USA: Hydroid Opens Registration for REMUS 100 AUV Training

first_img View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Hydroid Opens Registration for REMUS 100 AUV Training Training & Education View post tag: Defence Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, the leading manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), will hold an Open Enrollment Training session during the week of August 5-9, 2013, in Pocasset, MA. Training will focus on basic operations and maintenance as Hydroid’s highly-experienced technicians walk participants through all aspects of the REMUS 100 system.The training course is an intensive 5-day program designed to provide a maximum of 10 participants with hands-on experience in the basic system specifications, components, capabilities and limitations of the REMUS system. The training is designed for a variety of skill levels, from beginners to experienced operators looking for a refresher. All participants will come away from the program with the skills necessary to properly operate the REMUS system.Hydroid also offers customized 2- to 10-day training sessions based on customers’ unique training needs.Hydroid’s REMUS AUVs are modular; they can be fitted with a large number of different sensors and have been used to aid in hydrographic surveys, harbor security operations, debris field mapping, scientific sampling and mapping, as well as many basic and applied research programs funded by ONR, DARPA and the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense. With more than 200 vehicles in the field, Hydroid is currently the AUV market leader with systems in use by 13 navies around the world.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, May 2, 2013; Image: Hydroid View post tag: 100 View post tag: AUV May 2, 2013 View post tag: Defense View post tag: Hydroidcenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Training USA: Hydroid Opens Registration for REMUS 100 AUV Training View post tag: REMUS View post tag: Navy View post tag: Registration View post tag: opens Share this articlelast_img read more

News story: DIO sets out vision for future working with industry

first_imgGraham Dalton, DIO’s CE said: The publication of this strategy, in anticipation of the updated 2018 DIO procurement plan, marks an important moment for DIO. We realise that we have not been the easiest organisation to do business with in the past and we are dedicated to changing that. This strategy sets out our intent to broaden our supply base, and for our existing and prospective suppliers to have the confidence to work with us. We will work in an open and constructive way to deliver innovative and value for money services that meet the requirements of defence and the armed forces. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO),on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), has launched its commercial strategy setting out its vision for future ways of working with suppliers in the soft and hard facilities management, construction and property advisory sectorsDIO currently spends around £3 billion each year buying infrastructure services to enable the men and women of defence to live, work, train and deploy across the UK and overseas.The strategy, which has been developed in consultation with industry partners, aims to transform the way DIO does business. It provides information on the types of opportunities available to prospective suppliers and outlines plans to create and sustain a competitive market.Central to the strategy is the importance of a broad and more diverse supply base which increases value back to the taxpayer by generating wider competition. DIO aims to increase supplier numbers and create a genuinely competitive supply base which offers greater opportunities to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as larger suppliers.As a main infrastructure client, DIO will engage with industry by sharing pipeline information well in advance of planned procurements to help shape the market, drive innovation and invigorate and maintain a diverse portfolio of suppliers. In turn this will support economic growth nationally and in the regions by giving businesses certainty to recruit and retain staff.Minister for Defence, Personnel and Veterans, Tobias Ellwood said: At a crucial time for defence spending, I am very pleased that the Defence Infrastructure Organisation has applied government best practice alongside working with industry to launch its first ever commercial strategy.It is important that we build a strong and broad supply chain for government contracts and by giving certainty and transparency to the market we ensuring value for money for the taxpayer and a vibrant economy. Gareth Rhys Williams, Government Chief Commercial Officer said: The defence estate is where our armed forces live, work, train and deploy from and it’s crucial we give them the best infrastructure possible. Working with industry is key, and this commercial strategy will ensure that the £3 billion we invest each year in our estate gives more value for money, is better aligned to military needs and gives more certainty to the defence supply chain. Mark Fox, Chief Executive of the Business Services Association said: The DIO commercial strategy sets the direction for future DIO procurement plans. I welcome the publication of the DIO commercial strategy. BSA members were closely involved in its development. Its publication marks an important step forward in the relationship, with government partnering with the private sector to deliver the best possible services.last_img read more

