UK MOD Invests about USD 60.6 Million in New Air Defence Missile

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: million Equipment & technology View post tag: about View post tag: Missile View post tag: Navy View post tag: UK This will fund an Assessment Phase that will demonstrate the adaptation and evolution of core weapon system subsystems (e.g. command & control) for the land environment, and prepare for the transition from Rapier Field Standard C (FSC) in British Army service. TheFLAADSLandsystem will provide the British Army with a world leading Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) system that will be one of the most advanced and capable in its class, providing operational, logistical and cost benefits.At the heart of the FLAADSLandsystem is MBDA’s Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) and its weapon command and control system, contracted for installation onto the Royal Navy’s (RN) Type 23 Frigates as Sea Ceptor. This approach leverages the existing investment to deliver the UK MOD with an affordable but highly capable air defence system for both the Army and Royal Navy, with a shared support and future upgrade path across both services.The opportunity to exploit a CAMM-based air defence system on land and sea also provides potential international customers with the opportunity to share in the benefits that the UK is reaping from the multi-service adoption of the missile.MBDA is delivering the FLAADSLandprogramme under the Portfolio Management Agreement (PMA). The PMA provides the UK Armed Forces with Freedom of Action and Operational Advantage thereby allowing them to maintain an edge over adversaries now and in the future. The PMA also ensures the skills and technologies critical for this are maintained in theUK.Antoine Bouvier, Chief Executive Officer of MBDA, welcomed the news saying, “This new contract further demonstrates the value of the partnership strategy that MBDA is advancing with its domestic customers. By extending the FLAADS programme to land applications, the British MOD is showing that MBDA continues to be its Complex Weapons company of choice and recognises its ingenuity in maximizing cost benefits through modularity and the re-use of existing technologies. Made possible through the PMA framework established with the British MOD, CAMM-based missile systems offer advantages in terms of capability and through-life costs which I’m sure will interest many armies and navies around the world”.[mappress]Press Release, May 2, 2014; Image: UK MoD View post tag: News by topic UK MOD Invests about USD 60.6 Million in New Air Defence Missile A £36M (USD 60.6M) contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has been placed with MBDA for the Land variant of the Future Local Area Air Defence System (FLAADSLand). View post tag: air View post tag: MoD View post tag: 60.6 Back to overview,Home naval-today UK MOD Invests about USD 60.6 Million in New Air Defence Missile View post tag: Defence View post tag: New May 2, 2014 View post tag: invests View post tag: USD Share this articlelast_img read more

Mallon Approved as New Ocean City Administrator

first_imgJim Mallon has been approved as the new business administrator in Ocean City. He succeeds Mike Dattilo, who announced his retirement last week.In a unanimous vote Monday afternoon, City Council approved the hiring of Jim Mallon as Ocean City’s new business administrator.Mayor Jay Gillian had made the recommendation to council last week after announcing the retirement of Mike Dattilo from the position.Dattilo, 54, will continue to work for the city as an aide to the mayor during a transition period for part of 2015.Gillian re-emphasized his plan to allow Mallon some time to assume responsibility for day-to-day operations of the city while Dattilo focuses on completing some pending projects and objectives.Council approved the appointment of Mallon in a 7-0 vote with no discussion.The approved resolution waives the residency requirement for the position. Mallon, 46, lives in Gloucester County with his wife and four sons.He has a bachelor’s degree from Glassboro State College and a master’s in public administration from Rutgers University.He was first hired by Ocean City in 1994 in the Recreation Department. He stayed for eight years before moving on to public and private sector jobs in Pennsylvania. He returned to Ocean City to work as Community Services director from 2010 to 2013.After a short stint as municipal administrator in Pine Hill, Mallon returned this spring to Ocean City as an aide to Gillian, earning an annual salary of $105,000.Mallon said Monday that the city has not yet set his new salary, though he said he’s been warned by Gillian that it will be well under the cap set by ordinance ($149,000). Dattilo earned a base salary of $130,000.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

Champions-in-waiting  Barbados Pride 40 points clear, Red Force surge to 94.6 points

