USA: Raytheon Company Wins USD 212.8 Million Evolved Seasparrow Missile Contract

first_img View post tag: Navy January 11, 2012 View post tag: Raytheon USA: Raytheon Company Wins USD 212.8 Million Evolved Seasparrow Missile Contract View post tag: USD View post tag: News by topic View post tag: million View post tag: contract Equipment & technology View post tag: SeaSparrow Raytheon Company was awarded two contracts totaling $212.8 million for the production of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile, with an option for $33 million in additional work.The first contract from the U.S. Navy NATO Seasparrow Project Office (NSPO), as previously announced by the Department of Defense, is for the production of ESSMs through fiscal year 2014 and contains the option for further production. The agreement also provides NSPO consortium-member navies with miscellaneous spare parts, containers and test equipment.The second contract is a two-year direct commercial sale. Raytheon will provide Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Japan the components and assemblies necessary to manufacture and deliver ESSM weapons to the Japanese Ministry of Defense. Licensed production will take place at MELCO’s facility in Japan.“ESSM is the foundation of our allies’ anti-ship missile defense,” said Ed Roesly, ESSM program director for Raytheon Missile Systems. “Raytheon, along with our international team of 18 partner companies, has advanced this world-class system to a point of prominence in ship self-defense. We continue to make missile improvements to outpace the threat.”ESSM defends the battlespace by delivering ship self-defense firepower against high-G maneuvering anti-ship cruise missiles as well as surface and low-velocity air threats. ESSM consortium countries include Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Turkey and the United States. Japan and UAE are also ESSM customer nations.Transformational Anti-ship Missile Defense Capabilities As a tail-controlled missile, ESSM uses enhancements to its guidance system to take advantage of improved seeker sensitivity, increased propulsion and greater weapon accuracy. These features enable ESSM to arrive at the intercept point with more endgame speed and agility to counter the threat.ESSM Contribution to WarfightersCapability bridges the gap between close-in air defense and local area defense systems.Kinematics result in reduced time to target.Multi-mission weapon system is effective against high-speed or low-velocity threats.About RaytheonRaytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 11, 2012center_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Evolved Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Raytheon Company Wins USD 212.8 Million Evolved Seasparrow Missile Contract View post tag: 212.8 View post tag: company View post tag: usa View post tag: Missile View post tag: wins Share this articlelast_img read more

British MoD sells HMS Illustrious for scrap

first_img British MoD sells light aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious for scrap Share this article August 23, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today British MoD sells light aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious for scrap View post tag: Royal Navycenter_img View post tag: HMS Illustrious Authorities The British Ministry of Defence has confirmed the sale of HMS Illustrious light aircraft carrier to Turkish company Leyal Ship Recycling for around £2 million.It is anticipated that the former Royal Navy flagship will leave her base in Portsmouth for Turkey in the autumn of this year, ahead of the arrival of the first of the Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth in 2017.Both Invincible and Ark Royal, the sister ships of Illustrious, were also recycled by the Turkish company.In 32 years of service, between 1982 and 2014, HMS Illustrious covered over 900,000 nautical miles. Operations ranged from stabilization efforts in the immediate aftermath of the first Gulf War and delivering humanitarian aid after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines in 2013.In October 2013, the MOD launched a competition to seek bids to retain the aircraft carrier in the UK. The aim of the competition was to see part or all of the ship developed for heritage purposes and, while a number of bids were received, none proved to be viable, the ministry said.Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin said: “We have done all we can for over two years to find a home for the former HMS Illustrious in the UK, and regrettably all options have now been exhausted. It is with a sense of pride for her and her crews’ achievements that we say goodbye to the ship, and we look forward to the arrival in Portsmouth of the UK’s next generation of aircraft carriers.”Mike Utley, former Commanding Officer on HMS Illustrious, said: “Lusty provided a world-class service to the Royal Navy for over three decades. We will bid her farewell with a heavy heart but in the knowledge that everything has been done to find a use for her.”last_img read more

