held Sacopee Valley in the bottom of the sixth, but they couldn’t get rolling in the final inning. After Dakota Chipman struck out, Keenan singled and stole second. But Maynard would clinch the win with two more strikeouts. The game only lasted an hour and 10 minutes.GSA (18-2) hasn’t won a state championship since its back-to-back titles in 2004 and 2003. But, fortunately for the Eagles, the team is young. They only have two graduating seniors.“Two important ones,” Kane added, referring to Entwisle and Chipman. “But we’re getting ready for next year already.” Bio EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016last_img read more

Nastase not welcome at Wimbledon this year, say organisers

first_imgBy Martyn HermanLONDON, England (Reuters) – Former Romanian tennis player Ilie Nastase will not be welcomed at this year’s Wimbledon championships and could be stopped at the gate if he tries to attend, organisers said yesterday.The 70-year-old former French and U.S. Open champion is provisionally banned from all International Tennis Federation (ITF) events after hurling allegedly racist and sexist comments during Romania’s Fed Cup tie with Britain last month.All England Club chairman Philip Brook said he “condemned” the behaviour of two-time Wimbledon runner-up Nastase.“In terms of an invitation to the Royal Box, he won’t receive one this year,” Brook said at the club’s spring news conference.Club chief executive Richard Lewis went further, saying Nastase “could be stopped at the gate” if he tried to enter the grounds with a ticket.Romanian Fed Cup captain Nastase, who courted controversy throughout his career, was booted out of his country’s tie with Britain for “unsportsmanlike” behaviour.The singles rubber between Britain’s Johanna Konta and Sorana Cirstea was briefly suspended after remarks made by Nastase to Konta and Britain’s captain Anne Keothavong.Nastase had already run into trouble during the World Group II playoff tie in Constanta, after allegedly making a derogatory comment about American great Serena Williams’ unborn child.last_img read more