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BAE Systems awarded $24.6M for post-shakedown availability for Freedom-class ship

BAE Systems awarded $24.6M for post-shakedown availability for Freedom-class ship

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Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The Navy has award BAE Systems with a $ 24.6 million contract for post-shakedown availability for one Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, the Pentagon announced Friday. A post-shakedown availability takes place in a period of about 16 weeks between the transfer of a ship to the Navy and the shipbuilding conversion date. Freedom-class littoral combat ships, which are built by Lockheed Martin, carry a variety of light weapon systems as well as short-range missiles and anti-submarine torpedoes. BAE's post-shakedown availability will include correction of trial card deficiencies, new work identified between custody transfer and the time of the availability and incorporation incorporation of approved engineering changes not addressed under the building yard's construction c...
Lockheed nabs $185M to produce SEWIP systems for Navy

Lockheed nabs $185M to produce SEWIP systems for Navy

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Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a $ 185 million contract for production of Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Programs that defend the Navy's aircraft carriers, cruisers and destroyers from missiles, the Pentagon announced. The contract funds a one-year period but includes options that could extend the contract four additional years, for a potential cumulative value of $ 812 million. The bulk of work -- 78 percent -- will take place at Lockheed's worksite in Liverpool, New York, with the remaining 22 percent taking place in Lansdale, Penn. Lockheed told syracuse.com it does not intend to do any additional hiring to fulfill the contract, though the company recently held a job fair to recruit for up to 118 positions in upstate New York. SEWIP is an upgrade to the existing ...
BAE Systems awarded $249.2 million modification for self-propelled Howitzers

BAE Systems awarded $249.2 million modification for self-propelled Howitzers

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Dec. 13 (UPI) -- BAE Systems Land & Armaments received a $ 249.2 million modification Friday to provide ammunition and support for self-propelled Howitzer vehicles for the U.S. Army. The modification adds funds to an ongoing production contract, originally awarded in March 2017, to build and deliver M109A7s and M992A3s for the Army. The M109A7 is a recent model of the self-propelled Howitzer, a vehicle primarily used for indirect fire support operations for the U.S. Army Brigade Combat Team. The M992A3 is a Field Artillery Ammunition Supply Vehicle, a heavily armored munitions carrier that assists the M109A7's mission. Under the original contract BAE received $ 133.5 million for the vehicles. In February 2018 the contractor received $ 148 million to procure materials to build the veh...
TSB IT chief ‘kept board in dark’ before systems meltdown

TSB IT chief ‘kept board in dark’ before systems meltdown

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The IT chief of TSB Bank failed to inform board members about "shortcomings" with the testing of a new technology system days before it crashed - resulting in nearly two million customers losing access to their current accounts.Sky News has learnt that a long-awaited report by the City law firm Slaughter and May on TSB's IT meltdown last year will say that Carlos Abarca made an "ill-judged" assessment of the lender's readiness to proceed with the migration. The report is expected to be published on Tuesday.The subsequent crisis cost TSB's chief executive Paul Pester his job, and the bank £370m in customer compensation and expenses related to the long-running inquiry.Mr Abarca is understood to have been identified in the Slaughter and May report as having failed to escalate concerns about t
Voyagers shed light on Solar System’s structure

Voyagers shed light on Solar System’s structure

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Data sent back by the two Voyager spacecraft have shed new light on the structure of the Solar System.Forty-two years after they were launched, the spacecraft are still going strong and exploring the outer reaches of our cosmic neighbourhood.By analysing data sent back by the probes, scientists have worked out the shape of the vast magnetic bubble that surrounds the Sun.The two spacecraft are now more than 10 billion miles from Earth.Researchers detail their findings in six separate studies published in the journal Nature Astronomy."We had no good quantitative idea how big this bubble is that the Sun creates around itself with its solar wind - ionised plasma that's speeding away from the Sun radially in all directions," said Ed S...