Ensuring IT compliance with email encryption

first_imgEmail encryption is encrypting (disguising) the content of emails in order to protect sensitive information from being read by anyone other than the intended recipients. Email encryption is a great idea for regulated industries, but in some cases it is either mandatory or strongly advised, as in the case of health care, the legal profession, and financial institutions. Other businesses that have to adhere to IT compliance protocols and IT auditing should also consider using email encryption to protect themselves and their clients against data security threats and breaches.HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, and for the health care industry has brought the topic of email encryption to the forefront.  The mandate to encrypt email, however, does not apply to ALL email in a health care setting. If you are sending emails from one co-worker to another on a secure server, for example, it’s not required by HIPAA to encrypt that inter-agency communication. That is assuming the server is protected from external threats, and managed effectively with updated security patches. However, many health care firms are getting into the habit of encrypting across the board to avoid any gray areas. continue reading » 33SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

CDC: Mexico’s novel flu outbreak mirrors other hot spots

first_imgJun 4, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – In an update on novel influenza developments in Mexico, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today that patterns look like those in the United States and other nations, with cases leveling off nationwide and areas of localized transmission.The latest analysis of the disease in Mexico appears in tomorrow’s issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reported yesterday that Mexico has had 5,563 novel flu cases, 103 of them fatal. The nation has the world’s highest number of deaths and the second highest number of cases, behind the United States.Other features of the novel flu outbreak in Mexico resemble those in the United States and other countries that have reported a number of cases, Anne Schuchat, MD, interim deputy director CDC’s science and public health program, said today during a media briefing. The virus is circulating during a time when activity is usually low and appears to be sparing the elderly, she added.”This is a very helpful summary of the country that first had the largest problem noted,” Schuchat said.Today’s update from the CDC also describes the health actions that Mexico has taken to control disease and the surveillance activities it has used to track the spread. Epidemiologic evidence suggests that Mexico’s novel flu outbreak peaked in late April.In the La Gloria, Veracruz, outbreak, which first prompted Mexico in mid April to explore outbreaks of acute respiratory illnesses, laboratory officials determined that the high number of illnesses in the small community were caused by a range of viruses, including seasonal influenza A (H3N2), seasonal influenza B, adenovirus, and novel H1N1, the CDC reported.In the meantime, Mexico was investigating clusters of rapidly developing severe pneumonia in Mexico City, San Luis Potosi, and other locations. The two events prompted a national surveillance committee on Apr 17 to intensify surveillance for acute respiratory diseases and severe pneumonia. Mexico’s health ministry also launched outbreak investigations with help from global health organizations.Within 4 days, the surveillance system detected increased pneumonia hospitalizations in young adults in Mexico City, which led to the collection of isolates that were analyzed by laboratories in Canada and the United States and confirmed as novel H1N1 influenza.A few days later, Mexico’s epidemiology directorate established an Internet-based reporting system, which published its first report on Apr 26.A surge in testing increased the daily load at Mexico’s national laboratory from 30 to 900 specimens.Of the 5,337 laboratory-confirmed cases covered in the report, nearly 98% were in people age 60 or younger. Nearly 56% of deaths occurred in patients between ages 30 and 59.Mexico activated its pandemic plan on Apr 24, which led to school closures in Mexico City, a media campaign that taught the public how to avoid transmission, and a host of social distancing measures. On May 11, the government reopened the schools and education officials advised that parents and teachers identify sick students and close classrooms and schools when illness clusters surfaced.At airports in Mexico, officials are still screening passengers for respiratory illnesses, and thermal scanners are in use at the Mexico City International Airport.In an editorial note that accompanied the report, the CDC said that the large number of off-season novel flu outbreaks occurring around the world is a pattern that has been seen before with sustained transmission of other novel influenza A strains.Circulation of the new virus in the southern hemisphere at the start of the region’s annual influenza season in a population without much immunity to the virus suggests that the novel H1N1 strain might dominate during the coming months, the CDC reported.CDC. Update: novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infection, Mexico, March-May, 2009. MMWR 2009 Jun 5;58(21):585-9 [Full text]See also:Jun 3 PAHO updateMay 1 CIDRAP News story “Mexico’s first swine flu case surfaced in mid-March”last_img read more

