Approximately 60 Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships, submarines and shore facilities will be fitted with Kelvin Hughes’ SharpEye™ radars.The company said it would supply the radars in association with Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems UK who have signed a £44 million contract with the Ministry of Defence (MOD).The systems will be fitted on Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates, Hunt and Sandown class Mine Counter Measure Vessels, Royal Fleet Auxiliary support vessels and fast patrol boats as well as the Astute, Trafalgar and Vanguard class submarines.Kelvin Hughes said the contract with Lockheed Martin also included options for the introduction of navigation radar systems for future Royal Navy platforms such as the Queen Elizabeth carriers, the Type 26 Global Combat Ship and Successor submarines.Rohan Dearlove, Kelvin Hughes’ UK Maritime Sales Director, commented: “The provision of SharpEye™ under this contract supports the MOD’s desire for technological convergence, with similar radars being already in service with the Fleet and selected for MOD programmes such as the Tide class tankers and the new OPVs.”Dearlove added: “We are confident that MOD will decide to exercise options within the NRP contract which facilitate the roll out of SharpEye across additional platforms. This would extend the operational benefits associated with technological convergence to the newer vessels types such as Type 45, the two new carriers and future Type 26 and general purposes frigates.”Kelvin Hughes’ Chief Executive, Russell Gould, added: “SharpEye™ systems are currently being deployed by 27 of the world’s navies and this major new project is a further vote of confidence in the superior performance and reliability of Kelvin Hughes SharpEye™ technology.” Royal Navy, Auxiliary Fleet to receive Kelvin Hughes radars View post tag: Royal Navy March 21, 2016 Share this article Authorities View post tag: Kelvin Hughes Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy, Auxiliary Fleet to receive Kelvin Hughes radars View post tag: Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Ocean City Primary students get into Autism Awareness Day by blowing big bubbles. By Maddy VitaleOcean City Primary School students got an extra treat during recess Tuesday. They got to wave a giant wand, make big bubbles and watch them float in the air.They did it as part of Autism Awareness Day, which kicks off National Autism Awareness Month.Autism awareness groups have been at the forefront of helping people understand autism, explained Lorraine Baldwin, a learning consultant for the Child Study Team in the Ocean City School District, whose grown son has autism.Learning consultant Lorraine Baldwin gives student Joseph Dinsmore a hand with bubble making.Baldwin was on hand during “Bubbles for Autism,” and watched the children enjoy the awareness event.“We aren’t calling it a disability,” she said of autism. “It is more of an ability. Everyone has strengths.”As part of the Autism Awareness Day, children also wore blue shirts.Children giggled and made bubbles for a few minutes before teacher Randy Kohr told them it was time to collect the wands.Children happily make bubbles.Although students and teachers didn’t talk about autism during recess, there was a discussion about what Autism Awareness Day means earlier in the day.Teachers spoke with the students in the different classrooms, Baldwin noted.“Teachers explained a lot in the classrooms about autism today and what today represents,” Baldwin said. “Today is about autism awareness.”She said of the district, “Ocean City is a wonderful school district. The district is all about inclusion.”Autism is a general term for complex disorders of brain development. Depending on the severity of the disorder, autistic people may have difficulties with social interaction and communication. They may also engage in repetitive behavior.Teacher Randy Kohr blows bubbles with the students for autism awareness.Janice Annarelli is an aide for the Special Education children at the Primary School.She has worked in the district for 13 years.“It seems that more children are on the autism spectrum,” Annarelli said of how autism is described from low to high functioning.According to statistics, autism has become more prevalent in recent years, but doctors don’t have a clear answer as to the reasons.Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that on average, one of every 59 births in the United States involves an autistic child, compared to one in 125 just 10 years ago.Teacher Randy Kohr shows the students the bubble-making wands and gives directions.