first_imgThe dates, kick-off times and venues for when the best women’s teams face each other in New Zealand Tuesday 28 September – Third Pool MatchesEurope 1 v Canada (11.45am NZ/23.45pm 27 Sep UK & Ire, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool B)USA v Asia 1 (2.15pm NZ/2.15am UK & Ire, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool B)Australia v Wales (2.15pm NZ/2.15am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)Fiji v South Africa (4.45pm NZ/4.45am UK & Ire, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool C)New Zealand v Final Qualifier Winner (4.45pm NZ/4.45am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)France v England (7.15pm NZ/7.15am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool C)Sunday 3 October – Quarter-finalsQuarter-final 1 – Seed 4 v Seed 5 (1.15pm NZ/1.15am UK & Ire, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland)Quarter-final 2 – Seed 3 v Seed 6 (4.15pm NZ/4.15am UK & Ire, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland)Quarter-final 3 – Seed 2 v Seed 7 (4.15pm NZ/4.15am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei)Quarter-final 4 – Seed 1 v Seed 8 (7.15pm NZ/7.15am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei)Saturday 9 October – Semi-finalsSemi-final 1 – Winner QF2 v Winner QF3 (4.30pm NZ/4.30am UK & Ire, Eden Park, Auckland)Semi-final 2 – Winner QF1 v Winner QF4 (7.30pm NZ/7.30am UK & Ire, Eden Park, Auckland)Saturday 16 October – FinalFinal (7.30pm NZ/7.30am UK & Ire, Eden Park, Auckland) Rugby World Cup 2021 FixturesFollowing the Rugby World Cup 2021 pool draw late last year, organisers have now announced the match schedule for the tournament that will see the best women’s teams head to New Zealand in September.Nine of the 12 teams taking part are already known, with the qualifying process for the remaining three delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The World Cup is taking place from Saturday 18 September to Saturday 16 October, with matches being played at Eden Park and Waitakere Stadium in Auckland as well as Northland Events Centre in Whangarei.Hosts and defending champions the Black Ferns will kick off their campaign against Australia while Fiji will make their World Cup debut against England, who will face rivals France in their last pool game.Organisers are aiming to set a new match attendance record for a women’s Rugby World Cup and fans can register for ticket information now.Rugby World Cup 2021 FixturesSaturday 18 September – First Pool MatchesUSA v Europe 1 (11.45am NZ/00.45am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool B)Asia 1 v Canada (2.15pm NZ/3.15am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool B)South Africa v France (2.15pm NZ/3.15am UK & Ire, Eden Park, Auckland, Pool C)Wales v Final Qualifier Winner (4.45pm NZ/5.45am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)Fiji v England (4.45pm NZ/5.45am UK & Ire, Eden Park, Auckland, Pool C)Australia v New Zealand (7.15pm NZ/8.15am UK & Ire, Eden Park, Auckland, Pool A)Thursday 23 September – Second Pool MatchesCanada v USA (11.45am NZ/00.45am UK & Ire, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool B)Asia 1 v Europe 1 (2.15pm NZ/3.15am UK & Ire, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool B)France v Fiji (2.15pm NZ/3.15am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool C)Wales v New Zealand (4.45pm NZ/5.45am UK & Ire, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland, Pool A)Final Qualifier Winner v Australia (4.45pm NZ/5.45am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)England v South Africa (7.15pm NZ/8.15am UK & Ire, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool C) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Opening act: The Black Ferns will play the Wallaroos in their first RWC 2021 match (Getty Images) last_img read more

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here TAGSBoy Scouts of America Previous articleArts for ALL Day introduces families to arts and cultureNext articleState of Florida seeks top student chef Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Boy Scouts of America announced yesterday that the organization will begin accepting members based on their gender identity, opening the door for transgender boys to join.Under the new policy, which takes effect immediately, membership in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will be based on the gender indicated on an application.Previously, the Boy Scouts used birth certificate information to determine eligibility for its programs.“We’ve taken the opportunity to evaluate and update our approach,” Michael Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive, said in a video statement. “I hope you’ll join with me in embracing the opportunity to bring scouting to more families and children who can benefit from what our organization has to offer.”Watch the full video statement:Use this link to read the complete text of the BSA announcement.John Stemberger, founder of On My Honor, Chairman of the Board of Trail Life USA, and President of the Florida Family Policy Council released a statement in light of the Boy Scouts of America’s announcement.