Wolfsburg win away to push Werder Bremen closer to relegation

first_imgRelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Awoniyi joins Union Berlin on loan RB Leipzig get approval for some fans in stadium at season opening match VfL Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst scored with only eight minutes remaining to hand the visiting team a 1-0 win at Werder Bremen on Sunday and push their hosts closer to relegation from the Bundesliga.A return to form for the Dutch international ensured Wolfsburg moved up to sixth place, jumping above Hoffenheim, and putting themselves back in place to qualify for next season’s Europa League. Werder Bremen, who have been in the Bundesliga longer than any other club, remained second from bottom as their winless run at home in the German league was stretched to 13 games.They are six points adrift of 15th-placed Mainz, who are just above the relegation zone, with just four games remaining.Both clubs were full of endeavour in the rain at the Weser Stadium but did not create many clear-cut chances.Wolfsburg had the first real effort of the game after 12 minutes when Josip Brekalo shot wide, followed immediately after by a breakaway opportunity for Weghorst, who cleverly pushed the ball around a defender but proved unable to do the same to home goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka.At the other end, Wolfsburg’s keeper Koen Casteels pulled off a good stop to save from Yuya Osako’s curling shot just past the half-hour mark. It took until the last 10 minutes for the next decent opportunity as Wolfsburg’s Xaver Schlager thundered a shot against the crossbar followed quickly by the goal.It was set up by strong defensive work from Swiss international Kevin Mbabu, who initiated the counter attack that was completed when Weghorst peeled off from his defenders to head home at the near post, and end a run of four games without a goal.Wolfsburg can consolidate their bid for European club competition next season by beating Freiburg next Saturday.Werder are next away at bottom-placed Paderborn on Saturday, desperately needing points in their bid to stay up.Reuters/NAN. Tags: BundesligaRelegationVfL WolfsburgWerder Bremenlast_img read more

Mr. Bärtschi: Bosnians are very friendly and generous People

first_imgMr. Pascal Bärtschi is a 37 years old man, born and living in Switzerland practicing road bike competition since he was 20 years old.Sarajevo Times: You have been cycling around the world for the last 2000 plus days! This is an imposing number! How have you decided to go around the world?“Well, I did my first travel in Vietnam when I was 20 years old, it has opened my eyes about how the world was different somewhere out of Europe and interesting. Then I started to travel with a backpack almost every year during my work holidays. Since that time, I promised to myself that it will be my dream to travel once around the world without a timeline. I renovated an old house few years after that, then I decided to rent it for living my dream. So I started the age of 32 and here I am! After almost six years and more than 100000 kilometers, I am heading back home now, my plan is almost over and my dream as well.”What is the number of countries visited so far? What are your “top five” destinations? Why? What attracts you there?“I didn’t really count, stamps on my passport are not really important for me, I just go where I plan and spend the time I need to meet the people, understand the culture, learning about history and of course visiting. I think around 60 countries,” Mr. Bartschi said.On the question regarding how he came to BiH and how he perceives people here, Mr. Bartschi answers that he is very surprised by the short distances between cities and countries, especially after some huge countries in Africa , China, Australia or America. He says that he has entered BiH from Serbia, rode along the Drina river.“From there I avoid the main roads which are too dangerous for cyclists, and then rode on the mountain road to Sarajevo then to Mostar via the Olympic mountain and Rujiste ski village. Then, roads were difficult but there was very beautiful scenery. From Mostar, I rode bike trail (Ciro trail) till the Croatian border.”“As usual all around the world, people treat me well here in BiH as well. Very friendly and generous people. The language made some time a bit hard to be understanding, but people are very patient and helpful. As all people in the Balkan, people in BiH were really kind to me.”Sarajevo Timeslast_img read more

Florida Cancels Contracts with Unemployment Call Centers

first_img“DEO has determined it is best to focus its efforts on the companies who have provided higher skilled and fully trained representatives,” spokeswoman Tiffany Vause said in the statement.She went on to say, “Vendors who are not providing as high-quality services will not continue to provide services at this time. The Department remains committed to helping eligible Floridians receive their Reemployment Assistance benefits as quickly as possible.”State officials said there are still more than 3,000 fully-trained customer service representatives to assist people with the CONNECT unemployment system.According to the state’s dashboard, over $10 million has been paid to more than 1.6 million claimants. Reaching someone at the state’s unemployment office may soon become more difficult.Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity announced Wednesday that it is cancelling contracts with two vendors that have handled part of its phone customer service since the pandemic began.That leaves 1,000 people out of work.The two firms are AECOM in West Palm Beach and UDT in Miramar. AECOM has 800 employees, and UDT had 155 workers.last_img read more