Arsenal transfer target Willian ‘offended’ by Chelsea

first_imgAdvertisement Willian did not feature in last weekend’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal (Picture: Getty)According to ESPN, however, Willian felt there was little desire on Chelsea’s part to keep him and he said to feel ‘upset and offended’.The former Shakhtar Donetsk star’s priority is to remain in London, despite having been offered lucrative terms by the likes of Inter Miami.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal manager Mikel Arteta has sanctioned a move for Willian and hopes his versatility and experience will add an extra dimension to his forward line which has relied hugely on the goals of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Chelsea, meanwhile, are back in Champions League action this evening against Bayern Munich but Willian has not been included in the matchday squad and did not travel. MORE: Perry Groves urges Arsenal to complete ‘no-brainer’ signing of Willian, who is ‘better’ than Nicolas PepeMORE: Charlie Nicholas backs Arsenal to axe ‘seven or eight’ players this summer – but questions move for WillianFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Willian is on the verge of joining Arsenal from Chelsea after failing to agree a new contract (Picture: Getty)Chelsea stalwart Willian is ‘upset and offended’ by the way his career with the west London club has come to an acrimonious end. The 31-year-old has spent seven years at Stamford Bridge and played a significant role in the club’s success over that period under a string of different managers. Willian’s current deal is set to expire and he had been hopeful that his loyalty would be rewarded with the offer of a three-year extension but Chelsea have been unwilling to cave to the experienced winger’s demands.Frank Lampard has already accelerated his exciting rebuilding project by adding Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner to the mix, while Kai Havertz is expected to join from Bayer Leverkusen.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTDespite the new arrivals and the abundance of attacking options Lampard already has at his disposal, the Chelsea boss had hoped an agreement with Willian, who impressed over the course of the closing weeks of the domestic season, could be reached. Advertisement Arsenal transfer target Willian ‘offended’ by Chelsea Metro Sport ReporterFriday 7 Aug 2020 10:07 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.6kShareslast_img read more

Tennis News Australian Open: Rafael Nadal beats Tomas Berdych to enter quarterfinals

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Melbourne: Rampant Rafael Nadal on Sunday battered ex-world number four Tomas Berdych to enter the quarterfinal round of the ongoing Australian Open in Melbourne. The ace tennis player, however,  has said he would be taking a step into the unknown against “dangerous” Frances Tiafoe in the Australian Open quarter-finals. The Spanish 17-time Grand Slam winner dismissed the unseeded Czech 6-0, 6-1, 7-6 (7/4) to tear into the last eight without dropping a tournament set.Next in the firing line for Nadal is giant-killing American Tiafoe – who celebrated his 21st birthday in style Sunday by beating 20th seed Grigor Dimitrov. “It’s going to be the first time that we play each other. Yeah, he’s playing great,” he said of 39th-ranked Tiafoe who created one of the shocks of the tournament by knocking out fifth seed Kevin Anderson in the first round.”I know him, of course. He’s been on the tour for a while. He’s young. When you have younger players coming, they have always more attention.”Tiafoe, whose best previous Slam result was reaching the third round of Wimbledon last year, warmed up for Melbourne by partnering Serena Williams in the mixed teams Hopman Cup. “He’s a very dynamic player, aggressive one. Of course, he’s dangerous,” said Nadal.”He’s in the quarter-finals. He won great matches during the whole event. He’s super quick. And he’s able to change directions fast. “He goes to the net fast. He has a huge forehand, good serve. So let’s see”. A shell-shocked Berdych finally exerted some pressure on the 17-time Grand Slam champion in the third set, holding set points in the ninth and 11th games. But the Czech missed five months last year with a back injury. Nadal, who also missed chunks of last season and had foot surgery after the US Open, had won 19 of the pair’s 24 previous meetings.As he served at 5-4 in the breaker, Berdych let his frustration get the better of him when the serve clock mysteriously packed up. “I don’t see (the clock) when we change over and I don’t see now,” Berdych moaned to the umpire about the finicky Spaniard being too slow between points. “Take as long as you want, Rafa,” shouted one fan.Berdych dismissed the incident after. “It was not working,” he said of the clock.  “I think it’s already done. What can we do? It’s all right. It’s just a clock.”Nadal, who is aiming to become the first man in the Open era to win all four Slams twice if he can add to his 2009 Aussie crown, said Berdych finally came to the party after winning just one point in the first two sets and gave him a test.”I think the third set was the real Tomas Berdych,” Nadal said after reaching his 11th Australian Open quarter-final. “He made more mistakes than usual in the first two sets.”The 33-year-old Berdych agreed. “The first two sets it was me back before six months. For the third set, I finally showed up on the court, so that’s good,” said the world number 57. “That’s the only positive I can take from the match. That’s it”. last_img read more