“This is a profoundly sad but inevitable decision on the part of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The “key three” leadership of the BSA assured its membership less than four years ago when they voted to allow openly gay boys in the program that this would never happen. Now untold thousands of boys in Scouting will be directly exposed to the serious psychological confusion that is characterized by those claiming to be transgender. As a society, we should have great compassion for children suffering from gender dysphoria while getting them proper counseling and professional help. Instead, the BSA is encouraging and facilitating a recognized mental disorder that has far reaching consequences to the health and safety of children.”In light of this decision, parents across America are even more grateful for Trail Life USA, the distinctly Christian scouting organization for boys and young men, which focuses on adventure, character, and leadership in its 700 troops in 48 states across the country.Trail Life CEO Mark Hancock responded to the decision by saying, “Trail Life USA is saddened to see this decision by the BSA.  We assure our members and chartering organizations that we are committed to the timeless Biblical values affirmed in our Statement of Faith and Values.”Use this link to read Stemberger’s full statement.The Apopka Voice asked the BSA’s Central Florida Council in Apopka to comment on the new policy but they declined and directed us to the BSA National Council. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Tagged with: Awards customer service  196 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Melanie May | 14 November 2016 | News Sightsavers wins Top 50 Companies in Customer Service awardcenter_img Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Sightsavers has won the newly created Charity category in this year’s Top 50 Companies in Customer Service Awards.The winners were announced earlier this month at a gala event at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. The Top 50 is the largest benchmarking exercise for customer service in the UK and is run in partnership with GfK Mystery Shopping. It uses real customers to provide analysis across calls, email, live chat and social media, and is based on a wide programme of mystery shopping.Assessors, who are both actual and potential customers, engage with member contact centres and then record what happens during their phone conversation, email, live chat and social media channels. Mystery shoppers check that organisations are consistently delivering five pillars of customer service: time, ease of use, reliability, knowledge of staff, and whether staff are understanding, proactive and show ownership.The Sightsavers team back in the officeThe mystery shoppers assessed the Sightsavers care phone line and email service, both of which are a customer care service for the charity’s donors, including regular supporters and those responding to its television adverts. Both were assessed by 125 mystery shoppers who posed a mixture of straightforward and more complex scenarios.Two members of staff man the charity’s email service, checking around 300 emails per week, while the charity has switched to a new phone line service in the last year with Angel Charity Services.WWF was also a winner, taking second place in the Best Overall for Live Chat category, and winning Top 50 Member of the Year.  195 total views,  3 views todaylast_img read more

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Community News More Cool Stuff Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News center_img Gatherings Celebrating Another Year of Good – Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena Holds Annual Meeting STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, May 22, 2015 | 11:15 am The Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena held its annual meeting Wednesday, May 20 at the Annandale Golf Club.Following a year-in-review video, Board Chair Nancy Spears gave an upbeat report on the group’s work, reporting to the assembled board members, partners and friends, that the Boys and Girls Club (BGCP) is operating on a 1.7 million budget this year, and serving more than 4,000 youth, ages 6 to 18, annually.The club is open 248 days of the year and more than 69% of the children served are funded through scholarships, said Spears.Much of the group’s operating budget is raised each year at the club’s annual Black Tie and Burgers event, which this year will be held Saturday, October 10.The evening also featured a musical performance by BGCP Musical Director Hope Kikikuchi, and honored 2015 BGCP Youth of the Year Joshua Hing.The Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena operates three facilities in Pasadena—its Slavik Branch, the Mackenzie-Scott Branch, and the McCabe Performing Arts Center, offering technology centers, teen centers, gymnasiums and swimming pools at both branch sites. The club serves children from Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, San Marino, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Temple City, Arcadia, El Monte, Rosemead, Azusa, Glendale, as well as Los Angeles. Community News Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Swears He’s Ready For Another Relationship. Is He Really?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_imgNewsSocietyChild homelessness highlighted at Limerick seminarBy Editor – November 10, 2017 4330 Successful launch held by Limerick Together for Yes Limerick Labour Party TD Jan O’Sullivan, who is party spokesperson on housing, said it is now time to recognise the rights of homeless children and the family unit.She said the Labour Party will use Private Members Time in the Dáil on Wednesday to debate its Homeless Families Bill, which would recognise homeless children in their own right within the family unit.“This day five years ago the Irish people voted in a referendum to guarantee the rights of children in our constitution.The result was, and is, important, because it makes a statement that Ireland recognises children as citizens with inherent rights and a voice that deserves to be heard.