US Navy Experts Upgrade Two Mine Sweepers

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Experts Upgrade Two Mine Sweepers View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Panama City mine warfare In-Service Engineering Agent (ISEA) and a team of mine warfare experts recently modernized two mine sweepers within a four-month window to enable a homeport change. USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and USS Chief (MCM 14), two Avenger class minesweepers were assigned a homeport change from San Diego to Sasebo, Japan, in February but needed critical upgrades before their scheduled departure from San Diego in May.“We modernized two minesweepers in four months because that’s all the time they had and that is what we do,” said Mike Bobroski, SQQ-32 ISEA project engineer, NSWC Panama City. “Our objective was to support modernization initiatives in Seventh Fleet at the earliest opportunity and provide our shipmates with the tools and capabilities to effectively execute missions and maintain a safe posture.”To enable their forward deployed missions, the ships both needed an upgrade to the latest mine hunting sonar, the High Frequency Wide Band (HFWB) sonar set, also called the AN/SQQ-32(V)4. The AN/SQQ-32 sonar system is critical to minesweepers as it detects, classifies and localizes moored mines from a stand-off distance.Modernizations require extensive coordination between NSWC Panama City response teams and the ship’s crew, as it is more than simply swapping out parts. It requires shipboard integration and testing to ensure the equipment will perform as intended when operated by the Sailors in a threat environment. It also includes training the Sailors on how to use the updated equipment properly.NSWC Panama City’s mine warfare response teams are comprised of civilian, military and contracted specialists. And for this project, two teams, the Conditional Assessment Repair Evaluation (CARE) and Alteration Installation Teams (AIT) were integral to the modernization success.[mappress]Press Release, August 15, 2014; Image: US Navy US Navy Experts Upgrade Two Mine Sweepers View post tag: experts Authorities View post tag: Sweepers August 15, 2014 Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: US Navy View post tag: upgrade View post tag: two View post tag: Minelast_img read more

State Vaping Law Survives Federal Challenge

first_imgState Vaping Law Survives Federal ChallengeScott Olson , IBJ StaffA federal judge on Thursday upheld as constitutional a controversial state law that regulates the manufacturing of vaping “e-liquids.”The law, which is set to go into effect on Friday, withstood a challenge from a handful of vaping companies that had argued the statute is too restrictive and thus unconstitutional.In her decision, Judge Sarah Evans Barker of the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division, sided with the state and denied the industry’s motions for summary judgment and preliminary injunction.“As repeatedly made clear by this circuit and others, and as petitioners concede, there is no right to sell e-liquids in Indiana entirely free from regulation,” Barker wrote in her decision.Her decision follows a similar one handed down on June 2 by Marion Superior Court Judge Cynthia Ayers, who ruled in a separate lawsuit brought by the same parties at the state level that the law can go into effect.The 2015 state law regulates the mixing, bottling, packaging, distribution, sale, position and open use of certain e-liquids by requiring manufacturers to get a state permit from the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission.But the most controversial part of the law is the requirement that manufacturers contract with a security firm to regulate and inspect their facilities to prevent tampering. According to e-liquid manufacturers, the law is written in such as way that it appears a private Lafayette security firm, Mulhaupt’s, is the only company that can meet its stringent requirements.Under the new rules, just six e-liquid manufacturers so far have been approved by the state to move forward. They all have contracted with Mulhaupt’s.IBJ reported June 18 that at least 30 national and local manufacturers tried to do business with Mulhaupt’s, but many were unsuccessful. The security firm said it was being choosy with whom it worked.“The security requirements further the goal of preventing intentional tampering and sabotage, the clean room requirement furthers the goal of preventing contamination or adulteration, and the audit requirement ensures compliance with the manufacturing requirements,” Barker wrote. “Indiana’s manufacturing regulations pertaining to e-liquids sold in Indiana, although quite restrictive, are rationally related to the concerns to which the Act seeks to address.”The law only regulates open-system vaping devices that produce more vapor than competing closed-system devices that resemble a traditional cigarette.Open-vaping devices, typically sold by vape shops, command 60 percent of the e-liquid market. More than 200 vaping retailers exist in Indiana.Overall, the industry generates $4.6 billion annually nationwide with estimates of projected earnings of $11.6 billion by 2020, according to the industry.The federal suit was brought by Legato Vapors LLC, Jet Setter Juice LLC, Rocky Mountain Ecigs LLC and Derb E Cigs Indiana LLC.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Boeing: “Technology-Transfer Plan for Brazil Fully Approved by the United States”