Christmas Tree Recycling for Thurston County Residents

first_imgFacebook104Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of Commissioners When the holidays wind down and the decorations get packed away, it’s time to figure out what to do with the Christmas tree. This season, free tree collection and drop-off opportunities are available county-wide.Across the region, trees are recycled into mulch for parks, trails, and gardens to keep the Evergreen state green. Photo courtesy: Boy Scout Troop 222.To prepare your tree for recycling, please remove all ornaments, lights, stands, nails, and tinsel prior to drop off. Flocked trees are accepted.Drop-off Locations All Thurston County residents: Trees are accepted at the Waste and Recovery Center located at 2420 Hogum Bay Road NE in Lacey from December 26 – January 14 (closed January 1). Open Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; entrance gates close at 4:45 p.m. daily.Rainier residents: Take trees to the Rainier Drop Box Facility at 13010 Rainier Acres Road from December 29 – January 14. The facility is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Rochester residents: Take trees to the Rochester Drop Box Facility at 16500 Sargent Road from December 26 – January 14. The facility is open Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Tenino residents: Trees are accepted at 418 S. Wichman Street from December 26 – January 15.Yelm residents: Place trees in the designated tree dumpsters at Yelm City Park located at SR 507 and Mosman Avenue anytime from December 29 – January 15, or until the dumpsters are full.Pick Up InformationLeMay yard/food waste customers: Place trees in or near your yard/food waste cart (cut into sections of 3 feet or less). Call 360-923-0111 for additional information.City of Olympia garbage customers: Place trees in your organics bin pick up location. For customers with Tuesday/Wednesday service, tree pick up is January 6. For those with Thursday/Friday service, pick up is January 13. Place tree in regular pick up spot by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day. Trees over 6 feet must be cut in half. If you have questions, contact the City of Olympia’s Waste ReSources at 360-753-8310.City of Lacey residents: Local Boy Scouts will provide curbside pick-up of holiday trees on Saturday, January 6, for residents within Lacey city limits. Trees must be placed curbside in front of homes by 8:00 a.m. Donations to the Boy Scouts can be made online at, or mailed to BSA Troop 222, PO Box 5379, Lacey, WA 98509. For more information, contact the City of Lacey’s Public Affairs Department at 360-491-3214 or [email protected] of Tumwater residents: Place trees at the nearest street corner by 7:00 a.m. on January 8. Be careful not to block traffic signs, or driver and pedestrian access or visibility. Call the city at 360-754-4150 for additional information.Multi-family complex residents: Check with your property manager for tree placement locations.last_img read more

Mohammad Shami becomes third Indian bowler in top 10 of ICC test bowling rankings

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCIAdvertisement kcNBA Finals | Brooklyn VseiiiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7zf( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6vrWould you ever consider trying this?😱1oel9cCan your students do this? 🌚508Roller skating! Powered by Firework Recent times have been really great for Team India’s pacer Mohammad Shami. 13 test wickets against South Africa, 7 versus Bangladesh. Praise from fans and pundits, special compliment from the legendary Ian Bishop. it just doesn’t end there, because Shami has just entered into the list of top 10 ICC test bowlers.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCIThe International Cricket Council released the top 10 list of batsmen and bowlers in test cricket yesterday on their official Twitter, and while the Men in Blues skipper Virat Kohli has topped the list for the hitters, Shami has climbed onto secure the 10th spot in the list with a score of 771. Advertisement Check out the lists below-The Aussie vice captain Pat Cummins is topping the bowlers chart with 900 points, followed by the Protean Kagiso Rabada with 839 points. Despite missing out on the bangladesh and South Africa series, Bumrah is still holding the 5th rank with 794 points. Shami is trailing just one point and one spot behind Ashwin.Recently, Windies legend Ian Bishop praised the Indian fast bowlers, especially mentioning Shami.“I couldn’t have predicted that. And (Mohammed) Shami has taken his game to another level.” the 52 year old told ESPNCricinfo.Shami has 279 test caps, and made his debut in the format against West Indies on 21st of November 2013. Advertisementlast_img read more