“With that in mind, it is even more shocking to know that 3,124 of our children were homeless at the end of last month.Each one of the 3,124 has only one childhood, one chance to grow in a nurturing environment,” she said.“Yet, children have no individual rights in the context of homelessness – the needs of the parents are assessed, but there is no legislation to make sure homeless families have rights as a family unit.“The Labour Party wants to change this, and will use Private Members time in the Dáil next week to debate our Housing Bill. When a family presents as homeless the children are not recognised in their own right but simply as dependents of adults.“If enacted, our Bill would change that, by requiring housing authorities to regard the best interests of the child as paramount and to protect and assist families, including by providing them with safe accommodation.“This would prevent any more situations like we saw recently where families are advised to check into a Garda station to stay safe for the night.“Five years after the children’s rights referendum, it is time to make sure that families who find themselves in homeless situations can at least know that the needs of their children will be put centre-stage – as they should be,” Deputy O’Sullivan concluded. A woman well able to fight her corner Twitter Novas chief executive Michael Goulding at the child homelessness seminar in the Belltable Arts Centre. Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext articleLimerick hosts international aviation leasing conference Editor Novas Head of Policy and Communications Una Burns with the organization’s founder Joe McGarry at the Novas Seminar in the Belltable Arts Centre. Dr. Sharon Lambert of the UCC Department of Psychology at the Novas Seminar in the Belltable Arts Centre. Novas founder Joe McGarry at the seminar on child homelessness in the Belltable Arts Centre. Kate O’Loughlin, who has experienced homelessness with her four children, speaking at the Novas seminar in the Belltable Arts Centre.A human face was put on the problem of child homelessness in Limerick today when a young mother, who has experienced homelessness with her four children, told of the reality of living in emergency accommodation.Kate O’Loughlin, who has since secured a home for herself and her children, was one of the key speakers at a national seminar on child homelessness at Limerick’s Belltable Arts Centre.The event, organised by homeless agency Novas, was held five years to the day since the Children’s Referendum to guarantee the rights of children in the  constitution was passed by the Irish electorate.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The seminar featured an exhibition of photographs chronicling the life of homeless families and presentations from a range of experts portraying the experience of children in emergency accommodation without security or stability. Limerick TD says council owned buildings should be used as centre for artists TAGSchild homelessnessChildren’s referendumconstitutionhousing billJan O’SullivanKate O’LoughlinLegislationlimerickNovasreferendumseminar Facebook WhatsApp 1 of 7 Email Maria O’Dwyer, Anne Cronin, Denise Lenihan and Kate O’Loughlin at the Novas Seminar in the Belltable Arts Centre. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR O’Sullivan welcomes funding for apprenticeships at Limerick Institute of Technology Print Denise Lenihan speaking at the Novas Seminar in the Belltable Arts Centre. Dr. Sharon Lambert of the UCC Department of Psychology; Nuala Ward, Director of Investigations with the Office of the Ombudsman for Children; Tanya Ward, chief executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance and Maria O’Dwyer of Novas at the child homelessness seminar in the Belltable Arts Centre. Hanging Gardens site shows potential of the Mid-West for aviation says Limerick TD Linkedin Advertisement Limerick tenants still struggling with rising rentslast_img read more

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(AVONDALE, Az.) — An Arizona trooper, who just graduated from the academy in May, was shot dead when a suspect stole a police officer’s gun during a struggle, authorities said.“The [Department of Public Safety] family is in mourning,” Colonel Frank Milstead of the Arizona Department of Public Safety said at a news conference Wednesday overnight. “Lives have been shattered and ruined.”The attack unfolded Wednesday night around 10:17 p.m. after authorities received calls about a driver swerving in and out of the lanes of Interstate 10, throwing items at cars, Milstead said.Several motorists pulled over on the side of the highway to get the man off the road, Milstead said.Trooper Dalin Dorris was first to arrive and called for backup within one minute of getting to the scene, Milstead said.A minute later, two more troopers arrived, including rookie Tyler Edenhofer, who was finishing his last days of field training after graduating from the academy on May 4, Milstead said.A fight broke out, Milstead said, during which two Goodyear, Arizona, police officers arrived and helped try to take the suspect into custody.The fight lasted for about eight minutes and involved six law enforcement officers, Milstead said.The suspect shot troopers Edenhofer and Dorris after he got a hold of a third trooper’s weapon during the altercation, Milstead said.It is unclear if the gun became dislodged from the trooper’s leather holster or if the suspect felt it and “took control of it,” Milstead said, describing the holster as a “non-retention type holster” with merely a snap at the top and no mechanism release that prevents someone from grabbing it.The trooper whose gun was used in the shooting was in plain clothes — jeans and a T-shirt, Milstead said.