first_imgBy Dialogo April 18, 2011 Despite the postponement of the competition to build thirty-six fighter-bombers for the Brazilian Air Force, the thee candidates for the contract, Boeing, Dassault, and SAAB, highlighted the strengths of their bids at LAAD 2011. In the case of the U.S. giant, Joe McAndrew, vice president for Europe, Israel, and Latin America, indicated at a press conference that the technology-transfer plan for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet “has been fully approved by the administration in the United States.” McAndrew indicated that Boeing’s offsets for the F-X2 program are calculated at 250 billion dollars, compared to 5.7 billion for SAAB. In Dassault’s case, the figure has not been made public. The American executive defended the idea of “forming a team with the government and local industry for the program’s development and logistical support,” at the same time that “we think that we can meet all the strategic objectives with regard to technology transfer, local workers, and the development of an independent and autonomous aerospace industry.” This is a national autonomy that will be born from “cooperation and involvement in the Super Hornet’s evolution.” At LAAD 2011, Boeing exhibited a simulator for the Super Hornet’s two models, E (one seat) and F (two seats), with a 180-degree projection screen simulating aerial combat, air-to-ground targeting, navigation, and mission systems operation. The Super Hornet fighter is in service with the U.S. Navy and the Australian Air Force.last_img read more

Valley Stream Woman Killed in Car Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 22-year-old Valley Stream woman died after the car she was riding in crashed in Queens early Tuesday morning.New York City police said Patina Deygoo was riding in the backseat of a Nissan that crashed into a tree while heading eastbound on Nassau Expressway near the exit for John F. Kennedy International Airport at 3:19 a.m. Tuesday.The driver and two passengers in the car were taken to Jamaica Hospital, where Deygoo died, the driver is listed in critical condition and the other passenger is in stable condition.No other vehicles were involved in the crash. The other two victims were only identified as 26-year-old women.The NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is continuing the investigation.last_img read more

New Japan G1 Climax 29 matches, dates, locations, standings

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearTen wrestlers will be in block, facing off against each other in a point-based system. A win earns you two points, a time limit-draw nets a point for each wrestler and a loss earns zero points. Whoever has the most points in their respective blocks at the end of the round-robin portion of the tournament will battle in the G1 Climax finals.That winner will get a crack at whoever the IWGP heavyweight champion is in the main event of Wrestle Kingdom 14 on Jan. 4, 2020 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. If current heavyweight titleholder Kazuchika Okada comes out the winner, he will pick his opponent.Some notable names in the tournament include Okada, 2018 winner Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, IWGP junior heavyweight champion Will Ospreay, former IWGP heavyweight champions Tetsuya Naito and Jay White and two newcomers to the field: former Jon Moxley (Dean Ambrose) and KENTA (Hideo Itami). The G1 Climax is known to provide some of the best matches of the calendar year. Here is everything you need to know about New Japan Pro Wrestling’s G1 Climax 29.(All times are Eastern)New Japan Pro Wrestling’s G1 Climax 29 datesNew Japan Pro Wrestling’s G1 Climax takes place from July 6 — Aug. 12. How to watch NJPW G1 Climax 29NJPW G1 Climax 29 will be available on the New Japan World streaming service (subscription required) and the opening night on July 6 airs live on AXS TV.MORE: Kazuchika Okada takes back New Japan top spotNJPW G1 Climax 29 top matches, locationsFINALS — Monday, Aug. 12 — Nippon Budokan in Tokyo Kota Ibushi (A Block winner) vs. Jay White (B Block winner) Every year since 1991, New Japan Pro Wrestling has held the G1 Climax. The 2019 edition of the tournament, on paper, has the chance to be the best of them all.That’s because the tournament features 20 of the best wrestlers in the world, competing in two separate blocks (A and B) starting on Saturday, July 6 for the first time in the United States at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. It culminates on Monday, Aug. 12 in Tokyo. NJPW G1 Climax 29 StandingsA BlockPointsB BlockPointsKota Ibushi * (Won tiebreaker over Okada in head-to-head)14Jay White12Kazuchika Okada14Jon Moxley10SANADA8Tetsuya Naito10KENTA8Hirooki Goto10Hiroshi Tanahashi8Toru Yano8EVIL8Tomorhiro Ishii8Will Ospreay8Juice Robinson8Bad Luck Fale8Taichi8Zach Sabre Jr.8Jeff Cobb8Lance Archer6Shingo Takagi8last_img read more