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Barbados Pride have virtually sewn up the Regional first class title after opening up a 40-point lead at the top of the standings, following their crushing win over reigning champions Guyana Jaguars last weekend.Playing in the eighth round at the Guyana National Stadium, Pride pulled off an emphatic 235-run win inside three days on Saturday to move to 134.8 points and all but assure themselves of the title.The championship has been suspended for the next 30 days after Cricket West Indies (CWI)halted all of its competitions due to the coronavirus pandemic which has hit the region.For Pride, the victory was their sixth in eight games and came after they suffered a shock 147-run loss to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the seventh round.Red Force, meanwhile, kept up their excellent winning form with their second straight victory, after thumping Leeward Islands Hurricanes by an innings and 84 runs inside three days at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba.The win catapulted the hosts, who have languished near the bottom of the standings throughout the campaign, to second in the tables on 94.6.For the first time in several seasons, Jaguars find themselves in an unfamiliar place of third in the standings on 91.8 points alongside Jamaica Scorpions.The Leon Johnson-led unit have been far from their best, with Saturday’s defeat their third of the season.They are now under threat from Scorpions whose innings and 118-run thrashing of Windward Islands Volcanoes vaulted them to 91.8 points.Volcanoes are fifth on 78 points with Hurricanes continuing at the bottom on 52.5 points from a single victory.Two rounds are left to be played in the championship when it resumes and teams can collect a maximum of 48 points.last_img read more

England target World Cup semis after Belgium stun Brazil

first_img“President Putin called me before the (last-16) game with the Spanish and after,” said Cherchesov, who masterminded a win against Spain on penalties in the last 16.“Of course when the president supports you, it makes us comfortable. The players know this and it is just an extra boost for us in terms of motivation.”– Brazil sent packing again –Five-time champions Brazil had arrived in Russia with high hopes of putting the humiliation of their 7-1 semi-final thrashing on home soil by Germany four years ago behind them, but were instead sent packing by a clinical Belgian outfit.Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ had looked on the brink of another major tournament disappointment when 2-0 down midway through the second half of their last-16 tie against Japan, but roared back in that game before punishing Brazil time and again with blistering counter-attacks.The Selecao piled the pressure on their opponents in a gripping second half, but could only drag one goal back through substitute Renato Augusto’s header after Fernandinho’s early own goal and a sweet strike by Kevin De Bruyne.The recriminations for Brazil will start in earnest after failing to reach the final for a fourth consecutive World Cup, with coach Tite sure to come under fire despite being widely praised in the build-up to the tournament.The defeat means that Brazil’s Pele-inspired triumph 60 years ago in Sweden remains the last time a South American side has won the title on European soil.“It’s a heavy, bitter feeling. This was very hard for us to swallow,” said Tite.Neymar left in tears at the final whistle, refusing to talk to waiting media.Next up for Roberto Martinez’s Belgium is a mouthwatering semi-final with France, who comfortably beat a Uruguay side shorn of the injured Edinson Cavani to back up their thrilling victory against Argentina in the previous round.Raphael Varane’s towering header gave Deschamps’s men the lead before Uruguayan goalkeeper Fernando Muslera’s dreadful error gifted Antoine Griezmann the game-clinching goal.“We had done something big against Argentina and today we have again raised our level,” Deschamps said. “I have a good team that still has plenty of room for improvement.“You can see our lack of experience sometimes, but we have so many qualities too.”Share on: WhatsApp Samara, Russia | AFP | Harry Kane will seek to fire England into their first World Cup semi-final for 28 years when they face Sweden on Saturday after Brazil were dumped out in the last eight by Belgium.Gareth Southgate’s young side face the Scandinavians in Samara at 1400 GMT with a place in the last four against either Croatia or hosts Russia up for grabs.In the other half of the draw, Belgium’s 2-1 win against Brazil set up a meeting with France in Saint Petersburg next week after Didier Deschamps’s side saw off two-time winners Uruguay 2-0.With the exits of Brazil and Uruguay, there are no multiple winners left in the competition, while it is the first time in history that none of Brazil, Germany or Argentina have made the semi-finals.That leaves perhaps the most wide-open World Cup of modern times heading towards the final week, and England manager Southgate has called on his team to take advantage.“We came into this tournament as the least experienced team — we were one of the youngest teams in it,” he said. “But we said that we’re an improving side who want to make our own history.”The 1966 champions edged out Colombia in the last 16 with their first-ever World Cup penalty shootout win after three previous defeats, securing a first knockout-round victory at a major tournament since beating Ecuador in 2006.“We’ve already had our first knockout win in 12 years, our first win in a penalty shootout in a World Cup for England, the highest number of goals scored in an individual game (against Panama),” added former defender Southgate.“We want to keep making that history.”England’s talismanic captain Kane, with six goals in Russia so far, is the hot favourite to win the Golden Boot, two ahead of Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku.Sweden, who reached the quarter-finals courtesy of Emil Forsberg’s deflected strike against Switzerland, are trying to reach their first semi-final since 1994 after a solid campaign in which they have kept three clean sheets in four matches.– Russia charge –Widely written off, including by their own supporters, before the tournament began, hosts Russia know they now stand just two matches from the July 15 final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.An impressive Croatia outfit led by midfield lynchpins Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic stand in their way on Saturday in Sochi, but coach Stanislav Cherchesov said his side were boosted by the support of President Vladimir Putin.last_img read more