“He just looked like he was a citizen observer that night,” Milstead said.Both troopers were shot in the shoulder, said Captain Tony Mapp of the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The bullet went straight through Dorris, but the bullet that struck Edenhofer ricocheted inside his body, Mapp said.Dorris is in “good spirits considering the circumstances,” Milstead said.Edenhofer died from his injuries. The department was planning to assign him to the Yuma area in southwest Arizona, Mapp said.“He’d been one of my troopers for 52 days,” Milstead said.Edenhofer was engaged, and his fiancee “had her entire future in front of her and her life with Tyler to look forward to, and that is gone,” Milstead said.“We’re all in a little bit of a state of shock this morning,” Milstead said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”The suspect was identified as 20-year-old Isaac King, Milstead said. King has a history of mental health issues and was apparently on medication for anxiety and depression, but he has no criminal history, Milstead said.King’s parents have been cooperative in the investigation, Milstead said. As late as 9:30 p.m. that night, his mother believed he was on the trampoline at the family’s home in Avondale, he said.Milstead said the shooting is “evidence of the violent nature of policing in our nation” as well as “evidence that just because somebody is unarmed doesn’t mean they won’t become armed and harm somebody.”“I’m incredibly proud of the men and women that show up every night to do this job,” Milstead added. “That they’re brave enough to come out and face the unknown.”Detectives are still conducting interviews and reviewing physical evidence to determine what happened on the interstate, Milstead said. About 70 items from the roadway have been collected, he said. It is unclear what type of items the suspect was throwing at cars.Edenhofer’s death came just hours after a 17-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department veteran was shot dead in the line of duty in Wisconsin.Gunfire was the leading cause of death among the 73 officers killed in the first half of this year, accounting for 42 percent of the deaths, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. LettersOn 1 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today This week’s lettersDress code rules are just common senseI cannot see why an employer should expect men to obey a more strict dresscode at work than women (News, 18 March). Could this be seen as a culture wheremen are viewed as more important than women – that it doesn’t really matterwhat women wear to work because they don’t do anything really important? We do not have a written dress code for our office staff, but rely on trust,common sense and respect for customers. Staff in our nursing homes wear auniform, but we try to ensure we offer as much choice as possible. As a service user myself, I cannot say that I would expect or indeed,receive, a higher level of service from someone wearing a tie. As a member ofinterview panels for a wide variety of jobs, the donning of a tie has neverbeen part of the selection criteria. While I appreciate that in some jobs it is seen as important to look smartand presentable, I do not agree that this means a tie has to be worn by allmen. Rather it should be a matter of personal choice. After all, there isnothing worse than trying to communicate with someone who keeps fidgeting becauseof their clothing. Indeed, some of the ties I have experienced over the years could be viewedas health and safety hazards – so brightly coloured they hurt your eyes,harbouring bacteria from food spilt down them, or inconveniently gettingtrapped in a shredder. Tracy Inniss Personnel manager, Hexagon Housing Association Smart dress leads to professional mannerI feel that the dress code for both sexes and the acceptability of the tiecould be classed as ‘custom and practice’. We deal with this notion in otherareas of our work, so why should this be any different? We have a large callcentre, and experience shows staff approach call handling in a much moreprofessional manner when smartly dressed. We also have monthly ‘dress down days’ to allow staff to relax a little andhave fun. However, we are now being asked whether appropriate dress can beextended to shorts in the summer. I feel the employment tribunal’s ruling was a little ‘OTT’ as the individualconcerned will no doubt now have a compensatory award. My understanding of the Job Centre environment where the claimant worked,was that overall, the management were attempting to present a more professionalapproach by introducing the dress code. It is just custom that men should wear shirts and ties and this should nothave resulted in a tribunal based on discrimination. I don’t believe men have astricter dress code imposed on them. Mary Walker Director of HR, McIntyre & King Patricia Hewitt repliesWe only regulate where necessaryThe DTI does not ‘dream up’employment regulations. We only regulate where there is a need and do so infull consultation with all interested parties (Editorial comment, 25 March). An independent Information Commissioner, not the DTI, iscurrently consulting on the code on staff monitoring under the Data ProtectionAct. It is crucial that this continues to be handled independently ofgovernment.As regards equal pay questionnaires, the questionnaire and guidanceis available on our website from this week – www.womenandequalityunit.gov.uk –and a copy of the draft guidance and questionnaire has been available on thewebsite since 10 October 2002. It is substantially the same document but wehave improved the layout and used plainer English to make it more accessible.Finally, we are introducing time off for Union LearningRepresentatives to perform their duties and the code of practice is currentlygoing through Parliament. This will come into effect later this spring and willgive employers full guidance. Until then, no action is required by employers. Patricia Hewitt Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today New Commander aboard USS Lassen View post tag: Naval View post tag: Commander View post tag: asia May 14, 2015 View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: USS Lassen View post tag: Navy US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) held a change of command ceremony May 13, while moored at its forward-deployed home port in Yokosuka, Japan.As the ship’s company and invited guests looked on Cmdr. Michael Smith was relieved by Cmdr. Robert Francis during the traditional ceremony held pier-side at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY). The ceremony was nearly moved inside due to a typhoon brushing near CFAY the day prior, but the weather cleared allowing for the ceremony to go forward as planned.Smith was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) from the ceremony’s guest speaker Capt. Shan M. Byrne, Commander Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 for his time as Lassen’s commanding officer. Smith had commanded the Lassen since December 2013.According to the MSM award presentation, the Lassen while under Smith’s command, proved herself through the most demanding and intensive inspection a ship goes through, Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Additionally, during the past 17 months, Lassen has made port calls to several countries in the Western Pacific, including Guam, Donghae, Republic of Korea Okinawa, and Pyongtaek, Republic of Korea.Cmdr. Smith’s next assignment will be at the Joint Staff (JS) Ballistic Missile Defense Asia Pacific Cell in the Pentagon.Lassen will change homeports from Yokosuka to Mayport, Florida, following the ship’s next patrol this spring.[mappress mapid=”15969″]Image: US Navy New Commander aboard USS Lassen View post tag: New Share this articlelast_img read more

first_img View post tag: Raytheon Authorities Raytheon gets $25M for work on DDG 1002 VLS View post tag: US Navy View post tag: DDG-1002 Back to overview,Home naval-today Raytheon gets $25M for work on DDG 1002 VLS The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon $25.4 million under a contract modification to exercise an option for the DDG 1002 Zumwalt-class destroyer mission system equipment MK 57 vertical launch system.Named after U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, DDG 1002 is the second of overall three Zumwalt-class destroyers in the U.S. Navy.The lead ship in the class, USS Zumwalt, was already commissioned while construction on the other two ships is still underway.The 80-cell, MK 57 vertical launch system that the ships are fitted out with is designed to fire all missile types in the U.S. Navy inventory and projected to be in inventory for the foreseeable future.Raytheon will perform the work in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is expected to complete it by December 2019. November 17, 2016 Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgThe Japan Coast Guard has acquired its fifth Falcon 2000 maritime surveillance aircraft (MSA), aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation has announced.The Coast Guard had previously ordered four MSA aircraft, which are based on the 4,000 nm Falcon 2000LXS. The first aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in 2019.The Falcon 2000 MSA is designed for a broad range of missions, including maritime surveillance, piracy control, drug interdiction, fishery patrol, law enforcement, search and rescue, intelligence and reconnaissance. It offers the best combination of size, payload, speed, range and acquisition and operating costs on the market.“Our success in the multi-mission sector is a perfect example of the benefits we derive from our dual military/civil design and production heritage, in particular our multirole Rafale fighter,” said Eric Trappier, chairman/CEO of Dassault Aviation. “This makes it possible to integrate advanced mission equipment into agile, lightweight platforms that afford a truly optimized multi-mission capability.”The Japanese acquisition follows a decision by French procurement agency DGA to purchase three long range Falcon electronic intelligence aircraft for France’s new Universal Electronic Warfare Capability program. The French ELINT aircraft, which will replace two Transall C160 Gabriel aircraft, will be delivered starting in 2025. They will carry a new Thales sensor derived from experience with the integrated electronic warfare suite flown on the Rafale fighter which will be capable of intercepting a wide range of radio and radar signals simultaneously.Dassault is also engaged in a signal intelligence program with the Republic of South Korea based on a pair of Falcon 2000 twinjets. These aircraft are set to enter operational service soon. View post tag: MPA View post tag: Japan Coast Guard View post tag: Dassault Aviationcenter_img Share this article Photo: Photo: Dassault Aviationlast_img read more